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Our Genealogy Helper for Fayette ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Fayette (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Fayette. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties/Parishes ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties/parishes.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties/parishes instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties/parishes, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Fayette is located in Jefferson County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of Mississippi's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Tensas (LA), Adams, Claiborne, Copiah, Franklin & Lincoln.

Below are the counties/parishes that are near Fayette. For each of these counties/parishes, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Fayette:

  • Jefferson County     (The home county of Fayette)
    • Rodney [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rodney
      • Rodney [Jefferson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Fayette
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rodney
  • Adams County
    • Natchez [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Natchez
      • Natchez [Adams County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Fayette
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,615 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Natchez
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Natchez<2>
    • Carthage [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
      • Carthage [Adams County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Fayette
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
    • Cloverdale [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
      • Cloverdale [Adams County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Fayette
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
  • Amite County
    • Crosby [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crosby
      • Crosby [Amite County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Fayette
      • Estimated population in 2019: 276 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crosby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crosby<2>
    • Gloster [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gloster
      • Gloster [Amite County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Fayette
      • Estimated population in 2019: 869 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gloster have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gloster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gloster<2>
  • Claiborne County
    • Port Gibson [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Gibson
      • Port Gibson [Claiborne County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Fayette
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Gibson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Gibson<2>
    • Grand Gulf [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Gulf
      • Grand Gulf [Claiborne County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Fayette
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Gulf have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Gulf
    • Rocky Springs [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Springs
      • Rocky Springs [Claiborne County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Fayette
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Springs
  • Copiah County
    • Beauregard [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beauregard
      • Beauregard [Copiah County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Fayette
      • Estimated population in 2019: 324 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beauregard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beauregard
    • Wesson [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wesson
      • Wesson [Copiah County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Fayette
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,722 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wesson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wesson<2>
    • Hazlehurst [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazlehurst
      • Hazlehurst [Copiah County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Fayette
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,730 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazlehurst
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazlehurst<2>
  • Franklin County
    • Roxie [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxie
      • Roxie [Franklin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Fayette
      • Estimated population in 2019: 466 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roxie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roxie<2>
    • Meadville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadville
      • Meadville [Franklin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Fayette
      • Estimated population in 2019: 421 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meadville<2>
    • Bude [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bude
      • Bude [Franklin County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Fayette
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,000 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bude
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bude<2>
    • Eddiceton [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eddiceton
      • Eddiceton [Franklin County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Fayette
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eddiceton
    • Garden City [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
      • Garden City [Franklin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Fayette
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
  • Hinds County
    • Utica [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Utica
      • Utica [Hinds County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Fayette
      • Estimated population in 2019: 883 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Utica have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Utica
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Utica<2>
  • Lincoln County
    • Cobbs [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cobbs
      • Cobbs [Lincoln County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Fayette
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cobbs
    • Brookhaven [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookhaven
      • Brookhaven [Lincoln County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Fayette
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,947 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookhaven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookhaven<2>
  • Wilkinson County
    • Rosetta [Wilkinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosetta
      • Rosetta [Wilkinson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Fayette
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosetta
  • Catahoula Parish (LA)
    • Sicily Island [Catahoula Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sicily Island
      • Sicily Island [Catahoula Parish] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Fayette
      • Estimated population in 2019: 465 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sicily Island have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sicily Island
  • Concordia Parish (LA)
    • Vidalia [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vidalia
      • Vidalia [Concordia Parish] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Fayette
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,815 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vidalia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vidalia<2>
    • Clayton [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton
      • Clayton [Concordia Parish] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Fayette
      • Estimated population in 2019: 640 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<2>
    • Ridgecrest [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgecrest
      • Ridgecrest [Concordia Parish] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Fayette
      • Estimated population in 2019: 603 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgecrest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgecrest
    • Ferriday [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferriday
      • Ferriday [Concordia Parish] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Fayette
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,204 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferriday have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferriday
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ferriday<2>
    • West Ferriday [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Ferriday
      • West Ferriday [Concordia Parish] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Fayette
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Ferriday have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Ferriday
  • Franklin Parish (LA)
    • Wisner [Franklin Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wisner
      • Wisner [Franklin Parish] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Fayette
      • Estimated population in 2019: 900 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wisner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wisner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wisner<2>
  • Tensas Parish (LA)
    • Saint Joseph [Tensas Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Joseph
      • Saint Joseph [Tensas Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Fayette
      • Estimated population in 2019: 973 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Joseph have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Joseph
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Joseph<2>
    • Waterproof [Tensas Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterproof
      • Waterproof [Tensas Parish] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Fayette
      • Estimated population in 2019: 555 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterproof have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterproof
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterproof<2>
    • Yucatan Landing [Tensas Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yucatan Landing
      • Yucatan Landing [Tensas Parish] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Fayette
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yucatan Landing
    • Newellton [Tensas Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newellton
      • Newellton [Tensas Parish] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Fayette
      • Estimated population in 2019: 963 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newellton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newellton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newellton<2>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Fayette, see our County-by-County Page for Fayette.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Fayette ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 124 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fayette.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Fayette. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Fayette and those printed in the larger area surrounding Fayette.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 23 miles [37 km] of Fayette.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Fayette:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Louisiana
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Fayette ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fayette.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Fayette covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Whiten Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Whiten Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Whiten Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whiten Cemetery
  • Stuart Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stuart Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stuart Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stuart Cemetery
  • Hicks Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hicks Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hicks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hicks Cemetery
  • Hughes Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hughes Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hughes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hughes Cemetery
  • Darden Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Darden Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Darden Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darden Cemetery
  • Bolls Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bolls Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bolls Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolls Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Folkes Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Folkes Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Folkes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Folkes Cemetery
    • Marble Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Marble Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Marble Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marble Cemetery
    • Jones Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jones Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jones Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Cemetery
    • Old Gravel Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Gravel Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Gravel Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Gravel Hill Cemetery
    • Montgomery Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Montgomery Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Montgomery Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery Cemetery
    • Bethel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Cemetery
    • Gibson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gibson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gibson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibson Cemetery
    • Hamblin Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hamblin Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hamblin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamblin Cemetery
    • Hinds Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hinds Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hinds Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinds Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Fayette had a population of 475 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Fayette had a population of 1,436 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Fayette, with the one closest to Fayette listed first.

  • Fayette [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayette
    • Fayette [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Fayette
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 475 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,436 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fayette had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fayette have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayette
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayette<2>
  • Harriston [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harriston
    • Harriston [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Fayette
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Harriston had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harriston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harriston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harriston<2>
  • Stonington [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonington
    • Stonington [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Fayette
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Stonington had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonington
  • McNair [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McNair
    • McNair [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Fayette
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, McNair had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McNair have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McNair
  • Stampley [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stampley
    • Stampley [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Fayette
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Stampley had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stampley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stampley
  • Red Lick [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Lick
    • Red Lick [Jefferson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Fayette
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 37 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Red Lick had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Lick have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Lick
  • Continue List ...
    • Hamburg [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamburg
      • Hamburg [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Fayette
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hamburg had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamburg
    • Cannonsburg [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannonsburg
      • Cannonsburg [Jefferson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Fayette
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 31 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cannonsburg had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cannonsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannonsburg
    • Russum [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russum
      • Russum [Claiborne County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Fayette
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 63 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Russum had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Russum have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russum
    • Gum Ridge [Jefferson County] - Historic
      • While Gum Ridge was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gum Ridge
      • Gum Ridge [Jefferson County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Fayette
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 29 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gum Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gum Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Stanton [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanton
      • Stanton [Adams County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Fayette
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Stanton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanton
    • Orange [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange
      • Orange [Franklin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Fayette
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Orange had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orange have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
    • Westside [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westside
      • Westside [Claiborne County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Fayette
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Westside had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westside
    • Gordon [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon
      • Gordon [Claiborne County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Fayette
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gordon had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
    • Rodney [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rodney
      • Rodney [Jefferson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Fayette
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 702 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rodney had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rodney

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Fayette. See our List of 1890's Communities around Fayette.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Fayette ...

While our initial data about Fayette came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Fayette in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Fayette.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Fayette:
Services available at that time (1895): had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Fayette in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Fayette for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Fayette. See our Misc Page for Fayette for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Mississippi

About Jefferson County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fayette. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fayette) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fayette. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fayette

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fayette. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7122, Longitude: -91.0620       In this case, the coordinates for Fayette have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Fayette, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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