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Our Genealogy Helper for Fernwood ...

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 Fernwood (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 Fernwood. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Fernwood is located in Pike County.

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 Pike County: Tangipahoa (LA), Washington (LA), Amite, Lincoln & Walthall.

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

  • Pike County     (The home county of Fernwood)
    • Bear Town [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Town
      • Bear Town [Pike County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Fernwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Town
    • Magnolia [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Pike County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Fernwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,212 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magnolia<2>
    • McComb [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McComb
      • McComb [Pike County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Fernwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,013 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McComb
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McComb<2>
    • Bacots [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bacots
      • Bacots [Pike County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Fernwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bacots
    • Summit [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit
      • Summit [Pike County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Fernwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,570 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summit<2>
    • Holmesville [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holmesville
      • Holmesville [Pike County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Fernwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holmesville
    • Osyka [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osyka
      • Osyka [Pike County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Fernwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 411 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osyka have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osyka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Osyka<2>
  • Amite County
    • McElveen [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McElveen
      • McElveen [Amite County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Fernwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McElveen
    • Gillsburg [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gillsburg
      • Gillsburg [Amite County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Fernwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gillsburg
    • Brookside [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookside
      • Brookside [Amite County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Fernwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookside
    • Liberty [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Amite County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Fernwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 667 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Gloster [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gloster
      • Gloster [Amite County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Fernwood
      • 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>
    • Crosby [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crosby
      • Crosby [Amite County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Fernwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 276 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crosby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crosby<2>
    • Centreville [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centreville
      • Centreville [Amite County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Fernwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,424 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centreville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centreville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centreville<2>
  • Copiah County
    • Wesson [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wesson
      • Wesson [Copiah County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Fernwood
      • 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>
    • Beauregard [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beauregard
      • Beauregard [Copiah County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Fernwood
      • 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
  • Franklin County
    • Eddiceton [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eddiceton
      • Eddiceton [Franklin County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Fernwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eddiceton
    • Bude [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bude
      • Bude [Franklin County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Fernwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,000 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bude
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bude<2>
    • Meadville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadville
      • Meadville [Franklin County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Fernwood
      • 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>
  • Lawrence County
    • Monticello [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello
      • Monticello [Lawrence County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Fernwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,472 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monticello have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monticello<2>
    • Silver Creek [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Creek
      • Silver Creek [Lawrence County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Fernwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 198 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silver Creek<2>
  • Lincoln County
    • Cobbs [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cobbs
      • Cobbs [Lincoln County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Fernwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cobbs
    • Brookhaven [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookhaven
      • Brookhaven [Lincoln County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Fernwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,947 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookhaven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookhaven<2>
  • Marion County
    • Kokomo [Marion County]
    • Columbia [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia [Marion County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Fernwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,837 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<2>
  • Walthall County
    • Tylertown [Walthall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tylertown
      • Tylertown [Walthall County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Fernwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,428 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tylertown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tylertown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tylertown<2>
    • Sartinville [Walthall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sartinville
      • Sartinville [Walthall County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Fernwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sartinville
  • East Feliciana Parish (LA)
    • Clinton [East Feliciana Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [East Feliciana Parish] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Fernwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,502 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<2>
  • Saint Helena Parish (LA)
    • Greensburg [Saint Helena Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greensburg
      • Greensburg [Saint Helena Parish] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Fernwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 652 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greensburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greensburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greensburg<2>
    • Coleman Town [Saint Helena Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coleman Town
      • Coleman Town [Saint Helena Parish] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Fernwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coleman Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coleman Town
    • Montpelier [Saint Helena Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montpelier
      • Montpelier [Saint Helena Parish] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Fernwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 241 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montpelier have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
    • Pine Grove [Saint Helena Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Grove
      • Pine Grove [Saint Helena Parish] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Fernwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Grove<2>
  • Tangipahoa Parish (LA)
    • Kentwood [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kentwood
      • Kentwood [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Fernwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,436 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kentwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kentwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kentwood<2>
    • Tangipahoa [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tangipahoa
      • Tangipahoa [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Fernwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 853 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tangipahoa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tangipahoa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tangipahoa<2>
    • Fluker [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fluker
      • Fluker [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Fernwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fluker have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fluker
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fluker<2>
    • Roseland [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseland
      • Roseland [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Fernwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,262 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roseland<2>
    • Amite City [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amite City
      • Amite City [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Fernwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,436 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amite City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amite City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amite City<2>
    • Husser [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Husser
      • Husser [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Fernwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Husser have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Husser
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Husser<2>
    • Independence [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
      • Independence [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Fernwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,893 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Independence<2>
    • Loranger [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loranger
      • Loranger [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Fernwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loranger have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loranger
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loranger<2>
  • Washington Parish (LA)
    • Mount Hermon [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hermon
      • Mount Hermon [Washington Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Fernwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hermon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hermon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hermon<2>
    • Sunny Hill [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunny Hill
      • Sunny Hill [Washington Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Fernwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunny Hill
    • Stoney Point [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoney Point
      • Stoney Point [Washington Parish] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Fernwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoney Point
    • Franklinton [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklinton
      • Franklinton [Washington Parish] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Fernwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,745 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklinton<2>
    • Angie [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Angie
      • Angie [Washington Parish] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Fernwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 249 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Angie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Angie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Angie<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Fernwood ...

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 53 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fernwood.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Fernwood, there are papers which were published within 29 miles [46.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Fernwood.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Fernwood:

  • 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 Fernwood ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fernwood.

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 Fernwood covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Fernwood Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fernwood Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fernwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fernwood Cemetery
  • Osby Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Osby Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Osby Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osby Cemetery
  • Lenoir Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lenoir Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lenoir Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenoir Cemetery
  • Quin Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Quin Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Quin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quin Cemetery
  • Smith Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Smith Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Smith Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith Cemetery
  • Alfred Cook Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Alfred Cook Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Alfred Cook Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alfred Cook Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Ansel Prewitt Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ansel Prewitt Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ansel Prewitt Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansel Prewitt Cemetery
    • Martin Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Martin Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Martin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin Cemetery
    • Dinah Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dinah Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dinah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dinah Cemetery
    • Navilla Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Barnes Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Barnes Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Barnes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnes Cemetery
    • Magnolia Cemetery
    • Martin Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Martin Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Martin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin Cemetery
    • Duff Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Duff Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Duff Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duff Cemetery
    • Memorial Gardens Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Memorial Gardens Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Memorial Gardens Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memorial Gardens 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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Fernwood had a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Fernwood [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fernwood
    • Fernwood [Pike County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Fernwood
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fernwood had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fernwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fernwood
  • Magnolia [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
    • Magnolia [Pike County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Fernwood
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 676 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,212 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Magnolia had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magnolia<2>
  • McComb [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McComb
    • McComb [Pike County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Fernwood
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,383 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,013 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, McComb had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McComb
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McComb<2>
  • Summit [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit
    • Summit [Pike County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Fernwood
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,587 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,570 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Summit had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit
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  • Chatawa [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatawa
    • Chatawa [Pike County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Fernwood
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Chatawa had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatawa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Holmesville [Pike County]
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    • Holmesville [Pike County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Fernwood
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 112 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Holmesville had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Continue List ...
    • Johnstons Station [Lincoln County]
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      • Johnstons Station [Lincoln County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Fernwood
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Johnstons Station had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnstons Station have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Huron [Amite County]
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      • Huron [Amite County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Fernwood
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Huron had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huron have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Osyka [Pike County]
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      • Osyka [Pike County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Fernwood
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 742 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 411 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Osyka had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osyka have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Topisaw [Pike County]
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      • Topisaw [Pike County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Fernwood
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 46 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Topisaw had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Topisaw have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Thompson [Amite County]
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      • Thompson [Amite County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Fernwood
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Thompson had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • East Fork [Amite County]
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      • East Fork [Amite County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Fernwood
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, East Fork had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Smithburg [Pike County]
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      • Smithburg [Pike County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Fernwood
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Smithburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ruth [Lincoln County]
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      • Ruth [Lincoln County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Fernwood
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ruth had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Auburn [Lincoln County]
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      • Auburn [Lincoln County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Fernwood
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Auburn had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auburn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Fernwood. See our List of 1890's Communities around Fernwood.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Fernwood ...

While our initial data about Fernwood came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Fernwood 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 Fernwood.

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 Fernwood:
Services available at that time (1895): no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Pike County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pike County: www.co.pike.ms.us/

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fernwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1855, Longitude: -90.4490       In this case, the coordinates for Fernwood 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>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>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 Fernwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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