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Our Genealogy Helper for Gainesville ...

So far, we have found very little information about Gainesville. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Gainesville to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Gainesville, please Contact Us.


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 Gainesville (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 Gainesville. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 north 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Gainesville is historic, it would have been located within present day Hancock 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 Hancock County: Saint Tammany (LA), Harrison & Pearl River.

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

  • Hancock County     (The home county of Gainesville)
    • Logtown [Hancock County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logtown
      • Logtown [Hancock County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Gainesville
    • Pearlington [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearlington
      • Pearlington [Hancock County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Gainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearlington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearlington<4>
    • Kiln [Hancock County]
    • Shoreline Park [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoreline Park
      • Shoreline Park [Hancock County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the east of Gainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shoreline Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoreline Park
    • Waveland [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waveland
      • Waveland [Hancock County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the east of Gainesville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,302 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waveland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waveland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waveland<4>
    • Diamondhead [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamondhead
      • Diamondhead [Hancock County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the east of Gainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamondhead have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamondhead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Diamondhead<4>
    • Bay Saint Louis [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay Saint Louis
      • Bay Saint Louis [Hancock County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the east of Gainesville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,034 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay Saint Louis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay Saint Louis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bay Saint Louis<4>
    • Necaise [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Necaise
      • Necaise [Hancock County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Gainesville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Necaise
  • Harrison County
    • Pass Christian [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pass Christian
      • Pass Christian [Harrison County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the east of Gainesville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,307 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pass Christian have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pass Christian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pass Christian<4>
    • Long Beach [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Beach
      • Long Beach [Harrison County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the east of Gainesville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,023 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Long Beach<4>
    • Gulfport [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulfport
      • Gulfport [Harrison County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the east of Gainesville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 71,705 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulfport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gulfport<4>
    • Saucier [Harrison County]
  • Pearl River County
    • Nicholson [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nicholson
      • Nicholson [Pearl River County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Gainesville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nicholson
    • Picayune [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Picayune
      • Picayune [Pearl River County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Gainesville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,904 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Picayune have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Picayune
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Picayune<4>
    • Juniper Grove [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juniper Grove
      • Juniper Grove [Pearl River County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the north of Gainesville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Juniper Grove
    • Poplarville [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplarville
      • Poplarville [Pearl River County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the north of Gainesville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,899 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplarville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplarville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poplarville<4>
  • Jefferson Parish (LA)
    • Gretna [Jefferson Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gretna
      • Gretna [Jefferson Parish] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Gainesville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,647 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gretna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gretna<4>
    • Terrytown [Jefferson Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terrytown
      • Terrytown [Jefferson Parish] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Gainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terrytown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terrytown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terrytown<4>
    • Harvey [Jefferson Parish]
    • Jefferson [Jefferson Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
      • Jefferson [Jefferson Parish] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Gainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson<4>
    • Metairie [Jefferson Parish]
  • Orleans Parish (LA)
    • New Orleans [Orleans Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Orleans
      • New Orleans [Orleans Parish] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Gainesville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 390,144 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Orleans
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Orleans<4>
  • Plaquemines Parish (LA)
    • Braithwaite [Plaquemines Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braithwaite
      • Braithwaite [Plaquemines Parish] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Gainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Braithwaite have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braithwaite
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Braithwaite<4>
    • Belle Chasse [Plaquemines Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle Chasse
      • Belle Chasse [Plaquemines Parish] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Gainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle Chasse have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle Chasse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belle Chasse<4>
  • Saint Bernard Parish (LA)
    • Chalmette [Saint Bernard Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chalmette
      • Chalmette [Saint Bernard Parish] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Gainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chalmette have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chalmette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chalmette<4>
    • Meraux [Saint Bernard Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meraux
      • Meraux [Saint Bernard Parish] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Gainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meraux have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meraux
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meraux<4>
    • Saint Bernard [Saint Bernard Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Bernard
      • Saint Bernard [Saint Bernard Parish] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the south of Gainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Bernard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Bernard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Bernard<4>
    • Arabi [Saint Bernard Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arabi
      • Arabi [Saint Bernard Parish] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Gainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arabi have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arabi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arabi<4>
    • Violet [Saint Bernard Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Violet
      • Violet [Saint Bernard Parish] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Gainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Violet have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Violet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Violet<4>
  • Saint Tammany Parish (LA)
    • Lake Village [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Village
      • Lake Village [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Gainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Village
    • Pearl River [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl River
      • Pearl River [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Gainesville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,610 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl River have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearl River<4>
    • Tanglewood Village [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanglewood Village
      • Tanglewood Village [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Gainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tanglewood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanglewood Village
    • Northwood Village [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northwood Village
      • Northwood Village [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Gainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northwood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwood Village
    • Bon Village [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bon Village
      • Bon Village [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Gainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bon Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bon Village
    • Hickory [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory
      • Hickory [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Gainesville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory
    • Slidell [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slidell
      • Slidell [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Gainesville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27,633 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slidell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Slidell<4>
    • Browns Village [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Browns Village
      • Browns Village [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Gainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Browns Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browns Village
    • McClane City [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McClane City
      • McClane City [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Gainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McClane City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McClane City
    • Lake Shore Village [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Shore Village
      • Lake Shore Village [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Gainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Shore Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Shore Village
    • Huntwyck Village [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntwyck Village
      • Huntwyck Village [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Gainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntwyck Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntwyck Village
    • Eden Isle [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden Isle
      • Eden Isle [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Gainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden Isle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden Isle
    • Oak Harbor [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Harbor
      • Oak Harbor [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Gainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Harbor
  • Washington Parish (LA)
    • Bogalusa [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bogalusa
      • Bogalusa [Washington Parish] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Gainesville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,504 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bogalusa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bogalusa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bogalusa<4>
    • Varnado [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Varnado
      • Varnado [Washington Parish] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the north of Gainesville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 335 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Varnado have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Varnado
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Varnado<4>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Gainesville ...

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 24 newspapers that have been published in the area around Gainesville.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Gainesville. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Gainesville and those printed in the larger area surrounding Gainesville.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 12 miles [19.3 km] of Gainesville.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Gainesville:

  • 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 Gainesville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Gainesville.

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

  • Napoleon Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Napoleon Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Napoleon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Napoleon Cemetery
  • Logtown Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Logtown Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Logtown Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logtown Cemetery
  • The Point Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the The Point Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the The Point Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Point Cemetery
  • Point Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Point Cemetery
    • Point Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Lindsey Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point Cemetery
  • Turtleskin Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Turtleskin Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Turtleskin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turtleskin Cemetery
  • Gauss Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gauss Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gauss Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gauss Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Haaswood Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Haaswood Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Haaswood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Haaswood Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Gainesville.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haaswood Cemetery
    • Rousseaux Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rousseaux Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rousseaux Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rousseaux Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Gainesville.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rousseaux Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #68746<5>
    • Crawford Cemetery
    • Porters Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Porters Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Porters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Porters Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Gainesville.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porters Cemetery
    • Amos Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Amos Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Amos Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Amos Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Gainesville.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amos Cemetery
    • Little Zion Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Little Zion Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Little Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Little Zion Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Gainesville.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Zion Cemetery
    • Harrison Jackson Square Cemetery
    • Oak Grove Cemetery
    • Porter's 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.

Gainesville itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 227 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Gainesville [Hancock County] - Historic
    • While Gainesville was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gainesville
    • Gainesville [Hancock County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Gainesville
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 227 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gainesville had a post office and no railroad service
  • Logtown [Hancock County] - Historic
    • While Logtown was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logtown
    • Logtown [Hancock County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Gainesville
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 353 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Logtown had a post office and no railroad service
  • Pearl River [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl River
    • Pearl River [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Gainesville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 125 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,610 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pearl River had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl River have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearl River<4>
  • Pearlington [Hancock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearlington
    • Pearlington [Hancock County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Gainesville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 850 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pearlington had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearlington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearlington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearlington<4>
  • Slidell [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slidell
    • Slidell [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Gainesville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 364 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 27,633 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Slidell had a post office and railroad service
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  • Kiln [Hancock County]
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    • Kiln [Hancock County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Gainesville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kiln had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Florenville [Saint Tammany Parish]
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      • Florenville [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Gainesville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Florenville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florenville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rigolets [Orleans Parish]
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      • Rigolets [Orleans Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the south of Gainesville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rigolets had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rigolets have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Waveland [Hancock County]
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      • Waveland [Hancock County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the east of Gainesville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 328 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,302 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Waveland had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waveland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lake Catherine [Orleans Parish]
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      • Lake Catherine [Orleans Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the south of Gainesville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lake Catherine had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Catherine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bay Saint Louis [Hancock County]
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      • Bay Saint Louis [Hancock County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the east of Gainesville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,974 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,034 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bay Saint Louis had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay Saint Louis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Talisheek [Saint Tammany Parish]
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      • Talisheek [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northwest of Gainesville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Talisheek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Talisheek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Chef Menteur [Orleans Parish]
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      • Chef Menteur [Orleans Parish] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Gainesville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Chef Menteur had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chef Menteur have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Henderson Point [Harrison County]
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      • Henderson Point [Harrison County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the east of Gainesville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Henderson Point had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henderson Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Delisle [Harrison County]
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      • Delisle [Harrison County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the east of Gainesville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Delisle had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delisle 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 Gainesville. See our List of 1890's Communities around Gainesville.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Gainesville ...

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

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 Gainesville:
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 Gainesville. See our Misc Page for Gainesville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Mississippi Community

About Hancock County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Gainesville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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- Gainesville) 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 Gainesville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gainesville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gainesville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.3511, Longitude: -89.6403    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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