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Welcome to 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.


Gainesville would have been located within present day Hancock County<2>.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Gainesville is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Gainesville was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Gainesville would have been located in the (228) area code.

Websites for Gainesville ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.hancockchamber.org/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Gainesville, the following might be of interest:

Adding Gainesville to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Gainesville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Gainesville elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Gainesville on a Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Gainesville on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Gainesville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Gainesville - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, New York, Tennessee, Texas (3) and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Gainesville.

Communities near Gainesville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Gainesville.

  • Slidell [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slidell
    • Slidell [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> 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<5>
  • Bay Saint Louis [Hancock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay Saint Louis
    • Bay Saint Louis [Hancock County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> 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.<6> 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<5>
  • Picayune [Pearl River County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Picayune
    • Picayune [Pearl River County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> 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.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Picayune
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Picayune<5>
  • Diamondhead [Hancock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamondhead
    • Diamondhead [Hancock County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the east of Gainesville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamondhead have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamondhead
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Diamondhead<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Waveland [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waveland
      • Waveland [Hancock County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> 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.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waveland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waveland<5>
    • Pearl River [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl River
      • Pearl River [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> 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.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearl River<5>
    • Logtown [Hancock County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logtown
      • Logtown [Hancock County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the south of Gainesville
    • Lake Village [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Village
      • Lake Village [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Gainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake 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]<4> to the west of Gainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northwood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwood Village
    • Tanglewood Village [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanglewood Village
      • Tanglewood Village [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Gainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tanglewood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanglewood Village

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Gainesville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Gainesville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Gainesville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Gainesville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gainesville. See our Newspapers Page for Gainesville.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Mississippi

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>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Hancock, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gainesville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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