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Gainesville, Mississippi

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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.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Gainesville is near sea level<2>.

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.

Communities near Gainesville ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Slidell   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the Southwest (SW) of Gainesville

Located in Saint Tammany Parish (LA)

Bay Saint Louis   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of Gainesville

Picayune   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) of Gainesville

Located in Pearl River County

Diamondhead   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) of Gainesville

Waveland   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of Gainesville

Pearl River   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of Gainesville

Located in Saint Tammany Parish (LA)

Logtown   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of Gainesville

Lake Village   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Gainesville

Located in Saint Tammany Parish (LA)

Northwood Village   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of Gainesville

Located in Saint Tammany Parish (LA)

Tanglewood Village   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Gainesville

Located in Saint Tammany Parish (LA)

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Gainesville.

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.

Websites for Gainesville ...

Chamber of Commerce:

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

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Gainesville. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gainesville.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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:

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.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gainesville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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- Gainesville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gainesville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: 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     [Map].

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