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Our Genealogy Helper for Gibson ...

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 Gibson (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 Gibson. 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 ...

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

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 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 north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

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

Gibson is located in Monroe 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 Monroe County: Lamar (AL), Chickasaw, Clay, Itawamba, Lee & Lowndes.

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

  • Monroe County     (The home county of Gibson)
    • Aberdeen [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen
      • Aberdeen [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,205 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aberdeen<2>
    • New Wren [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Wren
      • New Wren [Monroe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Gibson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Wren
    • Wren [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wren
      • Wren [Monroe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Gibson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wren
    • Cotton Gin Port [Monroe County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Gin Port
      • Cotton Gin Port [Monroe County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Gibson
    • Amory [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amory
      • Amory [Monroe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,794 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amory have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amory
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amory<2>
    • Hatley [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatley
      • Hatley [Monroe County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 460 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatley
    • Hamilton [Monroe County]
    • Greenwood Springs [Monroe County]
    • Smithville [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithville
      • Smithville [Monroe County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 737 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithville<2>
    • Gattman [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gattman
      • Gattman [Monroe County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gattman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gattman
    • Riggins [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riggins
      • Riggins [Monroe County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Gibson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riggins
  • Calhoun County
    • Vardaman [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vardaman
      • Vardaman [Calhoun County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,279 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vardaman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vardaman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vardaman<2>
    • Derma [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derma
      • Derma [Calhoun County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 974 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derma have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derma
    • Calhoun City [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calhoun City
      • Calhoun City [Calhoun County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,668 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calhoun City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calhoun City<2>
    • Pittsboro [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsboro
      • Pittsboro [Calhoun County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 192 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pittsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsboro
    • Bruce [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruce
      • Bruce [Calhoun County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,818 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bruce have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bruce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bruce<2>
    • Slate Spring [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slate Spring
      • Slate Spring [Calhoun County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Gibson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slate Spring
    • Slate Springs [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slate Springs
      • Slate Springs [Calhoun County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slate Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slate Springs
  • Chickasaw County
    • Egypt [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt
      • Egypt [Chickasaw County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Gibson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egypt
    • Okolona [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okolona
      • Okolona [Chickasaw County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,591 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okolona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Okolona<2>
    • Van Vleet [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Van Vleet
      • Van Vleet [Chickasaw County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Gibson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Vleet
    • Houston [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houston
      • Houston [Chickasaw County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,427 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houston<2>
    • Woodland [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland
      • Woodland [Chickasaw County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland
    • New Houlka [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Houlka
      • New Houlka [Chickasaw County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 607 people
      • Former names for New Houlka:
      • Houlka
      • Old Houlka
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Houlka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Houlka<2>
  • Choctaw County
    • Mathiston [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mathiston
      • Mathiston [Choctaw County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 664 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mathiston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mathiston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mathiston<2>
  • Clay County
    • Una [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Una
      • Una [Clay County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Gibson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Una
    • Abbott [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbott
      • Abbott [Clay County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Gibson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbott
    • Vinton [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinton
      • Vinton [Clay County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Gibson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinton
    • West Point [Clay County]
    • Griffith [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffith
      • Griffith [Clay County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Gibson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffith
    • Cedar Bluff [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Bluff
      • Cedar Bluff [Clay County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Gibson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Bluff
    • Pheba [Clay County]
  • Holmes County
    • Egypt [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt
      • Egypt [Holmes County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Gibson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egypt
  • Itawamba County
    • Carolina [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carolina
      • Carolina [Itawamba County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Gibson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina
    • Greenwood [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Itawamba County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Gibson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Abney [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abney
      • Abney [Itawamba County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Gibson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abney
    • Fulton [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
      • Fulton [Itawamba County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,980 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fulton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fulton<2>
    • Mantachie [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mantachie
      • Mantachie [Itawamba County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,111 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mantachie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mantachie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mantachie<2>
    • Tremont [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tremont
      • Tremont [Itawamba County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 463 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tremont have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tremont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tremont<2>
  • Lee County
    • Nettleton [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nettleton
      • Nettleton [Lee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,919 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nettleton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nettleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nettleton<2>
    • Shannon [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shannon
      • Shannon [Lee County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,763 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shannon<2>
    • Verona [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verona
      • Verona [Lee County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,232 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Verona have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Verona<2>
    • Plantersville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plantersville
      • Plantersville [Lee County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,137 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plantersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plantersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plantersville<2>
    • Richmond [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
      • Richmond [Lee County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Gibson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
    • Bissell [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bissell
      • Bissell [Lee County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Gibson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bissell
    • Tupelo [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tupelo
      • Tupelo [Lee County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 38,312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tupelo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tupelo<2>
    • Mooreville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mooreville
      • Mooreville [Lee County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Gibson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooreville
    • Saltillo [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saltillo
      • Saltillo [Lee County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,062 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saltillo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saltillo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saltillo<2>
  • Lowndes County
    • Kolola Springs [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kolola Springs
      • Kolola Springs [Lowndes County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Gibson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kolola Springs
    • Caledonia [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledonia
      • Caledonia [Lowndes County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,058 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caledonia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caledonia<2>
    • Bent Oak [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bent Oak
      • Bent Oak [Lowndes County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Gibson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bent Oak
    • Columbus [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
      • Columbus [Lowndes County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 23,573 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<2>
    • Artesia [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artesia
      • Artesia [Lowndes County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 425 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Artesia
    • Crawford [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crawford
      • Crawford [Lowndes County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 650 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crawford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crawford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crawford<2>
  • Oktibbeha County
    • Clayton Village [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton Village
      • Clayton Village [Oktibbeha County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Gibson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton Village
    • Starkville [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starkville
      • Starkville [Oktibbeha County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,653 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Starkville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starkville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Starkville<2>
    • Adaton [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adaton
      • Adaton [Oktibbeha County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Gibson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adaton
    • Maben [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maben
      • Maben [Oktibbeha County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 840 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maben have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maben
    • Sturgis [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sturgis
      • Sturgis [Oktibbeha County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 263 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sturgis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sturgis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sturgis<2>
  • Pontotoc County
    • Goodford [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodford
      • Goodford [Pontotoc County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Gibson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodford
    • Algoma [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algoma
      • Algoma [Pontotoc County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 689 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Algoma have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Algoma<2>
    • Pontotoc [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pontotoc
      • Pontotoc [Pontotoc County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,169 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontotoc
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pontotoc<2>
    • Sherman [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherman
      • Sherman [Pontotoc County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 704 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sherman<2>
    • Ecru [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ecru
      • Ecru [Pontotoc County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,037 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ecru
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ecru<2>
  • Union County
    • Blue Springs [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Springs
      • Blue Springs [Union County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 241 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Springs<2>
  • Webster County
    • Mantee [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mantee
      • Mantee [Webster County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 214 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mantee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mantee
    • Clarkson [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarkson
      • Clarkson [Webster County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Gibson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarkson
    • Walthall [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walthall
      • Walthall [Webster County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 138 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walthall
    • Eupora [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eupora
      • Eupora [Webster County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,005 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eupora have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eupora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eupora<2>
  • Lamar County (AL)
    • Sulligent [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulligent
      • Sulligent [Lamar County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,834 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulligent have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulligent
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sulligent<2>
    • Detroit [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Detroit
      • Detroit [Lamar County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 220 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Detroit have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Detroit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Detroit<2>
    • Vernon [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernon
      • Vernon [Lamar County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,850 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vernon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vernon<2>
    • Beaverton [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaverton
      • Beaverton [Lamar County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 187 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaverton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaverton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaverton<2>
    • Millport [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millport
      • Millport [Lamar County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 980 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millport<2>
  • Pickens County (AL)
    • Ethelsville [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethelsville
      • Ethelsville [Pickens County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 73 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ethelsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethelsville

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

Newspapers Published in Gibson ...

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 67 newspapers that have been published in the area around Gibson.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Gibson, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Gibson.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Gibson:

  • 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 Alabama
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Gibson ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Gibson.

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

  • Coleman Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Coleman Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Coleman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coleman Cemetery
  • Reedy Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Reedy Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Reedy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedy Cemetery
  • Patterson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Patterson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Patterson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patterson Cemetery
  • Zion Spring Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Zion Spring Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Zion Spring Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion Spring Cemetery
  • Ware Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ware Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ware Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ware Hill Cemetery
  • Oak Lawn Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Lawn Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Lawn Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Lawn Park
  • Continue List ...
    • Pleasant Plain Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Plain Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Plain Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pleasant Plain Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Gibson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Plain Cemetery
    • Cantrell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cantrell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cantrell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cantrell Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Gibson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cantrell Cemetery
    • Le Noir Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Le Noir Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Le Noir Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Le Noir Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Gibson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Le Noir Cemetery
    • Bransford Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bransford Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bransford Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bransford Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Gibson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bransford Cemetery
    • Snow Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Snow Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Snow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Snow Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Gibson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Cemetery
    • Soul Chapel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Soul Chapel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Soul Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Soul Chapel Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Gibson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soul Chapel Cemetery
    • Third Union Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Third Union Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Third Union Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Third Union Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Gibson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Third Union Cemetery
    • Mountain Union Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mountain Union Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mountain Union Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mountain Union Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Gibson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Union Cemetery
    • Thompson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Thompson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Thompson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Thompson Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Gibson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompson 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 in 1895, Gibson had a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Gibson [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gibson
    • Gibson [Monroe County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Gibson
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gibson had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibson
  • Egypt [Chickasaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt
    • Egypt [Chickasaw County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Gibson
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Egypt had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egypt
  • Sykes [Monroe County] - Historic
    • While Sykes was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sykes
    • Sykes [Monroe County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Gibson
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sykes had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sykes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Una [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Una
    • Una [Clay County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Gibson
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Una had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Una
  • Muldon [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muldon
    • Muldon [Monroe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Gibson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 116 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Muldon had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muldon
  • Binford [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Binford
    • Binford [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Gibson
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Binford had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Binford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Binford
  • Continue List ...
    • Aberdeen [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen
      • Aberdeen [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Gibson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,449 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,205 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Aberdeen had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aberdeen<2>
    • Buena Vista [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
      • Buena Vista [Chickasaw County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Gibson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Buena Vista had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buena Vista
    • McCondy [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCondy
      • McCondy [Chickasaw County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Gibson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 101 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, McCondy had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McCondy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCondy
    • Palo Alto [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palo Alto
      • Palo Alto [Clay County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Gibson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 31 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Palo Alto had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palo Alto have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palo Alto
    • Abbott [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbott
      • Abbott [Clay County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Gibson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 175 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Abbott had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbott
    • Whites [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whites
      • Whites [Clay County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Gibson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Whites had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whites have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whites
    • Okolona [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okolona
      • Okolona [Chickasaw County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Gibson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,099 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,591 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Okolona had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okolona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Okolona<2>
    • Acker [Monroe County] - Historic
      • While Acker was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acker
      • Acker [Monroe County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Gibson
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Acker had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acker have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Central Grove [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central Grove
      • Central Grove [Monroe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Gibson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Central Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Grove

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Gibson ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Mississippi

About Monroe County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Monroe County: www.monroecountyms.org

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gibson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gibson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8401, Longitude: -88.6845       In this case, the coordinates for Gibson 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 Gibson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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