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Our Genealogy Helper for Itta Bena ...

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 Itta Bena (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 Itta Bena. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

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

Itta Bena is located in Leflore 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 Leflore County: Carroll, Grenada, Holmes, Humphreys, Sunflower & Tallahatchie.

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

  • Leflore County     (The home county of Itta Bena)
    • Roebuck [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roebuck
      • Roebuck [Leflore County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Itta Bena
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roebuck
    • Greenwood [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Leflore County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,561 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenwood<2>
    • Morgan City [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgan City
      • Morgan City [Leflore County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 238 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morgan City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgan City
    • Sidon [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sidon
      • Sidon [Leflore County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 464 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sidon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sidon
    • Schlater [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schlater
      • Schlater [Leflore County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 287 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schlater have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schlater
    • Money [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Money
      • Money [Leflore County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Itta Bena
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Money
    • Sunnyside [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Leflore County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Itta Bena
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
    • Minter City [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minter City
      • Minter City [Leflore County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Itta Bena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minter City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minter City
  • Bolivar County
    • Boyle [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyle
      • Boyle [Bolivar County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 588 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boyle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boyle<2>
    • Shaw [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shaw
      • Shaw [Bolivar County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,685 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shaw have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaw
    • Choctaw [Bolivar County]
    • Cleveland [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland
      • Cleveland [Bolivar County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,073 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cleveland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleveland<2>
    • Renova [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Renova
      • Renova [Bolivar County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 747 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Renova have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Renova
    • Merigold [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merigold
      • Merigold [Bolivar County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 377 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merigold have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merigold
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Merigold<2>
    • Mound Bayou [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound Bayou
      • Mound Bayou [Bolivar County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,370 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound Bayou have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound Bayou
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mound Bayou<2>
    • Pace [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pace
      • Pace [Bolivar County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 240 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pace
    • Winstonville [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winstonville
      • Winstonville [Bolivar County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 167 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winstonville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winstonville
    • Shelby [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelby
      • Shelby [Bolivar County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,949 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelby have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelby<2>
  • Carroll County
    • Coila [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coila
      • Coila [Carroll County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Itta Bena
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coila
    • Carrollton [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrollton
      • Carrollton [Carroll County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 176 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrollton<2>
    • North Carrollton [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Carrollton
      • North Carrollton [Carroll County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 429 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Carrollton
    • Vaiden [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vaiden
      • Vaiden [Carroll County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 957 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vaiden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaiden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vaiden<2>
  • Grenada County
    • Turkey Foot Fork [Grenada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turkey Foot Fork
      • Turkey Foot Fork [Grenada County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Itta Bena
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turkey Foot Fork
    • Grenada [Grenada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grenada
      • Grenada [Grenada County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,219 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grenada
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grenada<2>
  • Holmes County
    • Cruger [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cruger
      • Cruger [Holmes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 336 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cruger have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cruger
    • Tchula [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tchula
      • Tchula [Holmes County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,929 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tchula
    • Gwin [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gwin
      • Gwin [Holmes County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Itta Bena
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gwin
    • Acona [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acona
      • Acona [Holmes County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Itta Bena
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acona
    • Mileston [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mileston
      • Mileston [Holmes County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Itta Bena
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mileston
    • Jones Crossing [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Crossing
      • Jones Crossing [Holmes County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Itta Bena
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Crossing
    • Bee Lake [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bee Lake
      • Bee Lake [Holmes County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Itta Bena
      • Bee Lake has also been known as:
      • Bee Lake Plantation
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bee Lake
    • Lexington [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
      • Lexington [Holmes County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,453 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<2>
    • West [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West
      • West [Holmes County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 149 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West<2>
    • Durant [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durant
      • Durant [Holmes County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,262 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durant<2>
  • Humphreys County
    • Jaketown [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jaketown
      • Jaketown [Humphreys County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Itta Bena
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaketown
    • Isola [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isola
      • Isola [Humphreys County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 611 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isola
    • Belzoni [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belzoni
      • Belzoni [Humphreys County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,915 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belzoni
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belzoni<2>
    • Silver City [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver City
      • Silver City [Humphreys County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 288 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver City
    • Gooden Lake [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gooden Lake
      • Gooden Lake [Humphreys County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Itta Bena
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gooden Lake
    • Louise [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louise
      • Louise [Humphreys County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 169 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louise have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louise
  • Montgomery County
    • Winona [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winona
      • Winona [Montgomery County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,964 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winona<2>
    • Duck Hill [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duck Hill
      • Duck Hill [Montgomery County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,646 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duck Hill
  • Sunflower County
    • Moorhead [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorhead
      • Moorhead [Sunflower County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,063 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorhead
    • Sunflower [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunflower
      • Sunflower [Sunflower County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 978 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunflower
    • Doddsville [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doddsville
      • Doddsville [Sunflower County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doddsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doddsville
    • Roundaway [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roundaway
      • Roundaway [Sunflower County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Itta Bena
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roundaway
    • Inverness [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inverness
      • Inverness [Sunflower County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 866 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inverness have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inverness
    • Indianola [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indianola
      • Indianola [Sunflower County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,037 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indianola
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indianola<2>
    • Ruleville [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruleville
      • Ruleville [Sunflower County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,557 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruleville<2>
    • White City [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White City
      • White City [Sunflower County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Itta Bena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White City
    • Drew [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drew
      • Drew [Sunflower County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,608 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drew
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drew<2>
    • New Town [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Town
      • New Town [Sunflower County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Itta Bena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
  • Tallahatchie County
    • Glendora [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendora
      • Glendora [Tallahatchie County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 132 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glendora have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendora<2>
    • Swan Lake [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swan Lake
      • Swan Lake [Tallahatchie County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Itta Bena
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swan Lake
    • Albin [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albin
      • Albin [Tallahatchie County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Itta Bena
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albin
    • Webb [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webb
      • Webb [Tallahatchie County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 478 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webb have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webb
    • Sumner [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumner
      • Sumner [Tallahatchie County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 267 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumner
    • Tutwiler [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tutwiler
      • Tutwiler [Tallahatchie County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,416 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tutwiler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tutwiler<2>
    • Charleston [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
      • Charleston [Tallahatchie County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,867 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charleston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charleston<2>
  • Washington County
    • Leland [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leland
      • Leland [Washington County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,766 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leland<2>
    • Arcola [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcola
      • Arcola [Washington County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 321 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcola have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
    • Hollandale [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollandale
      • Hollandale [Washington County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,304 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollandale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollandale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollandale<2>
    • Metcalfe [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metcalfe
      • Metcalfe [Washington County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 965 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Metcalfe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metcalfe
  • Yazoo County
    • Eden [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden [Yazoo County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 121 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Itta Bena ...

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 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around Itta Bena.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Itta Bena. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Itta Bena and those printed in the larger area surrounding Itta Bena.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 24 miles [38.6 km] of Itta Bena.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Itta Bena:

  • 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 Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Itta Bena ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Itta Bena.

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

  • McIntyre Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McIntyre Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Jeremiah Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jeremiah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Bear Creek Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bear Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Ingleside Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ingleside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • St. Paul Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Paul Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Loggins Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Loggins Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Travel Rest Cemetery
    • Salem Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Salem Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Salem Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Itta Bena.
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    • Greenwood Memorial Park
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Greenwood Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Greenwood Memorial Park lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Itta Bena.
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    • Old Greenwood Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Greenwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Old Greenwood Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Itta Bena.
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    • Little Zion MB Church Cemetery
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      • The Little Zion MB Church Cemetery is located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Greenwood.More accurately, Little Zion MB Church Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Itta Bena.
      • Little Zion MB Church Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Little Zion Cemetery
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      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #60502<4>
    • St. Pauls Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Pauls Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Pauls Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Itta Bena.
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    • Mt. Home Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Home Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Home Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Itta Bena.
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    • Mt. Pisgah Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Pisgah Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Itta Bena.
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    • Magnolia Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Magnolia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Magnolia Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Itta Bena.
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Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Itta Bena had a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Itta Bena had a population of 1,809 people.

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

  • Itta Bena [Leflore County]
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    • Itta Bena [Leflore County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Itta Bena
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,809 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Itta Bena had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Itta Bena
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Itta Bena<2>
  • Runnymede [Leflore County]
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    • Runnymede [Leflore County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Itta Bena
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Runnymede had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Runnymede have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Fort Loring [Leflore County]
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    • Fort Loring [Leflore County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Itta Bena
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fort Loring had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Loring have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Roebuck [Leflore County]
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    • Roebuck [Leflore County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Itta Bena
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Roebuck had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Rising Sun [Leflore County]
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    • Rising Sun [Leflore County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Itta Bena
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 72 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rising Sun had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rising Sun have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Sheppardtown [Leflore County]
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    • Sheppardtown [Leflore County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Itta Bena
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 78 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sheppardtown had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheppardtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rixwood [Leflore County]
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      • Rixwood [Leflore County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Itta Bena
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rixwood had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rixwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sidon [Leflore County]
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      • Sidon [Leflore County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Itta Bena
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 119 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 464 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sidon had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sidon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Greenwood [Leflore County]
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      • Greenwood [Leflore County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Itta Bena
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,055 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,561 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Greenwood had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenwood<2>
    • Shellmound [Leflore County]
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      • Shellmound [Leflore County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Itta Bena
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Shellmound had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shellmound have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • McNutt [Leflore County]
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      • McNutt [Leflore County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Itta Bena
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 103 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, McNutt had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McNutt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Moorhead [Sunflower County]
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      • Moorhead [Sunflower County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,063 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Moorhead had railroad service and no post office
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    • Cruger [Holmes County]
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      • Cruger [Holmes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Itta Bena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 336 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cruger had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cruger have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sunnyside [Leflore County]
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      • Sunnyside [Leflore County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Itta Bena
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 250 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sunnyside had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Baird [Sunflower County]
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      • Baird [Sunflower County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Itta Bena
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Baird had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baird 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 Itta Bena. See our List of 1890's Communities around Itta Bena.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Itta Bena ...

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

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 Itta Bena:
Services available at that time (1895): had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Itta Bena in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Itta Bena for more information.

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Itta Bena) 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 Itta Bena. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Itta Bena

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Itta Bena. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4953, Longitude: -90.3199    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Itta Bena, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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