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Our Genealogy Helper for Jackson ...

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 Jackson (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 Jackson. 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 southwest 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 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 west 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.

Jackson is primarily located in Hinds County and is the County Seat. A portion of Jackson extends into Madison County and Rankin 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 Hinds County: Claiborne, Copiah, Madison, Rankin, Simpson, Warren & Yazoo.

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

  • Hinds County     (The home county of Jackson)
    • Choctaw Village [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Choctaw Village
      • Choctaw Village [Hinds County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Jackson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Choctaw Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Choctaw Village
    • North Town Plaza [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Town Plaza
      • North Town Plaza [Hinds County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Jackson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Town Plaza have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Town Plaza
    • Byram [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byram
      • Byram [Hinds County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Jackson
      • Estimated population in 2015: 11,509 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byram
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Byram<3>
    • Clinton [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Hinds County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Jackson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,440 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<3>
    • Raymond [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
      • Raymond [Hinds County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Jackson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,115 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymond<3>
    • Terry [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terry
      • Terry [Hinds County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Jackson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,227 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terry<3>
    • Bolton [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolton
      • Bolton [Hinds County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Jackson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 531 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolton
    • Learned [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Learned
      • Learned [Hinds County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Jackson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Learned have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Learned
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Learned<3>
    • Edwards [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edwards
      • Edwards [Hinds County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Jackson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,005 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edwards
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edwards<3>
    • Utica [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Utica
      • Utica [Hinds County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Jackson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 883 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Utica have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Utica
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Utica<3>
  • Copiah County
    • Crystal Springs [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Springs
      • Crystal Springs [Copiah County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Jackson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,715 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crystal Springs<3>
    • Georgetown [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Copiah County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Jackson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 268 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
    • Hazlehurst [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazlehurst
      • Hazlehurst [Copiah County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Jackson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,730 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazlehurst
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazlehurst<3>
  • Leake County
    • Lena [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lena
      • Lena [Leake County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Jackson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lena<3>
  • Madison County
    • Ridgeland [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeland
      • Ridgeland [Madison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Jackson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeland<3>
    • Madison [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
      • Madison [Madison County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Jackson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,661 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<3>
    • Flora [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flora
      • Flora [Madison County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Jackson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,862 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flora<3>
    • Madisonville [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madisonville
      • Madisonville [Madison County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Jackson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madisonville
    • Adelle [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adelle
      • Adelle [Madison County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Jackson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adelle
    • Kearney Park [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kearney Park
      • Kearney Park [Madison County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Jackson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kearney Park
    • Canton [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
      • Canton [Madison County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Jackson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,094 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<3>
    • Maris Town [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maris Town
      • Maris Town [Madison County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Jackson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maris Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maris Town
    • Mill Town [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Town
      • Mill Town [Madison County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Jackson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Town
    • Sharon [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharon
      • Sharon [Madison County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Jackson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharon
  • Rankin County
    • Flowood [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flowood
      • Flowood [Rankin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Jackson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,380 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flowood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flowood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flowood<3>
    • Pearl [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl
      • Pearl [Rankin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Jackson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,510 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearl<3>
    • Richland [Rankin County]
    • Brandon [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brandon
      • Brandon [Rankin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Jackson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,289 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brandon<3>
    • Florence [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Rankin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Jackson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,494 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<3>
    • Clear Branch [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Branch
      • Clear Branch [Rankin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Jackson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Branch
    • Alonzo [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alonzo
      • Alonzo [Rankin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Jackson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alonzo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alonzo
    • Sand Hill [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Hill
      • Sand Hill [Rankin County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Jackson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Hill
    • Pelahatchie [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelahatchie
      • Pelahatchie [Rankin County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Jackson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,382 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelahatchie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelahatchie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelahatchie<3>
    • Cato [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cato
      • Cato [Rankin County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Jackson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cato
    • Puckett [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puckett
      • Puckett [Rankin County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Jackson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 348 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Puckett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puckett
  • Scott County
    • Cooperville [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooperville
      • Cooperville [Scott County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Jackson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooperville
    • Branch [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branch
      • Branch [Scott County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Jackson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branch
    • Morton [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morton
      • Morton [Scott County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Jackson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,527 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morton<3>
  • Simpson County
    • Braxton [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braxton
      • Braxton [Simpson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Jackson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Braxton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braxton
    • D'Lo [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for D'Lo
      • D'Lo [Simpson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Jackson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 437 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for D'Lo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on D'Lo
    • Mendenhall [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mendenhall
      • Mendenhall [Simpson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Jackson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,387 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mendenhall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mendenhall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mendenhall<3>
    • Magee [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magee
      • Magee [Simpson County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Jackson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,097 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magee<3>
  • Smith County
    • Polkville [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polkville
      • Polkville [Smith County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Jackson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 821 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polkville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polkville
  • Yazoo County
    • Bentonia [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bentonia
      • Bentonia [Yazoo County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Jackson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bentonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bentonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bentonia<3>
    • Oil City [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oil City
      • Oil City [Yazoo County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Jackson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oil City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oil City
    • Satartia [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Satartia
      • Satartia [Yazoo County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Jackson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 50 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Satartia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Satartia
    • Yazoo City [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yazoo City
      • Yazoo City [Yazoo County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Jackson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,869 people
      • Former names for Yazoo City:
      • Hannan's Bluff
      • Manchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yazoo City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yazoo City<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Jackson ...

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 156 newspapers that have been published in the area around Jackson.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Jackson. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Jackson and those printed in the larger area surrounding Jackson.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 10 miles [16.1 km] of Jackson.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Jackson:

  • 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 Jackson ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Jackson.

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

  • Beth Israel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beth Israel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beth Israel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beth Israel Cemetery
  • Greenwood Cemetery
  • Mt. Olive Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Olive Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Olive Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Olive Cemetery
  • Elmwood Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Elmwood Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Elmwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmwood Cemetery
  • Willow Park Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Willow Park Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Willow Park Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Park Cemetery
  • Lincoln Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lincoln Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lincoln Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Bailey Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bailey Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bailey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bailey Cemetery
    • Cedar Lawn Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cedar Lawn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cedar Lawn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Lawn Cemetery
    • Pearson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pearson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pearson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearson Cemetery
    • Jackson Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jackson Memorial Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jackson Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson Memorial Gardens
    • Mt. Elam Cemetery
    • Old Sea Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Sea Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Sea Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Sea Cemetery
    • St. Matthew Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Matthew Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Matthew Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Matthew Cemetery
    • Drakes Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Drakes Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Drakes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drakes Cemetery
    • Hope Spring Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hope Spring Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hope Spring Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope Spring 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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Jackson had a population of 5,920 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Jackson had a population of 160,628 people.

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

  • Jackson [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
    • Jackson [Hinds County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Jackson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 5,920 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 160,628 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Jackson had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jackson<3>
  • Van Winkle [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Van Winkle
    • Van Winkle [Hinds County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Jackson
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Van Winkle had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Van Winkle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Winkle
  • Pearson [Rankin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearson
    • Pearson [Rankin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Jackson
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pearson had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearson
  • Tougaloo [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tougaloo
    • Tougaloo [Hinds County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Jackson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tougaloo had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tougaloo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Cynthia [Hinds County]
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    • Cynthia [Hinds County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Jackson
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cynthia had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cynthia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Greenfield [Rankin County]
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    • Greenfield [Rankin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Jackson
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Greenfield had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • McRaven [Hinds County]
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      • McRaven [Hinds County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Jackson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, McRaven had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McRaven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Monterey [Rankin County]
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      • Monterey [Rankin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Jackson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Monterey had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monterey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Brandon [Rankin County]
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      • Brandon [Rankin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Jackson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 835 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,289 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Brandon had a post office and railroad service
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    • Green Crossing [Hinds County]
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      • Green Crossing [Hinds County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Jackson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Green Crossing had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Clinton [Hinds County]
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      • Clinton [Hinds County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Jackson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 330 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,440 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Clinton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Raymond [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
      • Raymond [Hinds County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Jackson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 500 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,115 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Raymond had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pocahontas [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocahontas
      • Pocahontas [Hinds County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Jackson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pocahontas had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pocahontas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Midway [Hinds County]
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      • Midway [Hinds County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Jackson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Midway had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Thomasville [Rankin County]
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      • Thomasville [Rankin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Jackson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Thomasville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomasville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 Jackson. See our List of 1890's Communities around Jackson.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Jackson ...

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

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 Jackson:
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 Jackson in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Jackson for more information.

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

Railroad Mentions for Jackson:

A scheduled stop from Illinois Central's timetable for the defunct New Orleans (train schedule from 1947). The New Orleans travelled between Chicago (IL) and New Orleans (LA)

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Hinds County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Jackson: www.city.jackson.ms.us/

The official website for Hinds County: www.co.hinds.ms.us/

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 from Point A (ie- Jackson) 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 Jackson. 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 Jackson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jackson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3038, Longitude: -90.1794    
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Jackson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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