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Welcome to Kearney ...

Kearney is located in Yazoo County<1>.


We aren't confident of the location of Kearney, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Kearney, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

Kearney is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Kearney lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Kearney lies within the (662) area code.

Communities Also Named Kearney ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 18 communities that are also named Kearney - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Kansas (3), Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ontario (3), Pennsylvania (2) and South Carolina.

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

Communities near Kearney ...

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

  • Rolling Fork
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Anguilla
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anguilla have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anguilla
    • Anguilla is located in Sharkey County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 596 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anguilla <4>
  • Cary
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cary have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cary
    • Cary is located in Sharkey County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 264 people
  • Louise
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louise have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louise
    • Louise is located in Humphreys County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 166 people
  • Satartia
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Satartia have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Satartia
    • Satartia is located in Yazoo County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 51 people
  • Blanton
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blanton
    • Blanton is located in Sharkey County
  • Issaquena
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Issaquena
    • Issaquena is located in Sharkey County
  • Smedes
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smedes have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smedes
    • Smedes is located in Sharkey County
  • Valley Park
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Park
    • Valley Park is located in Issaquena County
  • Onward
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Onward have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onward
    • Onward is located in Sharkey County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kearney ...

Looking for more information about Kearney? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Kearney, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Kearney.

Adding Kearney to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Kearney was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Kearney on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Kearney.

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

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Yazoo, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kearney - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.









 

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