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Our Genealogical Helper for Kingston ...

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 Kingston (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Kingston. 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.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in Kingston ...

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 155 newspapers that have been published in the area around Kingston.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Kingston, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Kingston.

Cemeteries Near Kingston ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Kingston.

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 click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S King Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW Kingston Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Jerusalem Baptist Church No. 2 Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Egypt Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Geter Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Cory Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Calvin Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Holmes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NW Surget Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Rehoboth Church of God in Christ Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Mt. Sinai Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sessions Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dunbarton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Forest Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Roseland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Free Spring Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hoggatt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Bunch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Geter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Skinners Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mock Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Knoxville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beach Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  E Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McMillan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE White Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Springhill Cemetery   [Map]     


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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Kingston had a population of 39 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Jeannette   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Kingston
 - Jeannette had a post office and no railroad service
Darrington   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Kingston
 - Darrington had a post office and no railroad service
Doloroso   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Kingston
 - Doloroso had a post office and no railroad service
Garden City   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Kingston
 - Garden City had a post office and railroad service
Knoxville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Kingston
 - 1895 population of 91 people
 - Knoxville had a post office and railroad service
Wilkinson   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Kingston
 - Wilkinson had a post office and no railroad service
Rosetta   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Kingston
 - Rosetta had a post office and no railroad service
White Apple   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Kingston
 - White Apple had a post office and railroad service
Natchez   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Kingston
 - 1895 population of 10,101 people (with 14,886 people in 2017)
 - Natchez had a post office and railroad service
Washington   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Kingston
 - 1895 population of 240 people
 - Washington had a post office and no railroad service
Foster   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Kingston
 - Foster had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Kingston. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Kingston in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties/Parishes ...

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

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and 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/parishes 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/parishes, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

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

Kingston is located in Adams County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Adams County: Concordia (LA), Tensas (LA), Franklin, Jefferson & Wilkinson.

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

Adams     (The home county for Kingston)
      Carthage   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Natchez   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Crosby   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gloster   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Roxie   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Meadville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Bude   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eddiceton   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rodney   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Catahoula (LA)
      Jonesville (LA)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sicily Island (LA)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Harrisonburg (LA)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Concordia (LA)
      Vidalia (LA)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ridgecrest (LA)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ferriday (LA)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      West Ferriday (LA)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Clayton (LA)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Monterey (LA)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dunbarton (LA)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wildsville (LA)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Acme (LA)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
East Feliciana (LA)
      Norwood (LA)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wilson (LA)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Woodland (LA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jackson (LA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clinton (LA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tensas (LA)
      Waterproof (LA)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Saint Joseph (LA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
West Feliciana (LA)
      Weyanoke (LA)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wakefield (LA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Angola (LA)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tunica (LA)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Kingston:

These websites are specific to Mississippi:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Mississippi Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Mississippi to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Adams County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Amite County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilkinson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Catahoula Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Concordia Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
East Feliciana Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tensas Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
West Feliciana Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Mississippi:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Mississippi,     of Adams County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Mississippi     Cemetery Wiki for Mississippi
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Mississippi,     of Adams County

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.

Disaster Stories from Mississippi
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Kingston ...

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

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Kingston:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Kingston.
      See our Misc Page for Kingston for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Adams County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Mississippi:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Kingston. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Kingston) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kingston. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4054, Longitude: -91.2776     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kingston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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:

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<3>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 Kingston, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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