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Our Genealogy Helper for Laurel ...

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 Laurel (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 Laurel. 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 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.

Laurel is located in Jones County and is the County Seat.

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 Jones County: Clarke, Covington, Forrest, Jasper, Smith & Wayne.

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

  • Jones County     (The home county of Laurel)
    • Antioch [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antioch
      • Antioch [Jones County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Laurel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antioch
    • Ellisville [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellisville
      • Ellisville [Jones County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Laurel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,559 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellisville<2>
    • Sandersville [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandersville
      • Sandersville [Jones County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Laurel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 728 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandersville
    • Amy [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amy
      • Amy [Jones County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Laurel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amy
    • Soso [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soso
      • Soso [Jones County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Laurel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 394 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soso
  • Clarke County
    • Shubuta [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shubuta
      • Shubuta [Clarke County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Laurel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 406 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shubuta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shubuta
    • Pachuta [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pachuta
      • Pachuta [Clarke County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Laurel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 233 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pachuta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pachuta
    • Quitman [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quitman
      • Quitman [Clarke County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Laurel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,111 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quitman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quitman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quitman<2>
    • Stonewall [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewall
      • Stonewall [Clarke County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Laurel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 975 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewall
    • Enterprise [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
      • Enterprise [Clarke County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Laurel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 475 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enterprise<2>
  • Covington County
    • Hot Coffee [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Coffee
      • Hot Coffee [Covington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Laurel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hot Coffee
    • Lux [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lux
      • Lux [Covington County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Laurel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lux
    • Seminary [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seminary
      • Seminary [Covington County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Laurel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 284 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seminary have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seminary
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seminary<2>
    • Kola [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kola
      • Kola [Covington County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Laurel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kola
    • Collins [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collins
      • Collins [Covington County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Laurel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,425 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collins have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collins<2>
    • Arbo [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arbo
      • Arbo [Covington County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Laurel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arbo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arbo
    • Mount Olive [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
      • Mount Olive [Covington County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Laurel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 912 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Olive have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
  • Forrest County
    • Goodluck [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodluck
      • Goodluck [Forrest County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Laurel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodluck
    • Petal [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petal
      • Petal [Forrest County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Laurel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,632 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petal<2>
    • Hattiesburg [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hattiesburg
      • Hattiesburg [Forrest County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Laurel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 45,863 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hattiesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hattiesburg<2>
  • Jasper County
    • Moss [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moss
      • Moss [Jasper County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Laurel
      • Moss has also been known as:
      • Mossville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moss
    • Vernon [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernon
      • Vernon [Jasper County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Laurel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Stringer [Jasper County]
    • Heidelberg [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heidelberg
      • Heidelberg [Jasper County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Laurel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 659 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heidelberg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heidelberg<2>
    • Acme [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
      • Acme [Jasper County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Laurel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acme have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Waldrup [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldrup
      • Waldrup [Jasper County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Laurel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waldrup have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Stafford Springs [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stafford Springs
      • Stafford Springs [Jasper County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Laurel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford Springs
    • Kelona [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelona
      • Kelona [Jasper County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Laurel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelona
    • Lake Como [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Como
      • Lake Como [Jasper County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Laurel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Como
    • Vossburg [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vossburg
      • Vossburg [Jasper County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Laurel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vossburg
    • Bay Springs [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay Springs
      • Bay Springs [Jasper County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Laurel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,658 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bay Springs<2>
    • Fouke [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fouke
      • Fouke [Jasper County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Laurel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fouke have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • McNeal [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McNeal
      • McNeal [Jasper County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Laurel
  • Jefferson Davis County
    • Bassfield [Jefferson Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bassfield
      • Bassfield [Jefferson Davis County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Laurel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 212 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bassfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bassfield
  • Lamar County
    • West Hattiesburg [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Hattiesburg
      • West Hattiesburg [Lamar County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Laurel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Hattiesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Hattiesburg
    • Sumrall [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumrall
      • Sumrall [Lamar County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Laurel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,867 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumrall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumrall<2>
  • Perry County
    • Richton [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richton
      • Richton [Perry County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Laurel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,008 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richton<2>
    • New Augusta [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Augusta
      • New Augusta [Perry County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Laurel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 601 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Augusta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Augusta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Augusta<2>
    • Beaumont [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaumont
      • Beaumont [Perry County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Laurel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 914 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaumont have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaumont
  • Simpson County
    • Magee [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magee
      • Magee [Simpson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Laurel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,097 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magee<2>
  • Smith County
    • Taylorsville [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
      • Taylorsville [Smith County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Laurel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,245 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<2>
    • Sylvarena [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvarena
      • Sylvarena [Smith County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Laurel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sylvarena have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvarena
    • Mize [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mize
      • Mize [Smith County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Laurel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 323 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mize have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mize
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mize<2>
    • Raleigh [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raleigh
      • Raleigh [Smith County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Laurel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,411 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raleigh have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raleigh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raleigh<2>
  • Wayne County
    • Mulberry [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulberry
      • Mulberry [Wayne County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Laurel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mulberry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulberry
    • Clara [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clara
      • Clara [Wayne County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Laurel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clara
    • Waynesboro [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waynesboro
      • Waynesboro [Wayne County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Laurel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,805 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waynesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waynesboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesboro<2>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Laurel ...

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 43 newspapers that have been published in the area around Laurel.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Laurel. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Laurel and those printed in the larger area surrounding Laurel.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 25 miles [40.2 km] of Laurel.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

  • 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 Laurel ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Laurel.

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

  • Windham Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Windham Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Windham Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windham Cemetery
  • Laurel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Laurel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Laurel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Cemetery
  • Mt. Vernon Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Vernon Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Vernon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Vernon Cemetery
  • Mt. Oral Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Oral Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Oral Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Oral Cemetery
  • Palestine Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Palestine Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Palestine Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine Cemetery
  • Nora Davis Memorial Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Shows Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shows Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shows Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shows Cemetery
    • Indian Springs Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Indian Springs Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Indian Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Springs Cemetery
    • Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
    • Woodlawn Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Woodlawn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Woodlawn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn Cemetery
    • Currie Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Currie Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Currie Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Currie Cemetery
    • Shady Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shady Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shady Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove Cemetery
    • Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memorial Park
    • Calhoun Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Calhoun Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Calhoun Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun Cemetery
    • Taylor Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Taylor Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Taylor Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor 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 in 1895, Laurel had a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Laurel had a population of 18,338 people.

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

  • Laurel [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
    • Laurel [Jones County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Laurel
    • Estimated population in 2019: 18,338 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Laurel had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel<2>
  • Errata [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Errata
    • Errata [Jones County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Laurel
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 51 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Errata had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Errata have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Errata
  • Ellisville [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellisville
    • Ellisville [Jones County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Laurel
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,559 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ellisville had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellisville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellisville<2>
  • Sandersville [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandersville
    • Sandersville [Jones County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Laurel
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 728 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sandersville had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandersville
  • Amy [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amy
    • Amy [Jones County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Laurel
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Amy had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amy
  • Soso [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soso
    • Soso [Jones County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Laurel
    • Estimated population in 2019: 394 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Soso had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Gitano [Jones County]
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      • Gitano [Jones County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Laurel
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gitano had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gitano have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Moselle [Jones County]
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      • Moselle [Jones County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Laurel
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 73 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Moselle had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moselle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Heidelberg [Jasper County]
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      • Heidelberg [Jasper County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Laurel
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 216 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 659 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Heidelberg had a post office and railroad service
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    • Eucutta [Wayne County]
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      • Eucutta [Wayne County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Laurel
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Eucutta had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eucutta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Acme [Jasper County] - Historic
      • While Acme was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
      • Acme [Jasper County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Laurel
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Acme had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acme have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lake Como [Jasper County]
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      • Lake Como [Jasper County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Laurel
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 74 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lake Como had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Whistler [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whistler
      • Whistler [Wayne County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Laurel
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Whistler had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whistler have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Vossburg [Jasper County]
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      • Vossburg [Jasper County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Laurel
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 178 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Vossburg had a post office and railroad service
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    • Eastabuchie [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastabuchie
      • Eastabuchie [Forrest County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Laurel
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Eastabuchie had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eastabuchie 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 Laurel. See our List of 1890's Communities around Laurel.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Laurel ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Mississippi

About Jones County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Laurel: www.laurelms.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Laurel) 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 Laurel. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Laurel

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Laurel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6947, Longitude: -89.1312    
<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 Laurel, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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