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Our Genealogy Helper for Leland ...

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 Leland (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 Leland. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 north 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.

Leland is located in Washington 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 Washington County: Chicot (AR), Bolivar, Humphreys, Issaquena, Sharkey & Sunflower.

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

  • Washington County     (The home county of Leland)
    • Metcalfe [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metcalfe
      • Metcalfe [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 965 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Metcalfe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metcalfe
    • Greenville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29,085 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<3>
    • Arcola [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcola
      • Arcola [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 321 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
    • Forrest City [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forrest City
      • Forrest City [Washington County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Leland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forrest City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hollandale [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollandale
      • Hollandale [Washington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,304 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollandale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollandale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollandale<3>
    • Byrne City [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byrne City
      • Byrne City [Washington County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Leland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Byrne City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byrne City
  • Bolivar County
    • Choctaw [Bolivar County]
    • Grapeland [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grapeland
      • Grapeland [Bolivar County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Leland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grapeland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grapeland
    • Shaw [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shaw
      • Shaw [Bolivar County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,685 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaw
    • Longshot [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longshot
      • Longshot [Bolivar County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Leland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longshot
    • Scott [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scott
      • Scott [Bolivar County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Leland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scott
    • Benoit [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benoit
      • Benoit [Bolivar County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 423 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benoit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benoit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benoit<3>
    • Boyle [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyle
      • Boyle [Bolivar County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 588 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boyle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boyle<3>
    • Cleveland [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland
      • Cleveland [Bolivar County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,073 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cleveland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleveland<3>
    • Mound City [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound City
      • Mound City [Bolivar County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Leland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound City
    • Christmas [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christmas
      • Christmas [Bolivar County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Leland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christmas
    • Pace [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pace
      • Pace [Bolivar County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 240 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pace
    • Beulah [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beulah
      • Beulah [Bolivar County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 325 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beulah
  • Hinds County
    • Delta City [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta City
      • Delta City [Hinds County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Leland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta City
  • Holmes County
    • Cruger [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cruger
      • Cruger [Holmes County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 336 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cruger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cruger
  • Humphreys County
    • Isola [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isola
      • Isola [Humphreys County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 611 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isola
    • Gooden Lake [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gooden Lake
      • Gooden Lake [Humphreys County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Leland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gooden Lake
    • Jaketown [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jaketown
      • Jaketown [Humphreys County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Leland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaketown
    • Belzoni [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belzoni
      • Belzoni [Humphreys County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,915 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belzoni
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belzoni<3>
    • Silver City [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver City
      • Silver City [Humphreys County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 288 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver City
    • Louise [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louise
      • Louise [Humphreys County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 169 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louise
  • Issaquena County
    • Mayersville [Issaquena County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayersville
      • Mayersville [Issaquena County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 591 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayersville
  • Leflore County
    • Morgan City [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgan City
      • Morgan City [Leflore County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 238 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morgan City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgan City
    • Itta Bena [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Itta Bena
      • Itta Bena [Leflore County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,809 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Itta Bena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Itta Bena<3>
    • Schlater [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schlater
      • Schlater [Leflore County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 287 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schlater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schlater
    • Sidon [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sidon
      • Sidon [Leflore County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 464 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sidon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sidon
  • Sharkey County
    • Panther Burn [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panther Burn
      • Panther Burn [Sharkey County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Leland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panther Burn
    • Nitta Yuma [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nitta Yuma
      • Nitta Yuma [Sharkey County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Leland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nitta Yuma
    • Richey [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richey
      • Richey [Sharkey County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Leland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richey
    • Anguilla [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anguilla
      • Anguilla [Sharkey County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 625 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anguilla have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anguilla
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anguilla<3>
    • Rolling Fork [Sharkey County]
  • Sunflower County
    • New Town [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Town
      • New Town [Sunflower County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Leland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
    • Indianola [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indianola
      • Indianola [Sunflower County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,037 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indianola
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indianola<3>
    • Inverness [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inverness
      • Inverness [Sunflower County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 866 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inverness have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inverness
    • Roundaway [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roundaway
      • Roundaway [Sunflower County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Leland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roundaway
    • Moorhead [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorhead
      • Moorhead [Sunflower County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,063 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorhead
    • Sunflower [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunflower
      • Sunflower [Sunflower County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 978 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunflower
    • White City [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White City
      • White City [Sunflower County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Leland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White City
    • Doddsville [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doddsville
      • Doddsville [Sunflower County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doddsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doddsville
    • Ruleville [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruleville
      • Ruleville [Sunflower County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,557 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruleville<3>
    • Drew [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drew
      • Drew [Sunflower County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,608 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drew
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drew<3>
  • Ashley County (AR)
    • Montrose [Ashley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Ashley County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 304 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
    • Portland [Ashley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portland
      • Portland [Ashley County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 388 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portland<3>
  • Chicot County (AR)
    • Lake Village [Chicot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Village
      • Lake Village [Chicot County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,194 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Village
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Village<3>
    • Eudora [Chicot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eudora
      • Eudora [Chicot County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,903 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eudora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eudora<3>
    • Dermott [Chicot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dermott
      • Dermott [Chicot County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,483 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dermott
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dermott<3>
  • Desha County (AR)
    • Arkansas City [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arkansas City
      • Arkansas City [Desha County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 315 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arkansas City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arkansas City
    • Napoleon [Desha County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napoleon
      • Napoleon [Desha County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Leland
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Napoleon. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • McGehee [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McGehee
      • McGehee [Desha County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,683 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGehee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McGehee<3>
    • Rohwer [Desha County]
    • Reed [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reed
      • Reed [Desha County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 147 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reed have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed
    • Watson [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watson
      • Watson [Desha County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 180 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watson<3>
  • Drew County (AR)
    • Jerome [Drew County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerome
      • Jerome [Drew County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jerome have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jerome
    • Tillar [Drew County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tillar
      • Tillar [Drew County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 212 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tillar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillar
  • West Carroll Parish (LA)
    • Kilbourne [West Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kilbourne
      • Kilbourne [West Carroll Parish] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Leland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 383 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kilbourne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kilbourne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kilbourne<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Leland ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Leland.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Leland. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Leland and those printed in the larger area surrounding Leland.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 22 miles [35.4 km] of Leland.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

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

  • 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 Arkansas
    • Stories from Louisiana
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Leland ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Leland.

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

  • Jake Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jake Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jake Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jake Cemetery
  • Jake Cemetery #2
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jake Cemetery #2
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jake Cemetery #2 have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jake Cemetery #2
  • Hopkins Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hopkins Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hopkins Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopkins Cemetery
  • Jones Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jones Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jones Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Cemetery
  • Brown Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brown Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brown Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown Cemetery
  • Charity Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Charity Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Charity Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charity Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Stoneville - Leland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stoneville - Leland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stoneville - Leland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lamont Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lamont Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Morning Star Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Morning Star Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bethlehem Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethlehem Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hinds Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hinds Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Evening Star Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Evening Star Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Evening Star Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Heads Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Heads Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Oakland Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oakland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Greenlawn Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

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

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Leland had a population of 485 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Leland had a population of 3,766 people.

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

  • Leland [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leland
    • Leland [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Leland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 485 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,766 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Leland had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leland<3>
  • Elizabeth [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
    • Elizabeth [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Leland
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Elizabeth had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabeth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
  • Stoneville [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoneville
    • Stoneville [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Leland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Stoneville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stoneville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Burdette [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burdette
    • Burdette [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Leland
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Burdette had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burdette have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Magenta [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magenta
    • Magenta [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Leland
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Magenta had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magenta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Helm [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helm
    • Helm [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Leland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Helm had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helm have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Greenville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Leland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 6,658 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29,085 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Greenville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<3>
    • Holly Ridge [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Ridge
      • Holly Ridge [Sunflower County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Leland
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Holly Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Arcola [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcola
      • Arcola [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Leland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 375 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 321 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Arcola had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Swiftwater [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swiftwater
      • Swiftwater [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Leland
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Swiftwater had no post office or railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swiftwater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Heathman [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heathman
      • Heathman [Sunflower County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Leland
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Heathman had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heathman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Choctaw [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Choctaw
      • Choctaw [Bolivar County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Leland
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Choctaw had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Choctaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Choctaw<3>
    • Wayside [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayside
      • Wayside [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Leland
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wayside had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lamont [Bolivar County]
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      • Lamont [Bolivar County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Leland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lamont had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lamont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Avon [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avon
      • Avon [Washington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Leland
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Avon had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avon 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 Leland. See our List of 1890's Communities around Leland.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Leland ...

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

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Mississippi

About Washington County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Leland. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Leland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4037, Longitude: -90.8998       In this case, the coordinates for Leland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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.
<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 Leland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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