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Our Genealogy Helper for Manhattan ...

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 Manhattan (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 Manhattan. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Manhattan 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 Manhattan. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Manhattan:

  • Washington County     (The home county of Manhattan)
    • Arcola [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcola
      • Arcola [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 315 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
    • Wilmot [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmot
      • Wilmot [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Manhattan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilmot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmot
    • Hollandale [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollandale
      • Hollandale [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,242 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>
    • Forrest City [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forrest City
      • Forrest City [Washington County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Manhattan
      • 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.
    • Leland [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leland
      • Leland [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,659 people
      • 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>
    • Stoneville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoneville
      • Stoneville [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Manhattan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoneville
    • Greenville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<3>
    • Metcalfe [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metcalfe
      • Metcalfe [Washington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 935 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
    • Byrne City [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byrne City
      • Byrne City [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Manhattan
      • 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]
    • Lamont [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamont
      • Lamont [Bolivar County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Manhattan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamont
    • Shaw [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shaw
      • Shaw [Bolivar County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,655 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
    • Grapeland [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grapeland
      • Grapeland [Bolivar County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Manhattan
      • 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
    • Longshot [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longshot
      • Longshot [Bolivar County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Manhattan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longshot
    • Scott [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scott
      • Scott [Bolivar County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Manhattan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scott
    • Benoit [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benoit
      • Benoit [Bolivar County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 419 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 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 589 people
      • 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 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,846 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>
    • Pace [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pace
      • Pace [Bolivar County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 238 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
    • Renova [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Renova
      • Renova [Bolivar County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 761 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Renova have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Renova
    • Beulah [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beulah
      • Beulah [Bolivar County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 329 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 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Manhattan
      • 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 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 330 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
    • Tchula [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tchula
      • Tchula [Holmes County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,905 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tchula
  • Humphreys County
    • Isola [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isola
      • Isola [Humphreys County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 591 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 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Manhattan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gooden Lake
    • Jaketown [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jaketown
      • Jaketown [Humphreys County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Manhattan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaketown
    • Belzoni [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belzoni
      • Belzoni [Humphreys County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,889 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 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 279 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 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 166 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 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 517 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 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 236 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 northeast of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,795 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Itta Bena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Itta Bena<3>
    • Sidon [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sidon
      • Sidon [Leflore County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 461 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
    • Schlater [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schlater
      • Schlater [Leflore County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 280 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schlater
  • Sharkey County
    • Panther Burn [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panther Burn
      • Panther Burn [Sharkey County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Manhattan
      • 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 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Manhattan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nitta Yuma
    • Richey [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richey
      • Richey [Sharkey County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Manhattan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richey
    • Anguilla [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anguilla
      • Anguilla [Sharkey County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 596 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]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Fork
      • Rolling Fork [Sharkey County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,849 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Fork
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rolling Fork<3>
    • Cary [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cary
      • Cary [Sharkey County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 264 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cary
  • Sunflower County
    • New Town [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Town
      • New Town [Sunflower County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Manhattan
      • 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
    • Inverness [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inverness
      • Inverness [Sunflower County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 852 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
    • Indianola [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indianola
      • Indianola [Sunflower County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,855 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indianola
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indianola<3>
    • Faisonia [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Faisonia
      • Faisonia [Sunflower County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Manhattan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Faisonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faisonia
    • Moorhead [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorhead
      • Moorhead [Sunflower County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,059 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorhead
    • Roundaway [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roundaway
      • Roundaway [Sunflower County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Manhattan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roundaway
    • Sunflower [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunflower
      • Sunflower [Sunflower County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 960 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunflower
    • Doddsville [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doddsville
      • Doddsville [Sunflower County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 72 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 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,511 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruleville<3>
  • Yazoo County
    • Eden [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden [Yazoo County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 128 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
    • Yazoo City [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yazoo City
      • Yazoo City [Yazoo County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,673 people
      • Former names for Yazoo City:
      • Hannan's Bluff
      • Manchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yazoo City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yazoo City<3>
  • Ashley County (AR)
    • Montrose [Ashley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Ashley County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 298 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 Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 382 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)
    • Eudora [Chicot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eudora
      • Eudora [Chicot County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,869 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eudora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eudora<3>
    • Lake Village [Chicot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Village
      • Lake Village [Chicot County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,151 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>
    • Dermott [Chicot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dermott
      • Dermott [Chicot County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,422 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 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 310 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
    • McGehee [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McGehee
      • McGehee [Desha County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,599 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGehee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McGehee<3>
  • Drew County (AR)
    • Jerome [Drew County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerome
      • Jerome [Drew County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 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
  • East Carroll Parish (LA)
    • Lake Providence [East Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Providence
      • Lake Providence [East Carroll Parish] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,347 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Providence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Providence<3>
  • West Carroll Parish (LA)
    • Kilbourne [West Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kilbourne
      • Kilbourne [West Carroll Parish] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 368 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 Manhattan, see our County-by-County Page for Manhattan.

Newspapers Published in Manhattan ...

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 Manhattan.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Manhattan, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Manhattan.

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 helpful 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 Manhattan:

  • 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 Manhattan ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Manhattan.

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

  • Arcola Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Arcola Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Arcola Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola Cemetery
  • Macedonia Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Macedonia Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Macedonia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macedonia Cemetery
  • Magruder Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Magruder Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Magruder Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Paxton Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Paxton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Kindling Altar Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kindling Altar Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • New Foundation Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Foundation Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • New Foundation Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Manhattan.
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    • Fourmile Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fourmile Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fourmile Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fourmile Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Manhattan.
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    • Mt. Zion Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Zion Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Manhattan.
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    • Bethlehem Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethlehem Cemetery
      • 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.
      • Bethlehem Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Manhattan.
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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.
      • Morning Star Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Manhattan.
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    • Hopkins Cemetery
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      • 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.
      • Hopkins Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Manhattan.
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    • Jones Cemetery
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      • 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.
      • Jones Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Manhattan.
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    • Jake Cemetery
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      • 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.
      • Jake Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Manhattan.
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    • Clitonia Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Clitonia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Clitonia Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Manhattan.
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    • Huddleston Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Huddleston Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Huddleston Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Manhattan.
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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.<4>

While we didn't find Manhattan in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Manhattan.

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

  • Arcola [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcola
    • Arcola [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Manhattan
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 375 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 315 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
  • Warsaw [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warsaw
    • Warsaw [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Manhattan
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Warsaw had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warsaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Hollandale [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollandale
    • Hollandale [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Manhattan
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 300 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,242 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hollandale had a post office and railroad service
    • 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>
  • Burdette [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burdette
    • Burdette [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Manhattan
    • 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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  • Overby [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Overby
    • Overby [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Manhattan
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Overby had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Overby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Leland [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leland
    • Leland [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Manhattan
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 485 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,659 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.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leland<3>
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    • Elizabeth [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
      • Elizabeth [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Manhattan
      • 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.
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    • Wayside [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayside
      • Wayside [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Manhattan
      • 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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    • Avon [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avon
      • Avon [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Manhattan
      • 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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    • Percy [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Percy
      • Percy [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Manhattan
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Percy had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Percy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Stoneville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoneville
      • Stoneville [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Manhattan
      • 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
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    • James [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James
      • James [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Manhattan
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, James had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James 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 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Manhattan
      • 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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    • Swiftwater [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swiftwater
      • Swiftwater [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Manhattan
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swiftwater
    • Lake Washington [Washington County] - Historic
      • While Lake Washington was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Washington
      • Lake Washington [Washington County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Manhattan
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 37 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lake Washington had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Washington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Manhattan. See our List of 1890's Communities around Manhattan.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Washington County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Manhattan. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Manhattan) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Manhattan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2718, Longitude: -90.8573       In this case, the coordinates for Manhattan 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>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 Manhattan, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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