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Our Genealogy Helper for Meeks Ferry ...

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 Meeks Ferry (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 Meeks Ferry. 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 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.

Meeks Ferry is located in Madison 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 Madison County: Attala, Hinds, Holmes, Leake, Rankin, Scott & Yazoo.

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

  • Madison County     (The home county of Meeks Ferry)
    • Madisonville [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madisonville
      • Madisonville [Madison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Meeks Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madisonville
    • Canton [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
      • Canton [Madison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Meeks Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,799 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<2>
    • Maris Town [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maris Town
      • Maris Town [Madison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Meeks Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maris Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maris Town
    • Sharon [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharon
      • Sharon [Madison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Meeks Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharon
    • Mill Town [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Town
      • Mill Town [Madison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Meeks Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Town
    • Madison [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
      • Madison [Madison County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Meeks Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,701 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<2>
    • Ridgeland [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeland
      • Ridgeland [Madison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Meeks Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,938 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeland<2>
    • Flora [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flora
      • Flora [Madison County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Meeks Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,866 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flora have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flora<2>
    • Kearney Park [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kearney Park
      • Kearney Park [Madison County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Meeks Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kearney Park
    • Adelle [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adelle
      • Adelle [Madison County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Meeks Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adelle
  • Attala County
    • Newport [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport [Attala County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Meeks Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • Sallis [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sallis
      • Sallis [Attala County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Meeks Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 128 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sallis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sallis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sallis<2>
  • Hinds County
    • North Town Plaza [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Town Plaza
      • North Town Plaza [Hinds County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Meeks Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Town Plaza have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Town Plaza
    • Jackson [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
      • Jackson [Hinds County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Meeks Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 157,821 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jackson<2>
    • Choctaw Village [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Choctaw Village
      • Choctaw Village [Hinds County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Meeks Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Choctaw Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Choctaw Village
    • Clinton [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Hinds County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Meeks Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,873 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<2>
    • Byram [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byram
      • Byram [Hinds County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Meeks Ferry
      • Estimated population in 2015: 11,509 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byram
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Byram<2>
    • Raymond [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
      • Raymond [Hinds County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Meeks Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,082 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymond<2>
    • Bolton [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolton
      • Bolton [Hinds County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Meeks Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 523 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolton
    • Terry [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terry
      • Terry [Hinds County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Meeks Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,241 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terry<2>
    • Edwards [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edwards
      • Edwards [Hinds County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Meeks Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 999 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edwards
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edwards<2>
  • Holmes County
    • Pickens [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickens
      • Pickens [Holmes County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Meeks Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 976 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pickens<2>
    • Goodman [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodman
      • Goodman [Holmes County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Meeks Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,152 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodman<2>
    • Durant [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durant
      • Durant [Holmes County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Meeks Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,198 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durant<2>
  • Leake County
    • Lena [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lena
      • Lena [Leake County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Meeks Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 134 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lena<2>
    • Saint Ann [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Ann
      • Saint Ann [Leake County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Meeks Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Ann
    • Tuscola [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuscola
      • Tuscola [Leake County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Meeks Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuscola
    • Walnut Grove [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
      • Walnut Grove [Leake County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Meeks Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,658 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walnut Grove<2>
    • Carthage [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
      • Carthage [Leake County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Meeks Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,725 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<2>
    • Redwater [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redwater
      • Redwater [Leake County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Meeks Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redwater have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redwater
  • Newton County
    • Lake [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake
      • Lake [Newton County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Meeks Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 327 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake<2>
  • Rankin County
    • Sand Hill [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Hill
      • Sand Hill [Rankin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Meeks Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Hill
    • Flowood [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flowood
      • Flowood [Rankin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Meeks Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,556 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flowood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flowood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flowood<2>
    • Brandon [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brandon
      • Brandon [Rankin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Meeks Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,396 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brandon<2>
    • Pelahatchie [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelahatchie
      • Pelahatchie [Rankin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Meeks Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,388 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelahatchie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelahatchie<2>
    • Pearl [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl
      • Pearl [Rankin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Meeks Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,560 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearl<2>
    • Richland [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richland
      • Richland [Rankin County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Meeks Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,270 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richland<2>
    • Florence [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Rankin County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Meeks Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,531 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<2>
    • Cato [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cato
      • Cato [Rankin County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Meeks Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cato
    • Puckett [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puckett
      • Puckett [Rankin County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Meeks Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 346 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Puckett have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puckett
  • Scott County
    • Ludlow [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ludlow
      • Ludlow [Scott County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Meeks Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludlow
    • Branch [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branch
      • Branch [Scott County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Meeks Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branch
    • Morton [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morton
      • Morton [Scott County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Meeks Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,522 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morton<2>
    • Cash [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cash
      • Cash [Scott County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Meeks Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cash have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cash
    • Kalem [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kalem
      • Kalem [Scott County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Meeks Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kalem
    • Cooperville [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooperville
      • Cooperville [Scott County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Meeks Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooperville
    • Raworth [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raworth
      • Raworth [Scott County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Meeks Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raworth
    • Hunter Town [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter Town
      • Hunter Town [Scott County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Meeks Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunter Town
    • Harperville [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harperville
      • Harperville [Scott County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Meeks Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harperville
    • Forest [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
      • Forest [Scott County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Meeks Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,483 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest<2>
    • Sebastopol [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sebastopol
      • Sebastopol [Scott County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Meeks Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 273 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sebastopol have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sebastopol
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sebastopol<2>
  • Simpson County
    • Braxton [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braxton
      • Braxton [Simpson County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Meeks Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Braxton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braxton
    • D'Lo [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for D'Lo
      • D'Lo [Simpson County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Meeks Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 442 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for D'Lo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on D'Lo
    • Mendenhall [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mendenhall
      • Mendenhall [Simpson County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Meeks Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,393 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mendenhall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mendenhall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mendenhall<2>
  • Smith County
    • Polkville [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polkville
      • Polkville [Smith County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Meeks Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 819 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polkville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polkville
  • Yazoo County
    • Bentonia [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bentonia
      • Bentonia [Yazoo County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Meeks Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 410 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bentonia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bentonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bentonia<2>
    • Anding [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anding
      • Anding [Yazoo County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Meeks Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anding
    • Yazoo City [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yazoo City
      • Yazoo City [Yazoo County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Meeks Ferry
      • 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<2>
    • Satartia [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Satartia
      • Satartia [Yazoo County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Meeks Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 51 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Satartia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Satartia
    • Eden [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden [Yazoo County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Meeks Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 128 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden

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

Newspapers Published in Meeks Ferry ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Meeks Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Meeks Ferry, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Meeks Ferry.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Meeks Ferry:

  • 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 Meeks Ferry ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Meeks Ferry.

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

  • Goshen Springs Pilgrim Branch Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Goshen Springs Pilgrim Branch Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Goshen Springs Pilgrim Branch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen Springs Pilgrim Branch Cemetery
  • Chaney Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chaney Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chaney Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chaney Cemetery
  • Galloway Family Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Galloway Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Pisgah Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pisgah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Pine Grove Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Miracle Temple Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Miracle Temple Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • New Pisgah Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Pisgah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mt. Pisgah Cemetery
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    • Fairview Church Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairview Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pearl River Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pearl River Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pearl River Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Meeks Ferry.
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    • Haley Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Haley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Haley Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Meeks Ferry.
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    • Fannin Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fannin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fannin Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Meeks Ferry.
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    • Fannin Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fannin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fannin Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Meeks Ferry.
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    • Fannin Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fannin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fannin Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Meeks Ferry.
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    • Shady Grove Cemetery
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      • 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.
      • Shady Grove Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Meeks Ferry.
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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 Meeks Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Meeks Ferry.

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

  • Goshen Springs [Rankin County]
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    • Goshen Springs [Rankin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Meeks Ferry
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Goshen Springs had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goshen Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Fannin [Rankin County]
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    • Fannin [Rankin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Meeks Ferry
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fannin had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fannin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Shoccoe [Madison County]
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    • Shoccoe [Madison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Meeks Ferry
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shoccoe had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shoccoe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Eureka [Rankin County]
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    • Eureka [Rankin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Meeks Ferry
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Eureka had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eureka have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Canton [Madison County]
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    • Canton [Madison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Meeks Ferry
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,131 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,799 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Canton had a post office and railroad service
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  • Sharon [Madison County]
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    • Sharon [Madison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Meeks Ferry
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 184 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sharon had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Cobbville [Madison County]
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      • Cobbville [Madison County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Meeks Ferry
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cobbville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cobbville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Davis [Madison County]
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      • Davis [Madison County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Meeks Ferry
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Davis had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ludlow [Scott County]
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      • Ludlow [Scott County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Meeks Ferry
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ludlow had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Millville [Madison County]
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      • Millville [Madison County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Meeks Ferry
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 63 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Millville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mannsdale [Madison County]
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      • Mannsdale [Madison County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Meeks Ferry
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mannsdale had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mannsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Tougaloo [Hinds County]
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      • Tougaloo [Hinds County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Meeks Ferry
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Tougaloo had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tougaloo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tougaloo<2>
    • Rankin [Rankin County]
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      • Rankin [Rankin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Meeks Ferry
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rankin had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rankin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Brandon [Rankin County]
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      • Brandon [Rankin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Meeks Ferry
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 835 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,396 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Brandon had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brandon<2>
    • Pelahatchie [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelahatchie
      • Pelahatchie [Rankin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Meeks Ferry
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 139 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,388 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pelahatchie had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelahatchie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelahatchie<2>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Mississippi

About Madison County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Madison County: www.madison-co.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 '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- Meeks Ferry) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Meeks Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5140, Longitude: -89.9395       In this case, the coordinates for Meeks Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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 Meeks Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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