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Our Genealogy Helper for Meeks ...

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 (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. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

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

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

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

Meeks is located in Holmes 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 Holmes County: Attala, Carroll, Humphreys, Leflore, Madison & Yazoo.

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

  • Holmes County     (The home county of Meeks)
    • Cruger [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cruger
      • Cruger [Holmes County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Meeks
      • 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Meeks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,905 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tchula
    • Gwin [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gwin
      • Gwin [Holmes County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Meeks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gwin
    • Acona [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acona
      • Acona [Holmes County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Meeks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acona
    • Jones Crossing [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Crossing
      • Jones Crossing [Holmes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Meeks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Crossing
    • Mileston [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mileston
      • Mileston [Holmes County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Meeks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mileston
    • Lexington [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
      • Lexington [Holmes County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Meeks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,412 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<3>
    • Bee Lake [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bee Lake
      • Bee Lake [Holmes County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Meeks
      • Bee Lake has also been known as:
      • Bee Lake Plantation
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bee Lake
    • West [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West
      • West [Holmes County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Meeks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 144 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West<3>
    • Durant [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durant
      • Durant [Holmes County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Meeks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,198 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durant<3>
    • Richland [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richland
      • Richland [Holmes County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Meeks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland
    • Goodman [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodman
      • Goodman [Holmes County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Meeks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,152 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodman<3>
  • Attala County
    • Possumneck [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Possumneck
      • Possumneck [Attala County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Meeks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Possumneck
    • Sallis [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sallis
      • Sallis [Attala County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Meeks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 128 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sallis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sallis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sallis<3>
    • Kosciusko [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kosciusko
      • Kosciusko [Attala County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Meeks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,615 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kosciusko have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kosciusko
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kosciusko<3>
  • Bolivar County
    • Shaw [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shaw
      • Shaw [Bolivar County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Meeks
      • 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
    • Choctaw [Bolivar County]
  • Carroll County
    • Coila [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coila
      • Coila [Carroll County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Meeks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coila
    • Carrollton [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrollton
      • Carrollton [Carroll County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Meeks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 171 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrollton<3>
    • North Carrollton [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Carrollton
      • North Carrollton [Carroll County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Meeks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Carrollton
    • Vaiden [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vaiden
      • Vaiden [Carroll County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Meeks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 931 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vaiden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaiden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vaiden<3>
    • Jefferson [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
      • Jefferson [Carroll County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Meeks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
  • Grenada County
    • Grenada [Grenada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grenada
      • Grenada [Grenada County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Meeks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,105 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grenada
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grenada<3>
  • Humphreys County
    • Jaketown [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jaketown
      • Jaketown [Humphreys County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Meeks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaketown
    • Belzoni [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belzoni
      • Belzoni [Humphreys County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Meeks
      • 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 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Meeks
      • 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
    • Isola [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isola
      • Isola [Humphreys County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Meeks
      • 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 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Meeks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gooden Lake
    • Louise [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louise
      • Louise [Humphreys County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Meeks
      • 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
  • Leflore County
    • Sidon [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sidon
      • Sidon [Leflore County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Meeks
      • 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
    • Roebuck [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roebuck
      • Roebuck [Leflore County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Meeks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roebuck
    • Morgan City [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgan City
      • Morgan City [Leflore County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Meeks
      • 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
    • Greenwood [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Leflore County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Meeks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,457 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenwood<3>
    • Itta Bena [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Itta Bena
      • Itta Bena [Leflore County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Meeks
      • 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>
    • Money [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Money
      • Money [Leflore County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Meeks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Money
    • Schlater [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schlater
      • Schlater [Leflore County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Meeks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 280 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schlater
    • Sunnyside [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Leflore County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Meeks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
  • Montgomery County
    • Winona [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winona
      • Winona [Montgomery County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Meeks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,830 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winona<3>
    • Duck Hill [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duck Hill
      • Duck Hill [Montgomery County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Meeks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,760 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duck Hill
    • Kilmichael [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kilmichael
      • Kilmichael [Montgomery County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Meeks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 538 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kilmichael
  • Sunflower County
    • Moorhead [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorhead
      • Moorhead [Sunflower County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Meeks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,059 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorhead
    • Inverness [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inverness
      • Inverness [Sunflower County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Meeks
      • 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
    • Sunflower [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunflower
      • Sunflower [Sunflower County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Meeks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 960 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunflower
    • Indianola [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indianola
      • Indianola [Sunflower County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Meeks
      • 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 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Meeks
      • 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
    • Doddsville [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doddsville
      • Doddsville [Sunflower County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Meeks
      • 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 northwest of Meeks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,511 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 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Meeks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,579 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drew
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drew<3>
  • Tallahatchie County
    • Glendora [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendora
      • Glendora [Tallahatchie County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Meeks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 127 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glendora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendora<3>
  • Washington County
    • Arcola [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcola
      • Arcola [Washington County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Meeks
      • 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
    • Hollandale [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollandale
      • Hollandale [Washington County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Meeks
      • 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>
  • Yazoo County
    • Eden [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden [Yazoo County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Meeks
      • 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 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Meeks
      • 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>

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

Newspapers Published in Meeks ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Meeks.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Meeks, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Meeks.

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 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:

  • 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 ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Meeks.

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

  • Pinchback Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pinchback Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pinchback Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinchback Cemetery
  • Valley View Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Valley View Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Valley View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley View Cemetery
  • Lennard Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lennard Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lennard Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lennard Cemetery
  • New Zion Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Zion Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Zion Cemetery
  • Holly Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holly Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holly Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Grove Cemetery
  • Harmony Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Harmony Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Harmony Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Albino Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Albino Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Albino Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Albino Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Meeks.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albino Cemetery
    • Calvary Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Calvary Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Calvary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Calvary Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Meeks.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary Cemetery
    • Mt. Olive Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Olive Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Olive Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Olive Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Meeks.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Olive Cemetery
    • Hines Memorial Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hines Memorial Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hines Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hines Memorial Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Meeks.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hines Memorial Cemetery
    • Mt. Pera Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Pera Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Pera Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Pera Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Meeks.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Pera Cemetery
    • Rose Bank Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rose Bank Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rose Bank Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rose Bank Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Meeks.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Bank Cemetery
    • Cunliff Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cunliff Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cunliff Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cunliff Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Meeks.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cunliff Cemetery
    • Broughman Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Broughman Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Broughman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Broughman Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Meeks.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broughman Cemetery
    • Wanlaw Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wanlaw Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wanlaw Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wanlaw Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Meeks.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wanlaw Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

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

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

  • Keirn [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keirn
    • Keirn [Holmes County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Meeks
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Keirn had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keirn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keirn
  • Cruger [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cruger
    • Cruger [Holmes County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Meeks
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 330 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cruger had a post office and railroad service
    • 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
  • Ituma [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ituma
    • Ituma [Holmes County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Meeks
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ituma had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ituma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ituma
  • Sidon [Leflore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sidon
    • Sidon [Leflore County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Meeks
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 119 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 461 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sidon had a post office and railroad service
    • 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
  • Tchula [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tchula
    • Tchula [Holmes County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Meeks
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 600 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,905 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tchula had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tchula
  • Sheppardtown [Leflore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheppardtown
    • Sheppardtown [Leflore County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Meeks
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 78 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sheppardtown had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheppardtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheppardtown
  • Continue List ...
    • Roebuck [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roebuck
      • Roebuck [Leflore County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Meeks
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Roebuck had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roebuck
    • Acona [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acona
      • Acona [Holmes County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Meeks
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Acona had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acona
    • Rising Sun [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rising Sun
      • Rising Sun [Leflore County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Meeks
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 72 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rising Sun had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rising Sun have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rising Sun
    • Howard [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howard
      • Howard [Holmes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Meeks
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Howard had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howard
    • Marcella [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marcella
      • Marcella [Holmes County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Meeks
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Marcella had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marcella have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marcella
    • Mileston [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mileston
      • Mileston [Holmes County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Meeks
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mileston had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mileston
    • Fort Loring [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Loring
      • Fort Loring [Leflore County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Meeks
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fort Loring had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Loring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Loring
    • Good Hope [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Hope
      • Good Hope [Holmes County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Meeks
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Good Hope had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good Hope
    • Lexington [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
      • Lexington [Holmes County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Meeks
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,075 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,412 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lexington had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<3>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Holmes County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Meeks. 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 from Point A (ie- Meeks) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Meeks. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2996, Longitude: -90.1893       In this case, the coordinates for Meeks 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 Meeks, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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