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Our Genealogy Helper for Merry Hell ...

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 Merry Hell (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 Merry Hell. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Merry Hell is located in Simpson 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 Simpson County: Copiah, Covington, Hinds, Jefferson Davis, Lawrence, Rankin & Smith.

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

  • Simpson County     (The home county of Merry Hell)
    • Coats [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coats
      • Coats [Simpson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Merry Hell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coats
    • Magee [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magee
      • Magee [Simpson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Merry Hell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,094 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magee<3>
    • Sanatorium [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanatorium
      • Sanatorium [Simpson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Merry Hell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanatorium
    • Mendenhall [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mendenhall
      • Mendenhall [Simpson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Merry Hell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,393 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mendenhall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mendenhall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mendenhall<3>
    • D'Lo [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for D'Lo
      • D'Lo [Simpson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Merry Hell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 442 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for D'Lo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on D'Lo
    • Shivers [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shivers
      • Shivers [Simpson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Merry Hell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shivers
    • Braxton [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braxton
      • Braxton [Simpson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Merry Hell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Braxton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braxton
  • Copiah County
    • Georgetown [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Copiah County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Merry Hell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 268 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
  • Covington County
    • Mount Olive [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
      • Mount Olive [Covington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Merry Hell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 896 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Olive have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
    • Arbo [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arbo
      • Arbo [Covington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Merry Hell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arbo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arbo
    • Collins [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collins
      • Collins [Covington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Merry Hell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,417 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collins<3>
    • Hot Coffee [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Coffee
      • Hot Coffee [Covington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Merry Hell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hot Coffee
    • Kola [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kola
      • Kola [Covington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Merry Hell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kola
    • Seminary [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seminary
      • Seminary [Covington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Merry Hell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 284 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seminary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seminary
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seminary<3>
    • Lux [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lux
      • Lux [Covington County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Merry Hell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lux
  • Forrest County
    • Hattiesburg [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hattiesburg
      • Hattiesburg [Forrest County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Merry Hell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,806 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hattiesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hattiesburg<3>
    • Petal [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petal
      • Petal [Forrest County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Merry Hell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,692 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petal<3>
  • Jasper County
    • Stringer [Jasper County]
    • Bay Springs [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay Springs
      • Bay Springs [Jasper County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Merry Hell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,650 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bay Springs<3>
    • Hamlet [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamlet
      • Hamlet [Jasper County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Merry Hell
    • Stevens [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stevens
      • Stevens [Jasper County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Merry Hell
    • Moss [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moss
      • Moss [Jasper County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Merry Hell
      • Moss has also been known as:
      • Mossville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moss
    • Lake Como [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Como
      • Lake Como [Jasper County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Merry Hell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Como
    • Louin [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louin
      • Louin [Jasper County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Merry Hell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 262 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louin
    • Acme [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
      • Acme [Jasper County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Merry Hell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acme have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Vernon [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernon
      • Vernon [Jasper County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Merry Hell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Turnerville [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turnerville
      • Turnerville [Jasper County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Merry Hell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnerville
    • Montrose [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Jasper County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Merry Hell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 137 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
    • Heidelberg [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heidelberg
      • Heidelberg [Jasper County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Merry Hell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 651 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heidelberg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heidelberg<3>
  • Jefferson Davis County
    • Prentiss [Jefferson Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prentiss
      • Prentiss [Jefferson Davis County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Merry Hell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 925 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prentiss have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prentiss
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prentiss<3>
    • Bassfield [Jefferson Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bassfield
      • Bassfield [Jefferson Davis County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Merry Hell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 206 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bassfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bassfield
  • Jones County
    • Amy [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amy
      • Amy [Jones County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Merry Hell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amy
    • Soso [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soso
      • Soso [Jones County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Merry Hell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 396 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soso
    • Ellisville [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellisville
      • Ellisville [Jones County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Merry Hell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,551 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellisville<3>
    • Laurel [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
      • Laurel [Jones County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Merry Hell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,197 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel<3>
    • Sandersville [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandersville
      • Sandersville [Jones County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Merry Hell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 721 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandersville
  • Lamar County
    • Sumrall [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumrall
      • Sumrall [Lamar County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Merry Hell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,926 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumrall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumrall<3>
  • Lawrence County
    • New Hebron [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Hebron
      • New Hebron [Lawrence County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Merry Hell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 413 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hebron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Hebron<3>
    • Grange [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grange
      • Grange [Lawrence County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Merry Hell
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Grange. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Silver Creek [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Creek
      • Silver Creek [Lawrence County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Merry Hell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 197 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silver Creek<3>
    • Arm [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arm
      • Arm [Lawrence County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Merry Hell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arm
    • Rosella [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosella
      • Rosella [Lawrence County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Merry Hell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosella
    • Monticello [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello
      • Monticello [Lawrence County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Merry Hell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,447 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monticello have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monticello<3>
  • Marion County
    • Columbia [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia [Marion County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Merry Hell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,850 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<3>
  • Rankin County
    • Puckett [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puckett
      • Puckett [Rankin County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Merry Hell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 346 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Puckett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puckett
    • Cato [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cato
      • Cato [Rankin County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Merry Hell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cato
    • Pelahatchie [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelahatchie
      • Pelahatchie [Rankin County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Merry Hell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,388 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelahatchie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelahatchie<3>
    • Florence [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Rankin County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Merry Hell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,531 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<3>
    • Brandon [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brandon
      • Brandon [Rankin County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Merry Hell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,396 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brandon<3>
    • Richland [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richland
      • Richland [Rankin County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Merry Hell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,270 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richland<3>
  • Scott County
    • Cooperville [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooperville
      • Cooperville [Scott County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Merry Hell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooperville
    • Morton [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morton
      • Morton [Scott County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Merry Hell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,522 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morton<3>
    • Forest [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
      • Forest [Scott County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Merry Hell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,483 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest<3>
  • Smith County
    • Mize [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mize
      • Mize [Smith County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Merry Hell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 323 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mize have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mize
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mize<3>
    • Taylorsville [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
      • Taylorsville [Smith County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Merry Hell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,241 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<3>
    • Raleigh [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raleigh
      • Raleigh [Smith County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Merry Hell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,390 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raleigh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raleigh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raleigh<3>
    • Sylvarena [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvarena
      • Sylvarena [Smith County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Merry Hell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 106 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvarena
    • Polkville [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polkville
      • Polkville [Smith County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Merry Hell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 819 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polkville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polkville

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

Newspapers Published in Merry Hell ...

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 18 newspapers that have been published in the area around Merry Hell.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Merry Hell, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Merry Hell.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

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

  • 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 Merry Hell ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Merry Hell.

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

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.<6>

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

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

  • Mount Olive [Covington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
    • Mount Olive [Covington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Merry Hell
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 896 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mount Olive had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Olive have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
  • Jaynesville [Simpson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jaynesville
    • Jaynesville [Simpson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Merry Hell
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Jaynesville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jaynesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaynesville
  • Magee [Simpson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magee
    • Magee [Simpson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Merry Hell
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,094 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Magee had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magee<3>
  • Mize [Smith County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mize
    • Mize [Smith County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Merry Hell
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 323 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mize had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mize have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mize
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mize<3>
  • Bunker Hill [Smith County]
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    • Bunker Hill [Smith County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Merry Hell
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bunker Hill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bunker Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Ora [Covington County]
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    • Ora [Covington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Merry Hell
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ora had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Williamsburg [Covington County]
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      • Williamsburg [Covington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Merry Hell
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 124 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Williamsburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Taylorsville [Smith County]
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      • Taylorsville [Smith County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Merry Hell
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,241 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Taylorsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bezer [Smith County]
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      • Bezer [Smith County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Merry Hell
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 10 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bezer had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bezer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Westville [Simpson County]
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      • Westville [Simpson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Merry Hell
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Westville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Moscos [Covington County]
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      • Moscos [Covington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Merry Hell
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Moscos had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moscos have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Everett [Simpson County]
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      • Everett [Simpson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Merry Hell
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Everett had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Everett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Raleigh [Smith County]
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      • Raleigh [Smith County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Merry Hell
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,390 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Raleigh had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raleigh 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 Raleigh<3>
    • D'Lo [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for D'Lo
      • D'Lo [Simpson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Merry Hell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 442 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, D'Lo had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for D'Lo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Gitano [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gitano
      • Gitano [Jones County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Merry Hell
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gitano had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gitano have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Merry Hell. See our List of 1890's Communities around Merry Hell.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Mississippi

About Simpson County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Merry Hell) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Merry Hell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8066, Longitude: -89.6626       In this case, the coordinates for Merry Hell have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>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 Merry Hell, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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