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Our Genealogy Helper for Monterey ...

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 Monterey (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 Monterey. 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.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

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

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

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

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

Monterey is located in Rankin 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 Rankin County: Copiah, Hinds, Madison, Scott, Simpson & Smith.

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

  • Rankin County     (The home county of Monterey)
    • Florence [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Rankin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,494 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>
    • Richland [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richland
      • Richland [Rankin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,241 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richland<3>
    • Pearl [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl
      • Pearl [Rankin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,510 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearl<3>
    • Brandon [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brandon
      • Brandon [Rankin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,289 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brandon<3>
    • Flowood [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flowood
      • Flowood [Rankin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,380 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flowood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flowood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flowood<3>
    • Clear Branch [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Branch
      • Clear Branch [Rankin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Monterey
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Branch
    • Alonzo [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alonzo
      • Alonzo [Rankin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Monterey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alonzo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alonzo
    • Cato [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cato
      • Cato [Rankin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Monterey
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cato
    • Puckett [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puckett
      • Puckett [Rankin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 348 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
    • Pelahatchie [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelahatchie
      • Pelahatchie [Rankin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,382 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelahatchie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelahatchie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelahatchie<3>
    • Sand Hill [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Hill
      • Sand Hill [Rankin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Monterey
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Hill
  • Copiah County
    • Crystal Springs [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Springs
      • Crystal Springs [Copiah County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,715 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crystal Springs<3>
    • Georgetown [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Copiah County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 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
    • Hazlehurst [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazlehurst
      • Hazlehurst [Copiah County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,730 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazlehurst
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazlehurst<3>
    • Beauregard [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beauregard
      • Beauregard [Copiah County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 324 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beauregard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beauregard
    • Wesson [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wesson
      • Wesson [Copiah County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,722 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wesson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wesson<3>
  • Covington County
    • Mount Olive [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
      • Mount Olive [Covington County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 912 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
  • Hinds County
    • Choctaw Village [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Choctaw Village
      • Choctaw Village [Hinds County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Monterey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Choctaw Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Choctaw Village
    • Jackson [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
      • Jackson [Hinds County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 160,628 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jackson<3>
    • Byram [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byram
      • Byram [Hinds County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2015: 11,509 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byram
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Byram<3>
    • Terry [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terry
      • Terry [Hinds County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,227 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terry<3>
    • North Town Plaza [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Town Plaza
      • North Town Plaza [Hinds County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Monterey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Town Plaza have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Town Plaza
    • Clinton [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Hinds County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,440 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<3>
    • Raymond [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
      • Raymond [Hinds County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,115 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymond<3>
    • Bolton [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolton
      • Bolton [Hinds County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 531 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolton
    • Learned [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Learned
      • Learned [Hinds County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Learned have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Learned
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Learned<3>
    • Edwards [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edwards
      • Edwards [Hinds County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,005 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edwards
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edwards<3>
    • Utica [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Utica
      • Utica [Hinds County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 883 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Utica have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Utica
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Utica<3>
  • Lawrence County
    • New Hebron [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Hebron
      • New Hebron [Lawrence County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 421 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>
    • Silver Creek [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Creek
      • Silver Creek [Lawrence County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 198 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>
  • Leake County
    • Lena [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lena
      • Lena [Leake County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lena<3>
  • Madison County
    • Ridgeland [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeland
      • Ridgeland [Madison County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeland<3>
    • Madison [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
      • Madison [Madison County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,661 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<3>
    • Madisonville [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madisonville
      • Madisonville [Madison County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Monterey
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madisonville
    • Flora [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flora
      • Flora [Madison County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,862 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flora<3>
    • Canton [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
      • Canton [Madison County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,094 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<3>
    • Adelle [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adelle
      • Adelle [Madison County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Monterey
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adelle
    • Maris Town [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maris Town
      • Maris Town [Madison County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Monterey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maris Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maris Town
  • Scott County
    • Cooperville [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooperville
      • Cooperville [Scott County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Monterey
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooperville
    • Branch [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branch
      • Branch [Scott County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Monterey
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branch
    • Morton [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morton
      • Morton [Scott County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,527 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>
    • Hunter Town [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter Town
      • Hunter Town [Scott County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Monterey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunter Town
    • Kalem [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kalem
      • Kalem [Scott County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Monterey
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kalem
    • Forest [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
      • Forest [Scott County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,536 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>
  • Simpson County
    • Braxton [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braxton
      • Braxton [Simpson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 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
    • D'Lo [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for D'Lo
      • D'Lo [Simpson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 437 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
    • Mendenhall [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mendenhall
      • Mendenhall [Simpson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,387 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>
    • Sanatorium [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanatorium
      • Sanatorium [Simpson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Monterey
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanatorium
    • Shivers [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shivers
      • Shivers [Simpson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Monterey
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shivers
    • Magee [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magee
      • Magee [Simpson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,097 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>
  • Smith County
    • Polkville [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polkville
      • Polkville [Smith County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 821 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
    • Raleigh [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raleigh
      • Raleigh [Smith County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,411 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>
    • Mize [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mize
      • Mize [Smith County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 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>
  • Yazoo County
    • Bentonia [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bentonia
      • Bentonia [Yazoo County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bentonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bentonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bentonia<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Monterey ...

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 138 newspapers that have been published in the area around Monterey.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Monterey, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Monterey.

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 Monterey:

  • 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 Monterey ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Monterey.

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

  • Briar Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Briar Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Briar Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briar Hill Cemetery
  • New Hope Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Hope Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Hope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hope Cemetery
  • Florence Cemetery
  • Goodhope Cemetery
  • Dry Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dry Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dry Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Creek Cemetery
  • Jerusalem Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jerusalem Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jerusalem Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jerusalem Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Bethel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Cemetery
    • Greenfield Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenfield Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Greenfield Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield Cemetery
    • Richland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Richland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Richland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland Cemetery
    • Cleary Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cleary Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cleary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Old Sea Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Sea Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Sea Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wesleyanna Cemetery
    • Mt. Elam Cemetery
    • Morning Star Cemetery
    • Sandhill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sandhill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sandhill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

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

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Monterey had a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Monterey [Rankin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monterey
    • Monterey [Rankin County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Monterey
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Monterey had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monterey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monterey
  • Thomasville [Rankin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomasville
    • Thomasville [Rankin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Monterey
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Thomasville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomasville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Pearson [Rankin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearson
    • Pearson [Rankin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Monterey
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pearson had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Greenfield [Rankin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
    • Greenfield [Rankin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Monterey
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Greenfield had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • King [Rankin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King
    • King [Rankin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Monterey
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, King had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Brandon [Rankin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brandon
    • Brandon [Rankin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Monterey
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 835 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,289 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Brandon had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brandon<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Whites [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whites
      • Whites [Rankin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Monterey
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Whites had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whites have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Dobson [Rankin County] - Historic
      • While Dobson was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dobson
      • Dobson [Rankin County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Monterey
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Dobson had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dobson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jackson [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
      • Jackson [Hinds County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Monterey
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 5,920 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 160,628 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Jackson had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jackson<3>
    • Braxton [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braxton
      • Braxton [Simpson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 179 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Braxton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Braxton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rankin [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rankin
      • Rankin [Rankin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Monterey
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Terry [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terry
      • Terry [Hinds County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Monterey
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 325 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,227 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Terry had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terry<3>
    • Cato [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cato
      • Cato [Rankin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Monterey
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 157 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cato had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cato
    • Van Winkle [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Van Winkle
      • Van Winkle [Hinds County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Monterey
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Van Winkle had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Van Winkle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pearl [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl
      • Pearl [Simpson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Monterey
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pearl had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Monterey ...

While our initial data about Monterey came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Monterey in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Monterey.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Monterey:
Services available at that time (1895): no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Rankin County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Rankin County: www.rankincounty.org/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Monterey) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monterey. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1849, Longitude: -90.0809       In this case, the coordinates for Monterey 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>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.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Monterey, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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