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Our Genealogy Helper for Monticello ...

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 Monticello (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 Monticello. 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 northwest 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 north.

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

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

Monticello is located in Lawrence County and is the County Seat.

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 Lawrence County: Copiah, Jefferson Davis, Lincoln, Marion, Simpson & Walthall.

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

  • Lawrence County     (The home county of Monticello)
    • Rosella [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosella
      • Rosella [Lawrence County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Monticello
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosella
    • Arm [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arm
      • Arm [Lawrence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Monticello
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arm
    • Silver Creek [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Creek
      • Silver Creek [Lawrence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Monticello
      • 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>
    • Grange [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grange
      • Grange [Lawrence County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Monticello
      • 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>
    • New Hebron [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Hebron
      • New Hebron [Lawrence County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Monticello
      • 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>
  • Copiah County
    • Beauregard [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beauregard
      • Beauregard [Copiah County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Monticello
      • 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 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Monticello
      • 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>
    • Georgetown [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Copiah County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Monticello
      • 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 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Monticello
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,730 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazlehurst
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazlehurst<3>
    • Crystal Springs [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Springs
      • Crystal Springs [Copiah County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Monticello
      • 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>
  • Covington County
    • Arbo [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arbo
      • Arbo [Covington County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Monticello
      • 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
    • Mount Olive [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
      • Mount Olive [Covington County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Monticello
      • 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
    • Collins [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collins
      • Collins [Covington County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Monticello
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,425 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>
    • Seminary [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seminary
      • Seminary [Covington County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Monticello
      • Estimated population in 2019: 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>
  • Hinds County
    • Terry [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terry
      • Terry [Hinds County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Monticello
      • 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>
  • Jefferson Davis County
    • Prentiss [Jefferson Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prentiss
      • Prentiss [Jefferson Davis County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Monticello
      • Estimated population in 2019: 933 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 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Monticello
      • Estimated population in 2019: 212 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
  • Lamar County
    • Sumrall [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumrall
      • Sumrall [Lamar County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Monticello
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,867 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumrall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumrall<3>
  • Lincoln County
    • Brookhaven [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookhaven
      • Brookhaven [Lincoln County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Monticello
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,947 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookhaven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookhaven<3>
    • New Sight [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Sight
      • New Sight [Lincoln County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Monticello
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Sight
    • Cobbs [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cobbs
      • Cobbs [Lincoln County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Monticello
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cobbs
  • Marion County
    • Kokomo [Marion County]
    • Columbia [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia [Marion County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Monticello
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,837 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<3>
  • Pike County
    • Holmesville [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holmesville
      • Holmesville [Pike County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Monticello
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holmesville
    • Summit [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit
      • Summit [Pike County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Monticello
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,570 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summit<3>
    • Bacots [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bacots
      • Bacots [Pike County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Monticello
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bacots
    • McComb [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McComb
      • McComb [Pike County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Monticello
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,013 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McComb
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McComb<3>
    • Bear Town [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Town
      • Bear Town [Pike County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Monticello
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Town
    • Magnolia [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Pike County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Monticello
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,212 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magnolia<3>
  • Simpson County
    • Shivers [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shivers
      • Shivers [Simpson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Monticello
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shivers
    • Magee [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magee
      • Magee [Simpson County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Monticello
      • 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>
    • Mendenhall [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mendenhall
      • Mendenhall [Simpson County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Monticello
      • 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>
    • D'Lo [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for D'Lo
      • D'Lo [Simpson County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Monticello
      • 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
    • Braxton [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braxton
      • Braxton [Simpson County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Monticello
      • 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
  • Smith County
    • Mize [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mize
      • Mize [Smith County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Monticello
      • 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>
  • Walthall County
    • Sartinville [Walthall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sartinville
      • Sartinville [Walthall County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Monticello
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sartinville
    • Tylertown [Walthall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tylertown
      • Tylertown [Walthall County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Monticello
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,428 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tylertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tylertown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tylertown<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Monticello ...

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 67 newspapers that have been published in the area around Monticello.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Monticello. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Monticello and those printed in the larger area surrounding Monticello.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 28 miles [45.1 km] of Monticello.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

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

  • 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 Monticello ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Monticello.

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

  • Wilson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wilson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wilson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson Cemetery
  • Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Armstrong Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Armstrong Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Armstrong Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Armstrong Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Monticello.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Armstrong Cemetery
  • Pleasant Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pleasant Grove Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Monticello.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove Cemetery
  • Shady Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shady Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shady Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Shady Grove Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Monticello.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove Cemetery
  • Armstrong Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Armstrong Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Armstrong Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Armstrong Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Monticello.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Armstrong Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Stephens Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stephens Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stephens Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Stephens Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Monticello.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stephens Cemetery
    • Scarber Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Scarber Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Scarber Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Scarber Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Monticello.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scarber Cemetery
    • Bozeman Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bozeman Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bozeman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bozeman Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Monticello.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bozeman Cemetery
    • Oatis Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oatis Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oatis Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Oatis Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Monticello.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oatis Cemetery
    • Lucas Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lucas Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lucas Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lucas Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Monticello.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucas Cemetery
    • Fair Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fair Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fair Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fair Hill Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Monticello.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fair Hill Cemetery
    • Hepzibah Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hepzibah Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hepzibah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hepzibah Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Monticello.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hepzibah Cemetery
    • Bourne Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bourne Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bourne Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bourne Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Monticello.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bourne Cemetery
    • Taylor Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Taylor Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Taylor Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Taylor Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Monticello.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor 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.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Monticello had a population of 1,255 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2019, Monticello had a population of 1,472 people.

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

  • Monticello [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello
    • Monticello [Lawrence County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Monticello
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,255 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,472 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Monticello had a post office and no railroad service
    • 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>
  • Hooker [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hooker
    • Hooker [Lawrence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Monticello
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hooker had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hooker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hooker
  • Silver Creek [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Creek
    • Silver Creek [Lawrence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Monticello
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 198 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Silver Creek had a post office and no railroad service
    • 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>
  • Fair River [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fair River
    • Fair River [Lincoln County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Monticello
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 170 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fair River had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fair River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fair River
  • Tilton [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tilton
    • Tilton [Lawrence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Monticello
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tilton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tilton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tilton
  • Tryus [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tryus
    • Tryus [Lawrence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Monticello
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tryus had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tryus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tryus
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    • Oak Vale [Jefferson Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Vale
      • Oak Vale [Jefferson Davis County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Monticello
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Oak Vale had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Vale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Vale
    • Grange [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • While Grange was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grange
      • Grange [Lawrence County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Monticello
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Grange had a post office and no railroad service
      • 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>
    • Wellman [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellman
      • Wellman [Lincoln County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Monticello
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wellman had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wellman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellman
    • Ruth [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruth
      • Ruth [Lincoln County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Monticello
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ruth had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruth
    • Rockport [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockport
      • Rockport [Copiah County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Monticello
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rockport had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
    • Shivers [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shivers
      • Shivers [Simpson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Monticello
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shivers had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shivers
    • Montgomery [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
      • Montgomery [Lincoln County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Monticello
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 19 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montgomery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
    • Goss [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goss
      • Goss [Marion County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Monticello
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Goss had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goss have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goss
    • Ashley [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashley
      • Ashley [Copiah County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Monticello
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ashley had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashley

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Monticello ...

While our initial data about Monticello came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Monticello 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 Monticello.

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 Monticello:
Services available at that time (1895): no Railroad mentioned

We have found Monticello in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Monticello for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Mississippi

About Lawrence County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Monticello. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Monticello) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Monticello. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Monticello

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monticello. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5525, Longitude: -90.1145       In this case, the coordinates for Monticello 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 Monticello, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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