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Our Genealogy Helper for Moorhead ...

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 Moorhead (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 Moorhead. 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.

Name Variations for Moorhead ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

Another variation: Moorehead.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Neighboring Counties ...

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

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals 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.

Moorhead is located in Sunflower 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 Sunflower County: Bolivar, Coahoma, Humphreys, Leflore, Tallahatchie & Washington.

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

  • Sunflower County     (The home county of Moorhead)
    • Baird [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baird
      • Baird [Sunflower County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Moorhead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baird have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baird
    • Sunflower [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunflower
      • Sunflower [Sunflower County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 960 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunflower
    • Faisonia [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Faisonia
      • Faisonia [Sunflower County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Moorhead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Faisonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faisonia
    • Inverness [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inverness
      • Inverness [Sunflower County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 852 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inverness
    • Indianola [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indianola
      • Indianola [Sunflower County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,855 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indianola
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indianola<3>
    • Roundaway [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roundaway
      • Roundaway [Sunflower County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Moorhead
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roundaway
    • Heathman [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heathman
      • Heathman [Sunflower County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Moorhead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heathman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heathman
    • Doddsville [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doddsville
      • Doddsville [Sunflower County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 72 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doddsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doddsville
    • New Town [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Town
      • New Town [Sunflower County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Moorhead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
    • Ruleville [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruleville
      • Ruleville [Sunflower County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,511 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruleville<3>
    • White City [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White City
      • White City [Sunflower County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Moorhead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White City
    • Drew [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drew
      • Drew [Sunflower County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,579 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drew
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drew<3>
    • Whitney [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitney
      • Whitney [Sunflower County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Moorhead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitney
  • Bolivar County
    • Shaw [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shaw
      • Shaw [Bolivar County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,655 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaw
    • Choctaw [Bolivar County]
    • Boyle [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyle
      • Boyle [Bolivar County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 589 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boyle<3>
    • Cleveland [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland
      • Cleveland [Bolivar County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,846 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cleveland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleveland<3>
    • Longshot [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longshot
      • Longshot [Bolivar County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Moorhead
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longshot
    • Renova [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Renova
      • Renova [Bolivar County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 761 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Renova have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Renova
    • Merigold [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merigold
      • Merigold [Bolivar County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 371 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merigold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merigold
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Merigold<3>
    • Victor [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Victor
      • Victor [Bolivar County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Moorhead
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Victor
    • Grapeland [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grapeland
      • Grapeland [Bolivar County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Moorhead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grapeland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grapeland
    • Pace [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pace
      • Pace [Bolivar County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 238 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pace
    • Benoit [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benoit
      • Benoit [Bolivar County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benoit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benoit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benoit<3>
    • Mound Bayou [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound Bayou
      • Mound Bayou [Bolivar County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,341 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound Bayou have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound Bayou
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mound Bayou<3>
    • Winstonville [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winstonville
      • Winstonville [Bolivar County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 163 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winstonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winstonville
  • Carroll County
    • Teoc [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teoc
      • Teoc [Carroll County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Moorhead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teoc have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teoc
    • Coila [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coila
      • Coila [Carroll County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Moorhead
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coila
    • Carrollton [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrollton
      • Carrollton [Carroll County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 171 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrollton<3>
    • North Carrollton [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Carrollton
      • North Carrollton [Carroll County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Carrollton
  • Hinds County
    • Delta City [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta City
      • Delta City [Hinds County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Moorhead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta City
  • Holmes County
    • Cruger [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cruger
      • Cruger [Holmes County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 330 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cruger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cruger
    • Keirn [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keirn
      • Keirn [Holmes County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Moorhead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keirn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keirn
    • Wyatt [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyatt
      • Wyatt [Holmes County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Moorhead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wyatt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyatt
    • Tchula [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tchula
      • Tchula [Holmes County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,905 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tchula
    • Gwin [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gwin
      • Gwin [Holmes County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Moorhead
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gwin
    • Mileston [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mileston
      • Mileston [Holmes County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Moorhead
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mileston
    • Ituma [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ituma
      • Ituma [Holmes County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Moorhead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ituma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ituma
    • Bee Lake [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bee Lake
      • Bee Lake [Holmes County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Moorhead
      • Bee Lake has also been known as:
      • Bee Lake Plantation
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bee Lake
    • Acona [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acona
      • Acona [Holmes County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Moorhead
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acona
    • Lexington [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
      • Lexington [Holmes County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,412 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<3>
  • Humphreys County
    • Isola [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isola
      • Isola [Humphreys County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 591 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isola
    • Jaketown [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jaketown
      • Jaketown [Humphreys County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Moorhead
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaketown
    • Belzoni [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belzoni
      • Belzoni [Humphreys County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,889 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belzoni
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belzoni<3>
    • Gooden Lake [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gooden Lake
      • Gooden Lake [Humphreys County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Moorhead
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gooden Lake
    • Silver City [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver City
      • Silver City [Humphreys County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 279 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver City
    • Louise [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louise
      • Louise [Humphreys County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 166 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louise
  • Leflore County
    • Morgan City [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgan City
      • Morgan City [Leflore County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 236 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morgan City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgan City
    • Itta Bena [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Itta Bena
      • Itta Bena [Leflore County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,795 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Itta Bena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Itta Bena<3>
    • Roebuck [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roebuck
      • Roebuck [Leflore County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Moorhead
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roebuck
    • Schlater [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schlater
      • Schlater [Leflore County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 280 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schlater
    • Sidon [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sidon
      • Sidon [Leflore County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 461 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sidon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sidon
    • Greenwood [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Leflore County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,457 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenwood<3>
    • Sunnyside [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Leflore County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Moorhead
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
    • Money [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Money
      • Money [Leflore County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Moorhead
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Money
    • Minter City [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minter City
      • Minter City [Leflore County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Moorhead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minter City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minter City
  • Sharkey County
    • Auter [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auter
      • Auter [Sharkey County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Moorhead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auter
    • Anguilla [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anguilla
      • Anguilla [Sharkey County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 596 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anguilla have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anguilla
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anguilla<3>
  • Tallahatchie County
    • Glendora [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendora
      • Glendora [Tallahatchie County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 127 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glendora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendora<3>
    • Webb [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webb
      • Webb [Tallahatchie County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 468 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webb
    • Sumner [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumner
      • Sumner [Tallahatchie County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 264 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumner
    • Tutwiler [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tutwiler
      • Tutwiler [Tallahatchie County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,401 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tutwiler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tutwiler<3>
  • Washington County
    • Leland [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leland
      • Leland [Washington County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,659 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leland<3>
    • Stoneville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoneville
      • Stoneville [Washington County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Moorhead
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoneville
    • Arcola [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcola
      • Arcola [Washington County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 315 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
    • Wilmot [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmot
      • Wilmot [Washington County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Moorhead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilmot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmot
    • Murphy [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphy
      • Murphy [Washington County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Moorhead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy
    • Willet [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willet
      • Willet [Washington County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Moorhead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willet
    • Hollandale [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollandale
      • Hollandale [Washington County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,242 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollandale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollandale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollandale<3>
    • Metcalfe [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metcalfe
      • Metcalfe [Washington County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 935 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Metcalfe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metcalfe
    • Forrest City [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forrest City
      • Forrest City [Washington County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Moorhead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forrest City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Greenville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Washington County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<3>
  • Yazoo County
    • Eden [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden [Yazoo County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Moorhead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 128 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden

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

Newspapers Published in Moorhead ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Moorhead.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Moorhead, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Moorhead.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

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

  • 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 Moorhead ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Moorhead.

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

  • Moorhead Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Moorhead Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Moorhead Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorhead Cemetery
  • Bayou Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bayou Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bayou Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayou Hill Cemetery
  • St. Pauls Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Pauls Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Pauls Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Pauls Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Moorhead.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Pauls Cemetery
  • Calvary Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Calvary Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Calvary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Calvary Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Moorhead.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary Cemetery
  • Robinson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Robinson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Robinson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Robinson Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Moorhead.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinson Cemetery
  • Rock of Ages Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rock of Ages Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rock of Ages Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rock of Ages Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Moorhead.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock of Ages Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • O'Neal Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the O'Neal Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the O'Neal Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • O'Neal Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Moorhead.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on O'Neal Cemetery
    • Little Rock Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Little Rock Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Little Rock Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Little Rock Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Moorhead.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Rock Cemetery
    • Indianola Memorial Garden
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Indianola Memorial Garden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Indianola Memorial Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Indianola Memorial Garden lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Moorhead.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indianola Memorial Garden
    • Riverside Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverside Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riverside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Riverside Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Moorhead.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside Cemetery
    • Mt. Moriah Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Moriah Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Moriah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Moriah Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Moorhead.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Moriah Cemetery
    • South Side Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the South Side Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the South Side Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • South Side Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Moorhead.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Side Cemetery
    • Mt. Home Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Home Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Home Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Home Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Moorhead.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Home Cemetery
    • Willing Worker Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Willing Worker Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Willing Worker Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Willing Worker Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Moorhead.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willing Worker Cemetery
    • Indianola City Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Indianola City Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Indianola City Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Indianola City Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Moorhead.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indianola City Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

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

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Moorhead had railroad service and no post office. In 2020, Moorhead had a population of 2,059 people.

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

  • Moorhead [Sunflower County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorhead
    • Moorhead [Sunflower County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Moorhead
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,059 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Moorhead had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorhead
  • Baird [Sunflower County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baird
    • Baird [Sunflower County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Moorhead
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Baird had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baird have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baird
  • Faisonia [Sunflower County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Faisonia
    • Faisonia [Sunflower County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Moorhead
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 82 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Faisonia had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Faisonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faisonia
  • Indianola [Sunflower County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indianola
    • Indianola [Sunflower County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Moorhead
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 249 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,855 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Indianola had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indianola
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indianola<3>
  • Sheppardtown [Leflore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheppardtown
    • Sheppardtown [Leflore County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Moorhead
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 78 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sheppardtown had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheppardtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheppardtown
  • Itta Bena [Leflore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Itta Bena
    • Itta Bena [Leflore County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Moorhead
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,795 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Itta Bena had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Itta Bena
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Itta Bena<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Runnymede [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Runnymede
      • Runnymede [Leflore County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Moorhead
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Runnymede had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Runnymede have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Runnymede
    • Heathman [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heathman
      • Heathman [Sunflower County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Moorhead
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Heathman had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heathman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heathman
    • Rixwood [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rixwood
      • Rixwood [Leflore County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Moorhead
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rixwood had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rixwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rixwood
    • Quiver [Sunflower County] - Historic
      • While Quiver was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quiver
      • Quiver [Sunflower County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Moorhead
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Quiver had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quiver have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Holly Ridge [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Ridge
      • Holly Ridge [Sunflower County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Moorhead
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Holly Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Ridge
    • Roebuck [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roebuck
      • Roebuck [Leflore County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Moorhead
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Roebuck had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roebuck
    • Fort Loring [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Loring
      • Fort Loring [Leflore County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Moorhead
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fort Loring had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Loring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Loring
    • McNutt [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McNutt
      • McNutt [Leflore County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Moorhead
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 103 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, McNutt had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McNutt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McNutt
    • Shellmound [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shellmound
      • Shellmound [Leflore County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Moorhead
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Shellmound had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shellmound have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shellmound

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Moorhead ...

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

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 Moorhead:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, no Post Office mentioned

Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Shell Oil Road Map for Mississippi (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Moorhead. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Moorhead) 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 Moorhead. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MoorheadOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moorhead. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4493, Longitude: -90.5055    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Moorhead, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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