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Our Genealogy Helper for Morgantown ...

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 Morgantown (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 Morgantown. 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/Parishes ...

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

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most 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/parishes 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/parishes, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

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

Morgantown is located in Marion 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 Marion County: Washington (LA), Jefferson, Lamar, Lawrence, Pearl River & Walthall.

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

  • Marion County     (The home county of Morgantown)
    • Columbia [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia [Marion County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Morgantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,837 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<2>
    • Kokomo [Marion County]
    • Pinebur [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinebur
      • Pinebur [Marion County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Morgantown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinebur
  • Copiah County
    • Wesson [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wesson
      • Wesson [Copiah County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Morgantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,722 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wesson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wesson<2>
    • Beauregard [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beauregard
      • Beauregard [Copiah County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Morgantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 324 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beauregard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beauregard
  • Covington County
    • Collins [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collins
      • Collins [Covington County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Morgantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,425 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collins have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collins<2>
    • Seminary [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seminary
      • Seminary [Covington County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Morgantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 284 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seminary have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seminary
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seminary<2>
    • Mount Olive [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
      • Mount Olive [Covington County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Morgantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 912 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Olive have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
  • Forrest County
    • Hattiesburg [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hattiesburg
      • Hattiesburg [Forrest County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Morgantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 45,863 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hattiesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hattiesburg<2>
    • Petal [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petal
      • Petal [Forrest County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Morgantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,632 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petal<2>
  • Jefferson Davis County
    • Bassfield [Jefferson Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bassfield
      • Bassfield [Jefferson Davis County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Morgantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 212 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bassfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bassfield
    • Prentiss [Jefferson Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prentiss
      • Prentiss [Jefferson Davis County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Morgantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 933 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prentiss have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prentiss
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prentiss<2>
  • Lamar County
    • Sumrall [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumrall
      • Sumrall [Lamar County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Morgantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,867 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumrall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumrall<2>
    • Purvis [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purvis
      • Purvis [Lamar County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Morgantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,392 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Purvis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purvis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Purvis<2>
    • Lumberton [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumberton
      • Lumberton [Lamar County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Morgantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,218 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumberton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumberton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lumberton<2>
  • Lawrence County
    • Arm [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arm
      • Arm [Lawrence County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Morgantown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arm
    • Silver Creek [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Creek
      • Silver Creek [Lawrence County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Morgantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 198 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silver Creek<2>
    • Monticello [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello
      • Monticello [Lawrence County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Morgantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,472 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monticello have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monticello<2>
    • Rosella [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosella
      • Rosella [Lawrence County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Morgantown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosella
    • Grange [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grange
      • Grange [Lawrence County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Morgantown
      • 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 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Morgantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 421 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hebron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Hebron<2>
  • Lincoln County
    • Brookhaven [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookhaven
      • Brookhaven [Lincoln County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Morgantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,947 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookhaven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookhaven<2>
  • Pearl River County
    • Poplarville [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplarville
      • Poplarville [Pearl River County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Morgantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,899 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplarville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplarville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poplarville<2>
  • Pike County
    • Holmesville [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holmesville
      • Holmesville [Pike County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Morgantown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holmesville
    • Bacots [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bacots
      • Bacots [Pike County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Morgantown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bacots
    • McComb [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McComb
      • McComb [Pike County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Morgantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,013 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McComb
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McComb<2>
    • Summit [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit
      • Summit [Pike County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Morgantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,570 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summit<2>
    • Magnolia [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Pike County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Morgantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,212 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magnolia<2>
    • Osyka [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osyka
      • Osyka [Pike County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Morgantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 411 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osyka have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osyka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Osyka<2>
  • Simpson County
    • Magee [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magee
      • Magee [Simpson County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Morgantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,097 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magee<2>
  • Walthall County
    • Sartinville [Walthall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sartinville
      • Sartinville [Walthall County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Morgantown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sartinville
    • Tylertown [Walthall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tylertown
      • Tylertown [Walthall County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Morgantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,428 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tylertown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tylertown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tylertown<2>
  • Washington Parish (LA)
    • Angie [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Angie
      • Angie [Washington Parish] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Morgantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 249 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Angie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Angie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Angie<2>
    • Pine [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine
      • Pine [Washington Parish] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Morgantown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine
    • Varnado [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Varnado
      • Varnado [Washington Parish] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Morgantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 335 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Varnado have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Varnado
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Varnado<2>
    • Mount Hermon [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hermon
      • Mount Hermon [Washington Parish] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Morgantown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hermon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hermon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hermon<2>
    • Franklinton [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklinton
      • Franklinton [Washington Parish] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Morgantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,745 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklinton<2>
    • Bogalusa [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bogalusa
      • Bogalusa [Washington Parish] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Morgantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,504 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bogalusa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bogalusa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bogalusa<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Morgantown ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Morgantown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Morgantown, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Morgantown.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 Morgantown:

  • 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 Louisiana
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Morgantown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Morgantown.

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

  • Morgantown Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Morgantown Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Morgantown Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown Cemetery
  • Oak Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove Cemetery
  • Richland Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Richland Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Richland Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland Creek Cemetery
  • Cedar Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cedar Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cedar Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove Cemetery
  • Expose Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Expose Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Expose Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Expose Cemetery
  • Holly Springs Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holly Springs Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holly Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Springs Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Mt. Sinai Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Sinai Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Sinai Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Sinai Cemetery
    • Smith Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Smith Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Smith Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Rock Cemetery
    • Pope Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pope Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pope Cemetery
    • Harmony Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Harmony Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Harmony Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony Cemetery
    • Emmanuel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Emmanuel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Emmanuel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmanuel Cemetery
    • Pleasant Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pleasant Hill Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Morgantown.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill Cemetery
    • Foxworth Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Foxworth Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Foxworth Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Foxworth Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Morgantown.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foxworth Cemetery
    • Hayes Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hayes Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hayes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hayes Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Morgantown.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayes 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.<5>

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

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

  • Goss [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goss
    • Goss [Marion County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Morgantown
    • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goss
  • Columbia [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
    • Columbia [Marion County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Morgantown
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 178 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,837 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Columbia had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<2>
  • Oak Vale [Jefferson Davis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Vale
    • Oak Vale [Jefferson Davis County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Morgantown
    • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Vale
  • Tilton [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tilton
    • Tilton [Lawrence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Morgantown
    • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tilton
  • Pickwick [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickwick
    • Pickwick [Marion County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Morgantown
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pickwick had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickwick have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickwick
  • Spring Cottage [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Cottage
    • Spring Cottage [Marion County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Morgantown
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Spring Cottage had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Cottage have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Cottage
  • Continue List ...
    • Silver Creek [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Creek
      • Silver Creek [Lawrence County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Morgantown
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silver Creek<2>
    • Monticello [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello
      • Monticello [Lawrence County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Morgantown
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monticello<2>
    • Topisaw [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Topisaw
      • Topisaw [Pike County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Morgantown
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 46 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Topisaw had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Topisaw have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Topisaw
    • Hooker [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hooker
      • Hooker [Lawrence County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Morgantown
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hooker
    • Holmesville [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holmesville
      • Holmesville [Pike County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Morgantown
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 112 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Holmesville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holmesville
    • Ruth [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruth
      • Ruth [Lincoln County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Morgantown
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruth
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Morgantown
      • 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>
    • Fair River [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fair River
      • Fair River [Lincoln County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Morgantown
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fair River
    • Williamsburg [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsburg
      • Williamsburg [Covington County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Morgantown
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 124 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Williamsburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsburg

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Morgantown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morgantown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3124, Longitude: -89.9159       In this case, the coordinates for Morgantown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<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>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 Morgantown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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