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Our Genealogy Helper for Morris ...

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 Morris (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 Morris. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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

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

Morris is located in Jefferson Davis 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 Jefferson Davis County: Covington, Lamar, Lawrence, Marion & Simpson.

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

  • Jefferson Davis County     (The home county of Morris)
    • Bassfield [Jefferson Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bassfield
      • Bassfield [Jefferson Davis County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Morris
      • 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
    • Prentiss [Jefferson Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prentiss
      • Prentiss [Jefferson Davis County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Morris
      • 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>
  • Copiah County
    • Georgetown [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Copiah County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Morris
      • 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
  • Covington County
    • Seminary [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seminary
      • Seminary [Covington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Morris
      • 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>
    • Collins [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collins
      • Collins [Covington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Morris
      • 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>
    • Kola [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kola
      • Kola [Covington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Morris
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kola
    • Lux [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lux
      • Lux [Covington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Morris
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lux
    • Arbo [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arbo
      • Arbo [Covington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Morris
      • 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 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Morris
      • 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
    • Hot Coffee [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Coffee
      • Hot Coffee [Covington County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Morris
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hot Coffee
  • Forrest County
    • Hattiesburg [Forrest County]
    • Petal [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petal
      • Petal [Forrest County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Morris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,632 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petal<3>
  • Jasper County
  • Jones County
    • Ellisville [Jones County]
    • Soso [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soso
      • Soso [Jones County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Morris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 394 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soso
    • Laurel [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
      • Laurel [Jones County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Morris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,338 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel<3>
  • Lamar County
    • Sumrall [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumrall
      • Sumrall [Lamar County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Morris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,867 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumrall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumrall<3>
    • West Hattiesburg [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Hattiesburg
      • West Hattiesburg [Lamar County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Morris
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Hattiesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Hattiesburg
    • Purvis [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purvis
      • Purvis [Lamar County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Morris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,392 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Purvis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purvis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Purvis<3>
    • Lumberton [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumberton
      • Lumberton [Lamar County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Morris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,218 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumberton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumberton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lumberton<3>
  • Lawrence County
    • Arm [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arm
      • Arm [Lawrence County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Morris
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arm
    • Silver Creek [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Creek
      • Silver Creek [Lawrence County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Morris
      • 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 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Morris
      • 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 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Morris
      • 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>
    • Monticello [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello
      • Monticello [Lawrence County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Morris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,472 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monticello have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monticello<3>
    • Rosella [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosella
      • Rosella [Lawrence County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Morris
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosella
  • Marion County
    • Columbia [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia [Marion County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Morris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,837 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<3>
    • Pinebur [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinebur
      • Pinebur [Marion County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Morris
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinebur
    • Kokomo [Marion County]
  • Simpson County
    • Coats [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coats
      • Coats [Simpson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Morris
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coats
    • Magee [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magee
      • Magee [Simpson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Morris
      • 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>
    • Sanatorium [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanatorium
      • Sanatorium [Simpson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Morris
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanatorium
    • Shivers [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shivers
      • Shivers [Simpson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Morris
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shivers
    • Mendenhall [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mendenhall
      • Mendenhall [Simpson County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Morris
      • 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 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Morris
      • 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
  • Smith County
    • Mize [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mize
      • Mize [Smith County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Morris
      • 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>
    • Taylorsville [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
      • Taylorsville [Smith County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Morris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,245 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<3>
    • Raleigh [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raleigh
      • Raleigh [Smith County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Morris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,411 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raleigh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raleigh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raleigh<3>
  • Walthall County
    • Sartinville [Walthall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sartinville
      • Sartinville [Walthall County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Morris
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sartinville
    • Tylertown [Walthall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tylertown
      • Tylertown [Walthall County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Morris
      • 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>
  • Washington Parish (LA)
    • Angie [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Angie
      • Angie [Washington Parish] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Morris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 249 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Angie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Angie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Angie<3>
    • Varnado [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Varnado
      • Varnado [Washington Parish] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Morris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 335 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Varnado have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Varnado
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Varnado<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Morris ...

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 13 newspapers that have been published in the area around Morris.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Morris, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Morris.

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 websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

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

  • 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 Morris ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Morris.

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

  • Williamson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Williamson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Williamson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamson Cemetery
  • McDonald Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McDonald Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McDonald Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McDonald Cemetery
  • Old Melba Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Melba Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Melba Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Melba Cemetery
  • Melba Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Melba Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Melba Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melba Cemetery
  • Lott Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lott Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lott Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lott Cemetery
  • Lowland Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lowland Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lowland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowland Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • McLeod Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McLeod Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McLeod Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McLeod Cemetery
    • Blackburn - Carter Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blackburn - Carter Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blackburn - Carter Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackburn - Carter Cemetery
    • Old Broom Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Broom Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Broom Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Broom Cemetery
    • Williamson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Williamson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Williamson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamson Cemetery
    • Stewart - Thompson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stewart - Thompson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stewart - Thompson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stewart - Thompson Cemetery
    • Magee - Sullivan Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Magee - Sullivan Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Magee - Sullivan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magee - Sullivan Cemetery
    • Hathorn Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hathorn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hathorn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hathorn Cemetery
    • Bond Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bond Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bond Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bond Cemetery
    • Progress Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Progress Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Progress Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Progress 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 Morris in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Morris.

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

  • Williamsburg [Covington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsburg
    • Williamsburg [Covington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Morris
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 124 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Williamsburg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsburg
  • Moscos [Covington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moscos
    • Moscos [Covington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Morris
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Moscos had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moscos have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscos
  • Ora [Covington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ora
    • Ora [Covington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Morris
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ora had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ora
  • Goss [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goss
    • Goss [Marion County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Morris
    • 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
  • Columbia [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
    • Columbia [Marion County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Morris
    • 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<3>
  • Oak Vale [Jefferson Davis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Vale
    • Oak Vale [Jefferson Davis County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Morris
    • 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
  • Continue List ...
    • Mount Olive [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
      • Mount Olive [Covington County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Morris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 912 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mount Olive had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Olive have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
    • Tilton [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tilton
      • Tilton [Lawrence County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Morris
      • 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
    • Jaynesville [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jaynesville
      • Jaynesville [Simpson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Morris
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Jaynesville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jaynesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaynesville
    • Eastabuchie [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastabuchie
      • Eastabuchie [Forrest County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Morris
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Eastabuchie had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eastabuchie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastabuchie
    • Moselle [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moselle
      • Moselle [Jones County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Morris
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 73 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Moselle had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moselle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moselle
    • Silver Creek [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Creek
      • Silver Creek [Lawrence County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Morris
      • 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>
    • Hattiesburg [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hattiesburg
      • Hattiesburg [Forrest County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Morris
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,172 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 45,863 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hattiesburg had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hattiesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hattiesburg<3>
    • Pickwick [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickwick
      • Pickwick [Marion County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Morris
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickwick
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Morris
      • 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>

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morris. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4624, Longitude: -89.6615       In this case, the coordinates for Morris 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>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 Morris, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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