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1890 Communities Near Morriston ...

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Morriston in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Morriston.

  • Amy [Jones County]
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    • Amy [Jones County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the north of Morriston
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Amy had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Avera [Greene County]
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    • Avera [Greene County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the east of Morriston
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Avera had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avera have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Eastabuchie [Forrest County]
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    • Eastabuchie [Forrest County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Morriston
    • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Ellisville [Jones County]
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    • Ellisville [Jones County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Morriston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,559 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ellisville had railroad service and no post office
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  • Errata [Jones County]
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    • Errata [Jones County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the north of Morriston
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 51 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Errata had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Errata have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Gitano [Jones County]
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    • Gitano [Jones County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the north of Morriston
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gitano had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gitano have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Hattiesburg [Forrest County]
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    • Hattiesburg [Forrest County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Morriston
    • 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
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hattiesburg<4>
  • Henderson [Wayne County]
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    • Henderson [Wayne County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the east of Morriston
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Henderson had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henderson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Laurel [Jones County]
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      • Laurel [Jones County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the north of Morriston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,338 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Laurel had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel<4>
    • Moscos [Covington County]
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      • Moscos [Covington County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Morriston
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Moselle [Jones County]
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      • Moselle [Jones County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Morriston
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ora [Covington County]
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      • Ora [Covington County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Morriston
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sandersville [Jones County]
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      • Sandersville [Jones County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the north of Morriston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 728 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sandersville had a post office and railroad service
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    • Soso [Jones County]
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      • Soso [Jones County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the north of Morriston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 394 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Soso had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Williamsburg [Covington County]
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      • Williamsburg [Covington County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Morriston
      • 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.
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Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Mississippi

About Forrest County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Forrest County: www.co.forrest.ms.us/

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Morriston, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 from Point A (ie- Morriston) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morriston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4157, Longitude: -89.1962       In this case, the coordinates for Morriston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 


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