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Our Genealogy Helper for Morriston ...

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 Morriston (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 Morriston. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the 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 west 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.

Morriston is located in Forrest 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 Forrest County: Covington, Jones, Lamar, Perry & Stone.

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

  • Forrest County     (The home county of Morriston)
    • Goodluck [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodluck
      • Goodluck [Forrest County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Morriston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodluck
    • Petal [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petal
      • Petal [Forrest County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Morriston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,632 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petal<2>
    • Hattiesburg [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hattiesburg
      • Hattiesburg [Forrest County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Morriston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 45,863 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hattiesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hattiesburg<2>
    • McLaurin [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McLaurin
      • McLaurin [Forrest County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Morriston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McLaurin
    • Carnes [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carnes
      • Carnes [Forrest County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Morriston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carnes
  • Covington County
    • Lux [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lux
      • Lux [Covington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Morriston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lux
    • Seminary [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seminary
      • Seminary [Covington County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Morriston
      • 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>
    • Kola [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kola
      • Kola [Covington County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Morriston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kola
    • Hot Coffee [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Coffee
      • Hot Coffee [Covington County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Morriston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hot Coffee
    • Collins [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collins
      • Collins [Covington County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Morriston
      • 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>
    • Mount Olive [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
      • Mount Olive [Covington County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Morriston
      • 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
  • Greene County
    • McLain [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McLain
      • McLain [Greene County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Morriston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 436 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McLain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McLain
  • Jasper County
    • Moss [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moss
      • Moss [Jasper County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Morriston
      • Moss has also been known as:
      • Mossville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moss
    • Stringer [Jasper County]
    • Heidelberg [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heidelberg
      • Heidelberg [Jasper County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Morriston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 659 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heidelberg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heidelberg<2>
    • Bay Springs [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay Springs
      • Bay Springs [Jasper County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Morriston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,658 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bay Springs<2>
  • Jefferson Davis County
    • Bassfield [Jefferson Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bassfield
      • Bassfield [Jefferson Davis County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Morriston
      • 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
  • Jones County
    • Ellisville [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellisville
      • Ellisville [Jones County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Morriston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,559 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellisville<2>
    • Antioch [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antioch
      • Antioch [Jones County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Morriston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antioch
    • Laurel [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
      • Laurel [Jones County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Morriston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,338 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel<2>
    • Soso [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soso
      • Soso [Jones County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Morriston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 394 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soso
    • Amy [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amy
      • Amy [Jones County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Morriston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amy
    • Sandersville [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandersville
      • Sandersville [Jones County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Morriston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 728 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandersville
  • Lamar County
    • West Hattiesburg [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Hattiesburg
      • West Hattiesburg [Lamar County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Morriston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Hattiesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Hattiesburg
    • Sumrall [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumrall
      • Sumrall [Lamar County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Morriston
      • 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 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Morriston
      • 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 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Morriston
      • 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>
  • Marion County
    • Columbia [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia [Marion County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Morriston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,837 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<2>
  • Perry County
    • Richton [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richton
      • Richton [Perry County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Morriston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,008 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richton<2>
    • New Augusta [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Augusta
      • New Augusta [Perry County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Morriston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 601 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Augusta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Augusta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Augusta<2>
    • Wingate [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wingate
      • Wingate [Perry County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Morriston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wingate
    • Beaumont [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaumont
      • Beaumont [Perry County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Morriston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 914 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaumont have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaumont
  • Smith County
    • Taylorsville [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
      • Taylorsville [Smith County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Morriston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,245 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<2>
    • Mize [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mize
      • Mize [Smith County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Morriston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 323 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mize have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mize
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mize<2>
  • Stone County
    • Wiggins [Stone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wiggins
      • Wiggins [Stone County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Morriston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,541 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wiggins have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wiggins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wiggins<2>
  • Wayne County
    • Mulberry [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulberry
      • Mulberry [Wayne County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Morriston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mulberry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulberry
    • Waynesboro [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waynesboro
      • Waynesboro [Wayne County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Morriston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,805 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waynesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waynesboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesboro<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Morriston ...

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 52 newspapers that have been published in the area around Morriston.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Morriston, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Morriston.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

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

  • 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 Morriston ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Morriston.

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

  • Morriston Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Morriston Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Morriston Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morriston Cemetery
  • Odoms Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Odoms Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Odoms Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odoms Cemetery
  • Runnels Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Runnels Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Runnels Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Runnels Cemetery
  • Jordan Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jordan Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jordan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jordan Cemetery
  • Barlow Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Barlow Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Barlow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barlow Cemetery
  • Old Leeville Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Leeville Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Leeville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Leeville Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Grant Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grant Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grant Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grant Cemetery
    • Walters Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Walters Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Walters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walters Cemetery
    • Kirland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kirland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kirland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirland Cemetery
    • Coltins Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Coltins Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Coltins Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coltins Cemetery
    • Union Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Union Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Cemetery
    • Chappell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chappell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chappell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chappell Cemetery
    • Hillcrest Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hillcrest Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hillcrest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest Cemetery
    • Murphy Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Murphy Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Murphy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy Cemetery
    • Eastabuchie 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 Morriston in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Morriston.

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

  • Eastabuchie [Forrest County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastabuchie
    • Eastabuchie [Forrest County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastabuchie
  • Moselle [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moselle
    • Moselle [Jones County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moselle
  • Hattiesburg [Forrest County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hattiesburg
    • Hattiesburg [Forrest County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> 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
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hattiesburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hattiesburg<2>
  • Ellisville [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellisville
    • Ellisville [Jones County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> 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
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellisville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellisville<2>
  • Laurel [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
    • Laurel [Jones County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> 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
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel<2>
  • Moscos [Covington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moscos
    • Moscos [Covington County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscos
  • Continue List ...
    • Soso [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soso
      • Soso [Jones County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> 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
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soso
    • Henderson [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henderson
      • Henderson [Wayne County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
    • Errata [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Errata
      • Errata [Jones County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Errata
    • Amy [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amy
      • Amy [Jones County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Morriston
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Amy had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amy
    • Gitano [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gitano
      • Gitano [Jones County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gitano
    • Sandersville [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandersville
      • Sandersville [Jones County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> 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
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandersville
    • Ora [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ora
      • Ora [Covington County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> 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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    • Avera [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avera
      • Avera [Greene County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avera
    • Williamsburg [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsburg
      • Williamsburg [Covington County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> 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.
      • 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 Morriston. See our List of 1890's Communities around Morriston.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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).
<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>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<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 Morriston, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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