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1890 Communities Near Moss Point ...

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Moss Point had a population of 1,750 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2019, Moss Point had a population of 13,350 people.

  • Americus [Jackson County] - Historic
    • While Americus was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Americus
    • Americus [Jackson County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the north of Moss Point
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Americus had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Americus. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
  • Bayou La Batre [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayou La Batre
    • Bayou La Batre [Mobile County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the east of Moss Point
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 35 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,479 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bayou La Batre had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayou La Batre have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayou La Batre
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bayou La Batre<5>
  • Beauvoir [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beauvoir
    • Beauvoir [Harrison County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the west of Moss Point
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Beauvoir had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beauvoir
  • Biloxi [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biloxi
    • Biloxi [Harrison County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the west of Moss Point
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,234 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 46,212 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Biloxi had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biloxi
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Biloxi<5>
  • Coden [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coden
    • Coden [Mobile County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the east of Moss Point
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 51 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Coden had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coden have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coden<5>
  • De Buys [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Buys
    • De Buys [Harrison County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the west of Moss Point
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, De Buys had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Buys have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Buys
  • Escatawpa [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Escatawpa
    • Escatawpa [Jackson County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Moss Point
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Escatawpa had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Escatawpa have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Escatawpa
  • Fernland [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fernland
    • Fernland [Mobile County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the east of Moss Point
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fernland had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fernland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fernland
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    • Fort Bayou [Jackson County] - Historic
      • While Fort Bayou was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Bayou
      • Fort Bayou [Jackson County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Moss Point
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Bayou had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Bayou have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fowl River [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fowl River
      • Fowl River [Mobile County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the east of Moss Point
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fowl River had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fowl River have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fowl River
    • Grand Bay [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Bay
      • Grand Bay [Mobile County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Moss Point
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 85 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Grand Bay had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Bay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Bay<5>
    • Handsboro [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handsboro
      • Handsboro [Harrison County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the west of Moss Point
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,021 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Handsboro had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Handsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handsboro
    • Mon Louis [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mon Louis
      • Mon Louis [Mobile County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the east of Moss Point
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mon Louis had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mon Louis have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mon Louis
    • Ocean Springs [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean Springs
      • Ocean Springs [Jackson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the west of Moss Point
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,148 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,862 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ocean Springs had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocean Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocean Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ocean Springs<5>
    • Orange Grove [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange Grove
      • Orange Grove [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Moss Point
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Orange Grove had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orange Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange Grove
    • Pascagoula [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pascagoula
      • Pascagoula [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Moss Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,699 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pascagoula had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pascagoula
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pascagoula<5>
    • Saint Elmo [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Elmo
      • Saint Elmo [Mobile County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the east of Moss Point
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 126 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint Elmo had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Elmo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Elmo
    • Spring Hill [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Hill
      • Spring Hill [Mobile County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Moss Point
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 182 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Hill
    • Theodore [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Theodore
      • Theodore [Mobile County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Moss Point
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 277 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Theodore had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Theodore have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Theodore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Theodore<5>
    • Three Rivers [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Rivers
      • Three Rivers [Jackson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Moss Point
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Three Rivers had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Rivers have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Rivers
    • Vancleave [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vancleave
      • Vancleave [Jackson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Moss Point
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 250 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Vancleave had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vancleave
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vancleave<5>
    • Wool Market [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wool Market
      • Wool Market [Harrison County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the west of Moss Point
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wool Market had a post office and no railroad service
      • Wool Market has also been known as:
      • Woolmarket
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wool Market

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Moss Point. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Moss Point

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moss Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4240, Longitude: -88.5289       In this case, the coordinates for Moss Point have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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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