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Our Genealogy Helper for Moss Point ...

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 Moss Point (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 Moss Point. 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.

Name Variations for Moss Point ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations, abbreviations or people who just guessed at the name.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Moss Point: Moss Pt.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Moss Point is located in Jackson 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 Jackson County: Mobile (AL), George, Harrison & Stone.

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

  • Jackson County     (The home county of Moss Point)
    • Escatawpa [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Escatawpa
      • Escatawpa [Jackson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Moss Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Escatawpa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Escatawpa
    • Orange Grove [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange Grove
      • Orange Grove [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Moss Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orange Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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]<1> to the south of Moss Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,699 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pascagoula
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pascagoula<3>
    • Helena [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helena
      • Helena [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Moss Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helena
    • Coll Town [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coll Town
      • Coll Town [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Moss Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coll Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coll Town
    • Hickory Hills [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Hills
      • Hickory Hills [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Moss Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Hills
    • Martin Bluff [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin Bluff
      • Martin Bluff [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Moss Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martin Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin Bluff
    • Gautier [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gautier
      • Gautier [Jackson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Moss Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,490 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gautier have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gautier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gautier<3>
    • Big Point [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Point
      • Big Point [Jackson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Moss Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Point
    • Fountainebleau [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountainebleau
      • Fountainebleau [Jackson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Moss Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountainebleau
    • Vancleave [Jackson County]
    • Gulf Park Estates [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulf Park Estates
      • Gulf Park Estates [Jackson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Moss Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gulf Park Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulf Park Estates
    • Ocean Springs [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean Springs
      • Ocean Springs [Jackson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Moss Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,862 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocean Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocean Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ocean Springs<3>
  • George County
    • Agricola [George County]
    • Lucedale [George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucedale
      • Lucedale [George County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Moss Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lucedale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucedale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lucedale<3>
  • Harrison County
    • Biloxi [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biloxi
      • Biloxi [Harrison County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Moss Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 46,212 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biloxi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Biloxi<3>
    • D'Iberville [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for D'Iberville
      • D'Iberville [Harrison County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Moss Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,012 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for D'Iberville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on D'Iberville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for D'Iberville<3>
    • Beauvoir [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beauvoir
      • Beauvoir [Harrison County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Moss Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beauvoir
    • Coalville [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalville
      • Coalville [Harrison County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Moss Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coalville
    • Wool Market [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wool Market
      • Wool Market [Harrison County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Moss Point
      • Wool Market has also been known as:
      • Woolmarket
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wool Market
    • Lorraine Community [Harrison County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lorraine Community
      • Lorraine Community [Harrison County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Moss Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lorraine Community have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mississippi City [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mississippi City
      • Mississippi City [Harrison County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Moss Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mississippi City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mississippi City
    • Gulfport [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulfport
      • Gulfport [Harrison County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Moss Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 71,705 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulfport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gulfport<3>
    • Long Beach [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Beach
      • Long Beach [Harrison County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Moss Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,023 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Long Beach<3>
    • Saucier [Harrison County]
  • Baldwin County (AL)
    • Fort Morgan [Baldwin County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Morgan
      • Fort Morgan [Baldwin County] was located 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Moss Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Morgan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Fort Morgan:
      • Fort Bowyer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Morgan<3>
    • Point Clear [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point Clear
      • Point Clear [Baldwin County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Moss Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Point Clear have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point Clear
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Point Clear<3>
    • Fairhope [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairhope
      • Fairhope [Baldwin County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Moss Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,677 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairhope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairhope<3>
    • Montrose [Baldwin County]
    • Daphne [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daphne
      • Daphne [Baldwin County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Moss Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,869 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daphne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daphne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daphne<3>
    • Spanish Fort [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spanish Fort
      • Spanish Fort [Baldwin County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Moss Point
      • Estimated population in 2015: 8,065 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spanish Fort
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spanish Fort<3>
  • Mobile County (AL)
    • Grand Bay [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Bay
      • Grand Bay [Mobile County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Moss Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Bay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Bay<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]<1> to the east of Moss Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,479 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayou La Batre have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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<3>
    • Coden [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coden
      • Coden [Mobile County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Moss Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coden<3>
    • Saint Elmo [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Elmo
      • Saint Elmo [Mobile County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Moss Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Elmo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Elmo
    • Irvington [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irvington
      • Irvington [Mobile County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Moss Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irvington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irvington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irvington<3>
    • Theodore [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Theodore
      • Theodore [Mobile County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Moss Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Theodore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Theodore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Theodore<3>
    • Tillmans Corner [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tillmans Corner
      • Tillmans Corner [Mobile County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Moss Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillmans Corner
    • Alabama Port [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alabama Port
      • Alabama Port [Mobile County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Moss Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alabama Port have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alabama Port
    • Bellefontaine [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellefontaine
      • Bellefontaine [Mobile County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Moss Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellefontaine
    • Mon Louis [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mon Louis
      • Mon Louis [Mobile County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Moss Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mon Louis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mon Louis
    • Dauphin Island [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dauphin Island
      • Dauphin Island [Mobile County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Moss Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,335 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dauphin Island
    • Country Club Village [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Country Club Village
      • Country Club Village [Mobile County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Moss Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Country Club Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Country Club Village
    • Fort Gaines [Mobile County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Gaines
      • Fort Gaines [Mobile County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Moss Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Gaines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Moss Point ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Moss Point.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Moss Point. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Moss Point and those printed in the larger area surrounding Moss Point.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 27 miles [43.5 km] of Moss Point.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 Moss Point:

  • 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 Alabama
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Moss Point ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Moss Point.

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

  • Zion Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Zion Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion Cemetery
  • St. Paul Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Paul Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Paul Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Paul Cemetery
  • First MB Church Cemetery
  • Evergreen Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Evergreen Memorial Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Evergreen Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen Memorial Gardens
  • Griffin Cemetery
  • Macpelah Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Old Spanish Fort Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Spanish Fort Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Spanish Fort Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Spanish Fort Cemetery
    • Mormon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mormon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mormon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mormon Cemetery
    • Memorial Gardens Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Memorial Gardens Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Memorial Gardens Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memorial Gardens Cemetery
    • Orange Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Orange Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Orange Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange Grove Cemetery
    • Pinecrest Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pinecrest Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pinecrest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinecrest Cemetery
    • Greenwood Cemetery
    • Kivisto Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kivisto Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kivisto Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kivisto Cemetery
    • Taylor Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Taylor Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Taylor Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor Cemetery
    • Evergreen Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Evergreen Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Evergreen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Evergreen Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Moss Point.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen 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>

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.

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

  • Moss Point [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moss Point
    • Moss Point [Jackson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Moss Point
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,750 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,350 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Moss Point had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moss Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moss Point
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moss Point<3>
  • Escatawpa [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Escatawpa
    • Escatawpa [Jackson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Escatawpa
  • Pascagoula [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pascagoula
    • Pascagoula [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> 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<3>
  • Orange Grove [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange Grove
    • Orange Grove [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange Grove
  • Three Rivers [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Rivers
    • Three Rivers [Jackson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Rivers
  • Grand Bay [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Bay
    • Grand Bay [Mobile County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Bay
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Bay<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • 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]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Vancleave [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vancleave
      • Vancleave [Jackson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> 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<3>
    • Fernland [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fernland
      • Fernland [Mobile County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fernland
    • 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]<1> 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.<2> 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<3>
    • Ocean Springs [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean Springs
      • Ocean Springs [Jackson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocean Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ocean Springs<3>
    • Coden [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coden
      • Coden [Mobile County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coden<3>
    • Saint Elmo [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Elmo
      • Saint Elmo [Mobile County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Elmo
    • 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]<1> 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.<6>
    • Fowl River [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fowl River
      • Fowl River [Mobile County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fowl River

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Moss Point ...

While our initial data about Moss Point came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Moss Point in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Moss Point.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Moss Point:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

We have found Moss Point in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Moss Point for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Moss Point. See our Misc Page for Moss Point for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Jackson County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Moss Point. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jackson County: www.co.jackson.ms.us/

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

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- 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).
<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>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 Moss Point, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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