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Our Genealogy Helper for Moss (aka 'Mossville') ...

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 (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. 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 ...

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 or people who just guessed at the name.

Moss has also been known as:

  • Mossville

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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals 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.

Moss is located in Jasper 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 Jasper County: Clarke, Jones, Lauderdale, Newton, Scott, Smith & Wayne.

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

  • Jasper County     (The home county of Moss)
    • Vernon [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernon
      • Vernon [Jasper County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Moss
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Stringer [Jasper County]
    • Acme [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
      • Acme [Jasper County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Moss
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acme have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lake Como [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Como
      • Lake Como [Jasper County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Moss
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Como
    • Waldrup [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldrup
      • Waldrup [Jasper County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Moss
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waldrup have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Heidelberg [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heidelberg
      • Heidelberg [Jasper County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Moss
      • Estimated population in 2019: 659 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heidelberg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heidelberg<3>
    • Bay Springs [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay Springs
      • Bay Springs [Jasper County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Moss
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,658 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bay Springs<3>
    • Turnerville [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turnerville
      • Turnerville [Jasper County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Moss
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnerville
    • Kelona [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelona
      • Kelona [Jasper County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Moss
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelona
    • Fouke [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fouke
      • Fouke [Jasper County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Moss
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fouke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hamlet [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamlet
      • Hamlet [Jasper County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Moss
    • McNeal [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McNeal
      • McNeal [Jasper County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Moss
  • Clarke County
    • Pachuta [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pachuta
      • Pachuta [Clarke County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Moss
      • Estimated population in 2019: 233 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pachuta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pachuta
    • Shubuta [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shubuta
      • Shubuta [Clarke County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Moss
      • Estimated population in 2019: 406 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shubuta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shubuta
    • Quitman [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quitman
      • Quitman [Clarke County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Moss
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,111 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quitman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quitman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quitman<3>
    • Stonewall [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewall
      • Stonewall [Clarke County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Moss
      • Estimated population in 2019: 975 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewall
    • Enterprise [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
      • Enterprise [Clarke County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Moss
      • Estimated population in 2019: 475 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enterprise<3>
  • Covington County
    • Hot Coffee [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Coffee
      • Hot Coffee [Covington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Moss
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hot Coffee
    • Kola [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kola
      • Kola [Covington County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Moss
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kola
    • Collins [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collins
      • Collins [Covington County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Moss
      • 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>
    • Seminary [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seminary
      • Seminary [Covington County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Moss
      • 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>
    • Arbo [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arbo
      • Arbo [Covington County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Moss
      • 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
    • Lux [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lux
      • Lux [Covington County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Moss
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lux
    • Mount Olive [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
      • Mount Olive [Covington County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Moss
      • 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
  • Forrest County
    • Petal [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petal
      • Petal [Forrest County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Moss
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,632 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petal<3>
    • Hattiesburg [Forrest County]
  • Jefferson Davis County
    • Bassfield [Jefferson Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bassfield
      • Bassfield [Jefferson Davis County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Moss
      • 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
  • Jones County
    • Amy [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amy
      • Amy [Jones County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Moss
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amy
    • Soso [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soso
      • Soso [Jones County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Moss
      • Estimated population in 2019: 394 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soso
    • Sandersville [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandersville
      • Sandersville [Jones County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Moss
      • Estimated population in 2019: 728 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandersville
    • Laurel [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
      • Laurel [Jones County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Moss
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,338 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel<3>
    • Ellisville [Jones County]
    • Antioch [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antioch
      • Antioch [Jones County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Moss
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antioch
  • Lamar County
    • Sumrall [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumrall
      • Sumrall [Lamar County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Moss
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,867 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumrall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumrall<3>
  • Newton County
    • Six Towns [Newton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Six Towns
      • Six Towns [Newton County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Moss
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Six Towns have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hickory [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory
      • Hickory [Newton County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Moss
      • Estimated population in 2019: 529 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory
    • Newton [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
      • Newton [Newton County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Moss
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newton<3>
    • Lake [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake
      • Lake [Newton County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Moss
      • Estimated population in 2019: 324 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake<3>
    • Chunky [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chunky
      • Chunky [Newton County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Moss
      • Estimated population in 2019: 315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chunky
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chunky<3>
  • Perry County
    • Richton [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richton
      • Richton [Perry County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Moss
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,008 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richton<3>
  • Rankin County
    • Puckett [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puckett
      • Puckett [Rankin County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Moss
      • Estimated population in 2019: 348 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Puckett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puckett
  • Simpson County
    • Coats [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coats
      • Coats [Simpson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Moss
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coats
    • Magee [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magee
      • Magee [Simpson County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Moss
      • 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>
  • Smith County
    • Taylorsville [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
      • Taylorsville [Smith County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Moss
      • 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>
    • Sylvarena [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvarena
      • Sylvarena [Smith County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Moss
      • Estimated population in 2019: 104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sylvarena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvarena
    • Mize [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mize
      • Mize [Smith County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Moss
      • 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>
    • Raleigh [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raleigh
      • Raleigh [Smith County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Moss
      • 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>
    • Polkville [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polkville
      • Polkville [Smith County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Moss
      • Estimated population in 2019: 821 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polkville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polkville
  • Wayne County
    • Mulberry [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulberry
      • Mulberry [Wayne County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Moss
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mulberry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Moss
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,805 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waynesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waynesboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesboro<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Moss ...

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 44 newspapers that have been published in the area around Moss.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Moss, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Moss.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Moss:

  • 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 Moss ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Moss.

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

  • County Line Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the County Line Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the County Line Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on County Line Cemetery
  • Welborn Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Welborn Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Welborn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welborn Cemetery
  • Memory Gardens Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Memory Gardens Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Memory Gardens Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memory Gardens Cemetery
  • Matthews Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Matthews Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Matthews Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matthews Cemetery
  • Bethlehem Community Church Cemetery
  • Graham Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Graham Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Graham Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graham Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    • Shady Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shady Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shady Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove Cemetery
    • Sharon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sharon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sharon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharon Cemetery
    • Union Seminary Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Seminary Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Union Seminary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Seminary Cemetery
    • Union Line Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Line Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Union Line Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Line Cemetery
    • Spring Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Spring Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Spring Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Hill Cemetery
    • Palestine Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Palestine Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Palestine Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine Cemetery
    • Old Sharon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Sharon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Sharon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Sharon Cemetery
    • Shows Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shows Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shows Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Shows Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Moss.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shows 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 Moss in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Moss.

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

  • Amy [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amy
    • Amy [Jones County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Moss
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Amy had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amy
  • Soso [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soso
    • Soso [Jones County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Moss
    • 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
  • Errata [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Errata
    • Errata [Jones County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Moss
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Errata
  • Gitano [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gitano
    • Gitano [Jones County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Moss
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gitano
  • Laurel [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
    • Laurel [Jones County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Moss
    • 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<3>
  • Sandersville [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandersville
    • Sandersville [Jones County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Moss
    • 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
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    • Lake Como [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Como
      • Lake Como [Jasper County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Moss
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 74 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lake Como had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Como
    • Acme [Jasper County] - Historic
      • While Acme was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
      • Acme [Jasper County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Moss
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Acme had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acme have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Heidelberg [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heidelberg
      • Heidelberg [Jasper County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Moss
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 216 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 659 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Heidelberg had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heidelberg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heidelberg<3>
    • Ellisville [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellisville
      • Ellisville [Jones County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Moss
      • 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<3>
    • Turnerville [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turnerville
      • Turnerville [Jasper County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Moss
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Turnerville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnerville
    • Taylorsville [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
      • Taylorsville [Smith County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Moss
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,245 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Taylorsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • 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>
    • Hamlet [Jasper County] - Historic
      • While Hamlet was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamlet
      • Hamlet [Jasper County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Moss
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hamlet had a post office and no railroad service
    • Vossburg [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vossburg
      • Vossburg [Jasper County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Moss
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 178 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Vossburg had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vossburg
    • Eucutta [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eucutta
      • Eucutta [Wayne County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Moss
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Eucutta had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eucutta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eucutta

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

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Moss. 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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moss. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8151, Longitude: -89.1778    
<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, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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