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Our Genealogy Helper for Mound Bayou ...

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 Mound Bayou (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 Mound Bayou. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 north 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.

Mound Bayou is located in Bolivar 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 Bolivar County: Desha (AR), Coahoma, Sunflower & Washington.

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

  • Bolivar County     (The home county of Mound Bayou)
    • Winstonville [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winstonville
      • Winstonville [Bolivar County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 167 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winstonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winstonville
    • Merigold [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merigold
      • Merigold [Bolivar County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 377 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merigold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merigold
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Merigold<3>
    • Shelby [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelby
      • Shelby [Bolivar County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,949 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelby<3>
    • Renova [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Renova
      • Renova [Bolivar County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 747 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Renova have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Renova
    • Hushpuckena [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hushpuckena
      • Hushpuckena [Bolivar County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Mound Bayou
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hushpuckena
    • Cleveland [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland
      • Cleveland [Bolivar County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,073 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cleveland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleveland<3>
    • Pace [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pace
      • Pace [Bolivar County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 240 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pace
    • Duncan [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duncan
      • Duncan [Bolivar County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 380 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duncan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duncan
    • Boyle [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyle
      • Boyle [Bolivar County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 588 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boyle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boyle<3>
    • Mound City [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound City
      • Mound City [Bolivar County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Mound Bayou
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound City
    • Gunnison [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gunnison
      • Gunnison [Bolivar County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 408 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gunnison
    • Alligator [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alligator
      • Alligator [Bolivar County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 187 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alligator
    • Round Lake [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Lake
      • Round Lake [Bolivar County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Mound Bayou
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Lake
  • Coahoma County
    • Roundaway [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roundaway
      • Roundaway [Coahoma County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Mound Bayou
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roundaway
    • Claremont [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claremont
      • Claremont [Coahoma County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Mound Bayou
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claremont
    • Hopson [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopson
      • Hopson [Coahoma County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Mound Bayou
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopson
    • Clarksdale [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksdale
      • Clarksdale [Coahoma County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,894 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksdale
    • Lyon [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyon
      • Lyon [Coahoma County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 288 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyon
    • Friars Point [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friars Point
      • Friars Point [Coahoma County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,015 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friars Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friars Point
    • Jonestown [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonestown
      • Jonestown [Coahoma County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,100 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonestown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonestown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonestown<3>
    • Coahoma [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coahoma
      • Coahoma [Coahoma County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 320 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coahoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coahoma<3>
  • Leflore County
    • Minter City [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minter City
      • Minter City [Leflore County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Mound Bayou
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minter City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minter City
    • Schlater [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schlater
      • Schlater [Leflore County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 287 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schlater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schlater
    • Sunnyside [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Leflore County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Mound Bayou
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
    • Itta Bena [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Itta Bena
      • Itta Bena [Leflore County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,809 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Itta Bena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Itta Bena<3>
    • Greenwood [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Leflore County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,561 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenwood<3>
  • Panola County
    • Crowder [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crowder
      • Crowder [Panola County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 639 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crowder have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crowder
  • Quitman County
    • Vance [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vance
      • Vance [Quitman County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Mound Bayou
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vance
    • Lambert [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lambert
      • Lambert [Quitman County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,343 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lambert
    • Marks [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marks
      • Marks [Quitman County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marks<3>
  • Sunflower County
    • Drew [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drew
      • Drew [Sunflower County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,608 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drew
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drew<3>
    • White City [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White City
      • White City [Sunflower County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Mound Bayou
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White City
    • Ruleville [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruleville
      • Ruleville [Sunflower County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,557 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruleville<3>
    • Rome [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rome
      • Rome [Sunflower County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Mound Bayou
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rome
    • Doddsville [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doddsville
      • Doddsville [Sunflower County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doddsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doddsville
    • Roundaway [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roundaway
      • Roundaway [Sunflower County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Mound Bayou
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roundaway
    • Sunflower [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunflower
      • Sunflower [Sunflower County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 978 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunflower have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunflower
    • Indianola [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indianola
      • Indianola [Sunflower County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,037 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indianola
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indianola<3>
    • Moorhead [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorhead
      • Moorhead [Sunflower County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,063 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorhead
    • Inverness [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inverness
      • Inverness [Sunflower County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 866 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inverness have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inverness
  • Tallahatchie County
    • Tutwiler [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tutwiler
      • Tutwiler [Tallahatchie County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,416 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tutwiler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tutwiler<3>
    • Sumner [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumner
      • Sumner [Tallahatchie County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 267 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumner
    • Webb [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webb
      • Webb [Tallahatchie County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 478 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webb
    • Glendora [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendora
      • Glendora [Tallahatchie County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 132 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glendora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendora<3>
    • Swan Lake [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swan Lake
      • Swan Lake [Tallahatchie County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Mound Bayou
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swan Lake
    • Charleston [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
      • Charleston [Tallahatchie County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,867 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charleston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charleston<3>
  • Washington County
    • Metcalfe [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metcalfe
      • Metcalfe [Washington County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 965 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Metcalfe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metcalfe
    • Leland [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leland
      • Leland [Washington County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,766 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leland<3>
    • Greenville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Washington County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29,085 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<3>
  • Arkansas County (AR)
    • Tichnor [Arkansas County]
    • Gillett [Arkansas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gillett
      • Gillett [Arkansas County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 680 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gillett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gillett<3>
  • Desha County (AR)
    • Snow Lake [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Lake
      • Snow Lake [Desha County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Mound Bayou
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Lake
    • Napoleon [Desha County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napoleon
      • Napoleon [Desha County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Mound Bayou
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Napoleon. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Watson [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watson
      • Watson [Desha County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 180 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watson<3>
    • Rohwer [Desha County]
    • Arkansas City [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arkansas City
      • Arkansas City [Desha County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 315 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arkansas City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arkansas City
  • Phillips County (AR)
    • Crumrod [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crumrod
      • Crumrod [Phillips County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Mound Bayou
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crumrod have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crumrod
    • Mellwood [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mellwood
      • Mellwood [Phillips County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Mound Bayou
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mellwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mellwood
    • Elaine [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elaine
      • Elaine [Phillips County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 499 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elaine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elaine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elaine<3>
    • Lakeview [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview [Phillips County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 358 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Mound Bayou ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mound Bayou.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Mound Bayou. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Mound Bayou and those printed in the larger area surrounding Mound Bayou.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 23 miles [37 km] of Mound Bayou.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Mound Bayou:

  • 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 Arkansas
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Mound Bayou ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mound Bayou.

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

  • Merigold Cemetery
  • 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
  • New Hope Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Hope Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Hope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hope Cemetery
  • Shelby Cemetery
  • Hall Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hall Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hall Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hall Cemetery
  • The Place of Prayer Memorial Garden
  • Continue List ...
    • German Lane Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the German Lane Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the German Lane Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bellamy Chapel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bellamy Chapel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bellamy Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellamy Chapel Cemetery
    • Smith & Williams Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Smith & Williams Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Smith & Williams Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith & Williams Cemetery
    • New Hope Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Hope Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Hope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • New Hope Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Mound Bayou.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hope Cemetery
    • Brown Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brown Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brown Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Brown Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Mound Bayou.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown 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.
      • Shady Grove Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Mound Bayou.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove Cemetery
    • Pilgrim Rest Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pilgrim Rest Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pilgrim Rest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pilgrim Rest Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Mound Bayou.
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    • Beaver Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beaver Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beaver Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Beaver Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Mound Bayou.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Cemetery
    • Renova 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.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Mound Bayou had a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Mound Bayou had a population of 1,370 people.

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

  • Mound Bayou [Bolivar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound Bayou
    • Mound Bayou [Bolivar County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Mound Bayou
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,370 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mound Bayou had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound Bayou have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound Bayou
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mound Bayou<3>
  • Merigold [Bolivar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merigold
    • Merigold [Bolivar County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Mound Bayou
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 377 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Merigold had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merigold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merigold
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Merigold<3>
  • Shelby [Bolivar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelby
    • Shelby [Bolivar County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Mound Bayou
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,949 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shelby had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelby<3>
  • Renova [Bolivar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Renova
    • Renova [Bolivar County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Mound Bayou
    • Estimated population in 2019: 747 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Renova had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Renova have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Renova
  • Hushpuckena [Bolivar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hushpuckena
    • Hushpuckena [Bolivar County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Mound Bayou
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hushpuckena had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hushpuckena
  • Cleveland [Bolivar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland
    • Cleveland [Bolivar County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Mound Bayou
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 300 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,073 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cleveland had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cleveland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleveland<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Duncan [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duncan
      • Duncan [Bolivar County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Mound Bayou
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 124 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 380 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Duncan had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duncan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duncan
    • Mound City [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound City
      • Mound City [Bolivar County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Mound Bayou
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mound City had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound City
    • Boyle [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyle
      • Boyle [Bolivar County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 588 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Boyle had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boyle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boyle<3>
    • Deeson [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deeson
      • Deeson [Bolivar County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Mound Bayou
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Deeson had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deeson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deeson
    • Perthshire [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perthshire
      • Perthshire [Bolivar County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Mound Bayou
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Perthshire had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perthshire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perthshire
    • Lehrton [Sunflower County] - Historic
      • While Lehrton was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lehrton
      • Lehrton [Sunflower County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Mound Bayou
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lehrton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lehrton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Gunnison [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gunnison
      • Gunnison [Bolivar County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 408 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gunnison had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gunnison
    • O'Reilly [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for O'Reilly
      • O'Reilly [Bolivar County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Mound Bayou
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, O'Reilly had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for O'Reilly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on O'Reilly
    • Round Lake [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Lake
      • Round Lake [Bolivar County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Mound Bayou
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Round Lake had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Lake

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Mound Bayou ...

While our initial data about Mound Bayou came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Mound Bayou 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 Mound Bayou.

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

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

Note for Mound Bayou:
Services available at that time (1895): had a Railroad Station, Express Office

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Mississippi

About Bolivar County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bolivar County: www.co.bolivar.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mound Bayou) 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 Mound Bayou. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mound Bayou

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mound Bayou. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8808, Longitude: -90.7280       In this case, the coordinates for Mound Bayou 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>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Mound Bayou, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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