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Our Genealogy Helper for Mount Olive ...

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 Mount Olive (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 Mount Olive. 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 Mount Olive ...

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 Mount Olive: Mt. Olive

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 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.

Mount Olive is located in Jones 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 Jones County: Clarke, Covington, Forrest, Jasper, Smith & Wayne.

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

  • Jones County     (The home county of Mount Olive)
    • Sandersville [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandersville
      • Sandersville [Jones County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Mount Olive
      • 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 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Olive
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,338 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel<2>
    • Antioch [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antioch
      • Antioch [Jones County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Mount Olive
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antioch
    • Amy [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amy
      • Amy [Jones County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Mount Olive
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amy
    • Ellisville [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellisville
      • Ellisville [Jones County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Olive
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,559 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellisville<2>
    • Soso [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soso
      • Soso [Jones County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Mount Olive
      • Estimated population in 2019: 394 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soso
  • Clarke County
    • Shubuta [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shubuta
      • Shubuta [Clarke County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Mount Olive
      • Estimated population in 2019: 406 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shubuta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shubuta
    • Pachuta [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pachuta
      • Pachuta [Clarke County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Olive
      • Estimated population in 2019: 233 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pachuta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pachuta
    • Quitman [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quitman
      • Quitman [Clarke County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Olive
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,111 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quitman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quitman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quitman<2>
    • Stonewall [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewall
      • Stonewall [Clarke County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Olive
      • Estimated population in 2019: 975 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 Mount Olive
      • Estimated population in 2019: 475 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enterprise<2>
  • Covington County
    • Hot Coffee [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Coffee
      • Hot Coffee [Covington County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Mount Olive
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hot Coffee
    • Seminary [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seminary
      • Seminary [Covington County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Olive
      • Estimated population in 2019: 284 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seminary have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seminary
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seminary<2>
    • Lux [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lux
      • Lux [Covington County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Olive
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lux
    • Kola [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kola
      • Kola [Covington County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Mount Olive
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kola
    • Collins [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collins
      • Collins [Covington County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Mount Olive
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,425 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collins have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collins<2>
    • Mount Olive [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
      • Mount Olive [Covington County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Mount Olive
      • Estimated population in 2019: 912 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Olive have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
  • Forrest County
    • Goodluck [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodluck
      • Goodluck [Forrest County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Mount Olive
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodluck
    • Petal [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petal
      • Petal [Forrest County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Olive
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,632 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petal<2>
    • Hattiesburg [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hattiesburg
      • Hattiesburg [Forrest County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Olive
      • Estimated population in 2019: 45,863 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hattiesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hattiesburg<2>
  • Greene County
    • State Line [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for State Line
      • State Line [Greene County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Olive
      • Estimated population in 2019: 556 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for State Line have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on State Line
  • Jasper County
    • Moss [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moss
      • Moss [Jasper County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Olive
      • Moss has also been known as:
      • Mossville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moss
    • Heidelberg [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heidelberg
      • Heidelberg [Jasper County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Mount Olive
      • Estimated population in 2019: 659 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heidelberg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heidelberg<2>
    • Vernon [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernon
      • Vernon [Jasper County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Olive
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Stafford Springs [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stafford Springs
      • Stafford Springs [Jasper County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Olive
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford Springs
    • Vossburg [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vossburg
      • Vossburg [Jasper County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Olive
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vossburg
    • Kelona [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelona
      • Kelona [Jasper County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Mount Olive
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelona
    • Waldrup [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldrup
      • Waldrup [Jasper County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Mount Olive
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waldrup have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Olive
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acme have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lake Como [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Como
      • Lake Como [Jasper County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Olive
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Como
    • Fouke [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fouke
      • Fouke [Jasper County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Mount Olive
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fouke have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bay Springs [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay Springs
      • Bay Springs [Jasper County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Olive
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,658 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bay Springs<2>
    • McNeal [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McNeal
      • McNeal [Jasper County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Mount Olive
  • Lamar County
    • Sumrall [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumrall
      • Sumrall [Lamar County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Olive
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,867 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumrall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumrall<2>
  • Newton County
    • Hickory [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory
      • Hickory [Newton County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Mount Olive
      • Estimated population in 2019: 529 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory
    • Chunky [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chunky
      • Chunky [Newton County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Mount Olive
      • Estimated population in 2019: 315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chunky
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chunky<2>
    • Newton [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
      • Newton [Newton County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Mount Olive
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newton<2>
  • Perry County
    • Richton [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richton
      • Richton [Perry County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Mount Olive
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,008 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richton<2>
    • New Augusta [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Augusta
      • New Augusta [Perry County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Mount Olive
      • Estimated population in 2019: 601 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Augusta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Augusta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Augusta<2>
    • Beaumont [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaumont
      • Beaumont [Perry County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Mount Olive
      • Estimated population in 2019: 914 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaumont have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaumont
  • Simpson County
    • Magee [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magee
      • Magee [Simpson County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Mount Olive
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,097 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magee<2>
  • Smith County
    • Taylorsville [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
      • Taylorsville [Smith County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Mount Olive
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,245 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<2>
    • Sylvarena [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvarena
      • Sylvarena [Smith County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Olive
      • Estimated population in 2019: 104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sylvarena have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Mount Olive
      • Estimated population in 2019: 323 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mize have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mize
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mize<2>
    • Raleigh [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raleigh
      • Raleigh [Smith County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Olive
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,411 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raleigh have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raleigh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raleigh<2>
  • Wayne County
    • Mulberry [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulberry
      • Mulberry [Wayne County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Olive
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mulberry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulberry
    • Clara [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clara
      • Clara [Wayne County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Olive
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clara
    • Waynesboro [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waynesboro
      • Waynesboro [Wayne County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Mount Olive
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,805 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waynesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waynesboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesboro<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Mount Olive ...

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 43 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mount Olive.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mount Olive, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mount Olive.

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 professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

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

  • 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 Mount Olive ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mount Olive.

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

  • Mt. Olive Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Olive Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Olive Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Olive Cemetery
  • Erratta Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Erratta Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Erratta Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erratta Cemetery
  • Fall Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fall Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fall Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fall Cemetery
  • Nora Davis Memorial Cemetery
  • May Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the May Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the May Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on May Cemetery
  • Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memorial Park
  • Continue List ...
    • Sandersville Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sandersville Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sandersville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandersville Cemetery
    • Mt. Oral Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Oral Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Oral Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Oral 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Sharon Cemetery
    • Florence Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Florence Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Florence Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharon Cemetery
    • Laurel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Laurel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Laurel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Cemetery
    • Clark Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Clark Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Clark Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clark Cemetery
    • Blackledge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blackledge Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blackledge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackledge Cemetery
    • Choctaw Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Choctaw Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Choctaw Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Choctaw 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 Mount Olive in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Mount Olive.

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

  • Errata [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Errata
    • Errata [Jones County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Mount Olive
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 51 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Errata had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Errata have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Errata
  • Sandersville [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandersville
    • Sandersville [Jones County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Mount Olive
    • 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
  • Laurel [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
    • Laurel [Jones County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Olive
    • Estimated population in 2019: 18,338 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Laurel had a post office and railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel<2>
  • Heidelberg [Jasper County]
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    • Heidelberg [Jasper County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Mount Olive
    • 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
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heidelberg<2>
  • Eucutta [Wayne County]
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    • Eucutta [Wayne County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Mount Olive
    • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Amy [Jones County]
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    • Amy [Jones County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Mount Olive
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Amy had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Ellisville [Jones County]
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      • Ellisville [Jones County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Olive
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,559 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ellisville had railroad service and no post office
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellisville<2>
    • Soso [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soso
      • Soso [Jones County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Mount Olive
      • Estimated population in 2019: 394 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Soso had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Whistler [Wayne County]
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      • Whistler [Wayne County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Mount Olive
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Whistler had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whistler have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Vossburg [Jasper County]
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      • Vossburg [Jasper County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Olive
      • 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
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Olive
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Gitano [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gitano
      • Gitano [Jones County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Mount Olive
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gitano had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gitano have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gitano
    • Lake Como [Jasper County]
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      • Lake Como [Jasper County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Olive
      • 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
    • Barnett [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barnett
      • Barnett [Clarke County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Olive
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Barnett had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barnett have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnett
    • Paulding [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paulding
      • Paulding [Jasper County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Mount Olive
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 229 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Paulding had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paulding have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paulding

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

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Jones County

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mount Olive) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Olive. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7443, Longitude: -89.0523       In this case, the coordinates for Mount Olive have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Mount Olive, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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