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Our Genealogy Helper for Mount Vernon ...

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 Vernon (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 Vernon. 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 Vernon ...

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 Vernon: Mt. Vernon

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.

Mount Vernon is located in Lee 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 Lee County: Chickasaw, Itawamba, Monroe, Pontotoc, Prentiss & Union.

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

  • Lee County     (The home county of Mount Vernon)
    • Indian Hills [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Hills
      • Indian Hills [Lee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Mount Vernon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Hills
    • Saltillo [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saltillo
      • Saltillo [Lee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,062 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saltillo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saltillo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saltillo<3>
    • Tupelo [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tupelo
      • Tupelo [Lee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 38,312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tupelo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tupelo<3>
    • Bissell [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bissell
      • Bissell [Lee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Mount Vernon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bissell
    • Jug Fork [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jug Fork
      • Jug Fork [Lee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Mount Vernon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jug Fork
    • Boggan Bend [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boggan Bend
      • Boggan Bend [Lee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Mount Vernon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boggan Bend
    • Guntown [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guntown
      • Guntown [Lee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,792 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guntown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guntown<3>
    • Verona [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verona
      • Verona [Lee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,232 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Verona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Verona<3>
    • Plantersville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plantersville
      • Plantersville [Lee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,137 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plantersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plantersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plantersville<3>
    • Mooreville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mooreville
      • Mooreville [Lee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Vernon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooreville
    • Baldwyn [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baldwyn
      • Baldwyn [Lee County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,268 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baldwyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baldwyn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baldwyn<3>
    • Richmond [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
      • Richmond [Lee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Vernon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
  • Alcorn County
    • Rienzi [Alcorn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rienzi
      • Rienzi [Alcorn County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 308 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rienzi
    • Kossuth [Alcorn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kossuth
      • Kossuth [Alcorn County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 208 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kossuth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kossuth<3>
  • Benton County
    • Hickory Flat [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Flat
      • Hickory Flat [Benton County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 550 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Flat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hickory Flat<3>
  • Calhoun County
    • Vardaman [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vardaman
      • Vardaman [Calhoun County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,279 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vardaman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vardaman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vardaman<3>
  • Chickasaw County
    • Okolona [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okolona
      • Okolona [Chickasaw County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,591 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okolona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Okolona<3>
    • Van Vleet [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Van Vleet
      • Van Vleet [Chickasaw County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Mount Vernon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Vleet
    • New Houlka [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Houlka
      • New Houlka [Chickasaw County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 607 people
      • Former name for New Houlka:
      • Houlka
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Houlka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Houlka<3>
    • Egypt [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt
      • Egypt [Chickasaw County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Mount Vernon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egypt
    • Houston [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houston
      • Houston [Chickasaw County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,427 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houston<3>
  • Holmes County
    • Egypt [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt
      • Egypt [Holmes County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Mount Vernon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egypt
  • Itawamba County
    • Mantachie [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mantachie
      • Mantachie [Itawamba County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,111 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mantachie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mantachie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mantachie<3>
    • Greenwood [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Itawamba County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Vernon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Abney [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abney
      • Abney [Itawamba County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Vernon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abney
    • Fulton [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
      • Fulton [Itawamba County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,980 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fulton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fulton<3>
    • Carolina [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carolina
      • Carolina [Itawamba County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Vernon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina
    • Oakland [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
      • Oakland [Itawamba County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Mount Vernon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
    • Tremont [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tremont
      • Tremont [Itawamba County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 463 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tremont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tremont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tremont<3>
  • Marshall County
    • Potts Camp [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potts Camp
      • Potts Camp [Marshall County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 467 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potts Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potts Camp
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Potts Camp<3>
  • Monroe County
    • New Wren [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Wren
      • New Wren [Monroe County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Mount Vernon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Wren
    • Wren [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wren
      • Wren [Monroe County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Mount Vernon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wren
    • Cotton Gin Port [Monroe County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Gin Port
      • Cotton Gin Port [Monroe County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Vernon
    • Smithville [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithville
      • Smithville [Monroe County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 737 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithville<3>
    • Amory [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amory
      • Amory [Monroe County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,794 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amory
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amory<3>
    • Hatley [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatley
      • Hatley [Monroe County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 460 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatley
    • Aberdeen [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen
      • Aberdeen [Monroe County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,205 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aberdeen<3>
    • Greenwood Springs [Monroe County]
  • Pontotoc County
    • Sherman [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherman
      • Sherman [Pontotoc County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 704 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sherman<3>
    • Ecru [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ecru
      • Ecru [Pontotoc County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,037 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ecru
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ecru<3>
    • Pontotoc [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pontotoc
      • Pontotoc [Pontotoc County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,169 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontotoc
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pontotoc<3>
    • Goodford [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodford
      • Goodford [Pontotoc County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Vernon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodford
    • Algoma [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algoma
      • Algoma [Pontotoc County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 689 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Algoma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Algoma<3>
    • Possum Trot [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Possum Trot
      • Possum Trot [Pontotoc County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Mount Vernon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Possum Trot
    • Turnpike [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turnpike
      • Turnpike [Pontotoc County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Mount Vernon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnpike
    • Pannell [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pannell
      • Pannell [Pontotoc County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Vernon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pannell
    • Thaxton [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thaxton
      • Thaxton [Pontotoc County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 686 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thaxton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thaxton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thaxton<3>
    • Toccopola [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toccopola
      • Toccopola [Pontotoc County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toccopola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toccopola
  • Prentiss County
    • Marietta [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marietta
      • Marietta [Prentiss County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 255 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marietta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
    • Wheeler [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheeler
      • Wheeler [Prentiss County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Vernon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheeler
    • Blackland [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackland
      • Blackland [Prentiss County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Mount Vernon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackland
    • Lake City [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
      • Lake City [Prentiss County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Vernon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
    • Booneville [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Booneville
      • Booneville [Prentiss County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,497 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booneville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Booneville<3>
    • New Site [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Site
      • New Site [Prentiss County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Vernon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Site
    • Jumpertown [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jumpertown
      • Jumpertown [Prentiss County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 488 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jumpertown
    • Pisgah [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pisgah
      • Pisgah [Prentiss County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Mount Vernon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pisgah
    • Altitude [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altitude
      • Altitude [Prentiss County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Vernon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altitude
  • Tippah County
    • Dumas [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumas
      • Dumas [Tippah County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 456 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dumas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dumas
    • Blue Mountain [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Mountain
      • Blue Mountain [Tippah County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 948 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Mountain
    • Ripley [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripley
      • Ripley [Tippah County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ripley<3>
    • Falkner [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falkner
      • Falkner [Tippah County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 489 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falkner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falkner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falkner<3>
  • Tishomingo County
    • Belmont [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
      • Belmont [Tishomingo County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,988 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belmont<3>
    • Golden [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden
      • Golden [Tishomingo County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 188 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Golden<3>
    • Paden [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paden
      • Paden [Tishomingo County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 113 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paden
    • Tishomingo [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tishomingo
      • Tishomingo [Tishomingo County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 356 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tishomingo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tishomingo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tishomingo<3>
  • Union County
    • Blue Springs [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Springs
      • Blue Springs [Union County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 241 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Springs<3>
    • Alpine [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine
      • Alpine [Union County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Mount Vernon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine
    • Mound City [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound City
      • Mound City [Union County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Vernon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound City
    • Ingomar [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ingomar
      • Ingomar [Union County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Mount Vernon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ingomar
    • New Albany [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Albany
      • New Albany [Union County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,753 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Albany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Albany<3>
    • Myrtle [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myrtle
      • Myrtle [Union County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 498 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myrtle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Myrtle<3>
  • Franklin County (AL)
    • Red Bay [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bay
      • Red Bay [Franklin County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,085 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Bay<3>
    • Vina [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vina
      • Vina [Franklin County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 356 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vina have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vina
  • Lamar County (AL)
    • Detroit [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Detroit
      • Detroit [Lamar County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 220 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Detroit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Detroit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Detroit<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Mount Vernon ...

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 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mount Vernon.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mount Vernon, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mount Vernon.

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 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 Mount Vernon:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Alabama
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Mount Vernon ...

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

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

  • Price Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Price Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Price Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Price Cemetery
  • Confederate Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Confederate Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Confederate Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Confederate Cemetery
  • Belden Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Belden Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Belden Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belden Cemetery
  • Rains - Creely Family Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rains - Creely Family Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rains - Creely Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rains - Creely Family Cemetery
  • Beech Springs Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beech Springs Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beech Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech Springs Cemetery
  • Shipley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shipley Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shipley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shipley Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Bolen Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bolen Family Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bolen Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolen Family Cemetery
    • Union Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Union Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Cemetery
    • McNeil Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McNeil Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McNeil Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McNeil Cemetery
    • Old Macedonia Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Macedonia Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Macedonia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Macedonia Cemetery
    • Maxey Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Maxey Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Maxey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maxey Cemetery
    • Chesterville Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chesterville Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chesterville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesterville Cemetery
    • Chesterville Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chesterville Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chesterville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesterville Cemetery
    • Tupelo Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tupelo Memorial Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tupelo Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Tupelo Memorial Park
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tupelo Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tupelo Memorial Park

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.<4>

While we didn't find Mount Vernon in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Mount Vernon.

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

  • Macedonia [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macedonia
    • Macedonia [Lee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Vernon
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Macedonia had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Macedonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macedonia
  • Saltillo [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saltillo
    • Saltillo [Lee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Vernon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 350 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,062 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Saltillo had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saltillo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saltillo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saltillo<3>
  • Chesterville [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesterville
    • Chesterville [Lee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Vernon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 56 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Chesterville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesterville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesterville
  • Tupelo [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tupelo
    • Tupelo [Lee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Vernon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,477 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 38,312 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tupelo had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tupelo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tupelo<3>
  • Sherman [Pontotoc County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherman
    • Sherman [Pontotoc County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Vernon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 79 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 704 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sherman had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sherman<3>
  • Birmingham [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birmingham
    • Birmingham [Lee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Mount Vernon
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Birmingham had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birmingham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birmingham
  • Continue List ...
    • Furrs [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Furrs
      • Furrs [Pontotoc County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Vernon
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Furrs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Furrs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Furrs
    • Blue Springs [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Springs
      • Blue Springs [Union County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 241 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Blue Springs had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Springs<3>
    • Plantersville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plantersville
      • Plantersville [Lee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Vernon
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,137 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Plantersville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plantersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plantersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plantersville<3>
    • Guntown [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guntown
      • Guntown [Lee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Vernon
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 300 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,792 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Guntown had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guntown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guntown<3>
    • Ellistown [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellistown
      • Ellistown [Union County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Vernon
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ellistown had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellistown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellistown
    • Corrona [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corrona
      • Corrona [Lee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Mount Vernon
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 17 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Corrona had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corrona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corrona
    • Mooreville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mooreville
      • Mooreville [Lee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Vernon
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mooreville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooreville
    • Bethany [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethany
      • Bethany [Lee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Mount Vernon
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bethany had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
    • Ballardsville [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ballardsville
      • Ballardsville [Itawamba County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Vernon
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ballardsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ballardsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ballardsville

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Vernon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3301, Longitude: -88.7537       In this case, the coordinates for Mount Vernon 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>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 Vernon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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