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Our Genealogy Helper for Mount Zion ...

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 Zion (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 Zion. 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 Zion ...

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 Zion: Mt. Zion

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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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 Zion 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 Zion. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Mount Zion:

  • Jones County     (The home county of Mount Zion)
    • Ellisville [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellisville
      • Ellisville [Jones County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Zion
      • 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 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Mount Zion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 394 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soso
    • Laurel [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
      • Laurel [Jones County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Zion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,338 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel<2>
    • Amy [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amy
      • Amy [Jones County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Mount Zion
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amy
    • Antioch [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antioch
      • Antioch [Jones County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Mount Zion
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antioch
    • Sandersville [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandersville
      • Sandersville [Jones County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Zion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 728 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandersville
  • Clarke County
    • Pachuta [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pachuta
      • Pachuta [Clarke County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Zion
      • 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
    • Shubuta [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shubuta
      • Shubuta [Clarke County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Zion
      • 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
  • Covington County
    • Hot Coffee [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Coffee
      • Hot Coffee [Covington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Zion
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hot Coffee
    • Seminary [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seminary
      • Seminary [Covington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Zion
      • 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 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Zion
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lux
    • Kola [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kola
      • Kola [Covington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Mount Zion
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kola
    • Collins [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collins
      • Collins [Covington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Mount Zion
      • 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>
    • Arbo [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arbo
      • Arbo [Covington County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Mount Zion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arbo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arbo
    • Mount Olive [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
      • Mount Olive [Covington County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Mount Zion
      • 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
    • Petal [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petal
      • Petal [Forrest County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Mount Zion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,632 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petal<2>
    • Goodluck [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodluck
      • Goodluck [Forrest County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Mount Zion
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodluck
    • Hattiesburg [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hattiesburg
      • Hattiesburg [Forrest County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Mount Zion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 45,863 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hattiesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hattiesburg<2>
  • Jasper County
    • Moss [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moss
      • Moss [Jasper County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Mount Zion
      • Moss has also been known as:
      • Mossville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moss
    • Stringer [Jasper County]
    • Vernon [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernon
      • Vernon [Jasper County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Mount Zion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vernon 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 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Mount Zion
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Como
    • Acme [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
      • Acme [Jasper County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Mount Zion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acme 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 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Mount Zion
      • 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>
    • Heidelberg [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heidelberg
      • Heidelberg [Jasper County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Zion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 659 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heidelberg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heidelberg<2>
    • Waldrup [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldrup
      • Waldrup [Jasper County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Mount Zion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waldrup have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Kelona [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelona
      • Kelona [Jasper County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Zion
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelona
    • Stafford Springs [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stafford Springs
      • Stafford Springs [Jasper County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Zion
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford Springs
    • Hamlet [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamlet
      • Hamlet [Jasper County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Mount Zion
    • Stevens [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stevens
      • Stevens [Jasper County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Mount Zion
    • Turnerville [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turnerville
      • Turnerville [Jasper County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Mount Zion
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnerville
  • Jefferson Davis County
    • Bassfield [Jefferson Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bassfield
      • Bassfield [Jefferson Davis County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Mount Zion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 212 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bassfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bassfield
    • Prentiss [Jefferson Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prentiss
      • Prentiss [Jefferson Davis County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Mount Zion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 933 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prentiss have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prentiss
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prentiss<2>
  • Lamar County
    • West Hattiesburg [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Hattiesburg
      • West Hattiesburg [Lamar County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Mount Zion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Hattiesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Hattiesburg
    • Sumrall [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumrall
      • Sumrall [Lamar County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Zion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,867 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumrall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumrall<2>
    • Purvis [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purvis
      • Purvis [Lamar County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Mount Zion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,392 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Purvis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purvis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Purvis<2>
  • Perry County
    • Richton [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richton
      • Richton [Perry County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Zion
      • 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 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Zion
      • 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 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Zion
      • 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
    • Coats [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coats
      • Coats [Simpson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Zion
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coats
    • Magee [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magee
      • Magee [Simpson County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Zion
      • 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 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Zion
      • 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>
    • Mize [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mize
      • Mize [Smith County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Zion
      • 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>
    • Sylvarena [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvarena
      • Sylvarena [Smith County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Mount Zion
      • 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
    • Raleigh [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raleigh
      • Raleigh [Smith County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Zion
      • 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 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Zion
      • 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
    • Waynesboro [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waynesboro
      • Waynesboro [Wayne County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Mount Zion
      • 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 Zion, see our County-by-County Page for Mount Zion.

Newspapers Published in Mount Zion ...

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 65 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mount Zion.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mount Zion, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mount Zion.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites 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 Zion:

  • 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 Zion ...

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

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

  • Mt. Zion Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Zion Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Zion Cemetery
  • Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
  • Our Home Universalist Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Our Home Universalist Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Our Home Universalist Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Our Home Universalist Cemetery
  • Hinton Cemetery
  • Woodlawn Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Woodlawn Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Woodlawn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn Cemetery
  • Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Indian Springs Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Indian Springs Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Indian Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Springs Cemetery
    • Taylor Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Taylor Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Taylor Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor Cemetery
    • Ellzey Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ellzey Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ellzey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellzey Cemetery
    • Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill Cemetery
    • Pine Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Grove Cemetery
    • Ellisville Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ellisville Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ellisville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellisville Cemetery
    • Bynum Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bynum Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bynum Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bynum Cemetery
    • Anderson - Minter Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Anderson - Minter Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Anderson - Minter Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson - Minter Cemetery
    • Shows Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shows Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shows Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shows Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

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

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

  • Ellisville [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellisville
    • Ellisville [Jones County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Zion
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,559 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ellisville had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellisville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellisville<2>
  • Soso [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soso
    • Soso [Jones County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Mount Zion
    • Estimated population in 2019: 394 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Soso had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soso
  • Laurel [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
    • Laurel [Jones County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Zion
    • Estimated population in 2019: 18,338 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Laurel had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel<2>
  • Amy [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amy
    • Amy [Jones County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Mount Zion
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Amy had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amy
  • Moselle [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moselle
    • Moselle [Jones County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Mount Zion
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 73 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Moselle had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moselle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moselle
  • Gitano [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gitano
    • Gitano [Jones County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Zion
    • 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.
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    • Errata [Jones County]
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      • Errata [Jones County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Zion
      • 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.
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    • Moscos [Covington County]
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      • Moscos [Covington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Mount Zion
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Moscos had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moscos have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Eastabuchie [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastabuchie
      • Eastabuchie [Forrest County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Mount Zion
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Eastabuchie had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eastabuchie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sandersville [Jones County]
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      • Sandersville [Jones County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Zion
      • 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
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    • Taylorsville [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
      • Taylorsville [Smith County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Zion
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,245 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Taylorsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<2>
    • Bunker Hill [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bunker Hill
      • Bunker Hill [Smith County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Zion
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bunker Hill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bunker Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bunker Hill
    • Ora [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ora
      • Ora [Covington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Mount Zion
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ora had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ora have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ora
    • Lake Como [Jasper County]
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      • Lake Como [Jasper County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Mount Zion
      • 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
    • Williamsburg [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsburg
      • Williamsburg [Covington County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Mount Zion
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 124 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Williamsburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsburg

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Jones County

About Mississippi

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mount Zion. 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 'straight-line' (or 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 Zion) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Zion. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6454, Longitude: -89.2478       In this case, the coordinates for Mount Zion 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>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 Zion, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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