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Our Genealogy Helper for Murphreesboro ...

So far, we have found very little information about Murphreesboro. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Murphreesboro to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Murphreesboro, please Contact Us.


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 Murphreesboro (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 Murphreesboro. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Murphreesboro is historic, it would have been located within present day Tallahatchie 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 Tallahatchie County: Coahoma, Grenada, Leflore, Panola, Quitman, Sunflower & Yalobusha.

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

  • Tallahatchie County     (The home county of Murphreesboro)
    • Charleston [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
      • Charleston [Tallahatchie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,867 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charleston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charleston<4>
    • Swan Lake [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swan Lake
      • Swan Lake [Tallahatchie County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the west of Murphreesboro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swan Lake
    • Glendora [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendora
      • Glendora [Tallahatchie County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the west of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 132 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glendora have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendora<4>
    • Webb [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webb
      • Webb [Tallahatchie County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the west of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 478 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webb have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webb
    • Sumner [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumner
      • Sumner [Tallahatchie County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the west of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 267 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumner
    • Tutwiler [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tutwiler
      • Tutwiler [Tallahatchie County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the west of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,416 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tutwiler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tutwiler<4>
  • Calhoun County
    • Big Creek [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Creek
      • Big Creek [Calhoun County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the east of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 147 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
    • Bruce [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruce
      • Bruce [Calhoun County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the east of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,818 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bruce have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bruce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bruce<4>
    • Pittsboro [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsboro
      • Pittsboro [Calhoun County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the east of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 192 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pittsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsboro
    • Slate Spring [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slate Spring
      • Slate Spring [Calhoun County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the east of Murphreesboro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slate Spring
    • Slate Springs [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slate Springs
      • Slate Springs [Calhoun County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the east of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slate Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slate Springs
    • Calhoun City [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calhoun City
      • Calhoun City [Calhoun County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the east of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,668 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calhoun City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calhoun City<4>
    • Derma [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derma
      • Derma [Calhoun County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the east of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 974 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derma have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derma
  • Carroll County
    • North Carrollton [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Carrollton
      • North Carrollton [Carroll County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the south of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 429 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Carrollton
    • Carrollton [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrollton
      • Carrollton [Carroll County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the south of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 176 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrollton<4>
  • Coahoma County
    • Clarksdale [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksdale
      • Clarksdale [Coahoma County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,894 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksdale
    • Lyon [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyon
      • Lyon [Coahoma County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 288 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyon
    • Jonestown [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonestown
      • Jonestown [Coahoma County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,100 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonestown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonestown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonestown<4>
  • Grenada County
    • Turkey Foot Fork [Grenada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turkey Foot Fork
      • Turkey Foot Fork [Grenada County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Murphreesboro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turkey Foot Fork
    • Grenada [Grenada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grenada
      • Grenada [Grenada County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,219 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grenada
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grenada<4>
  • Lafayette County
    • Taylor [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
      • Taylor [Lafayette County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 444 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<4>
  • Leflore County
    • Minter City [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minter City
      • Minter City [Leflore County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Murphreesboro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minter City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minter City
    • Money [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Money
      • Money [Leflore County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Murphreesboro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Money
    • Sunnyside [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Leflore County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southwest of Murphreesboro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
    • Greenwood [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Leflore County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,561 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenwood<4>
    • Schlater [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schlater
      • Schlater [Leflore County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 287 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schlater have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schlater
    • Itta Bena [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Itta Bena
      • Itta Bena [Leflore County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,809 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Itta Bena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Itta Bena<4>
    • Sidon [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sidon
      • Sidon [Leflore County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the south of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 464 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sidon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sidon
  • Montgomery County
    • Duck Hill [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duck Hill
      • Duck Hill [Montgomery County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southeast of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,646 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duck Hill
    • Sweatman [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweatman
      • Sweatman [Montgomery County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Murphreesboro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweatman
    • Winona [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winona
      • Winona [Montgomery County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,964 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winona<4>
    • Kilmichael [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kilmichael
      • Kilmichael [Montgomery County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 557 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kilmichael
  • Panola County
    • Pope [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pope
      • Pope [Panola County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the north of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 248 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pope
    • Crowder [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crowder
      • Crowder [Panola County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 639 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crowder have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crowder
    • Courtland [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Courtland
      • Courtland [Panola County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the north of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 511 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Courtland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courtland
    • Mims [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mims
      • Mims [Panola County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the north of Murphreesboro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mims
    • Batesville [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Batesville
      • Batesville [Panola County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the north of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,218 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Batesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Batesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Batesville<4>
    • Sardis [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sardis
      • Sardis [Panola County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the north of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,581 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sardis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sardis<4>
  • Quitman County
    • Vance [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vance
      • Vance [Quitman County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Murphreesboro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vance
    • Lambert [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lambert
      • Lambert [Quitman County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,343 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lambert
    • Bobo [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bobo
      • Bobo [Quitman County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Murphreesboro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bobo
    • Marks [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marks
      • Marks [Quitman County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marks<4>
    • Falcon [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falcon
      • Falcon [Quitman County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 143 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falcon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falcon
    • Sledge [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sledge
      • Sledge [Quitman County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the north of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 476 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sledge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sledge
  • Sunflower County
    • Rome [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rome
      • Rome [Sunflower County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the west of Murphreesboro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rome
    • Drew [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drew
      • Drew [Sunflower County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the west of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,608 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drew
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drew<4>
    • Doddsville [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doddsville
      • Doddsville [Sunflower County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doddsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doddsville
    • Ruleville [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruleville
      • Ruleville [Sunflower County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the west of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,557 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruleville<4>
    • Sunflower [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunflower
      • Sunflower [Sunflower County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 978 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunflower have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunflower
  • Yalobusha County
    • Tillatoba [Yalobusha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tillatoba
      • Tillatoba [Yalobusha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Murphreesboro
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 91 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tillatoba have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillatoba
    • Oakland [Yalobusha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
      • Oakland [Yalobusha County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 501 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakland<4>
    • Coffeeville [Yalobusha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coffeeville
      • Coffeeville [Yalobusha County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the east of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 826 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coffeeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coffeeville<4>
    • Water Valley [Yalobusha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Water Valley
      • Water Valley [Yalobusha County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Murphreesboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,255 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Water Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Water Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Water Valley<4>

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

Newspapers Published in Murphreesboro ...

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 81 newspapers that have been published in the area around Murphreesboro.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Murphreesboro, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Murphreesboro.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Murphreesboro:

  • 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 Murphreesboro ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Murphreesboro.

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

  • St. Pauls Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Pauls Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Pauls Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Pauls Cemetery
  • New Hope Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Hope Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Hope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hope Cemetery
  • Ashland Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ashland Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ashland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland Cemetery
  • Baker Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Baker Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Baker Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker Cemetery
  • Corinth Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Corinth Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Corinth Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corinth Cemetery
  • Chestnut Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chestnut Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chestnut Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Grove Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Stonefield Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stonefield Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stonefield Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonefield Cemetery
    • Pea Ridge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pea Ridge Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pea Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pea Ridge Cemetery
    • Poa Ridge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Poa Ridge Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Poa Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Corinth Baptist Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Corinth Baptist Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Poplar Springs Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Poplar Springs Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Poplar Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Magnolia Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Magnolia Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Magnolia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • McSwine Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McSwine Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McSwine Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • McSwine Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Murphreesboro.
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    • Baker Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Baker Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Baker Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Baker Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Murphreesboro.
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    • Cole Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cole Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cole Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cole Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Murphreesboro.
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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.

Murphreesboro itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Murphreesboro [Tallahatchie County] - Historic
    • While Murphreesboro was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphreesboro
    • Murphreesboro [Tallahatchie County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Murphreesboro
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Murphreesboro had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphreesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Rosebloom [Tallahatchie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosebloom
    • Rosebloom [Tallahatchie County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Murphreesboro
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rosebloom had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosebloom have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosebloom
  • Cascilla [Tallahatchie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cascilla
    • Cascilla [Tallahatchie County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Murphreesboro
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cascilla had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cascilla have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cascilla
  • Leverett [Tallahatchie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leverett
    • Leverett [Tallahatchie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Murphreesboro
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Leverett had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leverett have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Paynes [Tallahatchie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paynes
    • Paynes [Tallahatchie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Murphreesboro
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Paynes had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paynes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Oxberry [Grenada County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxberry
    • Oxberry [Grenada County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Murphreesboro
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Oxberry had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxberry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Charleston [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
      • Charleston [Tallahatchie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Murphreesboro
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 412 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,867 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Charleston had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charleston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charleston<4>
    • Crevi [Tallahatchie County] - Historic
      • While Crevi was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crevi
      • Crevi [Tallahatchie County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Murphreesboro
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Crevi had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crevi have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Parsons [Grenada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parsons
      • Parsons [Grenada County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Murphreesboro
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Parsons had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parsons have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Oakland [Yalobusha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
      • Oakland [Yalobusha County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Murphreesboro
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 327 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 501 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Oakland had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakland<4>
    • Grenada [Grenada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grenada
      • Grenada [Grenada County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Murphreesboro
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,416 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,219 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Grenada had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grenada
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grenada<4>
    • Leflore [Grenada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leflore
      • Leflore [Grenada County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Murphreesboro
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Leflore had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leflore have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Teasdale [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teasdale
      • Teasdale [Tallahatchie County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the north of Murphreesboro
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Teasdale had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teasdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sharkey [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharkey
      • Sharkey [Tallahatchie County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the west of Murphreesboro
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 51 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sharkey had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharkey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharkey
    • Coffeeville [Yalobusha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coffeeville
      • Coffeeville [Yalobusha County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the east of Murphreesboro
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 465 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 826 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Coffeeville had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coffeeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coffeeville<4>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Murphreesboro ...

While our initial data about Murphreesboro came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Murphreesboro in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Murphreesboro.

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

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

Notes for Murphreesboro:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Mississippi

About Tallahatchie County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Murphreesboro, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Murphreesboro) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Murphreesboro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8996, Longitude: -89.9743       In this case, the coordinates for Murphreesboro have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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.
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