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Our Genealogy Helper for Myrtle ...

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 Myrtle (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 Myrtle. 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 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.

Myrtle is located in Union 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 Union County: Benton, Lafayette, Lee, Pontotoc, Prentiss & Tippah.

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

  • Union County     (The home county of Myrtle)
    • New Albany [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Albany
      • New Albany [Union County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Myrtle
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Albany
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Albany<3>
    • Ingomar [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ingomar
      • Ingomar [Union County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Myrtle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ingomar
    • Mound City [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound City
      • Mound City [Union County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Myrtle
      • 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
    • Blue Springs [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Springs
      • Blue Springs [Union County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Myrtle
      • 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 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Myrtle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine
  • Alcorn County
    • Kossuth [Alcorn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kossuth
      • Kossuth [Alcorn County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Myrtle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 208 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kossuth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kossuth<3>
    • Rienzi [Alcorn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rienzi
      • Rienzi [Alcorn County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Myrtle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 308 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rienzi
  • Benton County
    • Hickory Flat [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Flat
      • Hickory Flat [Benton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Myrtle
      • 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>
    • Ashland [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
      • Ashland [Benton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Myrtle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 519 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<3>
    • Snow Lake Shores [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Lake Shores
      • Snow Lake Shores [Benton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Myrtle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 289 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Lake Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Lake Shores
    • Canaan [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canaan
      • Canaan [Benton County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Myrtle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canaan
    • Michigan City [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Michigan City
      • Michigan City [Benton County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Myrtle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Michigan City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Michigan City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Michigan City<3>
  • Chickasaw County
    • New Houlka [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Houlka
      • New Houlka [Chickasaw County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Myrtle
      • 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>
  • Itawamba County
    • Mantachie [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mantachie
      • Mantachie [Itawamba County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Myrtle
      • 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>
  • Lafayette County
    • Altus [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altus
      • Altus [Lafayette County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Myrtle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altus
    • Abbeville [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbeville
      • Abbeville [Lafayette County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Myrtle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 423 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abbeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Abbeville<3>
    • De Lay [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Lay
      • De Lay [Lafayette County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Myrtle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Lay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Lay
    • Oxford [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxford
      • Oxford [Lafayette County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Myrtle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,122 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oxford<3>
    • Alesville [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alesville
      • Alesville [Lafayette County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Myrtle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alesville
    • Taylor [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
      • Taylor [Lafayette County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Myrtle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 444 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<3>
  • Lee County
    • Jug Fork [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jug Fork
      • Jug Fork [Lee County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Myrtle
      • 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 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Myrtle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boggan Bend
    • Baldwyn [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baldwyn
      • Baldwyn [Lee County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Myrtle
      • 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>
    • Guntown [Lee County]
    • Saltillo [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saltillo
      • Saltillo [Lee County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Myrtle
      • 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>
    • Bissell [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bissell
      • Bissell [Lee County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Myrtle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bissell
    • Indian Hills [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Hills
      • Indian Hills [Lee County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Myrtle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Hills
    • Tupelo [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tupelo
      • Tupelo [Lee County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Myrtle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 38,312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tupelo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tupelo<3>
    • Verona [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verona
      • Verona [Lee County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Myrtle
      • 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 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Myrtle
      • 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>
    • Shannon [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shannon
      • Shannon [Lee County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Myrtle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,763 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shannon<3>
  • Marshall County
    • Cornersville [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornersville
      • Cornersville [Marshall County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Myrtle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornersville
    • Potts Camp [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potts Camp
      • Potts Camp [Marshall County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Myrtle
      • 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>
    • Holly Springs [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Springs
      • Holly Springs [Marshall County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Myrtle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,798 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holly Springs<3>
    • Laws Hill [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laws Hill
      • Laws Hill [Marshall County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Myrtle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laws Hill
    • Chulahoma [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chulahoma
      • Chulahoma [Marshall County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Myrtle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chulahoma
    • Mount Pleasant [Marshall County]
    • Byhalia [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byhalia
      • Byhalia [Marshall County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Myrtle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,210 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Byhalia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byhalia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Byhalia<3>
  • Pontotoc County
    • Ecru [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ecru
      • Ecru [Pontotoc County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Myrtle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,037 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ecru
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ecru<3>
    • Possum Trot [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Possum Trot
      • Possum Trot [Pontotoc County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Myrtle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Possum Trot
    • Thaxton [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thaxton
      • Thaxton [Pontotoc County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Myrtle
      • 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>
    • Turnpike [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turnpike
      • Turnpike [Pontotoc County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Myrtle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnpike
    • Pontotoc [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pontotoc
      • Pontotoc [Pontotoc County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Myrtle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,169 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontotoc
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pontotoc<3>
    • Sherman [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherman
      • Sherman [Pontotoc County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Myrtle
      • 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>
    • Toccopola [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toccopola
      • Toccopola [Pontotoc County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Myrtle
      • 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
    • Algoma [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algoma
      • Algoma [Pontotoc County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Myrtle
      • 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>
    • Pannell [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pannell
      • Pannell [Pontotoc County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Myrtle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pannell
  • Prentiss County
    • Blackland [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackland
      • Blackland [Prentiss County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Myrtle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackland
    • Jumpertown [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jumpertown
      • Jumpertown [Prentiss County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Myrtle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 488 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jumpertown
    • Wheeler [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheeler
      • Wheeler [Prentiss County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Myrtle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheeler
    • Pisgah [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pisgah
      • Pisgah [Prentiss County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Myrtle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pisgah
    • Booneville [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Booneville
      • Booneville [Prentiss County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Myrtle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,497 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booneville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Booneville<3>
    • Marietta [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marietta
      • Marietta [Prentiss County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Myrtle
      • 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
  • Tippah County
    • Blue Mountain [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Mountain
      • Blue Mountain [Tippah County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Myrtle
      • 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
    • Gravestown [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gravestown
      • Gravestown [Tippah County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Myrtle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gravestown
    • Whitten Town [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitten Town
      • Whitten Town [Tippah County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Myrtle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitten Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitten Town
    • Ripley [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripley
      • Ripley [Tippah County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Myrtle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ripley<3>
    • Dumas [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumas
      • Dumas [Tippah County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Myrtle
      • 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
    • Falkner [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falkner
      • Falkner [Tippah County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Myrtle
      • 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>
    • Walnut [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut
      • Walnut [Tippah County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Myrtle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 754 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walnut<3>
  • Yalobusha County
    • Water Valley [Yalobusha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Water Valley
      • Water Valley [Yalobusha County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Myrtle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,255 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Water Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Water Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Water Valley<3>
  • Fayette County (TN)
    • Grand Junction [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Junction
      • Grand Junction [Fayette County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Myrtle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 271 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Junction
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Junction<3>
    • La Grange [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Grange
      • La Grange [Fayette County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Myrtle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 132 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Grange
    • Moscow [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moscow
      • Moscow [Fayette County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Myrtle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 557 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moscow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moscow<3>
  • Hardeman County (TN)
    • Saulsbury [Hardeman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saulsbury
      • Saulsbury [Hardeman County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Myrtle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 91 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saulsbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saulsbury
    • Middleton [Hardeman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middleton
      • Middleton [Hardeman County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Myrtle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 635 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middleton<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Myrtle ...

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 52 newspapers that have been published in the area around Myrtle.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Myrtle, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Myrtle.

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 Myrtle:

  • 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
    • Stories from Tennessee

Cemeteries Near Myrtle ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Myrtle.

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

  • Myrtle Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Myrtle Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Candy Hill Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Candy Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Old Oak Grove Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Oak Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • New Oak Grove Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Oak Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Beulah Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beulah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Barnett Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Barnett Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Zion Hill Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Zion Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion Hill Cemetery
    • Wicker Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wicker Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ebenezer Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ebenezer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pisgah Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pisgah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Union Hill Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Union Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Beldorah Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beldorah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • McAllister Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McAllister Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bethlehem Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethlehem Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Old Hickory Flat Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Hickory Flat Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Myrtle had a population of 148 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2019, Myrtle had a population of 498 people.

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

  • Myrtle [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myrtle
    • Myrtle [Union County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Myrtle
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 148 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 498 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Myrtle had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myrtle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myrtle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Myrtle<3>
  • Darden [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darden
    • Darden [Union County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Myrtle
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Darden had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Darden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darden
  • Hickory Flat [Benton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Flat
    • Hickory Flat [Benton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Myrtle
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 293 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 550 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hickory Flat had a post office and railroad service
    • 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.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hickory Flat<3>
  • Gallway [Union County]
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    • Gallway [Union County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Myrtle
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gallway had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gallway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Poolville [Union County]
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    • Poolville [Union County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Myrtle
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Poolville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poolville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • New Albany [Union County]
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    • New Albany [Union County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Myrtle
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 548 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,753 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, New Albany had a post office and railroad service
    • 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>
  • Continue List ...
    • Cotton Plant [Tippah County]
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      • Cotton Plant [Tippah County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Myrtle
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 103 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cotton Plant had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Plant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cornersville [Marshall County]
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      • Cornersville [Marshall County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Myrtle
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 165 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cornersville had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Etta [Union County]
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      • Etta [Union County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Myrtle
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Etta had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Etta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Blue Mountain [Tippah County]
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      • Blue Mountain [Tippah County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Myrtle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 948 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Blue Mountain had a post office and railroad service
      • 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.
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    • Lowrey [Tippah County]
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      • Lowrey [Tippah County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Myrtle
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lowrey had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowrey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pine Grove [Benton County]
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      • Pine Grove [Benton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Myrtle
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 55 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pine Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Baker [Union County]
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      • Baker [Union County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Myrtle
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Baker had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Fairview [Union County]
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      • Fairview [Union County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Myrtle
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fairview had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ingomar [Union County]
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      • Ingomar [Union County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Myrtle
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ingomar had a post office and railroad service
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Myrtle. See our List of 1890's Communities around Myrtle.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Myrtle ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

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

Note for Myrtle:
Services available at that time (1895): no Railroad mentioned

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Mississippi

About Union County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Myrtle. 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- Myrtle) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Myrtle. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Myrtle

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Myrtle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5600, Longitude: -89.1180       In this case, the coordinates for Myrtle 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 Myrtle, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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