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Our Genealogy Helper for Norris ...

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 Norris (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 Norris. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Norris is located in Scott 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 Scott County: Jasper, Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Rankin & Smith.

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

  • Scott County     (The home county of Norris)
    • Forest [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
      • Forest [Scott County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Norris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,536 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest<3>
    • Hunter Town [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter Town
      • Hunter Town [Scott County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Norris
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunter Town
    • Kalem [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kalem
      • Kalem [Scott County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Norris
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kalem
    • Morton [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morton
      • Morton [Scott County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Norris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,527 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morton<3>
    • Cooperville [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooperville
      • Cooperville [Scott County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Norris
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooperville
    • Branch [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branch
      • Branch [Scott County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Norris
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branch
    • Sebastopol [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sebastopol
      • Sebastopol [Scott County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Norris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 276 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sebastopol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sebastopol
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sebastopol<3>
  • Clarke County
    • Pachuta [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pachuta
      • Pachuta [Clarke County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Norris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 233 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pachuta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pachuta
    • Enterprise [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
      • Enterprise [Clarke County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Norris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 475 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enterprise<3>
    • Stonewall [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewall
      • Stonewall [Clarke County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Norris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 975 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewall
  • Covington County
    • Mount Olive [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
      • Mount Olive [Covington County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Norris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 912 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Olive have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
  • Jasper County
    • Success [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Success
      • Success [Jasper County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Norris
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Success have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Montrose [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Jasper County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Norris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 135 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
    • Baxter [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baxter
      • Baxter [Jasper County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Norris
    • Louin [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louin
      • Louin [Jasper County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Norris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louin
    • Verba [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verba
      • Verba [Jasper County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Norris
    • Garlandsville [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garlandsville
      • Garlandsville [Jasper County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Norris
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garlandsville
    • Hamlet [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamlet
      • Hamlet [Jasper County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Norris
    • Stevens [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stevens
      • Stevens [Jasper County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Norris
    • Turnerville [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turnerville
      • Turnerville [Jasper County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Norris
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnerville
    • Bay Springs [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay Springs
      • Bay Springs [Jasper County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Norris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,658 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bay Springs<3>
    • McNeal [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McNeal
      • McNeal [Jasper County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Norris
    • Gridley [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gridley
      • Gridley [Jasper County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Norris
  • Jones County
    • Soso [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soso
      • Soso [Jones County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Norris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 394 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soso
  • Lauderdale County
    • Collinsville [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collinsville
      • Collinsville [Lauderdale County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Norris
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collinsville<3>
  • Leake County
    • Walnut Grove [Leake County]
    • Lena [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lena
      • Lena [Leake County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Norris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lena<3>
    • Tuscola [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuscola
      • Tuscola [Leake County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Norris
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuscola
    • Standing Pine [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standing Pine
      • Standing Pine [Leake County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Norris
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Standing Pine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Standing Pine
    • Carthage [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
      • Carthage [Leake County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Norris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,782 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<3>
  • Neshoba County
    • Union [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Neshoba County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Norris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,897 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union<3>
    • Dowdville [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dowdville
      • Dowdville [Neshoba County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Norris
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dowdville
    • Neshoba [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neshoba
      • Neshoba [Neshoba County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Norris
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neshoba
    • Laurel Hill [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Hill
      • Laurel Hill [Neshoba County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Norris
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Hill
    • Philadelphia [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philadelphia
      • Philadelphia [Neshoba County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Norris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,078 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philadelphia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philadelphia<3>
  • Newton County
    • Lake [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake
      • Lake [Newton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Norris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 324 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake<3>
    • Six Towns [Newton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Six Towns
      • Six Towns [Newton County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Norris
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Six Towns have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Conehatta [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conehatta
      • Conehatta [Newton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Norris
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conehatta
    • Pine Bluff [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Bluff
      • Pine Bluff [Newton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Norris
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Bluff
    • Newton [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
      • Newton [Newton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Norris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newton<3>
    • Lucern [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucern
      • Lucern [Newton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Norris
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucern
    • Decatur [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decatur
      • Decatur [Newton County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Norris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,705 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Decatur have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decatur<3>
    • Hickory [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory
      • Hickory [Newton County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Norris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 529 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory
    • Chunky [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chunky
      • Chunky [Newton County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Norris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chunky
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chunky<3>
  • Rankin County
    • Pelahatchie [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelahatchie
      • Pelahatchie [Rankin County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Norris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,382 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelahatchie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelahatchie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelahatchie<3>
    • Puckett [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puckett
      • Puckett [Rankin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Norris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 348 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Puckett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puckett
    • Sand Hill [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Hill
      • Sand Hill [Rankin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Norris
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Hill
    • Cato [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cato
      • Cato [Rankin County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Norris
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cato
    • Brandon [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brandon
      • Brandon [Rankin County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Norris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,289 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brandon<3>
    • Flowood [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flowood
      • Flowood [Rankin County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Norris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,380 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flowood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flowood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flowood<3>
    • Pearl [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl
      • Pearl [Rankin County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Norris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,510 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearl<3>
  • Simpson County
    • Magee [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magee
      • Magee [Simpson County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Norris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,097 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magee<3>
    • D'Lo [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for D'Lo
      • D'Lo [Simpson County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Norris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 437 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for D'Lo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on D'Lo
    • Mendenhall [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mendenhall
      • Mendenhall [Simpson County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Norris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,387 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mendenhall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mendenhall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mendenhall<3>
    • Braxton [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braxton
      • Braxton [Simpson County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Norris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Braxton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braxton
  • Smith County
    • Polkville [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polkville
      • Polkville [Smith County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Norris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 821 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polkville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polkville
    • Raleigh [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raleigh
      • Raleigh [Smith County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Norris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,411 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raleigh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raleigh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raleigh<3>
    • Sylvarena [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvarena
      • Sylvarena [Smith County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Norris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sylvarena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvarena
    • Mize [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mize
      • Mize [Smith County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Norris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 323 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mize have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mize
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mize<3>
    • Taylorsville [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
      • Taylorsville [Smith County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Norris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,245 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Norris ...

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 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Norris.

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

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 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 Norris:

  • 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 Norris ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Norris.

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

  • Gatewood Cemetery
  • Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Sherman Hill Church Cemetery
  • Homewood Methodist Church Cemetery
  • Eastern Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eastern Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eastern Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastern Cemetery
  • Noblin Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Noblin Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Noblin Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noblin Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Carr Methodist Church Cemetery
    • Faulkner Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Faulkner Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Faulkner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Faulkner Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Norris.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faulkner Cemetery
    • Luther Chapel Cemetery
    • Lake City Cemetery
    • Dennis Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dennis Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dennis Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Dennis Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Norris.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dennis Cemetery
    • Luther Chapel Lutheran Church Cemetery
    • Lorena Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Mt. Carmel Cemetery
    • Futchs Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Futchs Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Futchs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Futchs Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Norris.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Futchs 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.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Norris had a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Norris [Scott County]
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    • Norris [Scott County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Norris
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Norris had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Homewood [Scott County]
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    • Homewood [Scott County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Norris
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 73 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Homewood had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Forest [Scott County]
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    • Forest [Scott County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Norris
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 547 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,536 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Forest had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest 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 Forest<3>
  • Lake [Newton County]
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    • Lake [Newton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Norris
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 190 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 324 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lake had a post office and railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake<3>
  • Raworth [Scott County]
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    • Raworth [Scott County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Norris
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Raworth had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raworth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Pulaski [Scott County]
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    • Pulaski [Scott County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Norris
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pulaski had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pulaski have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Burns [Smith County]
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      • Burns [Smith County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Norris
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Burns had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burns have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hillsboro [Scott County]
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      • Hillsboro [Scott County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Norris
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 112 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hillsboro had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lawrence [Newton County]
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      • Lawrence [Newton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Norris
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lawrence had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawrence 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 Lawrence<3>
    • Trenton [Smith County]
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      • Trenton [Smith County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Norris
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 102 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Trenton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trenton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Shongelo [Smith County]
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      • Shongelo [Smith County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Norris
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shongelo had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shongelo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Piketown [Scott County]
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      • Piketown [Scott County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Norris
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Piketown had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piketown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Morton [Scott County]
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      • Morton [Scott County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Norris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,527 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Morton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morton<3>
    • Harperville [Scott County]
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      • Harperville [Scott County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Norris
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 138 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Harperville had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Conehatta [Newton County]
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      • Conehatta [Newton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Norris
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 81 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Conehatta had a post office and no 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 Norris. See our List of 1890's Communities around Norris.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Norris ...

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

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 Norris:
Services available at that time (1895): no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Scott County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Norris. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Norris) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Norris. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2940, Longitude: -89.4359       In this case, the coordinates for Norris 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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>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 Norris, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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