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Our Genealogy Helper for Oak Bowery ...

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 Oak Bowery (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 Oak Bowery. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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

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

Oak Bowery is located in Jones County.

To see how the shape of Mississippi's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jones County: Clarke, Covington, Forrest, Jasper, Smith & Wayne.

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

  • Jones County     (The home county of Oak Bowery)
    • Ellisville [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellisville
      • Ellisville [Jones County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Oak Bowery
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,559 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellisville<2>
    • Soso [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soso
      • Soso [Jones County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Bowery
      • Estimated population in 2019: 394 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soso
    • Amy [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amy
      • Amy [Jones County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Bowery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amy
    • Laurel [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
      • Laurel [Jones County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Oak Bowery
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,338 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel<2>
    • Antioch [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antioch
      • Antioch [Jones County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Oak Bowery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antioch
    • Sandersville [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandersville
      • Sandersville [Jones County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Bowery
      • Estimated population in 2019: 728 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandersville
  • Covington County
    • Seminary [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seminary
      • Seminary [Covington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Bowery
      • Estimated population in 2019: 284 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seminary have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seminary
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seminary<2>
    • Hot Coffee [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Coffee
      • Hot Coffee [Covington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Oak Bowery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hot Coffee
    • Kola [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kola
      • Kola [Covington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Oak Bowery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kola
    • Collins [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collins
      • Collins [Covington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Oak Bowery
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,425 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collins have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collins<2>
    • Lux [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lux
      • Lux [Covington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Oak Bowery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lux
    • Arbo [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arbo
      • Arbo [Covington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Bowery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arbo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arbo
    • Mount Olive [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
      • Mount Olive [Covington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Bowery
      • Estimated population in 2019: 912 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Olive have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
  • Forrest County
    • Hattiesburg [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hattiesburg
      • Hattiesburg [Forrest County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Oak Bowery
      • Estimated population in 2019: 45,863 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hattiesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hattiesburg<2>
    • Petal [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petal
      • Petal [Forrest County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Bowery
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,632 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petal<2>
    • Goodluck [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodluck
      • Goodluck [Forrest County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Bowery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodluck
  • Jasper County
    • Moss [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moss
      • Moss [Jasper County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Bowery
      • Moss has also been known as:
      • Mossville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moss
    • Stringer [Jasper County]
    • Vernon [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernon
      • Vernon [Jasper County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Bowery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bay Springs [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay Springs
      • Bay Springs [Jasper County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Oak Bowery
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,658 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bay Springs<2>
    • Lake Como [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Como
      • Lake Como [Jasper County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Bowery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Como
    • Acme [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
      • Acme [Jasper County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Bowery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acme have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hamlet [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamlet
      • Hamlet [Jasper County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Oak Bowery
    • Stevens [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stevens
      • Stevens [Jasper County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Oak Bowery
    • Waldrup [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldrup
      • Waldrup [Jasper County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Bowery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waldrup have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Turnerville [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turnerville
      • Turnerville [Jasper County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Oak Bowery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnerville
    • Heidelberg [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heidelberg
      • Heidelberg [Jasper County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Bowery
      • Estimated population in 2019: 659 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heidelberg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heidelberg<2>
    • Louin [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louin
      • Louin [Jasper County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Oak Bowery
      • Estimated population in 2019: 259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louin
  • Jefferson Davis County
    • Bassfield [Jefferson Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bassfield
      • Bassfield [Jefferson Davis County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Bowery
      • Estimated population in 2019: 212 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bassfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bassfield
    • Prentiss [Jefferson Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prentiss
      • Prentiss [Jefferson Davis County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Oak Bowery
      • Estimated population in 2019: 933 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prentiss have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prentiss
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prentiss<2>
  • Lamar County
    • Sumrall [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumrall
      • Sumrall [Lamar County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Bowery
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,867 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumrall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumrall<2>
    • West Hattiesburg [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Hattiesburg
      • West Hattiesburg [Lamar County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Oak Bowery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Hattiesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Hattiesburg
    • Purvis [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purvis
      • Purvis [Lamar County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Oak Bowery
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,392 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Purvis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purvis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Purvis<2>
  • Lawrence County
    • New Hebron [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Hebron
      • New Hebron [Lawrence County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Oak Bowery
      • Estimated population in 2019: 421 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hebron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Hebron<2>
    • Silver Creek [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Creek
      • Silver Creek [Lawrence County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Oak Bowery
      • Estimated population in 2019: 198 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silver Creek<2>
  • Marion County
    • Columbia [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia [Marion County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Bowery
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,837 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<2>
  • Perry County
    • Richton [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richton
      • Richton [Perry County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Bowery
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,008 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richton<2>
    • New Augusta [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Augusta
      • New Augusta [Perry County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Bowery
      • Estimated population in 2019: 601 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Augusta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Augusta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Augusta<2>
  • Rankin County
    • Puckett [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puckett
      • Puckett [Rankin County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Bowery
      • Estimated population in 2019: 348 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Puckett have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puckett
  • Simpson County
    • Coats [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coats
      • Coats [Simpson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Bowery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coats
    • Magee [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magee
      • Magee [Simpson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Bowery
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,097 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magee<2>
    • Sanatorium [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanatorium
      • Sanatorium [Simpson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Bowery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanatorium
    • Mendenhall [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mendenhall
      • Mendenhall [Simpson County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Bowery
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,387 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mendenhall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mendenhall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mendenhall<2>
    • D'Lo [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for D'Lo
      • D'Lo [Simpson County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Bowery
      • Estimated population in 2019: 437 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for D'Lo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on D'Lo
  • Smith County
    • Taylorsville [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
      • Taylorsville [Smith County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Oak Bowery
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,245 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<2>
    • Mize [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mize
      • Mize [Smith County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Bowery
      • Estimated population in 2019: 323 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mize have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mize
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mize<2>
    • Sylvarena [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvarena
      • Sylvarena [Smith County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Oak Bowery
      • Estimated population in 2019: 104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sylvarena have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvarena
    • Raleigh [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raleigh
      • Raleigh [Smith County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Oak Bowery
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,411 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raleigh have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raleigh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raleigh<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Oak Bowery ...

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 62 newspapers that have been published in the area around Oak Bowery.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Oak Bowery, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Oak Bowery.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Oak Bowery:

  • 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 Oak Bowery ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Oak Bowery.

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

  • Bethel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Cemetery
  • Eminence Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eminence Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eminence Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eminence Cemetery
  • Eminence Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eminence Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eminence Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eminence Cemetery
  • Walters Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Walters Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Walters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walters Cemetery
  • New Bethany Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Bethany Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Bethany Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Bethany Cemetery
  • County Line Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the County Line Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the County Line Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on County Line Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Lebanon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lebanon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lebanon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon Cemetery
    • Kelly Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kelly Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kelly Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelly Cemetery
    • Crossroads Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Crossroads Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Crossroads Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossroads Cemetery
    • Centreville Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Centreville Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Centreville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centreville Cemetery
    • Leaf River Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Leaf River Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Leaf River Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leaf River Cemetery
    • Geiger Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Geiger Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Geiger Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geiger Cemetery
    • Speed Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Speed Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Speed Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speed Cemetery
    • Moscos Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Moscos Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Moscos Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscos Cemetery
    • Moore 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.<5>

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

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

  • Moscos [Covington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moscos
    • Moscos [Covington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Oak Bowery
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Moscos had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moscos have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscos
  • Moselle [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moselle
    • Moselle [Jones County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Bowery
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 73 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Moselle had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moselle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moselle
  • Ellisville [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellisville
    • Ellisville [Jones County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Oak Bowery
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,559 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ellisville had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellisville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellisville<2>
  • Soso [Jones County]
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    • Soso [Jones County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Bowery
    • Estimated population in 2019: 394 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Soso had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Gitano [Jones County]
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    • Gitano [Jones County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Oak Bowery
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gitano had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gitano have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Ora [Covington County]
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    • Ora [Covington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Oak Bowery
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ora had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ora have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Amy [Jones County]
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      • Amy [Jones County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Bowery
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Amy had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Williamsburg [Covington County]
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      • Williamsburg [Covington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Oak Bowery
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 124 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Williamsburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Eastabuchie [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastabuchie
      • Eastabuchie [Forrest County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Bowery
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Eastabuchie had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eastabuchie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bunker Hill [Smith County]
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      • Bunker Hill [Smith County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Bowery
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bunker Hill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bunker Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Taylorsville [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
      • Taylorsville [Smith County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Oak Bowery
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,245 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Taylorsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<2>
    • Laurel [Jones County]
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      • Laurel [Jones County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Oak Bowery
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,338 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Laurel had a post office and railroad service
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    • Mount Olive [Covington County]
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      • Mount Olive [Covington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Bowery
      • Estimated population in 2019: 912 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mount Olive had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Olive have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mize [Smith County]
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      • Mize [Smith County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Bowery
      • Estimated population in 2019: 323 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mize had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mize 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 Mize<2>
    • Hattiesburg [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hattiesburg
      • Hattiesburg [Forrest County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Oak Bowery
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,172 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 45,863 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hattiesburg had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hattiesburg
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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 Oak Bowery. See our List of 1890's Communities around Oak Bowery.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Jones County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oak Bowery) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oak Bowery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6193, Longitude: -89.3892       In this case, the coordinates for Oak Bowery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>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.
<5>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 Oak Bowery, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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