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Our Genealogy Helper for Oak Grove ...

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

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

Name Variations for Oak Grove ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations, abbreviations or people who just guessed at the name.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Oak Grove: Oak Grv.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Neighboring Counties ...

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

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors 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.

Oak Grove is located in Lamar 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 Lamar County: Covington, Forrest, Jefferson Davis, Marion & Pearl River.

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

  • Lamar County     (The home county of Oak Grove)
    • West Hattiesburg [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Hattiesburg
      • West Hattiesburg [Lamar County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Hattiesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,392 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Purvis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purvis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Purvis<3>
    • Sumrall [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumrall
      • Sumrall [Lamar County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,867 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumrall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumrall<3>
    • Wells Town [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wells Town
      • Wells Town [Lamar County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Oak Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wells Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wells Town
    • Lumberton [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumberton
      • Lumberton [Lamar County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,218 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumberton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumberton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lumberton<3>
  • Covington County
    • Lux [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lux
      • Lux [Covington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Oak Grove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lux
    • Seminary [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seminary
      • Seminary [Covington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 284 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seminary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seminary
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seminary<3>
    • Kola [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kola
      • Kola [Covington County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Oak Grove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kola
    • Collins [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collins
      • Collins [Covington County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,425 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collins<3>
    • Mount Olive [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
      • Mount Olive [Covington County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Grove
      • 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
  • Forrest County
    • Hattiesburg [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hattiesburg
      • Hattiesburg [Forrest County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 45,863 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hattiesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hattiesburg<3>
    • Petal [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petal
      • Petal [Forrest County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,632 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petal<3>
    • McLaurin [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McLaurin
      • McLaurin [Forrest County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Grove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McLaurin
    • Goodluck [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodluck
      • Goodluck [Forrest County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Oak Grove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodluck
    • Carnes [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carnes
      • Carnes [Forrest County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Grove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carnes
  • Greene County
    • McLain [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McLain
      • McLain [Greene County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 436 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McLain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McLain
  • Jefferson Davis County
    • Bassfield [Jefferson Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bassfield
      • Bassfield [Jefferson Davis County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 212 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bassfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 933 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prentiss have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prentiss
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prentiss<3>
  • Jones County
    • Ellisville [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellisville
      • Ellisville [Jones County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,559 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellisville<3>
    • Laurel [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
      • Laurel [Jones County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,338 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel<3>
    • Soso [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soso
      • Soso [Jones County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 394 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soso
  • Marion County
    • Pinebur [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinebur
      • Pinebur [Marion County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Grove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinebur
    • Columbia [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia [Marion County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,837 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<3>
    • Kokomo [Marion County]
  • Pearl River County
    • Poplarville [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplarville
      • Poplarville [Pearl River County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,899 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplarville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplarville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poplarville<3>
  • Perry County
    • New Augusta [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Augusta
      • New Augusta [Perry County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 601 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Augusta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Augusta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Augusta<3>
    • Wingate [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wingate
      • Wingate [Perry County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Oak Grove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wingate
    • Richton [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richton
      • Richton [Perry County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,008 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richton<3>
    • Beaumont [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaumont
      • Beaumont [Perry County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 914 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaumont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaumont
  • Smith County
    • Taylorsville [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
      • Taylorsville [Smith County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Oak Grove
      • 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>
    • Mize [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mize
      • Mize [Smith County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Oak Grove
      • 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>
  • Stone County
    • Wiggins [Stone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wiggins
      • Wiggins [Stone County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,541 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wiggins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wiggins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wiggins<3>
  • Washington Parish (LA)
    • Angie [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Angie
      • Angie [Washington Parish] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 249 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Angie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Angie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Angie<3>
    • Varnado [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Varnado
      • Varnado [Washington Parish] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 335 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Varnado have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Varnado
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Varnado<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Oak Grove ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Oak Grove.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

  • 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 Louisiana
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Oak Grove ...

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

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

  • Oak Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove Cemetery
  • Grantham Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grantham Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grantham Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grantham Cemetery
  • Hartfield Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hartfield Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hartfield Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartfield Cemetery
  • Forest Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Forest Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Forest Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Memorial Park
  • Old Eaton Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Eaton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Eaton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Eaton Cemetery
  • Bounds Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bounds Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bounds Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bounds Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Richburg Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Richburg Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Richburg Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richburg Cemetery
    • Richburg Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Richburg Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Richburg Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richburg Cemetery
    • Magnolia Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Magnolia Memorial Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Magnolia Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia Memorial Gardens
    • Bellvue Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bellvue Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bellvue Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellvue Cemetery
    • Nelson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nelson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Nelson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson Cemetery
    • Lee Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lee Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lee Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee Cemetery
    • Boone Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Boone Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Boone Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boone Cemetery
    • Highland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Highland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Highland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Cemetery
    • B'nai Israel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the B'nai Israel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the B'nai Israel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on B'nai Israel Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

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

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

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

  • Hattiesburg [Forrest County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hattiesburg
    • Hattiesburg [Forrest County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Oak Grove
    • 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
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hattiesburg<3>
  • Eastabuchie [Forrest County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastabuchie
    • Eastabuchie [Forrest County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Grove
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastabuchie
  • Moselle [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moselle
    • Moselle [Jones County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Grove
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moselle
  • Moscos [Covington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moscos
    • Moscos [Covington County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Oak Grove
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscos
  • Spring Cottage [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Cottage
    • Spring Cottage [Marion County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Grove
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Spring Cottage had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Cottage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Cottage
  • Columbia [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
    • Columbia [Marion County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Oak Grove
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 178 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,837 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Columbia had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Hillsdale [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsdale
      • Hillsdale [Pearl River County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Oak Grove
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hillsdale had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsdale
    • Williamsburg [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsburg
      • Williamsburg [Covington County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Grove
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsburg
    • Ellisville [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellisville
      • Ellisville [Jones County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Grove
      • 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<3>
    • Orvisburg [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orvisburg
      • Orvisburg [Pearl River County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Oak Grove
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Orvisburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orvisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orvisburg
    • Pickwick [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickwick
      • Pickwick [Marion County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Grove
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pickwick had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickwick
    • Ora [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ora
      • Ora [Covington County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Oak Grove
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ora
    • Goss [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goss
      • Goss [Marion County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Oak Grove
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Goss had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goss have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goss

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

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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- Oak Grove) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oak Grove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2860, Longitude: -89.4145       In this case, the coordinates for Oak Grove 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 Oak Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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