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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 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 Grove is located in Perry 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 Perry County: Forrest, George, Greene, Jones, Stone & Wayne.

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:

  • Perry County     (The home county of Oak Grove)
    • Beaumont [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaumont
      • Beaumont [Perry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north 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
    • New Augusta [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Augusta
      • New Augusta [Perry County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north 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 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Oak Grove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wingate
    • Richton [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richton
      • Richton [Perry County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north 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>
  • Forrest County
    • McLaurin [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McLaurin
      • McLaurin [Forrest County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Grove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McLaurin
    • Carnes [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carnes
      • Carnes [Forrest County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Oak Grove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carnes
    • Goodluck [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodluck
      • Goodluck [Forrest County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Grove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodluck
    • Hattiesburg [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hattiesburg
      • Hattiesburg [Forrest County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest 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 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest 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>
  • George County
    • Lucedale [George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucedale
      • Lucedale [George County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lucedale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucedale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lucedale<3>
    • Agricola [George County]
  • Greene County
    • McLain [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McLain
      • McLain [Greene County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast 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
    • Leakesville [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leakesville
      • Leakesville [Greene County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 894 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leakesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leakesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leakesville<3>
    • Carson City [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carson City
      • Carson City [Greene County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carson City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carson City
    • Clark [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clark
      • Clark [Greene County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Grove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clark
    • State Line [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for State Line
      • State Line [Greene County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 556 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for State Line have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on State Line
  • Harrison County
    • Saucier [Harrison County]
    • D'Iberville [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for D'Iberville
      • D'Iberville [Harrison County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,012 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for D'Iberville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on D'Iberville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for D'Iberville<3>
  • Jackson County
    • Hurley [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurley
      • Hurley [Jackson County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurley<3>
    • Vancleave [Jackson County]
  • Lamar County
    • Purvis [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purvis
      • Purvis [Lamar County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west 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>
    • Lumberton [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumberton
      • Lumberton [Lamar County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west 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>
    • Wells Town [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wells Town
      • Wells Town [Lamar County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west 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
    • West Hattiesburg [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Hattiesburg
      • West Hattiesburg [Lamar County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest 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
  • Pearl River County
    • Poplarville [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplarville
      • Poplarville [Pearl River County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest 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>
  • Stone County
    • Wiggins [Stone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wiggins
      • Wiggins [Stone County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest 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>
    • McHenry [Stone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McHenry
      • McHenry [Stone County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Grove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McHenry
    • Smith Town [Stone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smith Town
      • Smith Town [Stone County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smith Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith Town
  • Mobile County (AL)
    • Wilmer [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmer
      • Wilmer [Mobile County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Oak Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilmer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilmer<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 38 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 28 miles [45.1 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 first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to 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 Alabama
    • 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.

  • Breland Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Breland Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Breland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Breland Cemetery
  • Thomas Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Thomas Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Thomas Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomas Cemetery
  • Riley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riley Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riley Cemetery
  • Howard - Breland Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Howard - Breland Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Howard - Breland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howard - Breland Cemetery
  • Herring Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Herring Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Herring Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herring Cemetery
  • New York Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New York Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New York Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • New York Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Grove.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Hinton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hinton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hinton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hinton Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Oak Grove.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton Cemetery
    • Red Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Red Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Red Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Red Hill Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Oak Grove.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Hill Cemetery
    • Fairley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fairley Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Oak Grove.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairley Cemetery
    • Cochran Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cochran Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cochran Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cochran Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Oak Grove.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cochran Cemetery
    • Mixon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mixon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mixon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mixon Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Oak Grove.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mixon Cemetery
    • Fairley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fairley Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Oak Grove.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairley Cemetery
    • Miles Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Miles Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Miles Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Miles Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Oak Grove.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miles Cemetery
    • Sweetwater Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sweetwater Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sweetwater Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sweetwater Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Grove.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetwater Cemetery
    • Mt. Nebo Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Nebo Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Nebo Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Nebo Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Oak Grove.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Nebo 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.

  • Leaf [Greene County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leaf
    • Leaf [Greene County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Oak Grove
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 37 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Leaf had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leaf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leaf
  • Avera [Greene County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avera
    • Avera [Greene County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Grove
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Avera had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avera have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avera
  • Leakesville [Greene County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leakesville
    • Leakesville [Greene County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Oak Grove
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 56 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 894 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Leakesville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leakesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leakesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leakesville<3>
  • Airey [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Airey
    • Airey [Harrison County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Oak Grove
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Airey had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Airey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Airey
  • Hattiesburg [Forrest County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hattiesburg
    • Hattiesburg [Forrest County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest 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>

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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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oak Grove. 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- 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: 31.0363, Longitude: -88.9742       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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