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Our Genealogy Helper for Oak Ridge ...

So far, we have found very little information about Oak Ridge. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Oak Ridge to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Oak Ridge, please Contact Us.


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 Ridge (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 Ridge. 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 Ridge ...

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 Ridge: Oak Rdg. (or less commonly used: Oak Rdge. or Oak Ridg.)

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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Oak Ridge is historic, it would have been located within present day Attala 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 Attala County: Carroll, Choctaw, Holmes, Leake, Madison, Montgomery, Neshoba, Winston & Yazoo.

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

  • Attala County     (The home county of Oak Ridge)
    • Ethel [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethel
      • Ethel [Attala County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Oak Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 385 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethel
    • McCool [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCool
      • McCool [Attala County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Oak Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 124 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCool
    • Kosciusko [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kosciusko
      • Kosciusko [Attala County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the south of Oak Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,720 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kosciusko have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kosciusko
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kosciusko<4>
    • Possumneck [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Possumneck
      • Possumneck [Attala County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Oak Ridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Possumneck
    • Sallis [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sallis
      • Sallis [Attala County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Oak Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 128 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sallis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sallis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sallis<4>
    • Newport [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport [Attala County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Oak Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
  • Calhoun County
    • Slate Spring [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slate Spring
      • Slate Spring [Calhoun County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the north of Oak Ridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slate Spring
    • Slate Springs [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slate Springs
      • Slate Springs [Calhoun County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the north of Oak Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slate Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slate Springs
  • Carroll County
    • Vaiden [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vaiden
      • Vaiden [Carroll County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Oak Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 957 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vaiden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaiden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vaiden<4>
    • Coila [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coila
      • Coila [Carroll County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the west of Oak Ridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coila
    • Carrollton [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrollton
      • Carrollton [Carroll County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Oak Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 176 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrollton<4>
    • North Carrollton [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Carrollton
      • North Carrollton [Carroll County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Oak Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 429 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Carrollton
  • Choctaw County
    • French Camp [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for French Camp
      • French Camp [Choctaw County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Oak Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 165 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for French Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on French Camp
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for French Camp<4>
    • Weir [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weir
      • Weir [Choctaw County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Oak Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 427 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weir have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weir
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weir<4>
    • Bankston [Choctaw County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bankston
      • Bankston [Choctaw County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Oak Ridge
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Bankston. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Ackerman [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ackerman
      • Ackerman [Choctaw County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the east of Oak Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,448 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ackerman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ackerman<4>
    • Mathiston [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mathiston
      • Mathiston [Choctaw County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Oak Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 664 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mathiston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mathiston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mathiston<4>
  • Clay County
  • Grenada County
    • Grenada [Grenada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grenada
      • Grenada [Grenada County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Oak Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,219 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grenada
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grenada<4>
  • Holmes County
    • West [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West
      • West [Holmes County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the west of Oak Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 149 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West<4>
    • Durant [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durant
      • Durant [Holmes County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Oak Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,262 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durant have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durant<4>
    • Acona [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acona
      • Acona [Holmes County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the west of Oak Ridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acona
    • Goodman [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodman
      • Goodman [Holmes County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Oak Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,164 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodman<4>
    • Lexington [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
      • Lexington [Holmes County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the west of Oak Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,453 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<4>
    • Pickens [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickens
      • Pickens [Holmes County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Oak Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 995 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pickens<4>
  • Leake County
    • Carthage [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
      • Carthage [Leake County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the south of Oak Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,782 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<4>
  • Montgomery County
    • Kilmichael [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kilmichael
      • Kilmichael [Montgomery County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the north of Oak Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 557 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kilmichael
    • Winona [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winona
      • Winona [Montgomery County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Oak Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,964 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winona<4>
    • Sweatman [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweatman
      • Sweatman [Montgomery County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the north of Oak Ridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweatman
    • Duck Hill [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duck Hill
      • Duck Hill [Montgomery County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Oak Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,646 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duck Hill
  • Neshoba County
    • Philadelphia [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philadelphia
      • Philadelphia [Neshoba County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Oak Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,078 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philadelphia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philadelphia<4>
  • Oktibbeha County
    • Sturgis [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sturgis
      • Sturgis [Oktibbeha County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the east of Oak Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 263 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sturgis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sturgis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sturgis<4>
    • Maben [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maben
      • Maben [Oktibbeha County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Oak Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 840 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maben have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maben
  • Webster County
    • Eupora [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eupora
      • Eupora [Webster County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Oak Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,005 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eupora have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eupora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eupora<4>
    • Walthall [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walthall
      • Walthall [Webster County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Oak Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 138 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walthall
  • Winston County
    • Louisville [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisville
      • Louisville [Winston County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the east of Oak Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,983 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Louisville<4>
    • Noxapater [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noxapater
      • Noxapater [Winston County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Oak Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 438 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Noxapater have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noxapater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Noxapater<4>

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

Newspapers Published in Oak Ridge ...

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 50 newspapers that have been published in the area around Oak Ridge.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Oak Ridge, 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 Oak Ridge.

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 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 Ridge:

  • 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 Ridge ...

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

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

  • Oak Ridge Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Ridge Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge Cemetery
  • Shady Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shady Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shady Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove Cemetery
  • Chapel Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chapel Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chapel Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel Hill Cemetery
  • Newhope Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Newhope Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Newhope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newhope Cemetery
  • Pilgrim Rest Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pilgrim Rest Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pilgrim Rest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilgrim Rest Cemetery
  • Liberty Chapel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Liberty Chapel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Liberty Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Chapel Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Berea Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Berea Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Berea Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berea Cemetery
    • Friendship Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Friendship Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Friendship Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship Cemetery
    • Shiloh Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shiloh Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shiloh Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shiloh Cemetery
    • Pilgrim Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pilgrim Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pilgrim Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilgrim Cemetery
    • Eades Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eades Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eades Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eades Cemetery
    • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove Cemetery
    • Holy Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holy Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holy Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holy Grove Cemetery
    • White Plains Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the White Plains Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the White Plains Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Plains Cemetery
    • Old Friendship Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Friendship Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Friendship Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Friendship 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.

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

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

  • Chita [Attala County] - Historic
    • While Chita was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chita
    • Chita [Attala County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Oak Ridge
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Chita had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chita have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • French Camp [Choctaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for French Camp
    • French Camp [Choctaw County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Oak Ridge
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 267 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 165 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, French Camp had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for French Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on French Camp
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for French Camp<4>
  • Huntsville [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntsville
    • Huntsville [Montgomery County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Oak Ridge
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 76 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Huntsville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntsville
  • Ethel [Attala County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethel
    • Ethel [Attala County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Oak Ridge
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 385 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ethel had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethel
  • Poplar Creek [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Creek
    • Poplar Creek [Montgomery County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Oak Ridge
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 76 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Creek
  • McCool [Attala County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCool
    • McCool [Attala County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Oak Ridge
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 246 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 124 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, McCool had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCool
  • Continue List ...
    • Hesterville [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hesterville
      • Hesterville [Attala County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Oak Ridge
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hesterville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hesterville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hesterville
    • Weir [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weir
      • Weir [Choctaw County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Oak Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 427 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Weir had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weir have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weir
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weir<4>
    • Kosciusko [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kosciusko
      • Kosciusko [Attala County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the south of Oak Ridge
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,394 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,720 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kosciusko had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kosciusko have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kosciusko
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kosciusko<4>
    • Newtonville [Attala County] - Historic
      • While Newtonville was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newtonville
      • Newtonville [Attala County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Oak Ridge
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Newtonville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newtonville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bankston [Choctaw County] - Historic
      • While Bankston was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bankston
      • Bankston [Choctaw County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Oak Ridge
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bankston had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Bankston. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Beatty [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beatty
      • Beatty [Carroll County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Oak Ridge
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Beatty had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beatty have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beatty
    • Kilmichael [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kilmichael
      • Kilmichael [Montgomery County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the north of Oak Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 557 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kilmichael had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kilmichael
    • Stewart [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stewart
      • Stewart [Montgomery County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the north of Oak Ridge
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Stewart had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stewart have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stewart
    • Vaiden [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vaiden
      • Vaiden [Carroll County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Oak Ridge
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 533 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 957 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Vaiden had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vaiden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaiden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vaiden<4>

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

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The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Ridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Oak Ridge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oak Ridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2404, Longitude: -89.5084       In this case, the coordinates for Oak Ridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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