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Our Genealogy Helper for Oak Vale ...

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 Vale (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 Vale. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals 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.

Oak Vale is primarily located in Jefferson Davis County. A portion of Oak Vale extends into Jefferson County and Lawrence 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 Jefferson Davis County: Covington, Lamar, Lawrence, Marion & Simpson.

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

  • Jefferson Davis County     (The home county of Oak Vale)
    • Prentiss [Jefferson Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prentiss
      • Prentiss [Jefferson Davis County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Vale
      • 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>
    • Bassfield [Jefferson Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bassfield
      • Bassfield [Jefferson Davis County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Oak Vale
      • 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
  • Copiah County
    • Beauregard [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beauregard
      • Beauregard [Copiah County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Vale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 324 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beauregard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beauregard
    • Wesson [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wesson
      • Wesson [Copiah County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Vale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,722 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wesson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wesson<3>
    • Georgetown [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Copiah County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Oak Vale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 268 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
    • Hazlehurst [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazlehurst
      • Hazlehurst [Copiah County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Vale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,730 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazlehurst
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazlehurst<3>
  • Covington County
    • Arbo [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arbo
      • Arbo [Covington County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Vale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arbo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arbo
    • Collins [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collins
      • Collins [Covington County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Vale
      • 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>
    • Seminary [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seminary
      • Seminary [Covington County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Oak Vale
      • 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 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Vale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kola
    • Mount Olive [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
      • Mount Olive [Covington County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Vale
      • 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 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Oak Vale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 45,863 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hattiesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hattiesburg<3>
  • Lamar County
    • Sumrall [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumrall
      • Sumrall [Lamar County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Oak Vale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,867 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumrall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumrall<3>
    • Purvis [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purvis
      • Purvis [Lamar County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Vale
      • 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>
  • Lawrence County
    • Arm [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arm
      • Arm [Lawrence County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Vale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arm
    • Silver Creek [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Creek
      • Silver Creek [Lawrence County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Oak Vale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 198 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silver Creek<3>
    • Monticello [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello
      • Monticello [Lawrence County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Vale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,472 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monticello have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monticello<3>
    • Rosella [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosella
      • Rosella [Lawrence County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Vale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosella
    • Grange [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grange
      • Grange [Lawrence County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Oak Vale
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Grange. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • New Hebron [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Hebron
      • New Hebron [Lawrence County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Oak Vale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 421 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hebron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Hebron<3>
  • Lincoln County
    • Brookhaven [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookhaven
      • Brookhaven [Lincoln County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Oak Vale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,947 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookhaven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookhaven<3>
  • Marion County
    • Columbia [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia [Marion County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Vale
      • 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]
    • Pinebur [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinebur
      • Pinebur [Marion County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Vale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinebur
  • Pike County
    • Holmesville [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holmesville
      • Holmesville [Pike County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Vale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holmesville
    • Bacots [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bacots
      • Bacots [Pike County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Vale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bacots
    • McComb [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McComb
      • McComb [Pike County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Vale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,013 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McComb
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McComb<3>
    • Summit [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit
      • Summit [Pike County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Oak Vale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,570 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summit<3>
    • Magnolia [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Pike County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Vale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,212 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magnolia<3>
  • Simpson County
    • Shivers [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shivers
      • Shivers [Simpson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Oak Vale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shivers
    • Magee [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magee
      • Magee [Simpson County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Vale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,097 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magee<3>
    • Mendenhall [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mendenhall
      • Mendenhall [Simpson County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Oak Vale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,387 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mendenhall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mendenhall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mendenhall<3>
    • D'Lo [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for D'Lo
      • D'Lo [Simpson County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Oak Vale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 437 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for D'Lo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on D'Lo
    • Braxton [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braxton
      • Braxton [Simpson County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Oak Vale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Braxton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braxton
  • Smith County
    • Mize [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mize
      • Mize [Smith County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Vale
      • 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>
  • Walthall County
    • Sartinville [Walthall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sartinville
      • Sartinville [Walthall County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Vale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sartinville
    • Tylertown [Walthall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tylertown
      • Tylertown [Walthall County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Vale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,428 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tylertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tylertown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tylertown<3>
  • Washington Parish (LA)
    • Angie [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Angie
      • Angie [Washington Parish] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Oak Vale
      • 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 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Oak Vale
      • 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>
    • Mount Hermon [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hermon
      • Mount Hermon [Washington Parish] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Vale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hermon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hermon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hermon<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Oak Vale ...

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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Oak Vale.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Oak Vale, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Oak Vale.

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 helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

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

  • 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 Vale ...

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

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

  • Parkman Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Parkman Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Parkman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkman Cemetery
  • Bass Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bass Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bass Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bass Cemetery
  • Hepzibah Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hepzibah Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hepzibah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hepzibah Cemetery
  • Branton Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Branton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Branton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branton Cemetery
  • Sauls Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sauls Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sauls Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sauls Cemetery
  • Hayes Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hayes Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hayes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayes Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Williamson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Williamson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Williamson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamson Cemetery
    • Oglesby Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oglesby Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oglesby Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oglesby 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
    • Bourne Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bourne Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bourne Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bourne Cemetery
    • Society Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Society Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Society Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Society Hill Cemetery
    • Buckley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Buckley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Buckley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckley Cemetery
    • Palestine Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Palestine Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Palestine Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine Cemetery
    • Taylor Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Taylor Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Taylor Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor Cemetery
    • Bozeman Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bozeman Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bozeman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bozeman 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Oak Vale had a population of 12 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Oak Vale [Jefferson Davis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Vale
    • Oak Vale [Jefferson Davis County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Oak Vale
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Oak Vale had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Vale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Vale
  • Tilton [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tilton
    • Tilton [Lawrence County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Vale
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tilton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tilton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tilton
  • Goss [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goss
    • Goss [Marion County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Vale
    • 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
  • Silver Creek [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Creek
    • Silver Creek [Lawrence County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Oak Vale
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 198 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Silver Creek had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Creek
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silver Creek<3>
  • Monticello [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello
    • Monticello [Lawrence County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Vale
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,255 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,472 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Monticello had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monticello have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monticello<3>
  • Hooker [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hooker
    • Hooker [Lawrence County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Oak Vale
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hooker had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hooker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hooker
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    • Columbia [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia [Marion County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Vale
      • 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>
    • Grange [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • While Grange was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grange
      • Grange [Lawrence County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Oak Vale
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Grange had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Grange. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Fair River [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fair River
      • Fair River [Lincoln County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Oak Vale
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 170 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fair River had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fair River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fair River
    • Topisaw [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Topisaw
      • Topisaw [Pike County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Vale
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 46 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Topisaw had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Topisaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Topisaw
    • Ruth [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruth
      • Ruth [Lincoln County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Oak Vale
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ruth had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruth
    • Pickwick [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickwick
      • Pickwick [Marion County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Oak Vale
      • 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
    • Tryus [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tryus
      • Tryus [Lawrence County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Vale
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tryus had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tryus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tryus
    • Wellman [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellman
      • Wellman [Lincoln County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Oak Vale
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wellman had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wellman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellman
    • Williamsburg [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsburg
      • Williamsburg [Covington County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Vale
      • 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

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Oak Vale ...

While our initial data about Oak Vale came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Oak Vale in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Oak Vale.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Oak Vale:
Services available at that time (1895): no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Mississippi

About Jefferson Davis County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oak Vale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4385, Longitude: -89.9645       In this case, the coordinates for Oak Vale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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 Vale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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