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Our Genealogy Helper for Oakland ...

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

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

Neighboring Counties ...

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

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

Oakland is located in Yalobusha 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 Yalobusha County: Calhoun, Grenada, Lafayette, Panola & Tallahatchie.

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

  • Yalobusha County     (The home county of Oakland)
    • Tillatoba [Yalobusha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tillatoba
      • Tillatoba [Yalobusha County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Oakland
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 91 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tillatoba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillatoba
    • Coffeeville [Yalobusha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coffeeville
      • Coffeeville [Yalobusha County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 826 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coffeeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coffeeville<3>
    • Water Valley [Yalobusha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Water Valley
      • Water Valley [Yalobusha County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,255 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Water Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Water Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Water Valley<3>
  • Calhoun County
    • Bruce [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruce
      • Bruce [Calhoun County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,818 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bruce have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bruce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bruce<3>
    • Big Creek [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Creek
      • Big Creek [Calhoun County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 147 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
    • Pittsboro [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsboro
      • Pittsboro [Calhoun County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 192 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pittsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsboro
    • Calhoun City [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calhoun City
      • Calhoun City [Calhoun County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,668 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calhoun City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calhoun City<3>
    • Slate Spring [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slate Spring
      • Slate Spring [Calhoun County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Oakland
      • 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 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slate Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slate Springs
    • Derma [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derma
      • Derma [Calhoun County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 974 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derma
  • Carroll County
    • Carrollton [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrollton
      • Carrollton [Carroll County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 176 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrollton<3>
    • North Carrollton [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Carrollton
      • North Carrollton [Carroll County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 429 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Carrollton
  • Coahoma County
    • Jonestown [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonestown
      • Jonestown [Coahoma County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,100 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonestown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonestown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonestown<3>
    • Lyon [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyon
      • Lyon [Coahoma County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 288 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyon
    • Clarksdale [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksdale
      • Clarksdale [Coahoma County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,894 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksdale
    • Coahoma [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coahoma
      • Coahoma [Coahoma County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 320 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coahoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coahoma<3>
  • Grenada County
    • Turkey Foot Fork [Grenada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turkey Foot Fork
      • Turkey Foot Fork [Grenada County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turkey Foot Fork
    • Grenada [Grenada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grenada
      • Grenada [Grenada County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,219 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grenada
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grenada<3>
  • Lafayette County
    • Taylor [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
      • Taylor [Lafayette County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 444 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<3>
    • Alesville [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alesville
      • Alesville [Lafayette County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alesville
    • Oxford [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxford
      • Oxford [Lafayette County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,122 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oxford<3>
    • Abbeville [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbeville
      • Abbeville [Lafayette County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 423 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abbeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Abbeville<3>
  • Leflore County
    • Minter City [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minter City
      • Minter City [Leflore County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Oakland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minter City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minter City
    • Schlater [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schlater
      • Schlater [Leflore County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 287 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schlater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schlater
    • Greenwood [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Leflore County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,561 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenwood<3>
  • Montgomery County
    • Duck Hill [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duck Hill
      • Duck Hill [Montgomery County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,646 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duck Hill
    • Winona [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winona
      • Winona [Montgomery County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,964 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winona<3>
  • Panola County
    • Pope [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pope
      • Pope [Panola County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 248 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pope
    • Courtland [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Courtland
      • Courtland [Panola County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 511 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Courtland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courtland
    • Crowder [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crowder
      • Crowder [Panola County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 639 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crowder have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crowder
    • Batesville [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Batesville
      • Batesville [Panola County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,218 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Batesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Batesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Batesville<3>
    • Mims [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mims
      • Mims [Panola County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mims
    • Sardis [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sardis
      • Sardis [Panola County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,581 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sardis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sardis<3>
    • Como [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Como
      • Como [Panola County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,188 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Como
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Como<3>
    • Crenshaw [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crenshaw
      • Crenshaw [Panola County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 845 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crenshaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crenshaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crenshaw<3>
  • Quitman County
    • Bobo [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bobo
      • Bobo [Quitman County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bobo
    • Lambert [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lambert
      • Lambert [Quitman County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,343 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lambert
    • Marks [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marks
      • Marks [Quitman County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marks<3>
    • Vance [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vance
      • Vance [Quitman County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vance
    • Falcon [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falcon
      • Falcon [Quitman County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 143 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falcon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falcon
    • Sledge [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sledge
      • Sledge [Quitman County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 476 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sledge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sledge
  • Sunflower County
    • Drew [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drew
      • Drew [Sunflower County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,608 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drew
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drew<3>
  • Tallahatchie County
    • Charleston [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
      • Charleston [Tallahatchie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,867 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charleston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charleston<3>
    • Swan Lake [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swan Lake
      • Swan Lake [Tallahatchie County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Oakland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swan Lake
    • Webb [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webb
      • Webb [Tallahatchie County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 478 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webb
    • Glendora [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendora
      • Glendora [Tallahatchie County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 132 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glendora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendora<3>
    • Sumner [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumner
      • Sumner [Tallahatchie County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 267 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumner
    • Tutwiler [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tutwiler
      • Tutwiler [Tallahatchie County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,416 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tutwiler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tutwiler<3>
  • Tate County
    • Senatobia [Tate County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Senatobia
      • Senatobia [Tate County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Oakland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,610 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Senatobia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Senatobia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Senatobia<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Oakland ...

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 58 newspapers that have been published in the area around Oakland.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Oakland, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Oakland.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 Oakland:

  • 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 Oakland ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Oakland.

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

  • Olvis Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Olvis Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Olvis Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olvis Cemetery
  • Barnes Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Barnes Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Barnes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnes Cemetery
  • Brown Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brown Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brown Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown Cemetery
  • Parrish Henderson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Parrish Henderson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Parrish Henderson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parrish Henderson Cemetery
  • Womble Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Womble Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Womble Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Womble Cemetery
  • Rome Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rome Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rome Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rome Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Spring Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Spring Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Spring Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Hill Cemetery
    • Spring Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Spring Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Spring Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Hill Cemetery
    • Carr Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Carr Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Carr Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carr Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #58479<4>
    • Sayles Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sayles Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sayles Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sayles Cemetery
    • Jackson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jackson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jackson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson Cemetery
    • Lesters Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lesters Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lesters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lesters Cemetery
    • Cook Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cook Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cook Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cook Cemetery
    • Swearengen Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Swearengen Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Swearengen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swearengen Cemetery
    • Burkhalter Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Burkhalter Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Burkhalter Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burkhalter 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 Oakland had a population of 327 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Oakland had a population of 501 people.

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

  • Oakland [Yalobusha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
    • Oakland [Yalobusha County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Oakland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 327 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 501 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Oakland had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakland<3>
  • Teasdale [Tallahatchie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teasdale
    • Teasdale [Tallahatchie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Oakland
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Teasdale had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teasdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Crevi [Tallahatchie County] - Historic
    • While Crevi was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crevi
    • Crevi [Tallahatchie County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Oakland
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Crevi had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crevi have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Charleston [Tallahatchie County]
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    • Charleston [Tallahatchie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Oakland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 412 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,867 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Charleston had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charleston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charleston<3>
  • Murphreesboro [Tallahatchie County] - Historic
    • While Murphreesboro was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphreesboro
    • Murphreesboro [Tallahatchie County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Oakland
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Murphreesboro had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphreesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Pope [Panola County]
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    • Pope [Panola County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Oakland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 248 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pope had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Paynes [Tallahatchie County]
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      • Paynes [Tallahatchie County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Oakland
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Paynes had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paynes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rosebloom [Tallahatchie County]
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      • Rosebloom [Tallahatchie County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Oakland
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rosebloom had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosebloom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Courtland [Panola County]
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      • Courtland [Panola County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Oakland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 300 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 511 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Courtland had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Courtland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Eureka Springs [Panola County]
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      • Eureka Springs [Panola County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Oakland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Eureka Springs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eureka Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cascilla [Tallahatchie County]
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      • Cascilla [Tallahatchie County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Oakland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cascilla had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cascilla have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Coffeeville [Yalobusha County]
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      • Coffeeville [Yalobusha County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Oakland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 465 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 826 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Coffeeville had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coffeeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coffeeville<3>
    • Leverett [Tallahatchie County]
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      • Leverett [Tallahatchie County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Oakland
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Leverett had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leverett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Chapeltown [Panola County]
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      • Chapeltown [Panola County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Oakland
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Chapeltown had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapeltown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Velma [Yalobusha County]
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      • Velma [Yalobusha County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Oakland
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Velma had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Velma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Oakland. See our List of 1890's Communities around Oakland.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Oakland ...

While our initial data about Oakland came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Oakland 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 Oakland.

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 Oakland:
Services available at that time (1895): had a Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Oakland in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Oakland for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Mississippi

About Yalobusha County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oakland. 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- Oakland) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oakland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oakland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0557, Longitude: -89.9147       In this case, the coordinates for Oakland 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>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Oakland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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