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Our Genealogy Helper for Oaks ...

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 Oaks (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 Oaks. 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.

Oaks is located in Madison 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 Madison County: Attala, Hinds, Holmes, Leake, Rankin, Scott & Yazoo.

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

  • Madison County     (The home county of Oaks)
    • Sharon [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharon
      • Sharon [Madison County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Oaks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharon
    • Mill Town [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Town
      • Mill Town [Madison County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Oaks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Town
    • Maris Town [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maris Town
      • Maris Town [Madison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Oaks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maris Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maris Town
    • Canton [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
      • Canton [Madison County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Oaks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,094 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<3>
    • Madisonville [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madisonville
      • Madisonville [Madison County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Oaks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madisonville
    • Madison [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
      • Madison [Madison County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Oaks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,661 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<3>
    • Kearney Park [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kearney Park
      • Kearney Park [Madison County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Oaks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kearney Park
    • Flora [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flora
      • Flora [Madison County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Oaks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,862 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flora<3>
    • Ridgeland [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeland
      • Ridgeland [Madison County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Oaks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeland<3>
  • Attala County
    • Newport [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport [Attala County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Oaks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • Sallis [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sallis
      • Sallis [Attala County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Oaks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 128 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sallis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sallis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sallis<3>
    • Possumneck [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Possumneck
      • Possumneck [Attala County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Oaks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Possumneck
    • Kosciusko [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kosciusko
      • Kosciusko [Attala County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Oaks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,720 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kosciusko have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kosciusko
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kosciusko<3>
    • Ethel [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethel
      • Ethel [Attala County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Oaks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 385 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethel
  • Carroll County
    • Vaiden [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vaiden
      • Vaiden [Carroll County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Oaks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 957 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vaiden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaiden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vaiden<3>
  • Hinds County
    • North Town Plaza [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Town Plaza
      • North Town Plaza [Hinds County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Oaks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Town Plaza have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Town Plaza
    • Jackson [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
      • Jackson [Hinds County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Oaks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 160,628 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jackson<3>
    • Clinton [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Hinds County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Oaks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,440 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<3>
  • Holmes County
    • Pickens [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickens
      • Pickens [Holmes County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Oaks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 995 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pickens<3>
    • Goodman [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodman
      • Goodman [Holmes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Oaks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,164 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodman<3>
    • Richland [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richland
      • Richland [Holmes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Oaks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland
    • Durant [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durant
      • Durant [Holmes County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Oaks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,262 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durant<3>
    • Lexington [Holmes County]
    • Jones Crossing [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Crossing
      • Jones Crossing [Holmes County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Oaks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Crossing
    • Bee Lake [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bee Lake
      • Bee Lake [Holmes County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Oaks
      • Bee Lake has also been known as:
      • Bee Lake Plantation
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bee Lake
    • Mileston [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mileston
      • Mileston [Holmes County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Oaks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mileston
    • West [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West
      • West [Holmes County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Oaks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 149 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West<3>
    • Gwin [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gwin
      • Gwin [Holmes County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Oaks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gwin
    • Tchula [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tchula
      • Tchula [Holmes County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Oaks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,929 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tchula
    • Cruger [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cruger
      • Cruger [Holmes County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Oaks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 336 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cruger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cruger
  • Humphreys County
    • Silver City [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver City
      • Silver City [Humphreys County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Oaks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 288 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver City
    • Louise [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louise
      • Louise [Humphreys County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Oaks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 169 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louise
    • Belzoni [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belzoni
      • Belzoni [Humphreys County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Oaks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,915 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belzoni
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belzoni<3>
  • Leake County
    • Redwater [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redwater
      • Redwater [Leake County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Oaks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redwater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redwater
    • Carthage [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
      • Carthage [Leake County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Oaks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,782 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<3>
    • Lena [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lena
      • Lena [Leake County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Oaks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lena<3>
    • Tuscola [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuscola
      • Tuscola [Leake County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Oaks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuscola
    • Walnut Grove [Leake County]
  • Rankin County
    • Sand Hill [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Hill
      • Sand Hill [Rankin County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Oaks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Hill
    • Flowood [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flowood
      • Flowood [Rankin County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Oaks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,380 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flowood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flowood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flowood<3>
    • Pelahatchie [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelahatchie
      • Pelahatchie [Rankin County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Oaks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,382 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelahatchie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelahatchie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelahatchie<3>
    • Brandon [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brandon
      • Brandon [Rankin County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Oaks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,289 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brandon<3>
    • Pearl [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl
      • Pearl [Rankin County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Oaks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,510 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearl<3>
  • Scott County
    • Branch [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branch
      • Branch [Scott County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Oaks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branch
    • Morton [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morton
      • Morton [Scott County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Oaks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,527 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morton<3>
    • Sebastopol [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sebastopol
      • Sebastopol [Scott County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Oaks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 276 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sebastopol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sebastopol
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sebastopol<3>
  • Yazoo County
    • Eden [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden [Yazoo County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Oaks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 121 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
    • Bentonia [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bentonia
      • Bentonia [Yazoo County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Oaks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bentonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bentonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bentonia<3>
    • Yazoo City [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yazoo City
      • Yazoo City [Yazoo County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Oaks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,869 people
      • Former names for Yazoo City:
      • Hannan's Bluff
      • Manchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yazoo City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yazoo City<3>
    • Jonestown [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonestown
      • Jonestown [Yazoo County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Oaks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonestown
    • Oil City [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oil City
      • Oil City [Yazoo County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Oaks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oil City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oil City
    • Satartia [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Satartia
      • Satartia [Yazoo County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Oaks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 50 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Satartia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Satartia

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

Newspapers Published in Oaks ...

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 Oaks.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Oaks, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Oaks.

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 Oaks:

  • 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 Oaks ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Oaks.

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

  • Concord Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Concord Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Concord Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord Cemetery
  • Soule Chapel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Soule Chapel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Soule Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soule Chapel Cemetery
  • St. Peters Church Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Peters Church Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Peters Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Peters Church Cemetery
  • Bethel Church Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Church Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Church Cemetery
  • Dickson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dickson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dickson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickson Cemetery
  • Strangers Home Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Strangers Home Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Strangers Home Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strangers Home Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Peaster Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Peaster Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Peaster Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peaster Cemetery
    • St. John MB Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. John MB Church Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. John MB Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. John MB Church Cemetery
    • Andrews Chapel Cemetery
    • Free Union Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Free Union Church Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Free Union Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Free Union Church Cemetery
    • New Zion Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Zion Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Zion Cemetery
    • Exum Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Exum Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Exum Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Exum Cemetery
    • St. Paul MB Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Paul MB Church Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Paul MB Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Paul MB Church Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Oaks.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Paul MB Church Cemetery
    • Hart Town Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hart Town Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hart Town Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hart Town Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Oaks.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hart Town Cemetery
    • Pickens Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pickens Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pickens Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pickens Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Oaks.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickens 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 in 1895, Oaks had a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Oaks [Madison County]
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    • Oaks [Madison County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Oaks
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Oaks had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Sharpsburg [Madison County]
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    • Sharpsburg [Madison County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Oaks
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 74 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sharpsburg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharpsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Vaughan [Yazoo County]
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    • Vaughan [Yazoo County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Oaks
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Vaughan had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vaughan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Cameron [Madison County]
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    • Cameron [Madison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Oaks
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cameron had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cameron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Pickens [Holmes County]
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    • Pickens [Holmes County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Oaks
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 600 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 995 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pickens had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickens 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 Pickens<3>
  • Deasonville [Yazoo County]
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    • Deasonville [Yazoo County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Oaks
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 125 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Deasonville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deasonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Davis [Madison County]
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      • Davis [Madison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Oaks
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Davis had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cobbville [Madison County]
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      • Cobbville [Madison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Oaks
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cobbville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cobbville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Camden [Madison County]
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      • Camden [Madison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Oaks
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 161 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Camden had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden 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 Camden<3>
    • Shrock [Attala County] - Historic
      • While Shrock was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
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      • Shrock [Attala County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Oaks
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Shrock had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shrock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sharon [Madison County]
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      • Sharon [Madison County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Oaks
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 184 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sharon had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Fordyke [Yazoo County]
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      • Fordyke [Yazoo County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Oaks
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fordyke had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fordyke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Revive [Madison County]
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      • Revive [Madison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Oaks
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 47 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Revive had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Revive have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Richland [Holmes County]
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      • Richland [Holmes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Oaks
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 32 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Richland had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Goodman [Holmes County]
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      • Goodman [Holmes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Oaks
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,164 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Goodman had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodman<3>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Oaks ...

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

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 Oaks:
Services available at that time (1895): no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Madison County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oaks. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Madison County: www.madison-co.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Oaks) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oaks. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7999, Longitude: -89.9770       In this case, the coordinates for Oaks 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 Oaks, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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