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Our Genealogy Helper for Obadiah ...

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 Obadiah (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 Obadiah. 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 and hospitals 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.

Obadiah is located in Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale County: Choctaw (AL), Sumter (AL), Clarke, Kemper & Newton.

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

  • Lauderdale County     (The home county of Obadiah)
    • Bailey [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bailey
      • Bailey [Lauderdale County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Obadiah
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bailey
    • Daleville [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daleville
      • Daleville [Lauderdale County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Obadiah
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daleville
    • Nellieburg [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nellieburg
      • Nellieburg [Lauderdale County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Obadiah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nellieburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nellieburg
    • Marion [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Lauderdale County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Obadiah
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,495 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<3>
    • Suqualena [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suqualena
      • Suqualena [Lauderdale County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Obadiah
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suqualena
    • Collinsville [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collinsville
      • Collinsville [Lauderdale County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Obadiah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collinsville<3>
    • Martin [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin
      • Martin [Lauderdale County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Obadiah
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin
    • Meridian [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meridian
      • Meridian [Lauderdale County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Obadiah
      • Estimated population in 2019: 36,347 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meridian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meridian<3>
    • Smith [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smith
      • Smith [Lauderdale County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Obadiah
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith
    • Vimville [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vimville
      • Vimville [Lauderdale County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Obadiah
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vimville
    • Whynot [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whynot
      • Whynot [Lauderdale County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Obadiah
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whynot
  • Clarke County
    • Enterprise [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
      • Enterprise [Clarke County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Obadiah
      • Estimated population in 2019: 475 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enterprise<3>
    • Stonewall [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewall
      • Stonewall [Clarke County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Obadiah
      • Estimated population in 2019: 975 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewall
    • Quitman [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quitman
      • Quitman [Clarke County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Obadiah
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,111 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quitman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quitman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quitman<3>
    • Pachuta [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pachuta
      • Pachuta [Clarke County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Obadiah
      • Estimated population in 2019: 233 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pachuta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pachuta
  • Jasper County
    • Fellowship [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fellowship
      • Fellowship [Jasper County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Obadiah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fellowship have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Fellowship:
      • Masengale
      • Fellowship has also been known as:
      • Old Fellowship
    • Rose Hill [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Hill
      • Rose Hill [Jasper County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Obadiah
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill
    • Orange [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange
      • Orange [Jasper County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Obadiah
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
    • Garlandsville [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garlandsville
      • Garlandsville [Jasper County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Obadiah
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garlandsville
    • Montrose [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Jasper County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Obadiah
      • Estimated population in 2019: 135 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
  • Kemper County
    • De Kalb [Kemper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Kalb
      • De Kalb [Kemper County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Obadiah
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,007 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Kalb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Kalb
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for De Kalb<3>
    • Electric Mills [Kemper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Electric Mills
      • Electric Mills [Kemper County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Obadiah
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Electric Mills
    • Lynville [Kemper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynville
      • Lynville [Kemper County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Obadiah
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynville
    • Scooba [Kemper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scooba
      • Scooba [Kemper County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Obadiah
      • Estimated population in 2019: 686 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scooba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scooba
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scooba<3>
  • Neshoba County
    • House [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for House
      • House [Neshoba County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Obadiah
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on House
    • Union [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Neshoba County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Obadiah
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,897 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union<3>
    • Tucker [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tucker
      • Tucker [Neshoba County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Obadiah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tucker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tucker
    • Bogue Chitto [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bogue Chitto
      • Bogue Chitto [Neshoba County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Obadiah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bogue Chitto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bogue Chitto
    • Neshoba [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neshoba
      • Neshoba [Neshoba County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Obadiah
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neshoba
    • Philadelphia [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philadelphia
      • Philadelphia [Neshoba County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Obadiah
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,078 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philadelphia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philadelphia<3>
  • Newton County
    • Chunky [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chunky
      • Chunky [Newton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Obadiah
      • Estimated population in 2019: 315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chunky
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chunky<3>
    • Hickory [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory
      • Hickory [Newton County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Obadiah
      • Estimated population in 2019: 529 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory
    • Decatur [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decatur
      • Decatur [Newton County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Obadiah
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,705 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Decatur have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decatur<3>
    • Newton [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
      • Newton [Newton County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Obadiah
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newton<3>
    • Pine Bluff [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Bluff
      • Pine Bluff [Newton County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Obadiah
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Bluff
    • Lucern [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucern
      • Lucern [Newton County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Obadiah
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucern
    • Lake [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake
      • Lake [Newton County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Obadiah
      • Estimated population in 2019: 324 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake<3>
  • Noxubee County
    • Shuqualak [Noxubee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shuqualak
      • Shuqualak [Noxubee County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Obadiah
      • Estimated population in 2019: 436 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shuqualak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shuqualak
  • Scott County
    • Sebastopol [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sebastopol
      • Sebastopol [Scott County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Obadiah
      • 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>
  • Winston County
    • Noxapater [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noxapater
      • Noxapater [Winston County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Obadiah
      • Estimated population in 2019: 438 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Noxapater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noxapater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Noxapater<3>
  • Choctaw County (AL)
    • Lisman [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisman
      • Lisman [Choctaw County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Obadiah
      • Estimated population in 2019: 493 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lisman
  • Sumter County (AL)
    • Cuba [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuba
      • Cuba [Sumter County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Obadiah
      • Estimated population in 2019: 290 people
      • Former name for Cuba:
      • Cuba Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuba
    • York [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York
      • York [Sumter County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Obadiah
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,239 people
      • Former names for York:
      • New York Station
      • York Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on York
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for York<3>
    • Sledge [Sumter County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sledge
      • Sledge [Sumter County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Obadiah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sledge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ward [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ward
      • Ward [Sumter County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Obadiah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ward have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ward
    • Emelle [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emelle
      • Emelle [Sumter County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Obadiah
      • Estimated population in 2019: 48 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emelle
    • Intercourse [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Intercourse
      • Intercourse [Sumter County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Obadiah
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Intercourse
    • Bethel [Sumter County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel
      • Bethel [Sumter County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Obadiah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Livingston [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livingston
      • Livingston [Sumter County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Obadiah
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,260 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livingston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livingston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Livingston<3>
    • Geiger [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geiger
      • Geiger [Sumter County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Obadiah
      • Estimated population in 2019: 151 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geiger
    • Epes [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Epes
      • Epes [Sumter County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Obadiah
      • Estimated population in 2019: 329 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Epes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Epes
    • Gainesville [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gainesville
      • Gainesville [Sumter County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Obadiah
      • Estimated population in 2019: 183 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gainesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gainesville

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

Newspapers Published in Obadiah ...

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 67 newspapers that have been published in the area around Obadiah.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Obadiah, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Obadiah.

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 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 Obadiah:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Alabama
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Obadiah ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Obadiah.

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

  • Gum Log Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gum Log Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gum Log Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gum Log Cemetery
  • Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Mt. Carmel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Carmel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Carmel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Carmel Cemetery
  • Arkadelphia Cemetery
  • Andrews Chapel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Andrews Chapel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Andrews Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andrews Chapel Cemetery
  • Stenis Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stenis Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stenis Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stenis Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Samuel Dale Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Samuel Dale Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Samuel Dale Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Samuel Dale Cemetery
    • Pine Springs Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine Springs Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Springs Cemetery
    • Tinnin Cemetery
    • Daleville Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Daleville Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Daleville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daleville Cemetery
    • Daleville Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Daleville Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Daleville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daleville Cemetery
    • Oak Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove Cemetery
    • Forest Lawn Memory Gardens
    • Hickory Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hickory Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hickory Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Grove Cemetery
    • Pine Forest Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine Forest Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Forest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Forest 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>

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

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

  • Bailey [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bailey
    • Bailey [Lauderdale County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Obadiah
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bailey had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bailey
  • Lizelia [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lizelia
    • Lizelia [Lauderdale County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Obadiah
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lizelia had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lizelia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lizelia
  • Daleville [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daleville
    • Daleville [Lauderdale County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Obadiah
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Daleville had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Prismatic [Kemper County]
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    • Prismatic [Kemper County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Obadiah
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Prismatic had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prismatic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Hookston [Lauderdale County]
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    • Hookston [Lauderdale County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Obadiah
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hookston had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hookston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Oktibbeha [Kemper County] - Historic
    • While Oktibbeha was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oktibbeha
    • Oktibbeha [Kemper County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Obadiah
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Oktibbeha had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oktibbeha have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Topton [Lauderdale County]
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      • Topton [Lauderdale County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Obadiah
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Topton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Topton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Collinsville [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collinsville
      • Collinsville [Lauderdale County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Obadiah
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Collinsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collinsville 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 Collinsville<3>
    • Lockhart [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockhart
      • Lockhart [Lauderdale County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Obadiah
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lockhart had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lockhart have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Meridian [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meridian
      • Meridian [Lauderdale County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Obadiah
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 10,624 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 36,347 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Meridian had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meridian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meridian<3>
    • Russell [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russell
      • Russell [Lauderdale County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Obadiah
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Russell had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Russell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Kemper Springs [Kemper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kemper Springs
      • Kemper Springs [Kemper County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Obadiah
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kemper Springs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kemper Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kemper Springs
    • Rio [Kemper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rio
      • Rio [Kemper County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Obadiah
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 101 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rio had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rio have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rio
    • Lost Gap [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Gap
      • Lost Gap [Lauderdale County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Obadiah
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lost Gap had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost Gap
    • Battlefield [Newton County] - Historic
      • While Battlefield was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Battlefield
      • Battlefield [Newton County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Obadiah
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Battlefield had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Battlefield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

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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- Obadiah) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Obadiah. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5124, Longitude: -88.7267       In this case, the coordinates for Obadiah 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 Obadiah, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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