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Our Genealogy Helper for Ocobla ...

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 Ocobla (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 Ocobla. 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 hospitals and 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.

Ocobla is located in Neshoba 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 Neshoba County: Attala, Kemper, Lauderdale, Leake, Newton, Scott & Winston.

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

  • Neshoba County     (The home county of Ocobla)
    • Tucker [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tucker
      • Tucker [Neshoba County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ocobla
      • 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
    • Philadelphia [Neshoba County]
    • Bogue Chitto [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bogue Chitto
      • Bogue Chitto [Neshoba County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Ocobla
      • 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
    • House [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for House
      • House [Neshoba County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Ocobla
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on House
    • Neshoba [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neshoba
      • Neshoba [Neshoba County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Ocobla
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neshoba
    • Pearl River [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl River
      • Pearl River [Neshoba County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Ocobla
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl River
    • Union [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Neshoba County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Ocobla
      • 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>
    • Dowdville [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dowdville
      • Dowdville [Neshoba County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Ocobla
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dowdville
    • Laurel Hill [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Hill
      • Laurel Hill [Neshoba County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Ocobla
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Hill
  • Attala County
    • McCool [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCool
      • McCool [Attala County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Ocobla
      • Estimated population in 2019: 124 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCool
    • Ethel [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethel
      • Ethel [Attala County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Ocobla
      • Estimated population in 2019: 385 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethel
    • Kosciusko [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kosciusko
      • Kosciusko [Attala County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Ocobla
      • 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>
  • Choctaw County
    • Weir [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weir
      • Weir [Choctaw County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Ocobla
      • Estimated population in 2019: 427 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weir have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weir
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weir<3>
    • Ackerman [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ackerman
      • Ackerman [Choctaw County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Ocobla
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,448 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ackerman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ackerman<3>
  • Kemper County
    • Lynville [Kemper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynville
      • Lynville [Kemper County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ocobla
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynville
    • De Kalb [Kemper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Kalb
      • De Kalb [Kemper County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Ocobla
      • 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>
    • Scooba [Kemper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scooba
      • Scooba [Kemper County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Ocobla
      • 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>
  • Lauderdale County
    • Martin [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin
      • Martin [Lauderdale County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Ocobla
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin
    • Collinsville [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collinsville
      • Collinsville [Lauderdale County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Ocobla
      • 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>
    • Daleville [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daleville
      • Daleville [Lauderdale County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Ocobla
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daleville
    • Suqualena [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suqualena
      • Suqualena [Lauderdale County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Ocobla
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suqualena
    • Bailey [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bailey
      • Bailey [Lauderdale County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ocobla
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bailey
    • Nellieburg [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nellieburg
      • Nellieburg [Lauderdale County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Ocobla
      • 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 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Ocobla
      • 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>
    • Meridian [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meridian
      • Meridian [Lauderdale County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Ocobla
      • Estimated population in 2019: 36,347 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meridian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meridian<3>
  • Leake County
    • Standing Pine [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standing Pine
      • Standing Pine [Leake County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Ocobla
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Standing Pine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Standing Pine
    • Walnut Grove [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
      • Walnut Grove [Leake County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ocobla
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,673 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walnut Grove<3>
    • Carthage [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
      • Carthage [Leake County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Ocobla
      • 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>
    • Redwater [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redwater
      • Redwater [Leake County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Ocobla
      • 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
    • Tuscola [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuscola
      • Tuscola [Leake County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Ocobla
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuscola
    • Lena [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lena
      • Lena [Leake County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Ocobla
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lena<3>
  • Newton County
    • Lucern [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucern
      • Lucern [Newton County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Ocobla
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucern
    • Decatur [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decatur
      • Decatur [Newton County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Ocobla
      • 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>
    • Conehatta [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conehatta
      • Conehatta [Newton County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Ocobla
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conehatta
    • Pine Bluff [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Bluff
      • Pine Bluff [Newton County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Ocobla
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Bluff
    • Chunky [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chunky
      • Chunky [Newton County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Ocobla
      • 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 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Ocobla
      • 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
    • Newton [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
      • Newton [Newton County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Ocobla
      • 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>
    • Lake [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake
      • Lake [Newton County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Ocobla
      • Estimated population in 2019: 324 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake<3>
  • Noxubee County
    • Mashulaville [Noxubee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mashulaville
      • Mashulaville [Noxubee County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Ocobla
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mashulaville
    • Shuqualak [Noxubee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shuqualak
      • Shuqualak [Noxubee County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Ocobla
      • 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
    • Macon [Noxubee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macon
      • Macon [Noxubee County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Ocobla
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,421 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Macon<3>
  • Oktibbeha County
    • Sturgis [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sturgis
      • Sturgis [Oktibbeha County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Ocobla
      • Estimated population in 2019: 263 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sturgis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sturgis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sturgis<3>
  • Scott County
    • Sebastopol [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sebastopol
      • Sebastopol [Scott County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Ocobla
      • 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>
    • Forest [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
      • Forest [Scott County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ocobla
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,536 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest<3>
  • Winston County
    • Noxapater [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noxapater
      • Noxapater [Winston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Ocobla
      • 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>
    • Louisville [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisville
      • Louisville [Winston County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Ocobla
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,983 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Louisville<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Ocobla ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ocobla.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ocobla, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ocobla.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

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

  • 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 Ocobla ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ocobla.

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

  • Bloomfield Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bloomfield Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bloomfield Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomfield Cemetery
  • Hopewell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hopewell Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hopewell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell Cemetery
  • Center Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Center Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Center Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center Hill Cemetery
  • Mt. Nelson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Nelson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Nelson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Nelson Cemetery
  • Sandtown Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sandtown Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sandtown Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandtown Cemetery
  • Jones Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jones Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jones Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones 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
    • Roundtree Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Roundtree Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Roundtree Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roundtree Cemetery
    • Cedarlawn Cemetery
    • Bethesda Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethesda Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethesda Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethesda Cemetery
    • Mars Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mars Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mars Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mars Hill Cemetery
    • Long Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Long Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Long Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Cemetery
    • Donald Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Donald Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Donald Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donald Cemetery
    • Philadelphia Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Philadelphia Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Philadelphia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philadelphia Cemetery
    • Hensons Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hensons Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hensons Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hensons Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Ocobla.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hensons 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, Ocobla had a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Ocobla [Neshoba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocobla
    • Ocobla [Neshoba County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Ocobla
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ocobla had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocobla have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocobla
  • Tucker [Neshoba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tucker
    • Tucker [Neshoba County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ocobla
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tucker had a post office and no railroad service
    • 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
  • Philadelphia [Neshoba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philadelphia
    • Philadelphia [Neshoba County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Ocobla
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 101 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,078 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Philadelphia had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philadelphia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philadelphia<3>
  • House [Neshoba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for House
    • House [Neshoba County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Ocobla
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, House had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Spinks [Kemper County] - Historic
    • While Spinks was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spinks
    • Spinks [Kemper County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Ocobla
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Spinks had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spinks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • North Bend [Neshoba County]
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    • North Bend [Neshoba County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Ocobla
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, North Bend had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Dixon [Neshoba County]
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      • Dixon [Neshoba County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Ocobla
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Dixon had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dixon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hope [Neshoba County]
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      • Hope [Neshoba County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Ocobla
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hope had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Union [Neshoba County]
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      • Union [Neshoba County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Ocobla
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 120 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,897 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Union had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union 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 Union<3>
    • Rio [Kemper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rio
      • Rio [Kemper County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Ocobla
      • 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.
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    • Moscow [Kemper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moscow
      • Moscow [Kemper County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Ocobla
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Moscow had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moscow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Preston [Kemper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Preston
      • Preston [Kemper County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ocobla
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Preston had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Preston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Preston
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Ocobla
      • 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.
    • Peden [Kemper County] - Historic
      • While Peden was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peden
      • Peden [Kemper County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Ocobla
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 43 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Peden had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Handle [Winston County]
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      • Handle [Winston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ocobla
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 72 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Handle had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Handle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handle

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Ocobla ...

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

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ocobla. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7549, Longitude: -89.0253       In this case, the coordinates for Ocobla 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 Ocobla, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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