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Our Genealogy Helper for Okolona ...

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 Okolona (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 Okolona. 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.

Okolona is located in Chickasaw 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 Chickasaw County: Calhoun, Clay, Lee, Monroe, Pontotoc & Webster.

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

  • Chickasaw County     (The home county of Okolona)
    • Egypt [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt
      • Egypt [Chickasaw County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Okolona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egypt
    • Van Vleet [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Van Vleet
      • Van Vleet [Chickasaw County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Okolona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Vleet
    • New Houlka [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Houlka
      • New Houlka [Chickasaw County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 607 people
      • Former name for New Houlka:
      • Houlka
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Houlka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Houlka<2>
    • Houston [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houston
      • Houston [Chickasaw County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,427 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houston<2>
    • Woodland [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland
      • Woodland [Chickasaw County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland
  • Calhoun County
    • Vardaman [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vardaman
      • Vardaman [Calhoun County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,279 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vardaman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vardaman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vardaman<2>
    • Derma [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derma
      • Derma [Calhoun County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 974 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derma have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derma
    • Bruce [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruce
      • Bruce [Calhoun County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,818 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bruce have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bruce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bruce<2>
    • Calhoun City [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calhoun City
      • Calhoun City [Calhoun County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,668 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calhoun City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calhoun City<2>
    • Pittsboro [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsboro
      • Pittsboro [Calhoun County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 192 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pittsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsboro
    • Slate Spring [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slate Spring
      • Slate Spring [Calhoun County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Okolona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slate Spring
    • Big Creek [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Creek
      • Big Creek [Calhoun County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 147 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
    • Slate Springs [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slate Springs
      • Slate Springs [Calhoun County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slate Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slate Springs
  • Choctaw County
    • Mathiston [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mathiston
      • Mathiston [Choctaw County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 664 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mathiston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mathiston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mathiston<2>
  • Clay County
    • Una [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Una
      • Una [Clay County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Okolona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Una
    • Abbott [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbott
      • Abbott [Clay County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Okolona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbott
    • Griffith [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffith
      • Griffith [Clay County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Okolona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffith
    • Vinton [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinton
      • Vinton [Clay County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Okolona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinton
    • West Point [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Point
      • West Point [Clay County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,404 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Point<2>
    • Cedar Bluff [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Bluff
      • Cedar Bluff [Clay County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Okolona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Bluff
    • Pheba [Clay County]
  • Holmes County
    • Egypt [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt
      • Egypt [Holmes County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Okolona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egypt
  • Itawamba County
    • Carolina [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carolina
      • Carolina [Itawamba County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Okolona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina
    • Abney [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abney
      • Abney [Itawamba County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Okolona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abney
    • Greenwood [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Itawamba County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Okolona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Fulton [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
      • Fulton [Itawamba County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,980 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fulton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fulton<2>
    • Mantachie [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mantachie
      • Mantachie [Itawamba County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,111 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mantachie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mantachie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mantachie<2>
    • Tremont [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tremont
      • Tremont [Itawamba County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 463 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tremont have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tremont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tremont<2>
  • Lee County
    • Shannon [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shannon
      • Shannon [Lee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,763 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shannon<2>
    • Nettleton [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nettleton
      • Nettleton [Lee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,919 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nettleton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nettleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nettleton<2>
    • Verona [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verona
      • Verona [Lee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,232 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Verona have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Verona<2>
    • Plantersville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plantersville
      • Plantersville [Lee County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,137 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plantersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plantersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plantersville<2>
    • Bissell [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bissell
      • Bissell [Lee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Okolona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bissell
    • Tupelo [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tupelo
      • Tupelo [Lee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 38,312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tupelo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tupelo<2>
    • Richmond [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
      • Richmond [Lee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Okolona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
    • Mooreville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mooreville
      • Mooreville [Lee County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Okolona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooreville
    • Indian Hills [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Hills
      • Indian Hills [Lee County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Okolona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Hills
    • Saltillo [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saltillo
      • Saltillo [Lee County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,062 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saltillo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saltillo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saltillo<2>
    • Jug Fork [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jug Fork
      • Jug Fork [Lee County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Okolona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jug Fork
    • Boggan Bend [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boggan Bend
      • Boggan Bend [Lee County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Okolona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boggan Bend
    • Guntown [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guntown
      • Guntown [Lee County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,792 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guntown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guntown<2>
  • Lowndes County
    • Caledonia [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledonia
      • Caledonia [Lowndes County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,058 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caledonia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caledonia<2>
    • Columbus [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
      • Columbus [Lowndes County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 23,573 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<2>
  • Monroe County
    • New Wren [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Wren
      • New Wren [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Okolona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Wren
    • Wren [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wren
      • Wren [Monroe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Okolona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wren
    • Cotton Gin Port [Monroe County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Gin Port
      • Cotton Gin Port [Monroe County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Okolona
    • Amory [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amory
      • Amory [Monroe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,794 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amory have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amory
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amory<2>
    • Aberdeen [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen
      • Aberdeen [Monroe County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,205 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aberdeen<2>
    • Hatley [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatley
      • Hatley [Monroe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 460 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatley
    • Smithville [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithville
      • Smithville [Monroe County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 737 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithville<2>
    • Greenwood Springs [Monroe County]
    • Hamilton [Monroe County]
    • Riggins [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riggins
      • Riggins [Monroe County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Okolona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riggins
    • Gattman [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gattman
      • Gattman [Monroe County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gattman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gattman
  • Oktibbeha County
    • Maben [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maben
      • Maben [Oktibbeha County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 840 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maben have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maben
    • Starkville [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starkville
      • Starkville [Oktibbeha County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,653 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Starkville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starkville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Starkville<2>
  • Pontotoc County
    • Goodford [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodford
      • Goodford [Pontotoc County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Okolona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodford
    • Algoma [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algoma
      • Algoma [Pontotoc County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 689 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Algoma have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Algoma<2>
    • Pontotoc [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pontotoc
      • Pontotoc [Pontotoc County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,169 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontotoc
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pontotoc<2>
    • Pannell [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pannell
      • Pannell [Pontotoc County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Okolona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pannell
    • Sherman [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherman
      • Sherman [Pontotoc County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 704 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sherman<2>
    • Ecru [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ecru
      • Ecru [Pontotoc County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,037 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ecru
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ecru<2>
    • Possum Trot [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Possum Trot
      • Possum Trot [Pontotoc County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Okolona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Possum Trot
    • Turnpike [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turnpike
      • Turnpike [Pontotoc County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Okolona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnpike
    • Thaxton [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thaxton
      • Thaxton [Pontotoc County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 686 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thaxton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thaxton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thaxton<2>
    • Toccopola [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toccopola
      • Toccopola [Pontotoc County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toccopola have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toccopola
  • Prentiss County
    • Marietta [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marietta
      • Marietta [Prentiss County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 255 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marietta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
  • Union County
    • Blue Springs [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Springs
      • Blue Springs [Union County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 241 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Springs<2>
    • New Albany [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Albany
      • New Albany [Union County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,753 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Albany have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Albany
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Albany<2>
  • Webster County
    • Mantee [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mantee
      • Mantee [Webster County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 214 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mantee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mantee
    • Walthall [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walthall
      • Walthall [Webster County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 138 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walthall
  • Lamar County (AL)
    • Detroit [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Detroit
      • Detroit [Lamar County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 220 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Detroit have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Detroit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Detroit<2>
    • Sulligent [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulligent
      • Sulligent [Lamar County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,834 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulligent have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulligent
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sulligent<2>
    • Vernon [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernon
      • Vernon [Lamar County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,850 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vernon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vernon<2>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Okolona ...

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 52 newspapers that have been published in the area around Okolona.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Okolona. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Okolona and those printed in the larger area surrounding Okolona.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 17 miles [27.4 km] of Okolona.

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 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 Okolona:

  • 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 Okolona ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Okolona.

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

  • Citizens Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Citizens Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Citizens Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Citizens Cemetery
  • Confederate Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Confederate Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Confederate Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Confederate Cemetery
  • Memory Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Memory Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Memory Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memory Gardens
  • Mt. Moriah Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Moriah Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Moriah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Moriah Cemetery
  • Walker Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Walker Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Walker Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walker Cemetery
  • Blackwood Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blackwood Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blackwood Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackwood Grove Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Word Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Word Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Word Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Word Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Okolona.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Word Cemetery
    • Baker Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Baker Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Baker Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Baker Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Okolona.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker Cemetery
    • New Prospect Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Prospect Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Prospect Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • New Prospect Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Okolona.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Prospect Cemetery
    • Pine Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pine Grove Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Okolona.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Grove Cemetery
    • Pleasant Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pleasant Grove Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Okolona.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove Cemetery
    • Snow Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Snow Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Snow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Snow Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Okolona.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Cemetery
    • Pleasant Valley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Valley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pleasant Valley Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Okolona.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Valley Cemetery
    • Old Union Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Union Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Union Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Old Union Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Okolona.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Union Cemetery
    • McKinnon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McKinnon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McKinnon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • McKinnon Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Okolona.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKinnon 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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Okolona had a population of 2,099 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Okolona had a population of 2,591 people.

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

  • Okolona [Chickasaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okolona
    • Okolona [Chickasaw County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Okolona
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,099 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,591 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Okolona had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okolona
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Okolona<2>
  • Egypt [Chickasaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt
    • Egypt [Chickasaw County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Okolona
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Egypt had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egypt
  • Coleville [Chickasaw County] - Historic
    • While Coleville was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coleville
    • Coleville [Chickasaw County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Okolona
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Coleville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coleville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Central Grove [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central Grove
    • Central Grove [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Okolona
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Central Grove had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Grove
  • Shannon [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shannon
    • Shannon [Lee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Okolona
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 465 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,763 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Shannon had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shannon<2>
  • Van Vleet [Chickasaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Van Vleet
    • Van Vleet [Chickasaw County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Okolona
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Van Vleet had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Vleet
  • Continue List ...
    • Sycamore [Chickasaw County] - Historic
      • While Sycamore was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sycamore
      • Sycamore [Chickasaw County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Okolona
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sycamore had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sycamore have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Buena Vista [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
      • Buena Vista [Chickasaw County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Okolona
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Buena Vista had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buena Vista
    • Nettleton [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nettleton
      • Nettleton [Lee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Okolona
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 182 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,919 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Nettleton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nettleton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nettleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nettleton<2>
    • Neals [Chickasaw County] - Historic
      • While Neals was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neals
      • Neals [Chickasaw County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Okolona
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Neals had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Neals have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Troy [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troy
      • Troy [Pontotoc County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Okolona
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 175 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Troy had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troy
    • Gibson [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gibson
      • Gibson [Monroe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Okolona
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gibson had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibson
    • McCondy [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCondy
      • McCondy [Chickasaw County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Okolona
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 101 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, McCondy had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McCondy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCondy
    • Bigbee [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bigbee
      • Bigbee [Monroe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Okolona
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bigbee had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bigbee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bigbee
    • Una [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Una
      • Una [Clay County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Okolona
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Una had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Una

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Okolona ...

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

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Mississippi

About Chickasaw County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Okolona. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Okolona

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Okolona. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0049, Longitude: -88.7530    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>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 Okolona, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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