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Our Genealogy Helper for Old Americus ...

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 Old Americus (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 Old Americus. 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.

Old Americus is located in Jackson 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 Jackson County: Mobile (AL), George, Harrison & Stone.

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

  • Jackson County     (The home county of Old Americus)
    • Americus [Jackson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Americus
      • Americus [Jackson County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Old Americus
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Americus. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
    • Wade [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wade
      • Wade [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Old Americus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wade have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wade
    • Hurley [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurley
      • Hurley [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Americus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurley<4>
    • Brewton [Jackson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brewton
      • Brewton [Jackson County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Americus
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Brewton. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
      • Brewton has also been known as:
      • Brewer's Bluff
    • Big Point [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Point
      • Big Point [Jackson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Americus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Point
    • Vancleave [Jackson County]
    • Coll Town [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coll Town
      • Coll Town [Jackson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Old Americus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coll Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coll Town
    • Helena [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helena
      • Helena [Jackson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Old Americus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helena
    • Hickory Hills [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Hills
      • Hickory Hills [Jackson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Old Americus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Hills
    • Martin Bluff [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin Bluff
      • Martin Bluff [Jackson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Old Americus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martin Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin Bluff
    • Escatawpa [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Escatawpa
      • Escatawpa [Jackson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Old Americus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Escatawpa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Escatawpa
    • Latimer [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Latimer
      • Latimer [Jackson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Americus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Latimer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latimer
  • George County
    • Agricola [George County]
    • Lucedale [George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucedale
      • Lucedale [George County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Old Americus
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lucedale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucedale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lucedale<4>
  • Greene County
    • Brown Town [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brown Town
      • Brown Town [Greene County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Old Americus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown Town
    • Leakesville [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leakesville
      • Leakesville [Greene County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Old Americus
      • Estimated population in 2019: 894 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leakesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leakesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leakesville<4>
    • McLain [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McLain
      • McLain [Greene County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Old Americus
      • Estimated population in 2019: 436 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McLain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McLain
  • Harrison County
    • D'Iberville [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for D'Iberville
      • D'Iberville [Harrison County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Americus
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,012 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for D'Iberville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on D'Iberville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for D'Iberville<4>
    • Biloxi [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biloxi
      • Biloxi [Harrison County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Americus
      • Estimated population in 2019: 46,212 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biloxi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Biloxi<4>
    • Coalville [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalville
      • Coalville [Harrison County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Americus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coalville
    • Wool Market [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wool Market
      • Wool Market [Harrison County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Americus
      • Wool Market has also been known as:
      • Woolmarket
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wool Market
    • Lorraine Community [Harrison County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lorraine Community
      • Lorraine Community [Harrison County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Americus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lorraine Community have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Saucier [Harrison County]
    • Gulfport [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulfport
      • Gulfport [Harrison County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Americus
      • Estimated population in 2019: 71,705 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulfport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gulfport<4>
  • Perry County
    • Beaumont [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaumont
      • Beaumont [Perry County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Old Americus
      • Estimated population in 2019: 914 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaumont have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaumont
  • Stone County
    • Wiggins [Stone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wiggins
      • Wiggins [Stone County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Old Americus
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,541 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wiggins have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wiggins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wiggins<4>
  • Baldwin County (AL)
    • Spanish Fort [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spanish Fort
      • Spanish Fort [Baldwin County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Old Americus
      • Estimated population in 2015: 8,065 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spanish Fort
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spanish Fort<4>
  • Mobile County (AL)
    • Wilmer [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmer
      • Wilmer [Mobile County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Americus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilmer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilmer<4>
    • Semmes [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Semmes
      • Semmes [Mobile County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Old Americus
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,594 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Semmes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Semmes<4>
    • Grand Bay [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Bay
      • Grand Bay [Mobile County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Americus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Bay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Bay<4>
    • Saint Elmo [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Elmo
      • Saint Elmo [Mobile County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Americus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Elmo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Elmo
    • Country Club Village [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Country Club Village
      • Country Club Village [Mobile County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Old Americus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Country Club Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Country Club Village
    • Irvington [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irvington
      • Irvington [Mobile County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Americus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irvington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irvington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irvington<4>
    • Tillmans Corner [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tillmans Corner
      • Tillmans Corner [Mobile County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Old Americus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillmans Corner
    • Chunchula [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chunchula
      • Chunchula [Mobile County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Americus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chunchula
    • Theodore [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Theodore
      • Theodore [Mobile County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Americus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Theodore have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Theodore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Theodore<4>
    • Eight Mile [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eight Mile
      • Eight Mile [Mobile County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Old Americus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eight Mile have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eight Mile
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eight Mile<4>
    • Bayou La Batre [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayou La Batre
      • Bayou La Batre [Mobile County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Americus
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,479 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayou La Batre have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayou La Batre
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bayou La Batre<4>
    • Gulfcrest [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulfcrest
      • Gulfcrest [Mobile County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Americus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulfcrest

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

Newspapers Published in Old Americus ...

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 18 newspapers that have been published in the area around Old Americus.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Old Americus, 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 Old Americus.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

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

  • 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 Old Americus ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Old Americus.

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

  • Steede Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Steede Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Steede Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steede 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove Cemetery
  • Carter Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Carter Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Carter Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter Cemetery
  • Barton Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Barton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Barton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barton Cemetery
  • Old Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Mt. Pleasant Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
  • Bethany Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethany Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethany Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Byrd Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Byrd Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Byrd Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byrd Cemetery
    • Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    • Movella Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Movella Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Movella Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Movella Cemetery
    • Cain Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cain Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cain Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cain Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Americus.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cain Cemetery
    • Caswell Springs Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Caswell Springs Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Caswell Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Caswell Springs Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Old Americus.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caswell Springs Cemetery
    • Movella Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Movella Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Movella Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Movella Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Americus.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Movella Cemetery
    • Gibson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gibson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gibson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Gibson Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Old Americus.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibson Cemetery
    • Refuge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Refuge Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Refuge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Refuge Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Old Americus.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Refuge Cemetery
    • Graham Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Graham Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Graham Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Graham Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Americus.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graham 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 Old Americus in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Old Americus.

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

  • Americus [Jackson County] - Historic
    • While Americus was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Americus
    • Americus [Jackson County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Old Americus
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Americus had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Americus. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
  • Three Rivers [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Rivers
    • Three Rivers [Jackson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Old Americus
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Three Rivers had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Rivers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Rivers
  • Vancleave [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vancleave
    • Vancleave [Jackson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Americus
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 250 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Vancleave had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vancleave
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vancleave<4>
  • Escatawpa [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Escatawpa
    • Escatawpa [Jackson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Old Americus
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Escatawpa had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Escatawpa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Escatawpa
  • Fort Bayou [Jackson County] - Historic
    • While Fort Bayou was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Bayou
    • Fort Bayou [Jackson County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Old Americus
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Bayou had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Bayou have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Moss Point [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moss Point
    • Moss Point [Jackson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Old Americus
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,750 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,350 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Moss Point had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moss Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moss Point
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moss Point<4>
  • Continue List ...
    • Orange Grove [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange Grove
      • Orange Grove [Jackson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Americus
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Orange Grove had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orange Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange Grove
    • Grand Bay [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Bay
      • Grand Bay [Mobile County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Americus
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 85 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Grand Bay had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Bay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Bay<4>
    • Pascagoula [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pascagoula
      • Pascagoula [Jackson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Old Americus
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,699 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pascagoula had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pascagoula
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pascagoula<4>
    • Fernland [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fernland
      • Fernland [Mobile County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Americus
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fernland had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fernland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fernland
    • Ocean Springs [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean Springs
      • Ocean Springs [Jackson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Americus
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,148 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,862 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ocean Springs had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocean Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocean Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ocean Springs<4>
    • Saint Elmo [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Elmo
      • Saint Elmo [Mobile County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Americus
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 126 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint Elmo had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Elmo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Elmo
    • Leaf [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leaf
      • Leaf [Greene County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Old Americus
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 37 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Leaf had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leaf have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leaf
    • Kushla [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kushla
      • Kushla [Mobile County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Old Americus
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kushla had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kushla have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kushla
    • Oak Grove [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Mobile County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Americus
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Oak Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jackson County: www.co.jackson.ms.us/

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Old Americus. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7094, Longitude: -88.5959       In this case, the coordinates for Old Americus have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Old Americus, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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