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Our Genealogy Helper for Onward ...

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 Onward (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 Onward. 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 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.

Onward is located in Sharkey 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 Sharkey County: Humphreys, Issaquena, Washington & Yazoo.

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

  • Sharkey County     (The home county of Onward)
    • Blanton [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blanton
      • Blanton [Sharkey County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Onward
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanton
    • Issaquena [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Issaquena
      • Issaquena [Sharkey County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Onward
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Issaquena
    • Cary [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cary
      • Cary [Sharkey County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Onward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 272 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cary
    • Rolling Fork [Sharkey County]
    • Anguilla [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anguilla
      • Anguilla [Sharkey County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Onward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 625 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anguilla have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anguilla
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anguilla<3>
    • Nitta Yuma [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nitta Yuma
      • Nitta Yuma [Sharkey County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Onward
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nitta Yuma
    • Panther Burn [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panther Burn
      • Panther Burn [Sharkey County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Onward
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panther Burn
    • Richey [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richey
      • Richey [Sharkey County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Onward
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richey
  • Hinds County
    • Delta City [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta City
      • Delta City [Hinds County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Onward
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta City
    • Edwards [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edwards
      • Edwards [Hinds County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Onward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,005 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edwards
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edwards<3>
    • Bolton [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolton
      • Bolton [Hinds County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Onward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 531 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolton
  • Humphreys County
    • Louise [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louise
      • Louise [Humphreys County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Onward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 169 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louise
    • Lake City [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
      • Lake City [Humphreys County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Onward
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
    • Silver City [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver City
      • Silver City [Humphreys County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Onward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 288 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver City
  • Issaquena County
    • Chotard [Issaquena County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chotard
      • Chotard [Issaquena County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Onward
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chotard
    • Mayersville [Issaquena County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayersville
      • Mayersville [Issaquena County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Onward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 591 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayersville
  • Madison County
    • Flora [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flora
      • Flora [Madison County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Onward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,862 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flora<3>
  • Warren County
    • Vicksburg [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vicksburg
      • Vicksburg [Warren County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Onward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,653 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vicksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vicksburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vicksburg<3>
  • Washington County
    • Byrne City [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byrne City
      • Byrne City [Washington County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Onward
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Byrne City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byrne City
    • Hollandale [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollandale
      • Hollandale [Washington County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Onward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,304 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollandale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollandale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollandale<3>
    • Arcola [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcola
      • Arcola [Washington County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Onward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 321 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
  • Yazoo County
    • Satartia [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Satartia
      • Satartia [Yazoo County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Onward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 50 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Satartia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Satartia
    • Oil City [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oil City
      • Oil City [Yazoo County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Onward
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oil City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oil City
    • Jonestown [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonestown
      • Jonestown [Yazoo County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Onward
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonestown
    • Yazoo City [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yazoo City
      • Yazoo City [Yazoo County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Onward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,869 people
      • Former names for Yazoo City:
      • Hannan's Bluff
      • Manchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yazoo City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yazoo City<3>
    • Bentonia [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bentonia
      • Bentonia [Yazoo County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Onward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bentonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bentonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bentonia<3>
    • Eden [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden [Yazoo County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Onward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 121 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
  • Chicot County (AR)
    • Eudora [Chicot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eudora
      • Eudora [Chicot County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Onward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,903 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eudora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eudora<3>
  • East Carroll Parish (LA)
    • Lake Providence [East Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Providence
      • Lake Providence [East Carroll Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Onward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,429 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Providence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Providence<3>
    • Transylvania [East Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Transylvania
      • Transylvania [East Carroll Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Onward
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Transylvania have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Transylvania
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Transylvania<3>
    • Sondheimer [East Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sondheimer
      • Sondheimer [East Carroll Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Onward
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sondheimer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sondheimer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sondheimer<3>
  • Madison Parish (LA)
    • Tallulah [Madison Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallulah
      • Tallulah [Madison Parish] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Onward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,666 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tallulah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tallulah<3>
    • Delta [Madison Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta
      • Delta [Madison Parish] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Onward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 252 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delta<3>
    • Mound [Madison Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound
      • Mound [Madison Parish] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Onward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound
    • Richmond [Madison Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
      • Richmond [Madison Parish] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Onward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 544 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richmond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
  • Richland Parish (LA)
    • Delhi [Richland Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delhi
      • Delhi [Richland Parish] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Onward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,795 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delhi have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delhi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delhi<3>
  • West Carroll Parish (LA)
    • Forest [West Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
      • Forest [West Carroll Parish] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Onward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 337 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>
    • Oak Grove [West Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [West Carroll Parish] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Onward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,553 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Grove<3>
    • Kilbourne [West Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kilbourne
      • Kilbourne [West Carroll Parish] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Onward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 383 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kilbourne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kilbourne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kilbourne<3>
    • Pioneer [West Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pioneer
      • Pioneer [West Carroll Parish] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Onward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 147 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pioneer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pioneer<3>
    • Darnell [West Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darnell
      • Darnell [West Carroll Parish] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Onward
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darnell
    • Epps [West Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Epps
      • Epps [West Carroll Parish] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Onward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 813 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Epps have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Epps
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Epps<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Onward ...

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 14 newspapers that have been published in the area around Onward.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Onward, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Onward.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Onward:

  • 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 Arkansas
    • Stories from Louisiana
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Onward ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Onward.

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

  • Danover Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Danover Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Danover Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Danover Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Onward.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danover Cemetery
  • Mt. Sinai Cemetery
  • Elmwood Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Elmwood Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Elmwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Elmwood Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Onward.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmwood Cemetery
  • Weathers Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Weathers Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Weathers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Weathers Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Onward.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weathers Cemetery
  • Benjamin Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Benjamin Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Benjamin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Benjamin Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Onward.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benjamin Cemetery
  • Kettleman Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kettleman Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kettleman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Kettleman Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Onward.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kettleman Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Jeffery Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jeffery Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jeffery Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jeffery Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Onward.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jeffery Cemetery
    • Brunswick Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brunswick Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brunswick Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Brunswick Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Onward.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brunswick Cemetery
    • Cold Tar Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cold Tar Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cold Tar Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cold Tar Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Onward.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cold Tar Cemetery
    • Kiger Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kiger Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kiger Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Kiger Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Onward.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kiger Cemetery
    • Heavenly Rest Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Heavenly Rest Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Heavenly Rest Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Heavenly Rest Memorial Park lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Onward.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heavenly Rest Memorial Park
    • Old Sweet Canaan Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Sweet Canaan Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Sweet Canaan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Old Sweet Canaan Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Onward.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Sweet Canaan Cemetery
    • Campbellsville Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Campbellsville Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Campbellsville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Campbellsville Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Onward.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campbellsville Cemetery
    • Way Way Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Way Way Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Way Way Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Way Way Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Onward.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Way Way Cemetery
    • Shannon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shannon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shannon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Shannon Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Onward.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon 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 in 1895, Onward had railroad service and no post office.

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

  • Onward [Sharkey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onward
    • Onward [Sharkey County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Onward
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Onward had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Onward have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onward
  • Blanton [Sharkey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blanton
    • Blanton [Sharkey County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Onward
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Blanton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanton
  • Smedes [Sharkey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smedes
    • Smedes [Sharkey County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Onward
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Smedes had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smedes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smedes
  • Cary [Sharkey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cary
    • Cary [Sharkey County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Onward
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 101 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 272 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cary had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Valley Park [Issaquena County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Park
    • Valley Park [Issaquena County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Onward
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Valley Park had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Egremont [Sharkey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egremont
    • Egremont [Sharkey County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Onward
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Egremont had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Egremont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Chotard [Issaquena County]
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      • Chotard [Issaquena County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Onward
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 111 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Chotard had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Tallula [Issaquena County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallula
      • Tallula [Issaquena County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Onward
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tallula had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tallula have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Arcadia [Issaquena County] - Historic
      • While Arcadia was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcadia
      • Arcadia [Issaquena County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Onward
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Arcadia had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcadia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Kearney [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kearney
      • Kearney [Yazoo County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Onward
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kearney had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kearney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rolling Fork [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Fork
      • Rolling Fork [Sharkey County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Onward
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 400 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,929 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rolling Fork had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Fork
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rolling Fork<3>
    • Henderson [East Carroll Parish] - Historic
      • While Henderson was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henderson
      • Henderson [East Carroll Parish] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Onward
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Henderson had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henderson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Brunswick [Warren County]
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      • Brunswick [Warren County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Onward
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Brunswick had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brunswick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brunswick
    • Mayersville [Issaquena County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayersville
      • Mayersville [Issaquena County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Onward
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 400 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 591 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mayersville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayersville
    • Benham [East Carroll Parish] - Historic
      • While Benham was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benham
      • Benham [East Carroll Parish] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Onward
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Benham had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Onward ...

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

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Onward:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, Express Office, no Post Office mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Sharkey County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Onward. 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 from Point A (ie- Onward) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Onward. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7254, Longitude: -90.9420       In this case, the coordinates for Onward 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>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 Onward, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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