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Welcome to Onward ...

Onward is located in Sharkey County<1>.


We aren't confident of the location of Onward, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Onward, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1879.

Onward is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Onward lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Onward: (662)

Communities Also Named Onward ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 4 communities that are also named Onward - they are located in British Columbia, Indiana, North Carolina and Tennessee.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Onward.

Communities near Onward ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Onward.

  • Lake Providence
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
  • Rolling Fork
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
  • Anguilla
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anguilla have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anguilla
    • Anguilla is located in Sharkey County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 596 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anguilla <4>
  • Mayersville
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayersville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayersville
    • Mayersville is located in Issaquena County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 517 people
  • Cary
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cary have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cary
    • Cary is located in Sharkey County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 264 people
  • Valley Park
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Park
    • Valley Park is located in Issaquena County
  • Chotard
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chotard
    • Chotard is located in Issaquena County
  • Kearney
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kearney have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kearney
    • Kearney is located in Yazoo County
  • Transylvania
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Transylvania have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Transylvania
    • Transylvania is located in East Carroll Parish (LA)
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Transylvania <4>
  • Mont Helena
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mont Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mont Helena
    • Mont Helena is located in Sharkey County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Onward. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Onward.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Onward. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Onward.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Onward. See our Newspapers Page for Onward.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Onward ...

Looking for more information about Onward? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Onward, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Onward.

Adding Onward to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Onward in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Onward was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Onward post office opened in 1879.

We also found Onward in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Onward.

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>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Sharkey, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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 elevation is an estimate for the area around Onward - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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