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Our Genealogy Helper for Ophelia ...

So far, we have found very little information about Ophelia. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Ophelia to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Ophelia, please Contact Us.


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 Ophelia (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 Ophelia. 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Ophelia is historic, it would have been located within present day Rankin 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 Rankin County: Copiah, Hinds, Madison, Scott, Simpson & Smith.

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

  • Rankin County     (The home county of Ophelia)
    • Sand Hill [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Hill
      • Sand Hill [Rankin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Ophelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Hill
    • Pelahatchie [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelahatchie
      • Pelahatchie [Rankin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the south of Ophelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,382 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelahatchie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelahatchie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelahatchie<4>
    • Brandon [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brandon
      • Brandon [Rankin County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Ophelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,289 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brandon<4>
    • Flowood [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flowood
      • Flowood [Rankin County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Ophelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,380 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flowood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flowood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flowood<4>
    • Pearl [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl
      • Pearl [Rankin County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Ophelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,510 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearl<4>
    • Richland [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richland
      • Richland [Rankin County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Ophelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,241 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richland<4>
    • Puckett [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puckett
      • Puckett [Rankin County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the south of Ophelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 348 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Puckett have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puckett
    • Florence [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Rankin County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Ophelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,494 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<4>
  • Attala County
    • Newport [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport [Attala County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the north of Ophelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • Sallis [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sallis
      • Sallis [Attala County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the north of Ophelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 128 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sallis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sallis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sallis<4>
    • Kosciusko [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kosciusko
      • Kosciusko [Attala County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the north of Ophelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,720 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kosciusko have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kosciusko
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kosciusko<4>
  • Hinds County
    • North Town Plaza [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Town Plaza
      • North Town Plaza [Hinds County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Ophelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Town Plaza have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Town Plaza
    • Jackson [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
      • Jackson [Hinds County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Ophelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 160,628 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jackson<4>
    • Clinton [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Hinds County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Ophelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,440 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<4>
    • Byram [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byram
      • Byram [Hinds County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Ophelia
      • Estimated population in 2015: 11,509 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byram
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Byram<4>
    • Bolton [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolton
      • Bolton [Hinds County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the west of Ophelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 531 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolton
    • Raymond [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
      • Raymond [Hinds County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Ophelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,115 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymond<4>
  • Holmes County
    • Pickens [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickens
      • Pickens [Holmes County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the north of Ophelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 995 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pickens<4>
    • Goodman [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodman
      • Goodman [Holmes County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the north of Ophelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,164 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodman<4>
    • Richland [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richland
      • Richland [Holmes County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the north of Ophelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland
    • Durant [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durant
      • Durant [Holmes County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the north of Ophelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,262 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durant have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durant<4>
    • Lexington [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
      • Lexington [Holmes County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the north of Ophelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,453 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<4>
  • Leake County
    • Lena [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lena
      • Lena [Leake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Ophelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lena<4>
    • Tuscola [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuscola
      • Tuscola [Leake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the east of Ophelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuscola
    • Walnut Grove [Leake County]
    • Carthage [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
      • Carthage [Leake County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Ophelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,782 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<4>
    • Redwater [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redwater
      • Redwater [Leake County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Ophelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redwater have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redwater
    • Standing Pine [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standing Pine
      • Standing Pine [Leake County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the east of Ophelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Standing Pine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Standing Pine
  • Madison County
    • Sharon [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharon
      • Sharon [Madison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Ophelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharon
    • Madisonville [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madisonville
      • Madisonville [Madison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Ophelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madisonville
    • Maris Town [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maris Town
      • Maris Town [Madison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Ophelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maris Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maris Town
    • Canton [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
      • Canton [Madison County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Ophelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,094 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<4>
    • Mill Town [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Town
      • Mill Town [Madison County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Ophelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Town
    • Madison [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
      • Madison [Madison County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the west of Ophelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,661 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<4>
    • Ridgeland [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeland
      • Ridgeland [Madison County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Ophelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeland<4>
    • Flora [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flora
      • Flora [Madison County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the west of Ophelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,862 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flora have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flora<4>
    • Kearney Park [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kearney Park
      • Kearney Park [Madison County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the west of Ophelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kearney Park
  • Neshoba County
    • Union [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Neshoba County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the east of Ophelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,897 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union<4>
  • Newton County
    • Lake [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake
      • Lake [Newton County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Ophelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 324 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake<4>
  • Scott County
    • Branch [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branch
      • Branch [Scott County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Ophelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branch
    • Morton [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morton
      • Morton [Scott County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Ophelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,527 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morton<4>
    • Kalem [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kalem
      • Kalem [Scott County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Ophelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kalem
    • Cooperville [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooperville
      • Cooperville [Scott County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the south of Ophelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooperville
    • Hunter Town [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter Town
      • Hunter Town [Scott County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Ophelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunter Town
    • Forest [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
      • Forest [Scott County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Ophelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,536 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest<4>
    • Sebastopol [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sebastopol
      • Sebastopol [Scott County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the east of Ophelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 276 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sebastopol have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sebastopol
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sebastopol<4>
  • Simpson County
    • Braxton [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braxton
      • Braxton [Simpson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the south of Ophelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Braxton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braxton
    • D'Lo [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for D'Lo
      • D'Lo [Simpson County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the south of Ophelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 437 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for D'Lo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on D'Lo
  • Smith County
    • Polkville [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polkville
      • Polkville [Smith County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the south of Ophelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 821 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polkville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polkville
    • Raleigh [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raleigh
      • Raleigh [Smith County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Ophelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,411 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raleigh have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raleigh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raleigh<4>
  • Yazoo County
    • Bentonia [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bentonia
      • Bentonia [Yazoo County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the west of Ophelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bentonia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bentonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bentonia<4>
    • Yazoo City [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yazoo City
      • Yazoo City [Yazoo County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Ophelia
      • 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<4>

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

Newspapers Published in Ophelia ...

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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ophelia.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ophelia, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ophelia.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Ophelia:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Ophelia ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ophelia.

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

  • Lone Pine Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lone Pine Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lone Pine Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Pine Cemetery
  • Eureka Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eureka Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eureka Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eureka Cemetery
  • Pisgah Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pisgah Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pisgah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pisgah Cemetery
  • Miracle Temple Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Miracle Temple Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Miracle Temple Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miracle Temple Cemetery
  • Midway Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Midway Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Midway Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midway Cemetery
  • Pleasant Gift Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Gift Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Gift Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Gift Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Mt. Pisgah Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Pisgah Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Ophelia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Pisgah Cemetery
    • New Pisgah Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Pisgah Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Pisgah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • New Pisgah Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Ophelia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Pisgah Cemetery
    • Pearson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pearson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pearson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pearson Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Ophelia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearson Cemetery
    • Ludlow Cemetery
    • Hayes Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hayes Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hayes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hayes Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Ophelia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayes Cemetery
    • Lottville Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lottville Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lottville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lottville Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Ophelia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lottville 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]<2> to the west of Ophelia.
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    • Goshen Springs Pilgrim Branch Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Goshen Springs Pilgrim Branch Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Goshen Springs Pilgrim Branch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Goshen Springs Pilgrim Branch Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Ophelia.
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    • 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.
      • Oak Grove Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Ophelia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove 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.

While we didn't find Ophelia in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Ophelia.

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

  • Eureka [Rankin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka
    • Eureka [Rankin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Ophelia
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Eureka had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eureka have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eureka
  • Ludlow [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ludlow
    • Ludlow [Scott County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Ophelia
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ludlow had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ludlow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludlow
  • Shoccoe [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoccoe
    • Shoccoe [Madison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Ophelia
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shoccoe had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shoccoe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoccoe
  • Goshen Springs [Rankin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshen Springs
    • Goshen Springs [Rankin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Ophelia
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Goshen Springs had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goshen Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen Springs
  • Millville [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millville
    • Millville [Madison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Ophelia
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 63 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Millville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millville
  • Sharon [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharon
    • Sharon [Madison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Ophelia
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 184 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sharon had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharon
  • Continue List ...
    • Beach [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beach
      • Beach [Scott County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Ophelia
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Beach had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beach
    • Good Hope [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Hope
      • Good Hope [Leake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Ophelia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Good Hope had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good Hope
    • Fannin [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fannin
      • Fannin [Rankin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Ophelia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fannin had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fannin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fannin
    • Lena [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lena
      • Lena [Leake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Ophelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lena had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lena<4>
    • Ofahoma [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ofahoma
      • Ofahoma [Leake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Ophelia
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ofahoma had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ofahoma have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ofahoma
    • Cobbville [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cobbville
      • Cobbville [Madison County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Ophelia
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cobbville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cobbville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cobbville
    • Canton [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
      • Canton [Madison County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Ophelia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,131 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,094 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Canton had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<4>
    • Cash [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cash
      • Cash [Scott County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the east of Ophelia
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cash had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cash have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cash
    • Revive [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Revive
      • Revive [Madison County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the north of Ophelia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 47 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Revive had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Revive have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Revive

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Mississippi

About Rankin County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Rankin County: www.rankincounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Ophelia, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ophelia) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ophelia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5590, Longitude: -89.8167       In this case, the coordinates for Ophelia have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.






















 

 

 

 

 


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