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Our Genealogy Helper for Orion ...

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 Orion (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 Orion. 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 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.

Orion is located in Marshall 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 Marshall County: Benton, DeSoto, Lafayette, Tate, Union, Fayette (TN) & Shelby (TN).

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

  • Marshall County     (The home county of Orion)
    • Chulahoma [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chulahoma
      • Chulahoma [Marshall County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Orion
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chulahoma
    • Byhalia [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byhalia
      • Byhalia [Marshall County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,210 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Byhalia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byhalia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Byhalia<3>
    • Laws Hill [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laws Hill
      • Laws Hill [Marshall County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Orion
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laws Hill
    • Holly Springs [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Springs
      • Holly Springs [Marshall County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,798 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holly Springs<3>
    • Taska [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taska
      • Taska [Marshall County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Orion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taska have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taska
    • Cayce [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cayce
      • Cayce [Marshall County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Orion
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cayce
    • Mount Pleasant [Marshall County]
    • Potts Camp [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potts Camp
      • Potts Camp [Marshall County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 467 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potts Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potts Camp
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Potts Camp<3>
    • Cornersville [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornersville
      • Cornersville [Marshall County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Orion
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornersville
  • Benton County
    • Snow Lake Shores [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Lake Shores
      • Snow Lake Shores [Benton County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 289 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Lake Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Lake Shores
    • Hickory Flat [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Flat
      • Hickory Flat [Benton County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 550 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Flat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hickory Flat<3>
    • Ashland [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
      • Ashland [Benton County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 519 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<3>
    • Michigan City [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Michigan City
      • Michigan City [Benton County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Orion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Michigan City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Michigan City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Michigan City<3>
  • DeSoto County
    • Ingrams Mill [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ingrams Mill
      • Ingrams Mill [DeSoto County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Orion
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ingrams Mill
    • Alphaba [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alphaba
      • Alphaba [DeSoto County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Orion
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alphaba
    • Olive Branch [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olive Branch
      • Olive Branch [DeSoto County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 38,924 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olive Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olive Branch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olive Branch<3>
    • Hernando [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hernando
      • Hernando [DeSoto County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,399 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hernando have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hernando
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hernando<3>
    • Southaven [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southaven
      • Southaven [DeSoto County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 55,780 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southaven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southaven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Southaven<3>
    • Aldens [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aldens
      • Aldens [DeSoto County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Orion
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aldens
    • De Soto Village [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Soto Village
      • De Soto Village [DeSoto County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Orion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Soto Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Soto Village
    • Horn Lake [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horn Lake
      • Horn Lake [DeSoto County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27,272 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horn Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horn Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Horn Lake<3>
    • Cub Lake [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cub Lake
      • Cub Lake [DeSoto County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Orion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cub Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cub Lake
    • Lynchburg [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynchburg
      • Lynchburg [DeSoto County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Orion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynchburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynchburg
    • Walls [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walls
      • Walls [DeSoto County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,420 people
      • Former name for Walls:
      • Alpika
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walls<3>
    • Memphis [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Memphis
      • Memphis [DeSoto County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Orion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Memphis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memphis
    • Newport [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport [DeSoto County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Orion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newport came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
  • Lafayette County
    • Abbeville [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbeville
      • Abbeville [Lafayette County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 423 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abbeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Abbeville<3>
    • Alesville [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alesville
      • Alesville [Lafayette County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Orion
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alesville
    • Oxford [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxford
      • Oxford [Lafayette County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,122 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oxford<3>
    • Altus [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altus
      • Altus [Lafayette County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Orion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altus
    • Taylor [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
      • Taylor [Lafayette County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 444 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<3>
  • Panola County
    • Como [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Como
      • Como [Panola County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,188 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Como
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Como<3>
    • Sardis [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sardis
      • Sardis [Panola County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,581 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sardis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sardis<3>
    • Longtown [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longtown
      • Longtown [Panola County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Orion
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longtown
    • Batesville [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Batesville
      • Batesville [Panola County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,218 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Batesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Batesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Batesville<3>
    • Crenshaw [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crenshaw
      • Crenshaw [Panola County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 845 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crenshaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crenshaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crenshaw<3>
    • Courtland [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Courtland
      • Courtland [Panola County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 511 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Courtland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courtland
    • Pope [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pope
      • Pope [Panola County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 248 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pope
  • Pontotoc County
    • Thaxton [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thaxton
      • Thaxton [Pontotoc County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 686 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thaxton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thaxton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thaxton<3>
    • Toccopola [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toccopola
      • Toccopola [Pontotoc County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toccopola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toccopola
  • Quitman County
    • Sledge [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sledge
      • Sledge [Quitman County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 476 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sledge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sledge
    • Falcon [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falcon
      • Falcon [Quitman County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 143 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falcon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falcon
  • Tate County
    • Aiken [Tate County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aiken
      • Aiken [Tate County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Orion
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aiken
    • Antioch [Tate County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antioch
      • Antioch [Tate County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Orion
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antioch
    • New Town [Tate County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Town
      • New Town [Tate County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Orion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
    • Coldwater [Tate County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coldwater
      • Coldwater [Tate County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,533 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coldwater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coldwater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coldwater<3>
    • Senatobia [Tate County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Senatobia
      • Senatobia [Tate County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,610 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Senatobia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Senatobia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Senatobia<3>
  • Tippah County
    • Blue Mountain [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Mountain
      • Blue Mountain [Tippah County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 948 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Mountain
    • Ripley [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripley
      • Ripley [Tippah County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ripley<3>
  • Union County
    • Myrtle [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myrtle
      • Myrtle [Union County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 498 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myrtle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myrtle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Myrtle<3>
    • New Albany [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Albany
      • New Albany [Union County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,753 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Albany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Albany
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Albany<3>
  • Yalobusha County
    • Water Valley [Yalobusha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Water Valley
      • Water Valley [Yalobusha County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,255 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Water Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Water Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Water Valley<3>
  • Crittenden County (AR)
    • Horseshoe Lake [Crittenden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horseshoe Lake
      • Horseshoe Lake [Crittenden County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 272 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horseshoe Lake
  • Fayette County (TN)
    • Piperton [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piperton
      • Piperton [Fayette County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,986 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piperton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piperton
    • Rossville [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rossville
      • Rossville [Fayette County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 962 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rossville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rossville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rossville<3>
    • New Bethel [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Bethel
      • New Bethel [Fayette County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2014: 3,324 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Bethel
    • Moscow [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moscow
      • Moscow [Fayette County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 557 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moscow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moscow<3>
    • Forty Five [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forty Five
      • Forty Five [Fayette County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Orion
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forty Five
    • La Grange [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Grange
      • La Grange [Fayette County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 132 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Grange
    • Grand Junction [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Junction
      • Grand Junction [Fayette County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 271 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Junction
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Junction<3>
    • Williston [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williston
      • Williston [Fayette County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 377 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williston
    • Oakland [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
      • Oakland [Fayette County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,345 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
    • Feathers Chapel [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Feathers Chapel
      • Feathers Chapel [Fayette County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2014: 7,102 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Feathers Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Feathers Chapel
    • Somerville [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somerville
      • Somerville [Fayette County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,264 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Somerville<3>
  • Hardeman County (TN)
    • Saulsbury [Hardeman County]
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      • Saulsbury [Hardeman County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 91 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saulsbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saulsbury
  • Shelby County (TN)
    • Collierville [Shelby County]
    • Germantown [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Germantown
      • Germantown [Shelby County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 39,225 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Germantown<3>
    • Parkway Village [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkway Village
      • Parkway Village [Shelby County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Orion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkway Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkway Village
    • Bartlett [Shelby County]
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      • Bartlett [Shelby County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,440 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bartlett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bartlett<3>
    • Arlington [Shelby County]
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      • Arlington [Shelby County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,743 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arlington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington<3>
    • Lakeland [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeland
      • Lakeland [Shelby County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,642 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakeland<3>
    • Hunt Village [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunt Village
      • Hunt Village [Shelby County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,234 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunt Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunt Village
    • Memphis [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Memphis
      • Memphis [Shelby County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 651,073 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memphis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Memphis<3>
    • Spring Lake [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Lake
      • Spring Lake [Shelby County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2014: 34,269 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Lake

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

Newspapers Published in Orion ...

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 87 newspapers that have been published in the area around Orion.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Orion, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Orion.

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 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 Orion:

  • 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 Mississippi
    • Stories from Tennessee

Cemeteries Near Orion ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Orion.

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

  • Stickland Chapel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stickland Chapel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stickland Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stickland Chapel Cemetery
  • Strickland Chapel Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Strickland Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strickland Chapel Cemetery
  • Shady Grove Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shady Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove Cemetery
  • Mt. Zion Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Zion Cemetery
  • Brooks Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brooks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Grubb Hill Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grubb Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Jones Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jones Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jones Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jones Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Chulahoma Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chulahoma Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chulahoma Cemetery
    • Chulahoma Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chulahoma Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chulahoma Cemetery
    • Cox Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cox Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cox Cemetery
    • Marvel Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Marvel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Liberty Hill Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Liberty Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Roberts Chapel Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Roberts Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Dean Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dean Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dean 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Orion had a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Orion [Marshall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orion
    • Orion [Marshall County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Orion
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Orion had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orion
  • Wallhill [Marshall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallhill
    • Wallhill [Marshall County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Orion
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 101 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Wallhill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallhill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallhill
  • Marianna [Marshall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marianna
    • Marianna [Marshall County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Orion
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Marianna had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marianna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marianna
  • Chulahoma [Marshall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chulahoma
    • Chulahoma [Marshall County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Orion
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Chulahoma had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chulahoma
  • Watson [Marshall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watson
    • Watson [Marshall County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Orion
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Watson had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Watson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watson
  • Galena [Marshall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galena
    • Galena [Marshall County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Orion
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Galena had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
  • Continue List ...
    • Thyatira [Tate County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thyatira
      • Thyatira [Tate County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Orion
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 46 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Thyatira had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thyatira have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Independence [Tate County]
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      • Independence [Tate County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Orion
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Independence had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Independence<3>
    • Tyro [Tate County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyro
      • Tyro [Tate County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Orion
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 110 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Tyro had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tyro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tyro
    • Red Banks [Marshall County]
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      • Red Banks [Marshall County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Orion
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Red Banks had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Banks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Banks<3>
    • Victoria [Marshall County]
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      • Victoria [Marshall County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Orion
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Victoria had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Victoria have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Victoria
    • Ingrams Mill [DeSoto County]
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      • Ingrams Mill [DeSoto County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Orion
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 67 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ingrams Mill had no post office or railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ingrams Mill
    • Byhalia [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byhalia
      • Byhalia [Marshall County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Orion
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 474 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,210 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Byhalia had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Byhalia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Byhalia<3>
    • Laws Hill [Marshall County]
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      • Laws Hill [Marshall County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Orion
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 51 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Laws Hill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laws Hill
    • Mahon [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mahon
      • Mahon [Marshall County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Orion
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mahon had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mahon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mahon

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Orion ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

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

Note for Orion:
Services available at that time (1895): no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Marshall County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Orion. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Orion) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orion. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7154, Longitude: -89.6520       In this case, the coordinates for Orion 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>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<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 Orion, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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