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Our Genealogy Helper for Otho ...

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 Otho (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 Otho. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 south 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.

Otho is located in Scott 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 Scott County: Jasper, Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Rankin & Smith.

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

  • Scott County     (The home county of Otho)
    • Forest [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
      • Forest [Scott County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Otho
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,536 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest<3>
    • Hunter Town [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter Town
      • Hunter Town [Scott County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Otho
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunter Town
    • Kalem [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kalem
      • Kalem [Scott County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Otho
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kalem
    • Morton [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morton
      • Morton [Scott County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Otho
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,527 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morton<3>
    • Cooperville [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooperville
      • Cooperville [Scott County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Otho
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooperville
    • Branch [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branch
      • Branch [Scott County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Otho
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branch
    • Sebastopol [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sebastopol
      • Sebastopol [Scott County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Otho
      • Estimated population in 2019: 276 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sebastopol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sebastopol
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sebastopol<3>
  • Clarke County
    • Pachuta [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pachuta
      • Pachuta [Clarke County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Otho
      • Estimated population in 2019: 233 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pachuta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pachuta
    • Enterprise [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
      • Enterprise [Clarke County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Otho
      • Estimated population in 2019: 475 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enterprise<3>
    • Stonewall [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewall
      • Stonewall [Clarke County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Otho
      • Estimated population in 2019: 975 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewall
  • Covington County
    • Mount Olive [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
      • Mount Olive [Covington County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Otho
      • Estimated population in 2019: 912 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Olive have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
  • Jasper County
    • Success [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Success
      • Success [Jasper County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Otho
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Success have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Montrose [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Jasper County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Otho
      • Estimated population in 2019: 135 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
    • Baxter [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baxter
      • Baxter [Jasper County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Otho
    • Louin [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louin
      • Louin [Jasper County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Otho
      • Estimated population in 2019: 259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louin
    • Verba [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verba
      • Verba [Jasper County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Otho
    • Garlandsville [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garlandsville
      • Garlandsville [Jasper County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Otho
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garlandsville
    • Hamlet [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamlet
      • Hamlet [Jasper County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Otho
    • Stevens [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stevens
      • Stevens [Jasper County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Otho
    • Turnerville [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turnerville
      • Turnerville [Jasper County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Otho
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnerville
    • Bay Springs [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay Springs
      • Bay Springs [Jasper County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Otho
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,658 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bay Springs<3>
    • McNeal [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McNeal
      • McNeal [Jasper County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Otho
    • Ras [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ras
      • Ras [Jasper County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Otho
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ras
    • Gridley [Jasper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gridley
      • Gridley [Jasper County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Otho
  • Jones County
    • Soso [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soso
      • Soso [Jones County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Otho
      • Estimated population in 2019: 394 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soso
    • Sandersville [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandersville
      • Sandersville [Jones County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Otho
      • Estimated population in 2019: 728 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandersville
    • Laurel [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
      • Laurel [Jones County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Otho
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,338 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel<3>
  • Lauderdale County
    • Collinsville [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collinsville
      • Collinsville [Lauderdale County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Otho
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collinsville<3>
  • Leake County
    • Walnut Grove [Leake County]
    • Tuscola [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuscola
      • Tuscola [Leake County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Otho
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuscola
    • Lena [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lena
      • Lena [Leake County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Otho
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lena<3>
    • Standing Pine [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standing Pine
      • Standing Pine [Leake County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Otho
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Standing Pine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Standing Pine
    • Carthage [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
      • Carthage [Leake County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Otho
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,782 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<3>
  • Neshoba County
    • Union [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Neshoba County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Otho
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,897 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union<3>
    • Philadelphia [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philadelphia
      • Philadelphia [Neshoba County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Otho
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,078 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philadelphia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philadelphia<3>
  • Newton County
    • Lake [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake
      • Lake [Newton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Otho
      • Estimated population in 2019: 324 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake<3>
    • Six Towns [Newton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Six Towns
      • Six Towns [Newton County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Otho
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Six Towns have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Conehatta [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conehatta
      • Conehatta [Newton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Otho
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conehatta
    • Newton [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
      • Newton [Newton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Otho
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newton<3>
    • Pine Bluff [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Bluff
      • Pine Bluff [Newton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Otho
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Bluff
    • Decatur [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decatur
      • Decatur [Newton County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Otho
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,705 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Decatur have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decatur<3>
    • Lucern [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucern
      • Lucern [Newton County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Otho
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucern
    • Hickory [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory
      • Hickory [Newton County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Otho
      • Estimated population in 2019: 529 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory
    • Chunky [Newton County]
  • Rankin County
    • Pelahatchie [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelahatchie
      • Pelahatchie [Rankin County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Otho
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,382 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelahatchie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelahatchie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelahatchie<3>
    • Puckett [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puckett
      • Puckett [Rankin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Otho
      • Estimated population in 2019: 348 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Puckett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puckett
    • Cato [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cato
      • Cato [Rankin County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Otho
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cato
    • Brandon [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brandon
      • Brandon [Rankin County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Otho
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,289 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brandon<3>
    • Flowood [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flowood
      • Flowood [Rankin County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Otho
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,380 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flowood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flowood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flowood<3>
    • Pearl [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl
      • Pearl [Rankin County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Otho
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,510 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearl<3>
  • Simpson County
    • Magee [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magee
      • Magee [Simpson County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Otho
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,097 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magee<3>
    • Mendenhall [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mendenhall
      • Mendenhall [Simpson County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Otho
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,387 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mendenhall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mendenhall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mendenhall<3>
    • D'Lo [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for D'Lo
      • D'Lo [Simpson County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Otho
      • Estimated population in 2019: 437 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for D'Lo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on D'Lo
    • Braxton [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braxton
      • Braxton [Simpson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Otho
      • Estimated population in 2019: 179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Braxton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braxton
  • Smith County
    • Sylvarena [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvarena
      • Sylvarena [Smith County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Otho
      • Estimated population in 2019: 104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sylvarena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvarena
    • Raleigh [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raleigh
      • Raleigh [Smith County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Otho
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,411 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raleigh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raleigh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raleigh<3>
    • Polkville [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polkville
      • Polkville [Smith County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Otho
      • Estimated population in 2019: 821 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polkville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polkville
    • Mize [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mize
      • Mize [Smith County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Otho
      • Estimated population in 2019: 323 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mize have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mize
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mize<3>
    • Taylorsville [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
      • Taylorsville [Smith County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Otho
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,245 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Otho ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Otho.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Otho, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Otho.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

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

  • 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 Otho ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Otho.

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

  • Carr Methodist Church Cemetery
  • Sherman Hill Church Cemetery
  • Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Gatewood Cemetery
  • Mt. Carmel Cemetery
  • Homewood Methodist Church Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Noblin Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Noblin Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Noblin Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noblin Cemetery
    • Lorena Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Burnett Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Burnett Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Burnett Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Burnett Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Otho.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnett Cemetery
    • Leaf River Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Clear Springs Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Decedar Baptist Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Decedar Baptist Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Decedar Baptist Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Decedar Baptist Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Otho.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decedar Baptist Cemetery
    • Good Hope Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Good Hope Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Good Hope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Good Hope Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Otho.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good Hope Cemetery
    • Lemon Christian Cemetery
    • Sylvan 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.<5>

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

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

  • Norris [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norris
    • Norris [Scott County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Otho
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Norris had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Homewood [Scott County]
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    • Homewood [Scott County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Otho
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 73 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Homewood had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Lake [Newton County]
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    • Lake [Newton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Otho
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 190 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 324 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lake had a post office and railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake<3>
  • Forest [Scott County]
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    • Forest [Scott County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Otho
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 547 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,536 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Forest had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest 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 Forest<3>
  • Burns [Smith County]
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    • Burns [Smith County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Otho
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Burns had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burns have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Shongelo [Smith County]
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    • Shongelo [Smith County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Otho
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shongelo had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shongelo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lawrence [Newton County]
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      • Lawrence [Newton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Otho
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lawrence had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawrence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawrence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lawrence<3>
    • Pulaski [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pulaski
      • Pulaski [Scott County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Otho
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pulaski had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pulaski have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Trenton [Smith County]
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      • Trenton [Smith County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Otho
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 102 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Trenton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trenton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Montrose [Jasper County]
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      • Montrose [Jasper County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Otho
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 135 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Montrose had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
    • Raworth [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raworth
      • Raworth [Scott County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Otho
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Raworth had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raworth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jewells Hill [Jasper County] - Historic
      • While Jewells Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jewells Hill
      • Jewells Hill [Jasper County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Otho
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Jewells Hill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jewells Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Raleigh [Smith County]
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      • Raleigh [Smith County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Otho
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,411 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Raleigh had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raleigh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raleigh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raleigh<3>
    • Sylvarena [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvarena
      • Sylvarena [Smith County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Otho
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 41 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 104 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sylvarena had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sylvarena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvarena
    • Polkville [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polkville
      • Polkville [Smith County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Otho
      • Estimated population in 2019: 821 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Polkville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polkville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Otho. See our List of 1890's Communities around Otho.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Otho) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Otho. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2354, Longitude: -89.4084       In this case, the coordinates for Otho 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>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.
<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 Otho, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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