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Our Genealogy Helper for Overby ...

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 Overby (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 Overby. 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.

Overby is located in Washington 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 Washington County: Chicot (AR), Bolivar, Humphreys, Issaquena, Sharkey & Sunflower.

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

  • Washington County     (The home county of Overby)
    • Hollandale [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollandale
      • Hollandale [Washington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Overby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,304 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollandale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollandale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollandale<3>
    • Forrest City [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forrest City
      • Forrest City [Washington County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Overby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forrest City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Arcola [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcola
      • Arcola [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Overby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 321 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
    • Byrne City [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byrne City
      • Byrne City [Washington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Overby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Byrne City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byrne City
    • Leland [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leland
      • Leland [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Overby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,766 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leland<3>
    • Greenville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Washington County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Overby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29,085 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<3>
    • Metcalfe [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metcalfe
      • Metcalfe [Washington County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Overby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 965 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Metcalfe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metcalfe
  • Bolivar County
    • Choctaw [Bolivar County]
    • Shaw [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shaw
      • Shaw [Bolivar County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Overby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,685 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaw
    • Benoit [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benoit
      • Benoit [Bolivar County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Overby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 423 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benoit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benoit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benoit<3>
    • Boyle [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyle
      • Boyle [Bolivar County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Overby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 588 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boyle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boyle<3>
  • Hinds County
    • Delta City [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta City
      • Delta City [Hinds County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Overby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta City
  • Holmes County
    • Tchula [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tchula
      • Tchula [Holmes County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Overby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,929 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tchula
    • Cruger [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cruger
      • Cruger [Holmes County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Overby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 336 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cruger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cruger
  • Humphreys County
    • Gooden Lake [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gooden Lake
      • Gooden Lake [Humphreys County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Overby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gooden Lake
    • Isola [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isola
      • Isola [Humphreys County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Overby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 611 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isola
    • Louise [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louise
      • Louise [Humphreys County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Overby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 169 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louise
    • Silver City [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver City
      • Silver City [Humphreys County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Overby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 288 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver City
    • Belzoni [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belzoni
      • Belzoni [Humphreys County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Overby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,915 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belzoni
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belzoni<3>
    • Jaketown [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jaketown
      • Jaketown [Humphreys County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Overby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaketown
    • Lake City [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
      • Lake City [Humphreys County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Overby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
  • Issaquena County
    • Mayersville [Issaquena County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayersville
      • Mayersville [Issaquena County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Overby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 591 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayersville
  • Leflore County
    • Morgan City [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgan City
      • Morgan City [Leflore County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Overby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 238 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morgan City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgan City
    • Itta Bena [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Itta Bena
      • Itta Bena [Leflore County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Overby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,809 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Itta Bena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Itta Bena<3>
  • Sharkey County
    • Panther Burn [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panther Burn
      • Panther Burn [Sharkey County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Overby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panther Burn
    • Nitta Yuma [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nitta Yuma
      • Nitta Yuma [Sharkey County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Overby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nitta Yuma
    • Richey [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richey
      • Richey [Sharkey County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Overby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richey
    • Anguilla [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anguilla
      • Anguilla [Sharkey County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Overby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 625 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anguilla have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anguilla
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anguilla<3>
    • Rolling Fork [Sharkey County]
    • Cary [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cary
      • Cary [Sharkey County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Overby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 272 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cary
    • Issaquena [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Issaquena
      • Issaquena [Sharkey County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Overby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Issaquena
    • Blanton [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blanton
      • Blanton [Sharkey County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Overby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanton
  • Sunflower County
    • New Town [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Town
      • New Town [Sunflower County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Overby
      • 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
    • Inverness [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inverness
      • Inverness [Sunflower County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Overby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 866 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inverness have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inverness
    • Indianola [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indianola
      • Indianola [Sunflower County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Overby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,037 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indianola
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indianola<3>
    • Moorhead [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorhead
      • Moorhead [Sunflower County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Overby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,063 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorhead
    • Sunflower [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunflower
      • Sunflower [Sunflower County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Overby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 978 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunflower have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunflower
    • Doddsville [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doddsville
      • Doddsville [Sunflower County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Overby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doddsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doddsville
  • Yazoo County
    • Eden [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden [Yazoo County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Overby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 121 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
    • Yazoo City [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yazoo City
      • Yazoo City [Yazoo County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Overby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,869 people
      • Former names for Yazoo City:
      • Hannan's Bluff
      • Manchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yazoo City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yazoo City<3>
    • Satartia [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Satartia
      • Satartia [Yazoo County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Overby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 50 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Satartia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Satartia
  • Ashley County (AR)
    • Montrose [Ashley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Ashley County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Overby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 304 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
    • Portland [Ashley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portland
      • Portland [Ashley County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Overby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 388 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portland<3>
    • Parkdale [Ashley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkdale
      • Parkdale [Ashley County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Overby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 252 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parkdale<3>
  • Chicot County (AR)
    • Eudora [Chicot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eudora
      • Eudora [Chicot County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Overby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,903 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eudora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eudora<3>
    • Lake Village [Chicot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Village
      • Lake Village [Chicot County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Overby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,194 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Village
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Village<3>
  • Desha County (AR)
    • Arkansas City [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arkansas City
      • Arkansas City [Desha County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Overby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 315 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arkansas City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arkansas City
  • Drew County (AR)
    • Jerome [Drew County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerome
      • Jerome [Drew County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Overby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jerome have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jerome
  • East Carroll Parish (LA)
    • Lake Providence [East Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Providence
      • Lake Providence [East Carroll Parish] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Overby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,429 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Providence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Providence<3>
    • Transylvania [East Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Transylvania
      • Transylvania [East Carroll Parish] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Overby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Transylvania have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Transylvania
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Transylvania<3>
  • West Carroll Parish (LA)
    • Kilbourne [West Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kilbourne
      • Kilbourne [West Carroll Parish] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Overby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 383 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kilbourne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kilbourne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kilbourne<3>
    • Oak Grove [West Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [West Carroll Parish] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Overby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,553 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Grove<3>
    • Forest [West Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
      • Forest [West Carroll Parish] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Overby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 337 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Overby ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Overby.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Overby, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Overby.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

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

Cemeteries Near Overby ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Overby.

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

  • Huddleston Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Huddleston Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Huddleston Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huddleston Cemetery
  • Clitonia Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Clitonia Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Clitonia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clitonia Cemetery
  • Section 16 Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Section 16 Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Section 16 Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Section 16 Cemetery
  • Bellamy Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bellamy Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bellamy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellamy Cemetery
  • Mt. Zion Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Zion Cemetery
    • 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
  • New Foundation Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Foundation Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Foundation Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Foundation Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Georgia Bend Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Georgia Bend Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Georgia Bend Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgia Bend Cemetery
    • Delta City Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Delta City Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Delta City Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta City Cemetery
    • Mt. Gideon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Gideon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Gideon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Gideon Cemetery
    • Magruder Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Magruder Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Magruder Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Magruder Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Overby.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magruder Cemetery
    • Macedonia Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Macedonia Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Macedonia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Macedonia Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Overby.
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    • Vickland Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Vickland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Vickland Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Overby.
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    • Canaan Hill Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Canaan Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Canaan Hill Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Overby.
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    • Fish Lake Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fish Lake Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fish Lake Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Overby.
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    • Fourmile Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fourmile Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fourmile Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Overby.
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Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

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

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

  • Overby [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Overby
    • Overby [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Overby
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Overby had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Overby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Percy [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Percy
    • Percy [Washington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Overby
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Percy had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Percy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Hollandale [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollandale
    • Hollandale [Washington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Overby
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 300 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,304 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hollandale had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollandale 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 Hollandale<3>
  • Warsaw [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warsaw
    • Warsaw [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Overby
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Warsaw had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warsaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Panther Burn [Sharkey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panther Burn
    • Panther Burn [Sharkey County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Overby
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Panther Burn had a post office and railroad service
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  • Nitta Yuma [Sharkey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nitta Yuma
    • Nitta Yuma [Sharkey County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Overby
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 94 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Nitta Yuma had a post office and railroad service
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  • Continue List ...
    • Murphy [Washington County]
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      • Murphy [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Overby
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Murphy had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Arcola [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcola
      • Arcola [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Overby
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 375 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 321 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Arcola had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Auter [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auter
      • Auter [Sharkey County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Overby
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Auter had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Erwin [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erwin
      • Erwin [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Overby
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Erwin had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erwin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hampton [Washington County]
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      • Hampton [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Overby
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hampton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hampton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Grace [Issaquena County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grace
      • Grace [Issaquena County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Overby
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Grace had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Anguilla [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anguilla
      • Anguilla [Sharkey County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Overby
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 172 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 625 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Anguilla had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anguilla 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 Anguilla<3>
    • Avon [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avon
      • Avon [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Overby
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Avon had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • James [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James
      • James [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Overby
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, James had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James 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 Overby. See our List of 1890's Communities around Overby.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Overby ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Washington County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Overby. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Overby) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Overby. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1437, Longitude: -90.8534       In this case, the coordinates for Overby have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Overby, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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