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Our Genealogy Helper for Owens Wells ...

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 Owens Wells (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 Owens Wells. 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.

Name Variations for Owens Wells ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations, abbreviations or people who just guessed at the name.

  • A typical abbreviation for Owens Wells: Owens Wls.
  • While the name of this community is Owens Wells, be aware that it's the common practice of mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names<1>. So Owens Wells may originally have been Owen's Wells.

    Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Owens Wells might be written as Owen Wells.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 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.

Owens Wells is located in Holmes 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 Holmes County: Attala, Carroll, Humphreys, Leflore, Madison & Yazoo.

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

  • Holmes County     (The home county of Owens Wells)
    • Lexington [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
      • Lexington [Holmes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Owens Wells
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,453 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<3>
    • Durant [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durant
      • Durant [Holmes County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Owens Wells
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,262 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durant have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durant<3>
    • Richland [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richland
      • Richland [Holmes County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Owens Wells
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland
    • Goodman [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodman
      • Goodman [Holmes County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Owens Wells
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,164 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodman have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodman<3>
    • Jones Crossing [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Crossing
      • Jones Crossing [Holmes County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Owens Wells
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Crossing
    • Acona [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acona
      • Acona [Holmes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Owens Wells
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acona
    • West [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West
      • West [Holmes County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Owens Wells
      • Estimated population in 2019: 149 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West<3>
    • Pickens [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickens
      • Pickens [Holmes County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Owens Wells
      • Estimated population in 2019: 995 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickens have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pickens<3>
    • Gwin [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gwin
      • Gwin [Holmes County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the west of Owens Wells
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gwin
    • Tchula [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tchula
      • Tchula [Holmes County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the west of Owens Wells
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,929 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tchula
    • Mileston [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mileston
      • Mileston [Holmes County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the west of Owens Wells
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mileston
    • Bee Lake [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bee Lake
      • Bee Lake [Holmes County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the west of Owens Wells
      • Bee Lake has also been known as:
      • Bee Lake Plantation
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bee Lake
  • Attala County
    • Sallis [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sallis
      • Sallis [Attala County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Owens Wells
      • Estimated population in 2019: 128 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sallis have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sallis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sallis<3>
    • Possumneck [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Possumneck
      • Possumneck [Attala County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the east of Owens Wells
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Possumneck
    • Newport [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport [Attala County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Owens Wells
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newport have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • Kosciusko [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kosciusko
      • Kosciusko [Attala County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the east of Owens Wells
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,720 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kosciusko have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kosciusko
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kosciusko<3>
    • Ethel [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethel
      • Ethel [Attala County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the east of Owens Wells
      • Estimated population in 2019: 385 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethel
    • McCool [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCool
      • McCool [Attala County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the east of Owens Wells
      • Estimated population in 2019: 124 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCool
  • Carroll County
    • Coila [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coila
      • Coila [Carroll County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the north of Owens Wells
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coila
    • Vaiden [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vaiden
      • Vaiden [Carroll County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Owens Wells
      • Estimated population in 2019: 957 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vaiden have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaiden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vaiden<3>
    • Carrollton [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrollton
      • Carrollton [Carroll County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the north of Owens Wells
      • Estimated population in 2019: 176 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrollton<3>
    • North Carrollton [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Carrollton
      • North Carrollton [Carroll County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the north of Owens Wells
      • Estimated population in 2019: 429 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Carrollton
  • Choctaw County
    • French Camp [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for French Camp
      • French Camp [Choctaw County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Owens Wells
      • Estimated population in 2019: 165 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for French Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on French Camp
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for French Camp<3>
    • Weir [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weir
      • Weir [Choctaw County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the east of Owens Wells
      • Estimated population in 2019: 427 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weir have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weir
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weir<3>
  • Humphreys County
    • Belzoni [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belzoni
      • Belzoni [Humphreys County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the west of Owens Wells
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,915 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belzoni
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belzoni<3>
    • Silver City [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver City
      • Silver City [Humphreys County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the west of Owens Wells
      • Estimated population in 2019: 288 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver City
    • Louise [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louise
      • Louise [Humphreys County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the west of Owens Wells
      • Estimated population in 2019: 169 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louise have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louise
    • Isola [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isola
      • Isola [Humphreys County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the west of Owens Wells
      • Estimated population in 2019: 611 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isola
  • Leake County
    • Carthage [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
      • Carthage [Leake County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Owens Wells
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,782 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<3>
    • Lena [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lena
      • Lena [Leake County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Owens Wells
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lena<3>
  • Leflore County
    • Sidon [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sidon
      • Sidon [Leflore County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Owens Wells
      • Estimated population in 2019: 464 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sidon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sidon
    • Roebuck [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roebuck
      • Roebuck [Leflore County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Owens Wells
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roebuck
    • Morgan City [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgan City
      • Morgan City [Leflore County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Owens Wells
      • Estimated population in 2019: 238 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morgan City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgan City
    • Greenwood [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Leflore County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Owens Wells
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,561 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenwood<3>
    • Itta Bena [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Itta Bena
      • Itta Bena [Leflore County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Owens Wells
      • 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>
  • Madison County
    • Sharon [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharon
      • Sharon [Madison County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the south of Owens Wells
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharon
    • Canton [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
      • Canton [Madison County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the south of Owens Wells
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,094 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<3>
  • Montgomery County
    • Winona [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winona
      • Winona [Montgomery County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Owens Wells
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,964 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winona<3>
    • Kilmichael [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kilmichael
      • Kilmichael [Montgomery County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Owens Wells
      • Estimated population in 2019: 557 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kilmichael
    • Duck Hill [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duck Hill
      • Duck Hill [Montgomery County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the north of Owens Wells
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,646 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duck Hill
  • Sunflower County
    • Moorhead [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorhead
      • Moorhead [Sunflower County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Owens Wells
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,063 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorhead
    • Inverness [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inverness
      • Inverness [Sunflower County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Owens Wells
      • Estimated population in 2019: 866 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inverness have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inverness
  • Yazoo County
    • Eden [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden [Yazoo County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the west of Owens Wells
      • Estimated population in 2019: 121 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Owens Wells
      • 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>
    • Bentonia [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bentonia
      • Bentonia [Yazoo County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Owens Wells
      • Estimated population in 2019: 419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bentonia have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bentonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bentonia<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Owens Wells ...

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 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Owens Wells.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Owens Wells, 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 Owens Wells.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

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

  • 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 Owens Wells ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Owens Wells.

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

  • Owen Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Owen Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Owen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Owen Cemetery
  • Gages Springs Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gages Springs Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gages Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gages Springs Cemetery
  • Brister Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brister Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brister Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brister Cemetery
  • Springhill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Springhill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Springhill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springhill Cemetery
  • Durham Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Durham Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Durham Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durham Cemetery
  • Salem Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Salem Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Salem Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
    • Bethesda Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethesda Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethesda Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethesda Cemetery
    • Franklin Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Franklin Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Franklin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macedonia Cemetery
    • Wesley Chapel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wesley Chapel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wesley Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesley Chapel Cemetery
    • Sproles Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sproles Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sproles Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sproles Cemetery
    • Barksdale Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Barksdale Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Barksdale Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barksdale Cemetery
    • Spring Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Spring Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Spring Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Hill Cemetery
    • Eubanks Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eubanks Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eubanks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eubanks 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 Owens Wells in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Owens Wells.

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

  • Franklin [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin [Holmes County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Owens Wells
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Franklin had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
  • Lexington [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
    • Lexington [Holmes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Owens Wells
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,075 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,453 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lexington had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<3>
  • Durant [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durant
    • Durant [Holmes County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Owens Wells
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,259 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,262 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Durant had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durant have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Richland [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richland
    • Richland [Holmes County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Owens Wells
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 32 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Richland had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland
  • Goodman [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodman
    • Goodman [Holmes County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Owens Wells
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,164 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Goodman had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodman have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodman<3>
  • Ebenezer [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ebenezer
    • Ebenezer [Holmes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Owens Wells
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 127 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ebenezer had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ebenezer have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Emory [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emory
      • Emory [Holmes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Owens Wells
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Emory had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emory have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Eulogy [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eulogy
      • Eulogy [Holmes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Owens Wells
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Eulogy had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eulogy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eulogy
    • Acona [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acona
      • Acona [Holmes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Owens Wells
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Acona had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Sallis [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sallis
      • Sallis [Attala County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Owens Wells
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 156 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 128 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sallis had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sallis have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sallis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sallis<3>
    • Ituma [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ituma
      • Ituma [Holmes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Owens Wells
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ituma had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ituma have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Howard [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howard
      • Howard [Holmes County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Owens Wells
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Howard had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howard have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howard
    • Tolarville [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tolarville
      • Tolarville [Holmes County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the west of Owens Wells
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tolarville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tolarville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolarville
    • Pickens [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickens
      • Pickens [Holmes County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Owens Wells
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 600 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 995 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pickens had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickens have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pickens<3>
    • Coxburg [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coxburg
      • Coxburg [Holmes County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Owens Wells
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Coxburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coxburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coxburg

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>It's generally believed that possessive apostrophes are removed to prevent confusion on maps where the apostrophe may be confused with a cartographic symbol. While this is generally true, it's not uncommon to find possessive apostrophes in administrative names (such as towns or counties).
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Owens Wells) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Owens Wells. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0951, Longitude: -89.9679       In this case, the coordinates for Owens Wells have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<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 Owens Wells, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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