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Our Genealogy Helper for Paradise Point ...

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 Paradise Point (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 Paradise Point. 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.

Name Variations for Paradise Point ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Paradise Point: Paradise Pt.

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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Paradise Point is located in Rankin County.

To see how the shape of Mississippi's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Rankin County: Copiah, Hinds, Madison, Scott, Simpson & Smith.

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

  • Rankin County     (The home county of Paradise Point)
    • Brandon [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brandon
      • Brandon [Rankin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Paradise Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,396 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brandon<2>
    • Flowood [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flowood
      • Flowood [Rankin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Paradise Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,556 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flowood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flowood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flowood<2>
    • Pearl [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl
      • Pearl [Rankin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Paradise Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,560 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearl<2>
    • Sand Hill [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Hill
      • Sand Hill [Rankin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Paradise Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Hill
    • Pelahatchie [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelahatchie
      • Pelahatchie [Rankin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Paradise Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,388 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelahatchie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelahatchie<2>
    • Richland [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richland
      • Richland [Rankin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Paradise Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,270 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richland<2>
    • Florence [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Rankin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Paradise Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,531 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<2>
    • Cato [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cato
      • Cato [Rankin County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Paradise Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cato
    • Clear Branch [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Branch
      • Clear Branch [Rankin County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Paradise Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Branch
    • Puckett [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puckett
      • Puckett [Rankin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Paradise Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 346 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Puckett have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puckett
    • Alonzo [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alonzo
      • Alonzo [Rankin County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Paradise Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alonzo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alonzo
  • Copiah County
    • Crystal Springs [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Springs
      • Crystal Springs [Copiah County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Paradise Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,647 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crystal Springs<2>
    • Georgetown [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Copiah County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Paradise Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 268 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
  • Hinds County
    • North Town Plaza [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Town Plaza
      • North Town Plaza [Hinds County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Paradise Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Town Plaza have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Town Plaza
    • Jackson [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
      • Jackson [Hinds County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Paradise Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 157,821 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jackson<2>
    • Choctaw Village [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Choctaw Village
      • Choctaw Village [Hinds County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Paradise Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Choctaw Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Choctaw Village
    • Clinton [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Hinds County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Paradise Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,873 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<2>
    • Byram [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byram
      • Byram [Hinds County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Paradise Point
      • Estimated population in 2015: 11,509 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byram
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Byram<2>
    • Terry [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terry
      • Terry [Hinds County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Paradise Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,241 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terry<2>
    • Raymond [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
      • Raymond [Hinds County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Paradise Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,082 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymond<2>
    • Bolton [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolton
      • Bolton [Hinds County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Paradise Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 523 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolton
    • Learned [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Learned
      • Learned [Hinds County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Paradise Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 82 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Learned have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Learned
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Learned<2>
    • Edwards [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edwards
      • Edwards [Hinds County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Paradise Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 999 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edwards
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edwards<2>
    • Utica [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Utica
      • Utica [Hinds County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Paradise Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 889 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Utica have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Utica
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Utica<2>
  • Holmes County
    • Pickens [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickens
      • Pickens [Holmes County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Paradise Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 976 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pickens<2>
    • Goodman [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodman
      • Goodman [Holmes County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Paradise Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,152 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodman<2>
  • Leake County
    • Lena [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lena
      • Lena [Leake County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Paradise Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 134 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lena<2>
    • Walnut Grove [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
      • Walnut Grove [Leake County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Paradise Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,658 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walnut Grove<2>
    • Carthage [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
      • Carthage [Leake County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Paradise Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,725 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<2>
  • Madison County
    • Madison [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
      • Madison [Madison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Paradise Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,701 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<2>
    • Ridgeland [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeland
      • Ridgeland [Madison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Paradise Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,938 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeland<2>
    • Madisonville [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madisonville
      • Madisonville [Madison County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Paradise Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madisonville
    • Canton [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
      • Canton [Madison County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Paradise Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,799 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<2>
    • Maris Town [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maris Town
      • Maris Town [Madison County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Paradise Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maris Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maris Town
    • Mill Town [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Town
      • Mill Town [Madison County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Paradise Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Town
    • Sharon [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharon
      • Sharon [Madison County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Paradise Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharon
    • Flora [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flora
      • Flora [Madison County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Paradise Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,866 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flora have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flora<2>
    • Kearney Park [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kearney Park
      • Kearney Park [Madison County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Paradise Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kearney Park
    • Adelle [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adelle
      • Adelle [Madison County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Paradise Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adelle
  • Newton County
    • Lake [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake
      • Lake [Newton County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Paradise Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 327 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake<2>
  • Scott County
    • Branch [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branch
      • Branch [Scott County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Paradise Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branch
    • Cooperville [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooperville
      • Cooperville [Scott County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Paradise Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooperville
    • Morton [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morton
      • Morton [Scott County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Paradise Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,522 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morton<2>
    • Ludlow [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ludlow
      • Ludlow [Scott County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Paradise Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludlow
    • Kalem [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kalem
      • Kalem [Scott County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Paradise Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kalem
    • Hunter Town [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter Town
      • Hunter Town [Scott County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Paradise Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunter Town
    • Raworth [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raworth
      • Raworth [Scott County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Paradise Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raworth
    • Cash [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cash
      • Cash [Scott County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Paradise Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cash have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cash
    • Forest [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
      • Forest [Scott County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Paradise Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,483 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest<2>
    • Harperville [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harperville
      • Harperville [Scott County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Paradise Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harperville
  • Simpson County
    • Braxton [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braxton
      • Braxton [Simpson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Paradise Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Braxton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braxton
    • D'Lo [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for D'Lo
      • D'Lo [Simpson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Paradise Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 442 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for D'Lo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on D'Lo
    • Mendenhall [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mendenhall
      • Mendenhall [Simpson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Paradise Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,393 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mendenhall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mendenhall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mendenhall<2>
    • Magee [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magee
      • Magee [Simpson County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Paradise Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,094 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magee<2>
  • Smith County
    • Polkville [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polkville
      • Polkville [Smith County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Paradise Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 819 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polkville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polkville
    • Raleigh [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raleigh
      • Raleigh [Smith County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Paradise Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,390 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raleigh have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raleigh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raleigh<2>
  • Yazoo County
    • Bentonia [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bentonia
      • Bentonia [Yazoo County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Paradise Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 410 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bentonia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bentonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bentonia<2>
    • Satartia [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Satartia
      • Satartia [Yazoo County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Paradise Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 51 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Satartia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Satartia
    • Yazoo City [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yazoo City
      • Yazoo City [Yazoo County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Paradise Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,673 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<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Paradise Point ...

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 137 newspapers that have been published in the area around Paradise Point.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Paradise Point, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Paradise Point.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

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

  • 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 Paradise Point ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Paradise Point.

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

  • Union Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Union Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Cemetery
  • Whittington Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Whittington Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Whittington Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whittington Cemetery
  • Lewis Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lewis Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lewis Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewis Cemetery
  • Mt. Olive Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Olive Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Oakdale Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oakdale Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • True Vine Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the True Vine Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • True Light Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the True Light Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Shady Grove Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shady Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • True Light Cemetery
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    • Fannin Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fannin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Fannin Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fannin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Russel Cemetery
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    • Fannin Cemetery
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    • Pilgrim Rest Cemetery
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    • Andrew Chapel Cemetery
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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>

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

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

  • Fannin [Rankin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fannin
    • Fannin [Rankin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Paradise Point
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fannin had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fannin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Brandon [Rankin County]
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    • Brandon [Rankin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Paradise Point
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 835 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,396 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Brandon had a post office and railroad service
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  • Rankin [Rankin County]
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    • Rankin [Rankin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Paradise Point
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rankin had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rankin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Goshen Springs [Rankin County]
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    • Goshen Springs [Rankin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Paradise Point
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Goshen Springs had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goshen Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Greenfield [Rankin County]
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    • Greenfield [Rankin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Paradise Point
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Greenfield had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Tougaloo [Hinds County]
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    • Tougaloo [Hinds County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Paradise Point
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tougaloo had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tougaloo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tougaloo<2>
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    • Jackson [Hinds County]
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      • Jackson [Hinds County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Paradise Point
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 5,920 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 157,821 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Jackson had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jackson<2>
    • Pearson [Rankin County]
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      • Pearson [Rankin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Paradise Point
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pearson had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pelahatchie [Rankin County]
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      • Pelahatchie [Rankin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Paradise Point
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 139 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,388 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pelahatchie had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelahatchie<2>
    • Monterey [Rankin County]
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      • Monterey [Rankin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Paradise Point
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Monterey had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monterey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mannsdale [Madison County]
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      • Mannsdale [Madison County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Paradise Point
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mannsdale had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mannsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cynthia [Hinds County]
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      • Cynthia [Hinds County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Paradise Point
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cynthia had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cynthia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Thomasville [Rankin County]
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      • Thomasville [Rankin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Paradise Point
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Thomasville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomasville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Eureka [Rankin County]
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      • Eureka [Rankin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Paradise Point
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Eureka had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eureka have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Green Crossing [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Crossing
      • Green Crossing [Hinds County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Paradise Point
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Green Crossing had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 Paradise Point. See our List of 1890's Communities around Paradise Point.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Paradise Point) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Paradise Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3801, Longitude: -90.0020       In this case, the coordinates for Paradise Point have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>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 Paradise Point, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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