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Our Genealogy Helper for Pickens ...

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 Pickens (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 Pickens. 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.

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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Pickens 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 Pickens. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Pickens:

  • Holmes County     (The home county of Pickens)
    • Richland [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richland
      • Richland [Holmes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland
    • Goodman [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodman
      • Goodman [Holmes County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,164 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodman<3>
    • Durant [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durant
      • Durant [Holmes County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,262 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durant<3>
    • Lexington [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
      • Lexington [Holmes County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,453 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<3>
    • Jones Crossing [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Crossing
      • Jones Crossing [Holmes County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Crossing
    • West [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West
      • West [Holmes County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 149 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West<3>
    • Bee Lake [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bee Lake
      • Bee Lake [Holmes County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens
      • Bee Lake has also been known as:
      • Bee Lake Plantation
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bee Lake
    • Mileston [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mileston
      • Mileston [Holmes County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mileston
    • Gwin [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gwin
      • Gwin [Holmes County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gwin
    • Tchula [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tchula
      • Tchula [Holmes County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,929 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tchula
    • Acona [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acona
      • Acona [Holmes County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acona
    • Cruger [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cruger
      • Cruger [Holmes County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens
      • 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
  • Attala County
    • Newport [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport [Attala County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Pickens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • Sallis [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sallis
      • Sallis [Attala County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 128 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sallis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Possumneck
    • Kosciusko [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kosciusko
      • Kosciusko [Attala County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,720 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kosciusko have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 385 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethel
  • Carroll County
    • Vaiden [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vaiden
      • Vaiden [Carroll County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 957 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vaiden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaiden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vaiden<3>
  • Humphreys County
    • Lake City [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
      • Lake City [Humphreys County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Pickens
      • 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
    • Silver City [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver City
      • Silver City [Humphreys County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens
      • 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 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,915 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belzoni
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belzoni<3>
    • Louise [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louise
      • Louise [Humphreys County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Pickens
      • 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
  • Leake County
    • Redwater [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redwater
      • Redwater [Leake County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Pickens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redwater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redwater
    • Carthage [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
      • Carthage [Leake County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,782 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<3>
    • Lena [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lena
      • Lena [Leake County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lena<3>
    • Walnut Grove [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
      • Walnut Grove [Leake County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,673 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walnut Grove<3>
  • Leflore County
    • Sidon [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sidon
      • Sidon [Leflore County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 464 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sidon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sidon
    • Morgan City [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgan City
      • Morgan City [Leflore County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens
      • 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
  • Madison County
    • Sharon [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharon
      • Sharon [Madison County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharon
    • Maris Town [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maris Town
      • Maris Town [Madison County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Pickens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maris Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Pickens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Town
    • Canton [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
      • Canton [Madison County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,094 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<3>
    • Madisonville [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madisonville
      • Madisonville [Madison County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madisonville
    • Kearney Park [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kearney Park
      • Kearney Park [Madison County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kearney Park
    • Madison [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
      • Madison [Madison County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,661 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<3>
    • Flora [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flora
      • Flora [Madison County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,862 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flora<3>
    • Ridgeland [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeland
      • Ridgeland [Madison County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeland<3>
  • Rankin County
    • Sand Hill [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Hill
      • Sand Hill [Rankin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Hill
    • Flowood [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flowood
      • Flowood [Rankin County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,380 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flowood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flowood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flowood<3>
  • Yazoo County
    • Eden [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden [Yazoo County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Pickens
      • 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 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Pickens
      • 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>
    • Jonestown [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonestown
      • Jonestown [Yazoo County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonestown
    • Bentonia [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bentonia
      • Bentonia [Yazoo County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bentonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bentonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bentonia<3>
    • Oil City [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oil City
      • Oil City [Yazoo County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Pickens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oil City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oil City
    • Satartia [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Satartia
      • Satartia [Yazoo County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Pickens
      • 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

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Pickens ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pickens.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Pickens. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Pickens and those printed in the larger area surrounding Pickens.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 25 miles [40.2 km] of Pickens.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Pickens:

  • 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 Pickens ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pickens.

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

  • Pickens Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pickens Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pickens Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickens Cemetery
  • Quiet Ridge Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Quiet Ridge Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Quiet Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quiet Ridge Cemetery
  • Hart Town Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hart Town Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hart Town Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hart Town Cemetery
  • Strangers Home Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Strangers Home Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Strangers Home Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strangers Home Cemetery
  • Bethel Church Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Church Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Church Cemetery
  • Free Union Church Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Free Union Church Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Free Union Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Free Union Church Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Bethlehem Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethlehem Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethlehem Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethlehem Cemetery
    • Central Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Central Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Central Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Cemetery
    • Falls Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Falls Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Falls Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falls Cemetery
    • New Zion Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Zion Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Zion Cemetery
    • Old Truelight Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Truelight Church Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Truelight Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Truelight Church Cemetery
    • Mitchell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mitchell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mitchell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell Cemetery
    • Anderson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Anderson Cemetery
      • Anderson Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Cypress Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson Cemetery
    • Peaster Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Peaster Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Peaster Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Peaster Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Pickens.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peaster Cemetery
    • Soule Chapel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Soule Chapel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Soule Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Soule Chapel Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Pickens.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soule Chapel 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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Pickens had a population of 600 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Pickens had a population of 995 people.

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

  • Pickens [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickens
    • Pickens [Holmes County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Pickens
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickens
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pickens<3>
  • Shrock [Attala County] - Historic
    • While Shrock was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shrock
    • Shrock [Attala County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Pickens
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Shrock had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shrock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Richland [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richland
    • Richland [Holmes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Pickens
    • 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
  • Oaks [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oaks
    • Oaks [Madison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Pickens
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Oaks had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oaks
  • Cameron [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cameron
    • Cameron [Madison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Pickens
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cameron had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cameron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cameron
  • Goodman [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodman
    • Goodman [Holmes County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Pickens
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodman<3>
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    • Vaughan [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vaughan
      • Vaughan [Yazoo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Pickens
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Vaughan had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vaughan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaughan
    • Ebenezer [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ebenezer
      • Ebenezer [Holmes County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer
    • Deasonville [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deasonville
      • Deasonville [Yazoo County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Pickens
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 125 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Deasonville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deasonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deasonville
    • Sharpsburg [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharpsburg
      • Sharpsburg [Madison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Pickens
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 74 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sharpsburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharpsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharpsburg
    • Fordyke [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fordyke
      • Fordyke [Yazoo County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Pickens
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fordyke had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fordyke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fordyke
    • Franklin [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Holmes County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Pickens
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Camden [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
      • Camden [Madison County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Pickens
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 161 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Camden had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camden<3>
    • Evans [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evans
      • Evans [Yazoo County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Pickens
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Evans had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evans have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evans
    • Newport [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport [Attala County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Pickens
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Newport had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Pickens ...

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

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 Pickens:
Services available at that time (1895): had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Pickens in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Pickens for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Mississippi

About Holmes County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pickens. 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pickens) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pickens. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pickens

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pickens. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8913, Longitude: -89.9697       In this case, the coordinates for Pickens 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 Pickens, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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