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Our Genealogical Helper for Riverview Estates ...

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 Riverview Estates (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Riverview Estates. 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 Riverview Estates ...

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 or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

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

  • Typical abbreviation for Riverview Estates: Riverview Ests.

Newspapers Published in Riverview Estates ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Riverview Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Riverview Estates, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Riverview Estates.

Cemeteries Near Riverview Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Riverview Estates.

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 click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Fairley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Little Sweetwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Sweetwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mixon - Mizelle Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Byrd - Cowart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cain Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
  W O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Piney Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Flurry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fairley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Merrill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Wittington Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Flurry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Byrd - Helveston Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pipkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pipkin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Refuge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gardner Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Eubanks - Dickerson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Howard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Holmes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Eubanks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ball Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cochran Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Leaf Cemetery   [Map]     


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.<2>

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

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

Leaf   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Riverview Estates
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Leaf had a post office and no railroad service
Americus - Historic   [Map]
 - While Americus was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Riverview Estates
 - Americus had a post office and no railroad service
Airey   [Map]
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Riverview Estates
 - Airey had a post office and no railroad service
Vancleave   [Map]
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Riverview Estates
 - 1895 population of 250 people
 - Vancleave had a post office and no railroad service
Three Rivers   [Map]
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Riverview Estates
 - Three Rivers had a post office and no railroad service
Leakesville   [Map]
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Riverview Estates
 - 1895 population of 56 people (with 903 people in 2017)
 - Leakesville had a post office and no railroad service
Fort Bayou - Historic   [Map]
 - While Fort Bayou was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the South (S) from Riverview Estates
 - Fort Bayou had a post office and no railroad service
Avera   [Map]
 - Located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the North (N) from Riverview Estates
 - Avera had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Riverview Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Riverview Estates in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and 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.

Riverview Estates is located in George County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of George County: Mobile (AL), Greene, Jackson, Perry & Stone.

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

George     (The home county for Riverview Estates)
      Lucedale   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      McLaurin   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      McLain   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Leakesville   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Brown Town   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Carson City   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saucier   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      D'Iberville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wool Market   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wortham   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coalville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lorraine Community - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Biloxi   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lyman   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gulfport   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      North Gulfport   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mississippi City   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Americus - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brewton - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wade   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hurley   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Latimer   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Vancleave   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Big Point   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coll Town   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hickory Hills   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Martin Bluff   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gulf Hills   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saint Martin   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Helena   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beaumont   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      New Augusta   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Richton   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wiggins   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      McHenry   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Smith Town   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Mobile (AL)
      Wilmer (AL)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Semmes (AL)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gulfcrest (AL)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chunchula (AL)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Citronelle (AL)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grand Bay (AL)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Country Club Village (AL)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Prichard (AL)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eight Mile (AL)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Saraland (AL)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Irvington (AL)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Saint Elmo (AL)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tillmans Corner (AL)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (AL)
      Deer Park (AL)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vinegar Bend (AL)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fruitdale (AL)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

These websites are specific to Mississippi:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Mississippi Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Mississippi to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to George County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Forrest County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mobile County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Mississippi:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Mississippi,     of George County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Mississippi     Cemetery Wiki for Mississippi
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Mississippi,     of George County

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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Riverview Estates. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Riverview Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riverview Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.8710, Longitude: -88.7750     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Riverview Estates have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Riverview Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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