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Welcome to Russell ...

Russell is located in Lauderdale County<1>.

Russell is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Russell lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Russell: (601) & (769)<3>

Communities Also Named Russell ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 44 communities that are also named Russell - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Manitoba, Massachusetts, Michigan (4), Minnesota, Missouri (3), Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, North Dakota (2), Ohio (2), Oklahoma (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia (2), Washington and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Russell.

Communities near Russell ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Russell.

  • Meridian [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meridian
    • Meridian [Lauderdale County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Russell
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,011 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meridian
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meridian<5>
  • York [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York
    • York [Sumter County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Russell
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,218 people
    • Former names for York:
    • New York Station
    • York Station
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on York
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for York<5>
  • Marion [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
    • Marion [Lauderdale County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the northwest of Russell
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,482 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<5>
  • Cuba [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuba
    • Cuba [Sumter County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the east of Russell
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 287 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuba
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Vimville [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vimville
      • Vimville [Lauderdale County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the south of Russell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vimville
    • Smith [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smith
      • Smith [Lauderdale County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the east of Russell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith
    • Bailey [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bailey
      • Bailey [Lauderdale County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Russell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bailey
    • Increase [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Increase
      • Increase [Lauderdale County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the south of Russell
      • Increase has also been known as:
      • Causeyville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Increase
    • Nellieburg [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nellieburg
      • Nellieburg [Lauderdale County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the west of Russell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nellieburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nellieburg
    • Whynot [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whynot
      • Whynot [Lauderdale County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Russell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whynot

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Russell. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Russell.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Russell. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Russell.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Russell. See our Newspapers Page for Russell.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Russell ...

Looking for more information about Russell? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Russell, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Russell.

Adding Russell to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Russell in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Russell was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Russell on a map titled Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Russell on our Genealogy Page.

Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Lauderdale County

About Mississippi

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

The official website for Lauderdale County: www.lauderdalecounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Lauderdale, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Russell - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<4>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Russell) 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 Russell. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RussellOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Russell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4038, Longitude: -88.5938    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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