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Our Genealogy Helper for Shannon ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Shannon (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 Shannon. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Shannon is located in Lee 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 Lee County: Chickasaw, Itawamba, Monroe, Pontotoc, Prentiss & Union.

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

  • Lee County     (The home county of Shannon)
    • Verona [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verona
      • Verona [Lee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,209 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Verona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Verona<3>
    • Plantersville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plantersville
      • Plantersville [Lee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,125 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plantersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plantersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plantersville<3>
    • Tupelo [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tupelo
      • Tupelo [Lee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,303 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tupelo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tupelo<3>
    • Bissell [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bissell
      • Bissell [Lee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bissell
    • Richmond [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
      • Richmond [Lee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Shannon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
    • Mooreville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mooreville
      • Mooreville [Lee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Shannon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooreville
    • Indian Hills [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Hills
      • Indian Hills [Lee County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Shannon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Hills
    • Saltillo [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saltillo
      • Saltillo [Lee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,071 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saltillo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saltillo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saltillo<3>
    • Jug Fork [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jug Fork
      • Jug Fork [Lee County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Shannon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jug Fork
    • Boggan Bend [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boggan Bend
      • Boggan Bend [Lee County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Shannon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boggan Bend
    • Guntown [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guntown
      • Guntown [Lee County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,797 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guntown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guntown<3>
    • Corrona [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corrona
      • Corrona [Lee County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Shannon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corrona
  • Calhoun County
    • Vardaman [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vardaman
      • Vardaman [Calhoun County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,259 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vardaman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vardaman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vardaman<3>
    • Derma [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derma
      • Derma [Calhoun County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 961 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derma
    • Bruce [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruce
      • Bruce [Calhoun County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,798 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bruce have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bruce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bruce<3>
    • Pittsboro [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsboro
      • Pittsboro [Calhoun County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 188 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pittsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsboro
    • Calhoun City [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calhoun City
      • Calhoun City [Calhoun County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,649 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calhoun City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calhoun City<3>
    • Banner [Calhoun County]
  • Chickasaw County
    • Okolona [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okolona
      • Okolona [Chickasaw County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,577 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okolona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Okolona<3>
    • Van Vleet [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Van Vleet
      • Van Vleet [Chickasaw County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Shannon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Vleet
    • Egypt [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt
      • Egypt [Chickasaw County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Shannon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egypt
    • New Houlka [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Houlka
      • New Houlka [Chickasaw County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 601 people
      • Former names for New Houlka:
      • Houlka
      • Old Houlka
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Houlka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Houlka<3>
    • Houston [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houston
      • Houston [Chickasaw County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,375 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houston<3>
    • Woodland [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland
      • Woodland [Chickasaw County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 133 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland
  • Clay County
    • Una [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Una
      • Una [Clay County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Shannon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Una
    • Abbott [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbott
      • Abbott [Clay County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Shannon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbott
    • Montpelier [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montpelier
      • Montpelier [Clay County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montpelier have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
    • West Point [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Point
      • West Point [Clay County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,378 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Point<3>
    • Pheba [Clay County]
  • Holmes County
    • Egypt [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt
      • Egypt [Holmes County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Shannon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egypt
  • Itawamba County
    • Carolina [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carolina
      • Carolina [Itawamba County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Shannon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina
    • Greenwood [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Itawamba County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Shannon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Abney [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abney
      • Abney [Itawamba County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Shannon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abney
    • Mantachie [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mantachie
      • Mantachie [Itawamba County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,119 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mantachie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mantachie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mantachie<3>
    • Fulton [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
      • Fulton [Itawamba County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,846 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fulton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fulton<3>
    • Tremont [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tremont
      • Tremont [Itawamba County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 465 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tremont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tremont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tremont<3>
    • Oakland [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
      • Oakland [Itawamba County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
  • Lowndes County
    • Caledonia [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledonia
      • Caledonia [Lowndes County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,048 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caledonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caledonia<3>
  • Monroe County
    • Nettleton [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nettleton
      • Nettleton [Monroe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,896 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nettleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nettleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nettleton<3>
    • New Wren [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Wren
      • New Wren [Monroe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Shannon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Wren
    • Wren [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wren
      • Wren [Monroe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Shannon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wren
    • Cotton Gin Port [Monroe County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Gin Port
      • Cotton Gin Port [Monroe County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Shannon
    • Amory [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amory
      • Amory [Monroe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,714 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amory
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amory<3>
    • Smithville [Monroe County]
    • Gibson [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gibson
      • Gibson [Monroe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Shannon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibson
    • Hatley [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatley
      • Hatley [Monroe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 458 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatley
    • Aberdeen [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen
      • Aberdeen [Monroe County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aberdeen<3>
    • Riggins [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riggins
      • Riggins [Monroe County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Shannon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riggins
    • Splunge [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Splunge
      • Splunge [Monroe County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Splunge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Splunge
    • Muldon [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muldon
      • Muldon [Monroe County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Shannon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muldon
  • Pontotoc County
    • Goodford [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodford
      • Goodford [Pontotoc County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Shannon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodford
    • Sherman [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherman
      • Sherman [Pontotoc County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 703 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sherman<3>
    • Nixon [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nixon
      • Nixon [Pontotoc County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nixon
    • Algoma [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algoma
      • Algoma [Pontotoc County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 680 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Algoma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Algoma<3>
    • Pontotoc [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pontotoc
      • Pontotoc [Pontotoc County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,227 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontotoc
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pontotoc<3>
    • Cherry Creek [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Creek
      • Cherry Creek [Pontotoc County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Creek
    • Pannell [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pannell
      • Pannell [Pontotoc County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Shannon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pannell
    • Ecru [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ecru
      • Ecru [Pontotoc County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,067 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ecru
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ecru<3>
    • Possum Trot [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Possum Trot
      • Possum Trot [Pontotoc County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Possum Trot
    • Turnpike [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turnpike
      • Turnpike [Pontotoc County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnpike
    • Thaxton [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thaxton
      • Thaxton [Pontotoc County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 695 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thaxton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thaxton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thaxton<3>
    • Toccopola [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toccopola
      • Toccopola [Pontotoc County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toccopola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toccopola
  • Prentiss County
    • Baldwyn [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baldwyn
      • Baldwyn [Prentiss County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,249 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baldwyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baldwyn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baldwyn<3>
    • Marietta [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marietta
      • Marietta [Prentiss County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 253 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marietta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
    • Booneville [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Booneville
      • Booneville [Prentiss County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,400 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booneville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Booneville<3>
    • Jumpertown [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jumpertown
      • Jumpertown [Prentiss County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 477 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jumpertown
  • Tippah County
    • Dumas [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumas
      • Dumas [Tippah County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 474 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dumas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dumas
  • Tishomingo County
    • Belmont [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
      • Belmont [Tishomingo County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,977 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belmont<3>
    • Golden [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden
      • Golden [Tishomingo County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 189 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Golden<3>
  • Union County
    • Blue Springs [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Springs
      • Blue Springs [Union County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 243 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Springs<3>
    • Mound City [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound City
      • Mound City [Union County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound City
    • Alpine [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine
      • Alpine [Union County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Shannon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine
    • Ingomar [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ingomar
      • Ingomar [Union County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ingomar
    • Fairview [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Union County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Graham [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graham
      • Graham [Union County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Shannon
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    • New Albany [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Albany
      • New Albany [Union County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,771 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Albany<3>
    • Myrtle [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myrtle
      • Myrtle [Union County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 503 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myrtle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Webster County
    • Mantee [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mantee
      • Mantee [Webster County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 215 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mantee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mantee
  • Franklin County (AL)
    • Red Bay [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bay
      • Red Bay [Franklin County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,108 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Bay<3>
  • Lamar County (AL)
    • Detroit [Lamar County]
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      • Detroit [Lamar County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 221 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Detroit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Detroit<3>
    • Sulligent [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulligent
      • Sulligent [Lamar County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Shannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,834 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulligent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sulligent<3>
  • Marion County (AL)
    • Weston [Marion County]
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      • Weston [Marion County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weston

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

Newspapers Published in Shannon ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Shannon.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Shannon, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Shannon.

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 professional and volunteer 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 Shannon:

  • 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 Alabama
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Shannon ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Shannon.

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

  • Whiteside Family Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Whiteside Family Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Whiteside Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whiteside Family Cemetery
  • Shannon Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shannon Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shannon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon Cemetery
  • Pine Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Grove Cemetery
  • Dotys Chapel Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dotys Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dotys Chapel Cemetery
  • Temples Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Temples Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Brewer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brewer Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brewer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Old Union Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Union Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • English Family Cemetery
    • Old Chapel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Chapel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Chapel Cemetery
    • Lee Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lee Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lee Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee Memorial Park
    • Pleasant Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove Cemetery
    • Verona Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Verona Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Verona Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Blackwood Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blackwood Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blackwood Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Union Cemetery
    • Mallory Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mallory Family Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mallory Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mallory Family Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Shannon had a population of 465 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Shannon had a population of 1,765 people.

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

  • Shannon [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shannon
    • Shannon [Lee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Shannon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 465 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,765 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Shannon had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shannon<3>
  • Nettleton [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nettleton
    • Nettleton [Monroe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Shannon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 182 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,896 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Nettleton had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nettleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nettleton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nettleton<3>
  • Plantersville [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plantersville
    • Plantersville [Lee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Shannon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,125 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Plantersville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plantersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plantersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plantersville<3>
  • Okolona [Chickasaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okolona
    • Okolona [Chickasaw County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Shannon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,099 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,577 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Okolona had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okolona
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Okolona<3>
  • Tupelo [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tupelo
    • Tupelo [Lee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Shannon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,477 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,303 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tupelo had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tupelo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tupelo<3>
  • Troy [Pontotoc County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troy
    • Troy [Pontotoc County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Shannon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 175 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Troy had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Central Grove [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central Grove
      • Central Grove [Monroe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Shannon
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Central Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Coleville [Chickasaw County] - Historic
      • While Coleville was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coleville
      • Coleville [Chickasaw County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Shannon
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Coleville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coleville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Furrs [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Furrs
      • Furrs [Pontotoc County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannon
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Furrs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Furrs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Furrs
    • Evergreen [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
      • Evergreen [Itawamba County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Shannon
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Evergreen had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen
    • Chesterville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesterville
      • Chesterville [Lee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannon
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 56 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Chesterville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesterville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesterville
    • Mooreville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mooreville
      • Mooreville [Lee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Shannon
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mooreville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooreville
    • Chiwapa [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chiwapa
      • Chiwapa [Pontotoc County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Shannon
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Chiwapa had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chiwapa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chiwapa
    • Bigbee [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bigbee
      • Bigbee [Monroe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Shannon
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bigbee had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bigbee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bigbee
    • Ballardsville [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ballardsville
      • Ballardsville [Itawamba County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Shannon
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ballardsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ballardsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ballardsville

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

Mentions & References for Shannon

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Lee County

About Mississippi

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Shannon. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shannon) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Shannon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ShannonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shannon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1236, Longitude: -88.7171    
<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>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Shannon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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