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Our Genealogical Helper for Strickland ...

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 Strickland (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 Strickland. 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.

Newspapers Published in Strickland ...

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 58 newspapers that have been published in the area around Strickland.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Strickland, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Strickland.

Cemeteries Near Strickland ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Strickland.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wyly Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Stockade Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Whitehurst Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Timmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hardwick Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Corinth National Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Old Danville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Palmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Opossum Trot Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lambs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Greenhaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Henry Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Corinth City Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Corinth Church of God Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Forrest Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Marvin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kemp Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McWilliams Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Beoshear Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Arbor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Holder Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Burnsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mulberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Blackard Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Gaines Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tuscumbia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Dilworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tuscumbias Grave   [Map]     
  S Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jacinto Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Little Flock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Boothe Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Dilworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rowland Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Holder Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Rienzi Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rienzi Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Candler Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jones Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Snowdown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lorraine Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE North Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Mt. Carmel 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.<3>

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

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

Glens   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Strickland
 - Glens had railroad service and no post office
Corinth   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Strickland
 - 1895 population of 2,111 people (with 14,643 people in 2017)
 - Corinth had a post office and railroad service
Burnsville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Strickland
 - 1895 population of 318 people (with 933 people in 2017)
 - Burnsville had a post office and railroad service
Kendrick   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Strickland
 - Kendrick had a post office and no railroad service
Jacinto   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Strickland
 - 1895 population of 89 people
 - Jacinto had a post office and no railroad service
Rienzi   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Strickland
 - 1895 population of 75 people (with 309 people in 2017)
 - Rienzi had a post office and railroad service
Guys (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Strickland
 - Guys had a post office and railroad service
Wenasoga   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Strickland
 - 1895 population of 8 people
 - Wenasoga had a post office and railroad service
Kossuth   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Strickland
 - 1895 population of 165 people (with 206 people in 2017)
 - Kossuth had a post office and no railroad service
Caffey (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Strickland
 - Caffey 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 Strickland. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Strickland 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals 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.

Strickland is located in Alcorn County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Alcorn County: Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo, Hardeman (TN), Hardin (TN) & McNairy (TN).

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

Alcorn     (The home county for Strickland)
      Glen   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Farmington   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Searcy Town   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Corinth   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Biggersville   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rienzi   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Kossuth   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mantachie   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Baldwyn   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Guntown   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saltillo   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Booneville   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lake City   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Jumpertown   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Marietta   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Falkner   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Walnut   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dumas   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Whitten Town   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gravestown   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Iuka   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Paden   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Tishomingo   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dennis   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Golden   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mound City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Colbert (AL)
      Caryton (AL) - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chickasaw (AL) - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Crows Camp (AL) - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Good Springs (AL) - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cherokee (AL)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Doubleheads Village (AL) - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Denton (AL) - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gatesville (AL) - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Franklin (AL)
      Red Bay (AL)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burntout (AL)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Slickrock Ford (AL) - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lauderdale (AL)
      Waterloo (AL)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Green Tree (AL) - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cloverdale (AL)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      McGee Town (AL)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cypress Creek (AL)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chester (TN)
      Milledgeville (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Enville (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Silerton (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Henderson (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hardeman (TN)
      Middleton (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hornsby (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rogers Springs (TN)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saulsbury (TN)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Pittsburg Landing Ferry (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Nixon (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Crump (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Belle Meade (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Savannah (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Centerview (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Saltillo (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Swift (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Johnson Ford (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Henderson (TN)
      Sardis (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
McNairy (TN)
      Guys (TN)   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Michie (TN)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Tulu (TN)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Eastview (TN)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ramer (TN)   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Stantonville (TN)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Selmer (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Adamsville (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bethel Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Finger (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned 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 Strickland:

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 Alcorn County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Itawamba County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prentiss County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tippah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Union County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chester County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardeman County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henderson County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McNairy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Mississippi:

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

Disaster Stories from Mississippi
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Alcorn County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Mississippi:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Strickland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8784, Longitude: -88.4414     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Strickland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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:

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<3>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 Strickland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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