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Stringer, Mississippi

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The location of Stringer

Our Genealogy Helper for Stringer ...

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 Stringer (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 Stringer. 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.

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.

Stringer is located in Jasper County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jasper County: Clarke, Jones, Lauderdale, Newton, Scott, Smith & Wayne.

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

Jasper     (The home county for Stringer)
  Moss   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Bay Springs   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Lake Como   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Vernon - Historic   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Acme - Historic   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Hamlet - Historic   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Stevens - Historic   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Turnerville   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Waldrup - Historic   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  McNeal - Historic   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Louin   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Fouke - Historic   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Ras   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Pachuta   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Shubuta   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Stonewall   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Quitman   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Junction City   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hot Coffee   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Collins   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Mount Olive   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Seminary   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lux   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Petal   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hattiesburg   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Jefferson Davis
  Bassfield   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Prentiss   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Soso   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Laurel   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Sandersville   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Ellisville   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Sumrall   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  West Hattiesburg   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Six Towns - Historic   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lake   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Newton   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hickory   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Chunky   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Conehatta   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Decatur   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Richton   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Puckett   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hunter Town   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Forest   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Morton   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Magee   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Sanatorium   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mendenhall   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  D'Lo   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Taylorsville   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Sylvarena   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Mize   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Raleigh   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Polkville   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mulberry   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Clara   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Waynesboro   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Stringer ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stringer.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Stringer covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Edon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Knight Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Knight Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Union Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Memory Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Blue Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Home Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Pine Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Knights Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Clear Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Cherry Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Summerland Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bay Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Coats Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Welborn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Seminary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Enanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lake Como Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McCraw Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Hinton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethlehem Community Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Old Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Holden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Center Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shows Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Enon Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Stringer ...

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 44 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stringer.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stringer, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Stringer.

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 Stringer in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Stringer.

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

Amy   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Stringer
 - Amy had a post office and no railroad service
Gitano   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Stringer
 - Gitano had a post office and no railroad service
Soso   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Stringer
 - Soso had a post office and no railroad service
Lake Como   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Stringer
 - 1895 population of 74 people
 - Lake Como had a post office and no railroad service
Acme - Historic   [Map]
 - While Acme was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Stringer
 - Acme had a post office and no railroad service
Taylorsville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Stringer
 - 1895 population of 53 people (with 1,284 people in 2017)
 - Taylorsville had a post office and no railroad service
Hamlet - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hamlet was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Stringer
 - Hamlet had a post office and no railroad service
Turnerville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Stringer
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Turnerville 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 Stringer. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stringer in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites of 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 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 Stringer:

These websites are specific to Mississippi:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Jasper County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Forrest County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson Davis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jones County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Newton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Rankin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Scott County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Simpson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Smith County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Mississippi:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Mississippi

About Jasper County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Stringer. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Stringer) 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 Stringer. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Stringer

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stringer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8675, Longitude: -89.2632     [Map].

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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 Stringer, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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