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Suqualena, Mississippi

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Our Genealogical Helper for Suqualena ...

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 Suqualena (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 Suqualena. 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 Suqualena ...

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 69 newspapers that have been published in the area around Suqualena.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Suqualena, 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 Suqualena.

Cemeteries Near Suqualena ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Suqualena.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Suqualena Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lad Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Collinsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pine Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Collinsville Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hamrick Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE West Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stenis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Tunnel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fairchild Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Meridian Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Semmes Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Gum Log Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pine Forest Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Burwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Duffee Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Mt. Carmon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE St. Luke Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Forest Lawn Memory Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Trussel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sageville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McLemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Beth Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Confederate Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tinnin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Andrews Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Arkadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Goodwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kinard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Samuel Dale Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union 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 Suqualena in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Suqualena.

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

Hookston   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Suqualena
 - Hookston had a post office and no railroad service
Collinsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Suqualena
 - Collinsville had a post office and no railroad service
Bailey   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Suqualena
 - Bailey had a post office and no railroad service
Graham   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Suqualena
 - Graham had railroad service and no post office
Lost Gap   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Suqualena
 - Lost Gap had railroad service and no post office
Meridian   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Suqualena
 - 1895 population of 10,624 people (with 39,113 people in 2016)
 - Meridian had a post office and railroad service
Oktibbeha - Historic   [Map]
 - While Oktibbeha was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Suqualena
 - Oktibbeha had a post office and no railroad service
Battlefield - Historic   [Map]
 - While Battlefield was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Suqualena
 - Battlefield had a post office and no railroad service
Lizelia   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Suqualena
 - Lizelia 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 Suqualena. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Suqualena 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 south 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.

Suqualena is located in Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Choctaw (AL), Sumter (AL), Clarke, Kemper & Newton.

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

Lauderdale     (The home county for Suqualena)
      Nellieburg   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Meridian   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Marion   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Vimville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Whynot   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Stonewall   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pachuta   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Quitman   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Junction City   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shubuta   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fellowship - Historic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Rose Hill   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Garlandsville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Penantly   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Orange   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Baxter - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Verba - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gridley - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Success - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ras   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fouke - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      McNeal - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      De Kalb   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Electric Mills   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Scooba   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Standing Pine   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Union   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tucker   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bogue Chitto   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Philadelphia   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pearl River   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Laurel Hill   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chunky   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hickory   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Newton   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lucern   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Conehatta   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Six Towns - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lake   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Shuqualak   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sebastopol   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Forest   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Noxapater   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Choctaw (AL)
      Cromwell (AL)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lisman (AL)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jachin (AL)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Sumter (AL)
      Cuba (AL)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      York (AL)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ward (AL)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sledge (AL) - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Intercourse (AL)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Emelle (AL)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bethel (AL) - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Livingston (AL)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bellamy (AL)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 - 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 Suqualena:

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 Lauderdale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jasper County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kemper County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Leake County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Neshoba County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Newton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Noxubee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Scott County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Choctaw County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumter County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Mississippi:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Mississippi,     of Lauderdale County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Mississippi
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Mississippi
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Mississippi

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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Lauderdale County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Suqualena. 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: www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Suqualena. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Suqualena) 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 Suqualena. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Suqualena

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Suqualena. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4424, Longitude: -88.8244     [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: findagrave.com.

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Suqualena.