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Our Genealogy Helper for Thaxton ...

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 Thaxton (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 Thaxton. 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 doctors and 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.

Thaxton is located in Pontotoc 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 Pontotoc County: Calhoun, Chickasaw, Lafayette, Lee & Union.

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

  • Pontotoc County     (The home county of Thaxton)
    • Turnpike [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turnpike
      • Turnpike [Pontotoc County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Thaxton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnpike
    • Toccopola [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toccopola
      • Toccopola [Pontotoc County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 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
    • Possum Trot [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Possum Trot
      • Possum Trot [Pontotoc County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Thaxton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Possum Trot
    • Ecru [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ecru
      • Ecru [Pontotoc County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,037 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ecru
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ecru<3>
    • Pontotoc [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pontotoc
      • Pontotoc [Pontotoc County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,169 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontotoc
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pontotoc<3>
    • Pannell [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pannell
      • Pannell [Pontotoc County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Thaxton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pannell
    • Algoma [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algoma
      • Algoma [Pontotoc County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 689 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>
    • Sherman [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherman
      • Sherman [Pontotoc County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 704 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>
    • Goodford [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodford
      • Goodford [Pontotoc County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Thaxton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodford
  • Benton County
    • Hickory Flat [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Flat
      • Hickory Flat [Benton County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 550 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Flat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hickory Flat<3>
    • Snow Lake Shores [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Lake Shores
      • Snow Lake Shores [Benton County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 289 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Lake Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Lake Shores
    • Ashland [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
      • Ashland [Benton County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 519 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<3>
  • Calhoun County
    • Bruce [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruce
      • Bruce [Calhoun County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,818 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 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 192 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
    • Vardaman [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vardaman
      • Vardaman [Calhoun County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,279 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>
    • Calhoun City [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calhoun City
      • Calhoun City [Calhoun County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,668 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>
    • Derma [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derma
      • Derma [Calhoun County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 974 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
    • Big Creek [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Creek
      • Big Creek [Calhoun County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 147 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
    • Slate Spring [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slate Spring
      • Slate Spring [Calhoun County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Thaxton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slate Spring
    • Slate Springs [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slate Springs
      • Slate Springs [Calhoun County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slate Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slate Springs
  • Chickasaw County
    • New Houlka [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Houlka
      • New Houlka [Chickasaw County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 607 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>
    • Van Vleet [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Van Vleet
      • Van Vleet [Chickasaw County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Thaxton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Vleet
    • Houston [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houston
      • Houston [Chickasaw County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,427 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houston<3>
    • Okolona [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okolona
      • Okolona [Chickasaw County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,591 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okolona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Okolona<3>
    • Woodland [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland
      • Woodland [Chickasaw County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 129 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
  • Itawamba County
    • Mantachie [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mantachie
      • Mantachie [Itawamba County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,111 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>
  • Lafayette County
    • Altus [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altus
      • Altus [Lafayette County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Thaxton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altus
    • De Lay [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Lay
      • De Lay [Lafayette County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Thaxton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Lay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Lay
    • Oxford [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxford
      • Oxford [Lafayette County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,122 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oxford<3>
    • Abbeville [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbeville
      • Abbeville [Lafayette County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 423 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abbeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Abbeville<3>
    • Taylor [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
      • Taylor [Lafayette County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 444 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<3>
    • Alesville [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alesville
      • Alesville [Lafayette County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Thaxton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alesville
  • Lee County
    • Bissell [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bissell
      • Bissell [Lee County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Thaxton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bissell
    • Jug Fork [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jug Fork
      • Jug Fork [Lee County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Thaxton
      • 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 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Thaxton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boggan Bend
    • Tupelo [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tupelo
      • Tupelo [Lee County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 38,312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tupelo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tupelo<3>
    • Indian Hills [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Hills
      • Indian Hills [Lee County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Thaxton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Hills
    • Saltillo [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saltillo
      • Saltillo [Lee County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,062 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>
    • Verona [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verona
      • Verona [Lee County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,232 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 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,137 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>
    • Shannon [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shannon
      • Shannon [Lee County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,763 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shannon<3>
    • Guntown [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guntown
      • Guntown [Lee County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,792 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guntown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guntown<3>
    • Baldwyn [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baldwyn
      • Baldwyn [Lee County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,268 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>
    • Nettleton [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nettleton
      • Nettleton [Lee County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,919 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>
  • Marshall County
    • Cornersville [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornersville
      • Cornersville [Marshall County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Thaxton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornersville
    • Potts Camp [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potts Camp
      • Potts Camp [Marshall County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 467 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potts Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potts Camp
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Potts Camp<3>
    • Laws Hill [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laws Hill
      • Laws Hill [Marshall County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Thaxton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laws Hill
    • Holly Springs [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Springs
      • Holly Springs [Marshall County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,798 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holly Springs<3>
  • Prentiss County
    • Jumpertown [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jumpertown
      • Jumpertown [Prentiss County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 488 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jumpertown
  • Tippah County
    • Blue Mountain [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Mountain
      • Blue Mountain [Tippah County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 948 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Mountain
    • Dumas [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumas
      • Dumas [Tippah County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 456 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
    • Gravestown [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gravestown
      • Gravestown [Tippah County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Thaxton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gravestown
    • Ripley [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripley
      • Ripley [Tippah County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ripley<3>
    • Falkner [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falkner
      • Falkner [Tippah County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 489 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falkner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falkner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falkner<3>
  • Union County
    • Ingomar [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ingomar
      • Ingomar [Union County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Thaxton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ingomar
    • New Albany [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Albany
      • New Albany [Union County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,753 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Albany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Albany
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Albany<3>
    • Myrtle [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myrtle
      • Myrtle [Union County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 498 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myrtle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Myrtle<3>
    • Mound City [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound City
      • Mound City [Union County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Thaxton
      • 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
    • Blue Springs [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Springs
      • Blue Springs [Union County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 241 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>
    • Alpine [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine
      • Alpine [Union County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Thaxton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine
  • Webster County
    • Mantee [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mantee
      • Mantee [Webster County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 214 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
  • Yalobusha County
    • Water Valley [Yalobusha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Water Valley
      • Water Valley [Yalobusha County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,255 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Water Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Water Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Water Valley<3>
    • Coffeeville [Yalobusha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coffeeville
      • Coffeeville [Yalobusha County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 826 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coffeeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coffeeville<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Thaxton ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Thaxton.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 Thaxton:

  • 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 Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Thaxton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Thaxton.

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

  • Laodicea Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Laodicea Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Guinn Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Guinn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Lafayette Springs Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lafayette Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Spring Hill Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Spring Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Bethel Cemetery
  • Wardlow Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wardlow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Union Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Union Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jones Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jones Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Shady Grove Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shady Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Shady Grove Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Thaxton.
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    • Harrison - Tutor Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Harrison - Tutor Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Harrison - Tutor Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Thaxton.
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    • Oak Forest Cemetery
    • Liberty Hill Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Liberty Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Liberty Hill Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Thaxton.
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    • Cypress Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cypress Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cypress Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Thaxton.
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    • Springdale Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Springdale Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Springdale Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Thaxton.
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    • Salem Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Salem Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Salem Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Thaxton.
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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 in 1895, Thaxton had a post office and no railroad service. In 2019, Thaxton had a population of 686 people.

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

  • Thaxton [Pontotoc County]
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    • Thaxton [Pontotoc County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Thaxton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 686 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Thaxton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thaxton 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 Thaxton<3>
  • Esperanza [Pontotoc County]
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    • Esperanza [Pontotoc County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Thaxton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Esperanza had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Esperanza have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Toccopola [Pontotoc County]
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    • Toccopola [Pontotoc County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Thaxton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 190 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 258 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Toccopola had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toccopola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Lafayette Springs [Lafayette County]
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    • Lafayette Springs [Lafayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Thaxton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lafayette Springs had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lafayette Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Randolph [Pontotoc County]
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    • Randolph [Pontotoc County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Thaxton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Randolph had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Fairview [Union County]
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    • Fairview [Union County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Thaxton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fairview had a post office and no railroad service
    • 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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    • Ecru [Pontotoc County]
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      • Ecru [Pontotoc County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,037 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ecru had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ecru<3>
    • Denmark [Lafayette County]
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      • Denmark [Lafayette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Thaxton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 19 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Denmark had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Denmark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pontotoc [Pontotoc County]
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      • Pontotoc [Pontotoc County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Thaxton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 535 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,169 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pontotoc had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pontotoc<3>
    • Ingomar [Union County]
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      • Ingomar [Union County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Thaxton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ingomar had a post office and railroad service
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    • Tula [Lafayette County]
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      • Tula [Lafayette County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Thaxton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tula had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tula have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Etta [Union County]
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      • Etta [Union County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Thaxton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Etta had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Etta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Algoma [Pontotoc County]
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      • Algoma [Pontotoc County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Thaxton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 65 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 689 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Algoma had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Algoma 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 Algoma<3>
    • Cherry Creek [Pontotoc County]
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      • Cherry Creek [Pontotoc County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Thaxton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 173 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cherry Creek had a post office and railroad service
      • 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.
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    • Poolville [Union County]
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      • Poolville [Union County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Thaxton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Poolville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poolville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Thaxton. See our List of 1890's Communities around Thaxton.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Thaxton ...

While our initial data about Thaxton came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Thaxton in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Thaxton.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Thaxton:
Services available at that time (1895): no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Thaxton in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Thaxton for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Thaxton. See our Misc Page for Thaxton for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Pontotoc County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thaxton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3071, Longitude: -89.1745       In this case, the coordinates for Thaxton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Thaxton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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