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Our Genealogy Helper for Weir ...

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 Weir (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 Weir. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Weir is located in Choctaw 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 Choctaw County: Attala, Montgomery, Oktibbeha, Webster & Winston.

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

  • Choctaw County     (The home county of Weir)
    • French Camp [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for French Camp
      • French Camp [Choctaw County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Weir
      • Estimated population in 2019: 165 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for French Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on French Camp
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for French Camp<3>
    • Ackerman [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ackerman
      • Ackerman [Choctaw County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Weir
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,448 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ackerman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ackerman<3>
    • Bankston [Choctaw County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bankston
      • Bankston [Choctaw County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Weir
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Bankston. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Mathiston [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mathiston
      • Mathiston [Choctaw County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Weir
      • Estimated population in 2019: 664 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mathiston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mathiston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mathiston<3>
  • Attala County
    • McCool [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCool
      • McCool [Attala County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Weir
      • Estimated population in 2019: 124 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCool
    • Ethel [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethel
      • Ethel [Attala County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Weir
      • Estimated population in 2019: 385 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethel
    • Kosciusko [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kosciusko
      • Kosciusko [Attala County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Weir
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,720 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kosciusko have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kosciusko
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kosciusko<3>
    • Possumneck [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Possumneck
      • Possumneck [Attala County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Weir
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Possumneck
    • Sallis [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sallis
      • Sallis [Attala County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Weir
      • Estimated population in 2019: 128 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sallis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sallis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sallis<3>
  • Calhoun County
    • Slate Spring [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slate Spring
      • Slate Spring [Calhoun County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Weir
      • 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 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Weir
      • 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
    • Big Creek [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Creek
      • Big Creek [Calhoun County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Weir
      • 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
  • Carroll County
    • Vaiden [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vaiden
      • Vaiden [Carroll County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Weir
      • Estimated population in 2019: 957 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vaiden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaiden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vaiden<3>
    • Carrollton [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrollton
      • Carrollton [Carroll County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Weir
      • Estimated population in 2019: 176 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrollton<3>
    • North Carrollton [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Carrollton
      • North Carrollton [Carroll County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Weir
      • Estimated population in 2019: 429 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Carrollton
  • Chickasaw County
    • Woodland [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland
      • Woodland [Chickasaw County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Weir
      • 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
  • Clay County
  • Holmes County
    • West [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West
      • West [Holmes County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Weir
      • Estimated population in 2019: 149 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West<3>
    • Durant [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durant
      • Durant [Holmes County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Weir
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,262 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durant<3>
  • Leake County
    • Carthage [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
      • Carthage [Leake County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Weir
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,782 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<3>
  • Lowndes County
    • Artesia [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artesia
      • Artesia [Lowndes County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Weir
      • Estimated population in 2019: 425 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Artesia
    • Crawford [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crawford
      • Crawford [Lowndes County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Weir
      • Estimated population in 2019: 650 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crawford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crawford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crawford<3>
  • Montgomery County
    • Kilmichael [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kilmichael
      • Kilmichael [Montgomery County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Weir
      • Estimated population in 2019: 557 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kilmichael
    • Winona [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winona
      • Winona [Montgomery County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Weir
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,964 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winona<3>
    • Sweatman [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweatman
      • Sweatman [Montgomery County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Weir
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweatman
    • Duck Hill [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duck Hill
      • Duck Hill [Montgomery County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Weir
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,646 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duck Hill
  • Neshoba County
    • Philadelphia [Neshoba County]
  • Noxubee County
    • Brooksville [Noxubee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooksville
      • Brooksville [Noxubee County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Weir
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,083 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooksville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brooksville<3>
  • Oktibbeha County
    • Sturgis [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sturgis
      • Sturgis [Oktibbeha County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Weir
      • Estimated population in 2019: 263 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sturgis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sturgis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sturgis<3>
    • Bradley [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradley
      • Bradley [Oktibbeha County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Weir
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradley
    • Maben [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maben
      • Maben [Oktibbeha County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Weir
      • Estimated population in 2019: 840 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maben have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maben
    • Adaton [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adaton
      • Adaton [Oktibbeha County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Weir
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adaton
    • Starkville [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starkville
      • Starkville [Oktibbeha County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Weir
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,653 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Starkville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starkville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Starkville<3>
  • Webster County
    • Eupora [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eupora
      • Eupora [Webster County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Weir
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,005 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eupora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eupora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eupora<3>
    • Walthall [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walthall
      • Walthall [Webster County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Weir
      • Estimated population in 2019: 138 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walthall
    • Clarkson [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarkson
      • Clarkson [Webster County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Weir
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarkson
    • Fame [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fame
      • Fame [Webster County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Weir
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fame
    • Mantee [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mantee
      • Mantee [Webster County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Weir
      • 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
  • Winston County
    • Louisville [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisville
      • Louisville [Winston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Weir
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,983 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Louisville<3>
    • Noxapater [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noxapater
      • Noxapater [Winston County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Weir
      • Estimated population in 2019: 438 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Noxapater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noxapater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Noxapater<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Weir ...

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 53 newspapers that have been published in the area around Weir.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Weir:

  • 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 Weir ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Weir.

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

  • First Unity UMC Cemetery
  • Weir Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Weir Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Weir Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weir Cemetery
  • Beulah Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beulah Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beulah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beulah Cemetery
  • Weir Chapel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Weir Chapel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Weir Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weir Chapel Cemetery
  • Penderville Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Penderville Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Penderville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penderville Cemetery
  • Bear Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bear Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bear Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Creek Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Mill Springs Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mill Springs Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mill Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Springs Cemetery
    • Fentress Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fentress Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fentress Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fentress Cemetery
    • Mt. Moriah Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Moriah Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Moriah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Moriah Cemetery
    • McCool Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McCool Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McCool Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCool Cemetery
    • Mt. Pilgrim Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Pilgrim Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Pilgrim Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Pilgrim Cemetery
    • Hopewell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hopewell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hopewell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell Cemetery
    • Salem Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Salem Cemetery
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem Cemetery
    • Old Concord Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Concord Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Concord Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Concord Cemetery
    • Lebanon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lebanon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lebanon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Weir had a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Weir had a population of 427 people.

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

  • Weir [Choctaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weir
    • Weir [Choctaw County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Weir
    • Estimated population in 2019: 427 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Weir had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weir have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weir
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weir<3>
  • Fentress [Choctaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fentress
    • Fentress [Choctaw County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Weir
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fentress had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fentress have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fentress
  • McCool [Attala County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCool
    • McCool [Attala County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Weir
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 246 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 124 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, McCool had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCool
  • French Camp [Choctaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for French Camp
    • French Camp [Choctaw County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Weir
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 267 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 165 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, French Camp had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for French Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on French Camp
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for French Camp<3>
  • Ackerman [Choctaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ackerman
    • Ackerman [Choctaw County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Weir
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 500 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,448 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ackerman had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ackerman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ackerman<3>
  • Chester [Choctaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
    • Chester [Choctaw County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Weir
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Chester had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
  • Continue List ...
    • Bankston [Choctaw County] - Historic
      • While Bankston was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bankston
      • Bankston [Choctaw County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Weir
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bankston had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Bankston. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Rome [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rome
      • Rome [Winston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Weir
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 32 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rome had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rome have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rome
    • Huntsville [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntsville
      • Huntsville [Montgomery County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Weir
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 76 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Huntsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntsville
    • Rural Hill [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rural Hill
      • Rural Hill [Winston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Weir
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rural Hill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rural Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rural Hill
    • Bywy [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bywy
      • Bywy [Choctaw County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Weir
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 57 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bywy had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bywy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bywy
    • Ethel [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethel
      • Ethel [Attala County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Weir
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 385 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ethel had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethel
    • Reform [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reform
      • Reform [Choctaw County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Weir
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Reform had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reform have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reform
    • Newtonville [Attala County] - Historic
      • While Newtonville was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newtonville
      • Newtonville [Attala County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Weir
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Newtonville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newtonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hinze [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinze
      • Hinze [Winston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Weir
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hinze had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinze

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Weir ...

While our initial data about Weir came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Weir 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 Weir.

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 Weir:
Services available at that time (1895): had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Choctaw County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Weir. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Weir) 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 Weir. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Weir

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Weir. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2634, Longitude: -89.2906       In this case, the coordinates for Weir 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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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.
<6>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 Weir, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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