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Our Genealogy Helper for West Point ...

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 West Point (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 West Point. 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.

Name Variations for West Point ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for West Point: W. Point

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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.

West Point is located in Clay County and is the County Seat.

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 Clay County: Chickasaw, Lowndes, Monroe, Oktibbeha & Webster.

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

  • Clay County     (The home county of West Point)
    • Vinton [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinton
      • Vinton [Clay County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of West Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinton
    • Abbott [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbott
      • Abbott [Clay County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of West Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbott
    • Cedar Bluff [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Bluff
      • Cedar Bluff [Clay County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of West Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Bluff
    • Griffith [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffith
      • Griffith [Clay County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of West Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffith
    • Una [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Una
      • Una [Clay County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of West Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Una
    • Pheba [Clay County]
  • Calhoun County
    • Vardaman [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vardaman
      • Vardaman [Calhoun County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,279 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vardaman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vardaman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vardaman<2>
    • Derma [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derma
      • Derma [Calhoun County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 974 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derma have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derma
  • Chickasaw County
    • Egypt [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt
      • Egypt [Chickasaw County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of West Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egypt
    • Woodland [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland
      • Woodland [Chickasaw County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland
    • Okolona [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okolona
      • Okolona [Chickasaw County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,591 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okolona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Okolona<2>
    • Houston [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houston
      • Houston [Chickasaw County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,427 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houston<2>
    • Van Vleet [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Van Vleet
      • Van Vleet [Chickasaw County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of West Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Vleet
    • New Houlka [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Houlka
      • New Houlka [Chickasaw County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of West Point
      • 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<2>
  • Choctaw County
    • Mathiston [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mathiston
      • Mathiston [Choctaw County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 664 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mathiston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mathiston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mathiston<2>
    • Ackerman [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ackerman
      • Ackerman [Choctaw County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,448 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ackerman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ackerman<2>
  • Holmes County
    • Egypt [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt
      • Egypt [Holmes County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of West Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egypt
  • Lee County
    • Nettleton [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nettleton
      • Nettleton [Lee County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,919 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nettleton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nettleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nettleton<2>
    • Shannon [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shannon
      • Shannon [Lee County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,763 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shannon<2>
    • Verona [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verona
      • Verona [Lee County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,232 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Verona have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Verona<2>
  • Lowndes County
    • Artesia [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artesia
      • Artesia [Lowndes County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 425 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Artesia
    • Bent Oak [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bent Oak
      • Bent Oak [Lowndes County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of West Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bent Oak
    • Kolola Springs [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kolola Springs
      • Kolola Springs [Lowndes County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of West Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kolola Springs
    • Columbus [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
      • Columbus [Lowndes County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 23,573 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<2>
    • Caledonia [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledonia
      • Caledonia [Lowndes County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,058 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caledonia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caledonia<2>
    • New Hope [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Hope
      • New Hope [Lowndes County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of West Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hope
    • Crawford [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crawford
      • Crawford [Lowndes County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 650 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crawford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crawford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crawford<2>
  • Monroe County
    • Aberdeen [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen
      • Aberdeen [Monroe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,205 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aberdeen<2>
    • Hamilton [Monroe County]
    • Cotton Gin Port [Monroe County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Gin Port
      • Cotton Gin Port [Monroe County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of West Point
    • New Wren [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Wren
      • New Wren [Monroe County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of West Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Wren
    • Wren [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wren
      • Wren [Monroe County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of West Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wren
    • Amory [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amory
      • Amory [Monroe County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,794 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amory have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amory
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amory<2>
    • Greenwood Springs [Monroe County]
    • Hatley [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatley
      • Hatley [Monroe County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 460 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatley
    • Gattman [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gattman
      • Gattman [Monroe County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gattman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gattman
    • Smithville [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithville
      • Smithville [Monroe County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 737 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithville<2>
  • Noxubee County
    • Brooksville [Noxubee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooksville
      • Brooksville [Noxubee County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,083 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooksville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooksville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brooksville<2>
    • Deerbrook [Noxubee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deerbrook
      • Deerbrook [Noxubee County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of West Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deerbrook
    • Macon [Noxubee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macon
      • Macon [Noxubee County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,421 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Macon<2>
  • Oktibbeha County
    • Clayton Village [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton Village
      • Clayton Village [Oktibbeha County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of West Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton Village
    • Starkville [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starkville
      • Starkville [Oktibbeha County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,653 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Starkville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starkville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Starkville<2>
    • Adaton [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adaton
      • Adaton [Oktibbeha County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of West Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adaton
    • Bradley [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradley
      • Bradley [Oktibbeha County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of West Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradley
    • Maben [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maben
      • Maben [Oktibbeha County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 840 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maben have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maben
    • Sturgis [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sturgis
      • Sturgis [Oktibbeha County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 263 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sturgis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sturgis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sturgis<2>
  • Webster County
    • Mantee [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mantee
      • Mantee [Webster County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 214 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mantee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mantee
    • Clarkson [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarkson
      • Clarkson [Webster County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of West Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarkson
    • Eupora [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eupora
      • Eupora [Webster County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,005 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eupora have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eupora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eupora<2>
    • Walthall [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walthall
      • Walthall [Webster County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 138 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walthall
  • Winston County
    • Louisville [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisville
      • Louisville [Winston County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,983 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Louisville<2>
  • Lamar County (AL)
    • Millport [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millport
      • Millport [Lamar County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 980 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millport<2>
    • Vernon [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernon
      • Vernon [Lamar County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,850 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vernon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vernon<2>
    • Sulligent [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulligent
      • Sulligent [Lamar County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,834 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulligent have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulligent
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sulligent<2>
    • Kennedy [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennedy
      • Kennedy [Lamar County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 421 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennedy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennedy
    • Detroit [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Detroit
      • Detroit [Lamar County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 220 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Detroit have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Detroit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Detroit<2>
  • Pickens County (AL)
    • Stafford [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stafford
      • Stafford [Pickens County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of West Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford
    • Macedonia [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macedonia
      • Macedonia [Pickens County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of West Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Macedonia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macedonia
    • Ethelsville [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethelsville
      • Ethelsville [Pickens County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 73 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ethelsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethelsville
    • Pickensville [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickensville
      • Pickensville [Pickens County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 578 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickensville
    • Memphis [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Memphis
      • Memphis [Pickens County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Memphis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memphis
    • Carrollton [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrollton
      • Carrollton [Pickens County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 943 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
    • Reform [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reform
      • Reform [Pickens County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,552 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reform have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reform
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reform<2>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of West Point ...

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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around West Point.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of West Point. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of West Point and those printed in the larger area surrounding West Point.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 16 miles [25.7 km] of West Point.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 West Point:

  • 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 Alabama
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near West Point ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of West Point.

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

  • Greenwood Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenwood Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Greenwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Westbrook Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Westbrook Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • West Pt. Memorial Gardens
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the West Pt. Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Pooles Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pooles Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Hampton Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hampton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Strong Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Strong Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mayhew Mission Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mayhew Mission Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Strong Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Strong Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Paine Chapel Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Paine Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Siloam Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Siloam Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • McPherson Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McPherson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Tibbee Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tibbee Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Tibbee Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of West Point.
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    • Concord Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Concord Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Concord Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of West Point.
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    • Concord #1 Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Concord #1 Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Concord #1 Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of West Point.
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    • Morton Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Morton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Morton Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of West Point.
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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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that West Point had a population of 2,762 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, West Point had a population of 10,404 people.

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

  • West Point [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Point
    • West Point [Clay County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of West Point
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,762 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,404 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, West Point had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Point
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Point<2>
  • Whites [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whites
    • Whites [Clay County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of West Point
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Whites had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whites have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Tibbee [Clay County]
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    • Tibbee [Clay County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of West Point
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tibbee had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tibbee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Mhoons Valley [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mhoons Valley
    • Mhoons Valley [Clay County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of West Point
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mhoons Valley had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mhoons Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Siloam [Clay County]
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    • Siloam [Clay County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of West Point
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 65 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Siloam had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Siloam have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Osborn [Oktibbeha County]
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    • Osborn [Oktibbeha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of West Point
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Osborn had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osborn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Waverly [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waverly
      • Waverly [Clay County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of West Point
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 82 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Waverly had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waverly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Vinton [Clay County]
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      • Vinton [Clay County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of West Point
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Vinton had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Muldon [Monroe County]
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      • Muldon [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of West Point
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 116 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Muldon had a post office and railroad service
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    • Abbott [Clay County]
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      • Abbott [Clay County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of West Point
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 175 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Abbott had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Binford [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Binford
      • Binford [Monroe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of West Point
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Binford had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Binford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Palo Alto [Clay County]
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      • Palo Alto [Clay County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of West Point
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 31 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Palo Alto had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palo Alto have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Griffith [Clay County]
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      • Griffith [Clay County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of West Point
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Griffith had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Cedar Bluff [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Bluff
      • Cedar Bluff [Clay County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of West Point
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cedar Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Bluff
    • Sykes [Monroe County] - Historic
      • While Sykes was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sykes
      • Sykes [Monroe County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of West Point
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sykes had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sykes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for West Point ...

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

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Mississippi Community

About Clay County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for West Point. 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- West Point) 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 West Point. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Point

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6071, Longitude: -88.6488    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>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 West Point, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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