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Our Genealogical Helper for Suqualena ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community which surrounded our ancestors and that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Suqualena (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Suqualena. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Cemeteries Near Suqualena ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Suqualena.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you 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 you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see it right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

Covering a larger area and in alphabetical order, we have our Cemetery List for Suqualena.

Distance &
    Direction    
  Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles<1>  
  W   Suqualena Cemetery [Map]       Moseley  
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW   Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]        
  SE   Lad Cemetery [Map]        
  SE   Wilson Cemetery [Map]        
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW   Collinsville Cemetery [Map]        
  SE   Bethel Cemetery [Map]        
  ENE   Pine Springs Cemetery [Map]        
  N   Collinsville Church Cemetery [Map]        
  N   Hamrick Cemetery [Map]        
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE   Gordon Cemetery [Map]       Lauderdale County  
  SE   West Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]        
  E   Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]       Lauderdale County  
  ENE   Stenis Cemetery [Map]        
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S   Tunnel Hill Cemetery [Map]       Graham  
  SSE   Fairchild Cemetery [Map]        
  SE   Semmes Cemetery [Map]        
  NE   Gum Log Cemetery [Map]        
  NE   Fellowship Cemetery [Map]        
  NNW   Pleasant Ridge Cemetery [Map]       Lauderdale County  
  N   Pine Forest Cemetery [Map]       Martin  
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE   Burwell Cemetery [Map]        
  W   Mt. Carmon Cemetery [Map]       Center Ridge (Newton County)  
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N   Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]       Martin  
  SE   Rose Hill Cemetery [Map]        
  SE   St. Patricks Cemetery [Map]        
  ESE   Magnolia Cemetery [Map]        
  ESE   St. Luke Cemetery [Map]       Houston  
  E   Forest Lawn Garden [Map]        
  NNW   Trussel Cemetery [Map]       Lauderdale County  
  WNW   Friendship Cemetery [Map]       (Newton County)  
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW   Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]       Newton County  
  SSE   Sageville Cemetery [Map]        
  SE   McLemore Cemetery [Map]        
  ESE   Beth Israel Cemetery [Map]        
  E   Confederate Cemetery [Map]        
  E   Barker Cemetery [Map]        
  E   Barker Cemetery [Map]        
  ENE   Tinnin Cemetery [Map]       Lauderdale County  
  ENE   Andrews Chapel Cemetery [Map]       Lauderdale County  
  NE   Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]        
  NNE   Arkadelphia Cemetery [Map]       Lauderdale County  
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S   Goodwater Cemetery [Map]       Lauderdale County  
  SSE   Graham Cemetery [Map]        
  ESE   Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]        
  E   Kinard Cemetery [Map]        
  NE   Samuel Dale Cemetery [Map]        
  N   Union Cemetery [Map]       Kemper County  

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.<2>

While we didn't find Suqualena in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Suqualena.

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

Hookston       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Suqualena
 - Hookston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collinsville       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Suqualena
 - Collinsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bailey       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Suqualena
 - Bailey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Graham       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Suqualena
 - Graham had railroad service and no post office
 
Lost Gap       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Suqualena
 - Lost Gap had railroad service and no post office
 
Meridian       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Suqualena
 - 1895 population of 10,624 people (with 40,921 people in 2013)
 - Meridian had a post office and railroad service
 
Oktibbeha - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Oktibbeha was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Suqualena
 - Oktibbeha had a post office and no railroad service
 
Battlefield - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Battlefield was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Suqualena
 - Battlefield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lizelia       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Suqualena
 - Lizelia had a post office and no railroad service

We've created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Suqualena. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Suqualena in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't expanded our search to the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Suqualena is located in Lauderdale County.

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

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

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

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

Websites to Help Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, UsGenWeb Project, or Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Suqualena:

For pages that are specific to Mississippi:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Lauderdale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

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

Cemetery Information and Directories for Mississippi:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

About Mississippi

About Lauderdale County

The Communities of Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Suqualena. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Lauderdale County


The Panormaio website contains photo collections that might contain pictures for the area around Suqualena:

Panoramio.com





Footnotes ...

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

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<2>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 larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Suqualena, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Suqualena.



 
 
 

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