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Our Genealogical Helper for Allenville ...

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

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

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

Newspapers Published in Allenville ...

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 67 newspapers that have been published in the area around Allenville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Allenville, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Allenville.

Cemeteries Near Allenville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Allenville.

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

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

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Allenville covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Allenville Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW St. Andrews Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Hunter Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Willis - Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
  W John the Baptist Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Greer Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Tunstall Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Alex Chapel Church Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Casemore Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Blanks Cemetery [Map]      
  E Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Washington Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Evening Star Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Gilfield Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Old Spring Hill Methodist Cemetery [Map]      
  SW St. Luke Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Eaton Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cottrell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Fowler Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Curry Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jerusalem Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Micken Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Holy Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Rosemount Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Morrissette Cemetery [Map]      
  W Memorial Garden [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Tabernacle Cemetery [Map]      
  S St. Mathews Cemetery [Map]      
  S Black Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Greenlawn Gardens [Map]      
  ESE Winfield Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Goldman Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pickens Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McCreary Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  S Little Flanders Field Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ellawhite Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pickens Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hatch Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Newbern Cemetery [Map]      
  N St. Pauls Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW New Green Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Old Green Oak Cemetery [Map]      


       

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<2>

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

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

Gallion   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Allenville
 - Gallion had a post office and railroad service
 
Faunsdale   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Allenville
 - 1895 population of 211 people (with 94 people in 2015)
 - Faunsdale had a post office and railroad service
 
Laneville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Allenville
 - Laneville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tombigbee - Historic   [Map]
 - While Tombigbee was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Allenville
 - Tombigbee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Old Spring Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Allenville
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Old Spring Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Arcola   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Allenville
 - Arcola had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sunshine   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Allenville
 - Sunshine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whitsitt   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Allenville
 - Whitsitt had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedarville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Allenville
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Cedarville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dayton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Allenville
 - 1895 population of 412 people (with 50 people in 2015)
 - Dayton had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Allenville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Allenville 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and 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.

Allenville is located in Hale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hale County: Bibb, Greene, Marengo, Perry & Tuscaloosa.

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

  DirectionDistance
Hale     (The home county for Allenville)
      Prairieville   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Akron   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Choctaw
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cromwell   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Clarke
      Morvin   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Dallas
      Browns   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Safford   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Selma   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Greene
      Forkland   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Union   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Marengo
      Faunsdale   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Providence   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Linden   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Perry
      Uniontown   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      The Village   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Marion   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Sumter
      Arrington   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Epes   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ward   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      York   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Ralph   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Wilcox
      Alberta   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives for Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Hale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alabama
 
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Allenville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Allenville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allenville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4910, Longitude: -87.6608     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Allenville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Allenville.



 
 
 

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