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Arlington, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Arlington ...

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 Arlington (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 Arlington. 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 Arlington ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Arlington.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Arlington, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Arlington.

Cemeteries Near Arlington ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Arlington.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW DeVan Cemetery [Map]      
  N St. Matthews Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Goshen Cemetery [Map]      
  E Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  S Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  W Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Pine Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Thornhill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pritchard Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Dunaway Cemetery [Map]      
  N Goose Creek Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Enon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Enon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mormons Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shields Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Christian Hope Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Arbor Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Tutt Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Airmount Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shamburger Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Magnolia Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Living Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Shop Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Finley Crossing Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Independence Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mendenhall Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hosea Cemetery [Map]      
  W Wesley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Mt. Andrew Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sand Island Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Laurel Presbyterian Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Morrisette Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Lane Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Pilgrim Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mooring 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Arlington had a post office and railroad service.

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

Kimbrough   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Arlington
 - Kimbrough had a post office and railroad service
Hampden   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Arlington
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Hampden had a post office and no railroad service
Vineland   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Arlington
 - Vineland had a post office and no railroad service
Lamison   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Arlington
 - Lamison had a post office and railroad service
Pine Hill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Arlington
 - 1895 population of 84 people (with 919 people in 2015)
 - Pine Hill had a post office and railroad service
Ellison - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ellison was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Arlington
 - Ellison had a post office and no railroad service
Sunny South   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Arlington
 - Sunny South had a post office and railroad service
Magnolia   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Arlington
 - 1895 population of 402 people
 - Magnolia had a post office and no railroad service
Atkeison   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Arlington
 - Atkeison 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 Arlington. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Arlington 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 south 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.

Arlington is located in Wilcox County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wilcox County: Butler, Clarke, Dallas, Lowndes, Marengo & Monroe.

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

Wilcox     (The home county for Arlington)
      Anne Manie   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Kimbrough   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Coy   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Camden   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Butler   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Coffeeville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fakit Chipunta - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Salitpa   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Safford   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Browns   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Minter   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Selma   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Linden   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Providence   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Orchard   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      The Village   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 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 Arlington:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Wilcox County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Wilcox County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Wilcox 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Arlington ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Arlington:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Arlington.
      See our Misc Page for Arlington for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Wilcox County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Arlington. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Arlington) 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 Arlington. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Arlington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arlington. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0590, Longitude: -87.5872     [Map].

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Arlington.


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