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Beasley, Alabama
(Pickens County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Beasley ...

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 Beasley (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 Beasley. 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 Beasley ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Beasley.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Beasley, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Beasley.

Cemeteries Near Beasley ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Beasley.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Mt. Sinal Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Union Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Community Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Unity Cemetery [Map]      
  N Carrollton Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Windle Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Big Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Spiller Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pilgrim Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  W Fleming Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Aliceville Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SW New Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Franconia Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hopewell Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cockrell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Brooks Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Garden Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Providence Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Fowler Cemetery [Map]      
  S Miller Place Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hebron Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW New Cumberland Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Bradford Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Blubber Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Gardner Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Old Trinity Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Glen Echo Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Holly Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Crossroads Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Bigbee Cemetery [Map]      
  E Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Poplar Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Spring Hill Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Ross Cemetery [Map]      
  W Upper Cemetery [Map]      
  W Lower Cemetery [Map]      
  W St. John Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW McCaa Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Zion Possum Bend Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Trantham Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shea Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shedd Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bethesda Church Yard Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Forest Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Arbor Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Thrasher Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Browns Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Old Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Spring Hill 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 Beasley in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Beasley.

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

Dillburg   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Beasley
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Dillburg had a post office and no railroad service
Garden   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Beasley
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Garden had a post office and no railroad service
Olney   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Beasley
 - Olney had a post office and no railroad service
Bridgeville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Beasley
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Bridgeville had a post office and no railroad service
Benevola   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Beasley
 - Benevola had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant Grove   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Beasley
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Pleasant Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Bell   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Beasley
 - Bell had a post office and no railroad service
Memphis   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Beasley
 - 1895 population of 120 people (with 28 people in 2015)
 - Memphis 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 Beasley. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Beasley 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 doctors and hospitals 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 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.

Beasley is located in Pickens County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pickens County: Fayette, Greene, Lamar, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Lowndes (MS) & Noxubee (MS).

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

Pickens     (The home county for Beasley)
      Carrollton   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      McShan   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Reform   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Belk   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Union   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Akron   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Millport   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Panola   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Epes   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Echola   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Coker   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Northport   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Clay (MS)
      Vinton (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Kemper (MS)
      Scooba (MS)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Columbus (MS)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bent Oak (MS)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Crawford (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Artesia (MS)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Noxubee (MS)
      Brooksville (MS)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Macon (MS)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Shuqualak (MS)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 Beasley:

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 Pickens County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar 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    
Clay County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Pickens County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beasley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2121, Longitude: -88.1000     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Beasley 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 Beasley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Beasley.


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