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Bibbville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Bibbville ...

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 Bibbville (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 Bibbville. 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 Bibbville ...

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 12 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bibbville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bibbville, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bibbville.

Cemeteries Near Bibbville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bibbville.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Bibbville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Shuttlesworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Caffee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Mt. Gillard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Banks Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Clements Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hickory Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Johnstown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Belchers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Little Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kinard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hickman Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hephzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Italian Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shiney Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Camp Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bucksville Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Davis Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McCulley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McKensey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Higganbotham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Big Hurricane Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Enterprise Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW New Asia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Thomas Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW George Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Moffat Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Friday Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Marvin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW West Brookwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Coaling Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Scottsville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Schultz Creek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Boothton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Christian Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Little Hurricane Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Liberty 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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Bibbville had a population of 18 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Vance   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bibbville
 - 1895 population of 96 people (with 1,513 people in 2015)
 - Vance had a post office and railroad service
Woodstock   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Bibbville
 - 1895 population of 147 people (with 1,547 people in 2015)
 - Woodstock had a post office and railroad service
Green Pond   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bibbville
 - 1895 population of 116 people
 - Green Pond had a post office and no railroad service
Giles   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bibbville
 - Giles had railroad service and no post office
Chamblee   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bibbville
 - Chamblee had railroad service and no post office
Blocton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Blocton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bibbville
 - Blocton had a post office and railroad service
Dudley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bibbville
 - Dudley had railroad service and no post office
Tannehill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bibbville
 - Tannehill had railroad service and no post office
Yolande   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Bibbville
 - Yolande had a post office and no railroad service
Brookwood   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bibbville
 - Brookwood had a post office and railroad service

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

Bibbville is located in Bibb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bibb County: Chilton, Hale, Jefferson, Perry, Shelby & Tuscaloosa.

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

Bibb     (The home county for Bibbville)
      North Bibb   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Woodstock   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Berry   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Akron   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Adger   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      New Village   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Concord   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Industrial City   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Marion   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Helena   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Calera   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Holt   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Barney   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dora   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Patton   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 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 Bibbville:

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 Bibb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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 Bibbville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Bibbville.
      See our Misc Page for Bibbville for more information.

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About Bibb County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bibb County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bibbville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1935, Longitude: -87.1764     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bibbville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Bibbville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bibbville.


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