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Bragg's, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Bragg's ...

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 Bragg's (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 Bragg's. 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 Bragg's ...

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 49 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bragg's.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bragg's, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bragg's.

Cemeteries Near Bragg's ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bragg's.

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 Bragg's covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Crossroad Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Oliver Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Snow Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cedar Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sills Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Crum Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Temple Gate Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW McColough Cemetery [Map]      
  W Soles Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Willing Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cox Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Mt. Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Gordon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Rudolph Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Rives Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Ridgeville Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Temple Gate Cemetery [Map]      
  N Dunklin Cemetery [Map]      
  N Dunklin Cemetery [Map]      
  W Old Snow Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bragg Cemetery [Map]      
  S Crenshaw Family Cemetery [Map]      
  S Crenshaws Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bogahoma 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 Bragg's had a population of 18 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Mount Willing   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Bragg's
 - 1895 population of 231 people
 - Mount Willing had a post office and no railroad service
Farmersville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bragg's
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Farmersville had a post office and no railroad service
Collirene   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Bragg's
 - Collirene had a post office and no railroad service
Gordonsville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bragg's
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Gordonsville had a post office and no railroad service
Furman   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bragg's
 - 1895 population of 195 people
 - Furman had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant Hill   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bragg's
 - 1895 population of 278 people
 - Pleasant Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Monterey   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bragg's
 - 1895 population of 280 people
 - Monterey had a post office and no railroad service
Manningham   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bragg's
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Manningham had a post office and no railroad service
Minter   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Bragg's
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Minter had a post office and railroad service
Snow Hill   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bragg's
 - 1895 population of 173 people
 - Snow Hill 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 Bragg's. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bragg's 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 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.

Bragg's is located in Lowndes County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lowndes County: Autauga, Butler, Crenshaw, Dallas, Montgomery & Wilcox.

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

Lowndes     (The home county for Bragg's)
      Gordonville   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Benton   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Booth   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jones   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Minter   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Selma   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Safford   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pine Orchard   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burnt Corn   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ada   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grady   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kent   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Furman   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pine Apple   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Awin   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Camden   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Coy   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 websites either 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 Bragg's:

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 Lowndes County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike 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 Lowndes County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lowndes 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 Bragg's ...

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

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 Bragg's:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Bragg's.
      See our Misc Page for Bragg's for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Lowndes County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bragg's. 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' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Bragg's. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bragg's) 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 Bragg's. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bragg's

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bragg's. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0504, Longitude: -86.7955     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bragg's 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 Bragg's, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bragg's.


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