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Our Genealogical Helper for Brewersville ...

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 Brewersville (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 Brewersville. 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 Brewersville ...

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 54 newspapers that have been published in the area around Brewersville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Brewersville, 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 Brewersville.

Cemeteries Near Brewersville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Brewersville.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Brewersville Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Dug Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Arrington Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNE Neal Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Hicks Cemetery [Map]      
  N Maye Cemetery [Map]      
  E Davidson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Phares Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Livingston Memorial Gardens [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Dallas Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Pilgrim Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE St. Matthew Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Potts Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Lewis Cemetery [Map]      
  E Houpt Cemetery [Map]      
  E Palestine Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Eskeridge Pettigrew Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Dallas Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Elmwood Memorial Estates [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Black Bluff Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Millers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pinetop Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Springhill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bowers Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Nott Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lee 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 Brewersville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Brewersville.

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

Coatopa   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Brewersville
 - 1895 population of 171 people
 - Coatopa had a post office and railroad service
 
Livingston   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Brewersville
 - 1895 population of 850 people (with 3,414 people in 2015)
 - Livingston had a post office and railroad service
 
McDowell   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Brewersville
 - McDowell had a post office and railroad service
 
Belmont   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Brewersville
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Belmont had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tishabee   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brewersville
 - Tishabee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gaston   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Brewersville
 - 1895 population of 138 people
 - Gaston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Miller   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Brewersville
 - Miller had railroad service and no post office
 
Jefferson   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Brewersville
 - 1895 population of 73 people
 - Jefferson 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 Brewersville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Brewersville 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.

Brewersville is located in Sumter County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sumter County: Choctaw, Greene, Marengo, Pickens, Kemper (MS), Lauderdale (MS) & Noxubee (MS).

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

  DirectionDistance
Sumter     (The home county for Brewersville)
      Moore Town   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Epes   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      York   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ward   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cuba   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Choctaw
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cromwell   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lisman   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Butler   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Needham   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Clarke
      Morvin   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Greene
      Forkland   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Union   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Hale
      Arcola   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Akron   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Marengo
      Demopolis   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Providence   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Linden   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Barrons - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Perry
      Uniontown   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      The Village   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Ralph   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Kemper (MS)
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Scooba (MS)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      De Kalb (MS)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Lauderdale (MS)
      Whynot (MS)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Vimville (MS)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Marion (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Meridian (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nellieburg (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 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 Brewersville:

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 Sumter 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    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale 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    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Sumter County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Sumter 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 Brewersville. 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 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Brewersville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brewersville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brewersville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5165, Longitude: -88.0920     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brewersville 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 Brewersville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brewersville.



 
 
 

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