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Brundidge, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Brundidge ...

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 Brundidge (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 Brundidge. 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 the area of Brundidge ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Brundidge.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Brundidge. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Brundidge and those printed in the larger area surrounding Brundidge.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> of Brundidge.

Cemeteries Near Brundidge ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Brundidge.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW St. Paul Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Brundidge City Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Fleming Cemetery [Map]      
  N County Line Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lakeview Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Flowers Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Driggers Cemetery [Map]      
  W Carroll Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Pea River Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cotton Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hamilton Crossroads Cemetery [Map]      
  E Richland Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Brooks Graves [Map]      
  NW Paran Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Banks Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Old Dothan Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW St. John Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Starling Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Selgar Family Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Strickland Cemetery [Map]      
  S Roeton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Danner Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Carr Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Adam Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Dansby Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sutton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Benson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mossy Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Rhodes Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ballard Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Boutwell - Bundy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Chestnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Enon Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Kendrick Cemetery [Map]      
  W Simmons Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hussey Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Universalist Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Livingston Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sammon Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Griffin Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  W Davis 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 Brundidge had a population of 421 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2015, Brundidge had a population of 1,989 people.

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

Pronto   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Brundidge
 - Pronto had a post office and no railroad service
Buckhorn   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brundidge
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Buckhorn had a post office and no railroad service
Banks   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Brundidge
 - Banks had a post office and no railroad service
Tennille   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Brundidge
 - Tennille had a post office and railroad service
Elamville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Brundidge
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Elamville had a post office and railroad service
Troy   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Brundidge
 - 1895 population of 3,449 people (with 18,853 people in 2015)
 - Troy had a post office and railroad service
Josie   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brundidge
 - Josie had a post office and no railroad service
Catalpa   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Brundidge
 - Catalpa had a post office and no railroad service
Clio   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Brundidge
 - 1895 population of 178 people (with 1,529 people in 2015)
 - Clio 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 Brundidge. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Brundidge 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Brundidge is located in Pike County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pike County: Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Crenshaw, Dale & Montgomery.

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

Pike     (The home county for Brundidge)
      Banks   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Troy   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Orion   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clio   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Comer   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Perote   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jack   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Elba   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Central City   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Opp   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Newton   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Abbeville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Newville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oakey Grove   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Headland   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kinsey   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Grady   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ada   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 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 Brundidge:

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 Pike County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Houston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Brundidge ...

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

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 Brundidge:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station  
We have found Brundidge in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Brundidge for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Brundidge.
      See our Misc Page for Brundidge for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Pike County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Brundidge:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brundidge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7182, Longitude: -85.8177     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brundidge 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 Brundidge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brundidge.


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