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Buckhorn, Alabama
(Pike County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Buckhorn ...

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 Buckhorn (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 Buckhorn. 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 Buckhorn ...

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 9 newspapers that have been published in the area around Buckhorn.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Buckhorn, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Buckhorn.

Cemeteries Near Buckhorn ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Buckhorn.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Old Dothan Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Brooks Graves [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Cotton Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Enon Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Old Ramah Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ramah Cemetery [Map]      
  W Banks Cemetery [Map]      
  W Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Lakeview Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Richland Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Conner Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW St. Paul Cemetery [Map]      
  SW County Line Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Brundidge City Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Fleming Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Harmon Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Catalpa Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hussey Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  W Providence Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pea River Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sandfield Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Paran Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Driggers Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Carroll Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ephesus Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Livingston Cemetery [Map]      
  W Benson Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Flowers Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Adam Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Dansby Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sutton Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Rogers Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Griffin Cemetery [Map]      
  W Kendrick Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Starling Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Danner Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Carr Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pea River Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Perote Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sanders 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 Buckhorn had a population of 39 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Pronto   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Buckhorn
 - Pronto had a post office and no railroad service
Banks   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Buckhorn
 - Banks had a post office and no railroad service
Josie   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Buckhorn
 - Josie had a post office and no railroad service
Brundidge   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Buckhorn
 - 1895 population of 421 people (with 1,989 people in 2015)
 - Brundidge had a post office and railroad service
Catalpa   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Buckhorn
 - Catalpa had a post office and no railroad service
Clio   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Buckhorn
 - 1895 population of 178 people (with 1,529 people in 2015)
 - Clio had a post office and no railroad service
Star Hill   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Buckhorn
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Star Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Perote   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Buckhorn
 - 1895 population of 195 people
 - Perote had a post office and no railroad service
Linwood   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Buckhorn
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Linwood had a post office and railroad service
Elamville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Buckhorn
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Elamville 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 Buckhorn. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Buckhorn 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.

Buckhorn 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 Buckhorn. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Buckhorn:

Pike     (The home county for Buckhorn)
      Banks   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Troy   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Orion   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clio   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Comer   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Eufaula   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Perote   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jack   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elba   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Central City   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Newton   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Napier Field   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Abbeville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Newville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakey Grove   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Headland   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Grady   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ada   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Quitman (GA)
      Georgetown (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 Buckhorn:

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    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Henry 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    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Quitman County (GA):       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 Buckhorn ...

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

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

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About Pike County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Buckhorn. 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 that stretches from Buckhorn. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Buckhorn) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buckhorn. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8035, Longitude: -85.7605     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Buckhorn 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 Buckhorn, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Buckhorn.


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