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Bullock, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Bullock ...

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 Bullock (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 Bullock. 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 Bullock ...

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 43 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bullock.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bullock, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bullock.

Cemeteries Near Bullock ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bullock.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Driskell Family Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Lowery Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Beaverdam Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Pine Level Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hudson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  W Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Zoar Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Brantley Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Prescott Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  S Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bluff Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Spears Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Danley Cross Roads Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  N Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  E Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Zions Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shearon Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Friendship Community Cemetery [Map]      
  S Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Evergreen Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Rocky Head Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE White Water Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Wise Mill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Old Sharron Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Clay Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Henderson Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Clarke Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Pilgrim Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lewis Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Camerons Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Clark 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 Bullock had a population of 100 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Peacock - Historic   [Map]
 - While Peacock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bullock
 - Peacock had a post office and no railroad service
Brantley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bullock
 - Brantley had a post office and no railroad service
Curtis   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Bullock
 - Curtis had a post office and no railroad service
Edwardsville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bullock
 - Edwardsville had a post office and no railroad service
Elba   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bullock
 - 1895 population of 285 people (with 3,903 people in 2015)
 - Elba had a post office and no railroad service
Henderson   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bullock
 - 1895 population of 159 people
 - Henderson had a post office and no railroad service
Dozier   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bullock
 - Dozier had a post office and no railroad service
Rose Hill   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bullock
 - Rose Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Leon   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Bullock
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Leon 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 Bullock. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bullock 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 doctors and 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.

Bullock is located in Crenshaw County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Crenshaw County: Butler, Coffee, Covington, Lowndes, Montgomery & Pike.

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

Crenshaw     (The home county for Bullock)
      Brantley   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clio   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Perote   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jack   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Elba   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Central City   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      County Line   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Opp   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Heath   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Onycha   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Red Level   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Newton   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Samson   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Costilla - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eunola - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grady   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ada   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Troy   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Banks   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kent   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Orion   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Walton (FL)
      Paxton (FL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 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 Bullock:

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 Crenshaw 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    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Covington 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    
Lowndes 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    
Walton County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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

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About Crenshaw County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bullock. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5407, Longitude: -86.1786     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bullock 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 Bullock, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bullock.


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