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Burkville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Burkville ...

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 Burkville (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 Burkville. 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 Burkville ...

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 141 newspapers that have been published in the area around Burkville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Burkville, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Burkville.

Cemeteries Near Burkville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Burkville.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Yankee Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Wooten Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Young Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Haigler Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Meadow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Oakview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fair Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cantelous Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rodgers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Fice Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McQueen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Stones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE New Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Durdin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W White Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Hope Well Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hayneville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kendal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Doster Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Daniel Pratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Indian Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Mushat Gilchrist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Durden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rocky Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stoudemire 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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Burkville had a population of 30 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Manack   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Burkville
 - Manack had railroad service and no post office
Saint Clair   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Burkville
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Saint Clair had a post office and no railroad service
Lowndesboro   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Burkville
 - 1895 population of 482 people (with 107 people in 2015)
 - Lowndesboro had a post office and no railroad service
Catoma   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Burkville
 - Catoma had a post office and no railroad service
Stone's   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Burkville
 - Stone's had railroad service and no post office
Hayneville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Burkville
 - 1895 population of 355 people (with 862 people in 2015)
 - Hayneville had a post office and no railroad service
McGehee's   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Burkville
 - McGehee's had railroad service and no post office
Prattville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Burkville
 - 1895 population of 724 people (with 35,420 people in 2015)
 - Prattville had a post office and no railroad service
Autaugaville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Burkville
 - 1895 population of 216 people (with 859 people in 2015)
 - Autaugaville had a post office and no railroad service
White Hall   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Burkville
 - 1895 population of 89 people (with 811 people in 2015)
 - White Hall had a post office and railroad service
Hope Hull   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Burkville
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Hope Hull 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 Burkville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Burkville 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 southwest 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 south.

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 south 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.

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

Lowndes     (The home county for Burkville)
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Benton   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Booth   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jones   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Equality   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Selma   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Minter   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Titus   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Claud   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      New Town   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ada   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Orion   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Furman   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 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 Burkville:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Burkville ...

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

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 Burkville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Burkville.
      See our Misc Page for Burkville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Lowndes County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burkville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3282, Longitude: -86.5369     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Burkville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Burkville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Burkville.


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