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Cedarville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cedarville ...

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 Cedarville (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 Cedarville. 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 Cedarville ...

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 76 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cedarville.

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

Cemeteries Near Cedarville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cedarville.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Micken Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Eaton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Casemore Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE St. Pauls Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Pickens Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Washington Cemetery [Map]      
  S Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Willis - Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pickens Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Alex Chapel Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Ramey Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Greenleaf Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Jenkins Place Cemetery [Map]      
  N Crooks Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Jerusalem Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Evening Star Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Long Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McCoy Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Limestone Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW St. Andrews Cemetery [Map]      
  S Allenville Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hunter Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Curry Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE St. Marys Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Evans Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Greensboro Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE May Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Tunstall Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE McCreary Cemetery [Map]      
  E Newbern Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hatch Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Washington Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Terrell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hill Place Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Stokes Cemetery [Map]      
  N Boston Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hatche Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Creehill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Arington Cemetery [Map]      
  W New Evening Star Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Longer Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW New Green Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW John the Baptist Cemetery [Map]      
  N Martian Cemetery [Map]      
  E Turpin Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Burton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Jerusalem Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Burk Cemetery [Map]      
  N Curry Cemetery [Map]      
  W Birdine Cemetery [Map]      
  W Logan Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Old Green Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Greer Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cottrell Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Fowler Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Morrissette Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Walthill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Redick Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Erie Cemetery [Map]      
  N Rhone Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ebenezer 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 Cedarville had a population of 63 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Whitsitt   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Cedarville
 - Whitsitt had a post office and no railroad service
Arcola   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cedarville
 - Arcola had a post office and no railroad service
Laneville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cedarville
 - Laneville had a post office and no railroad service
Sunshine   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cedarville
 - Sunshine had a post office and no railroad service
Greensboro   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cedarville
 - 1895 population of 1,759 people (with 2,387 people in 2015)
 - Greensboro had a post office and railroad service
Gallion   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cedarville
 - Gallion had a post office and railroad service
Newbern   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Cedarville
 - 1895 population of 572 people (with 179 people in 2015)
 - Newbern had a post office and railroad service
Sawyerville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cedarville
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Sawyerville 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 Cedarville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cedarville 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.

Cedarville is located in Hale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hale County: Bibb, Greene, Marengo, Perry & Tuscaloosa.

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

Hale     (The home county for Cedarville)
      Arcola   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Akron   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brent   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      East Town   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Browns   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Safford   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Selma   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Union   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Providence   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Linden   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      The Village   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Marion   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Epes   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      York   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ward   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Cedarville:

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 Hale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene 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    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Hale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cedarville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6126, Longitude: -87.6695     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cedarville 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 Cedarville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cedarville.


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