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Cochran Landing, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cochran Landing ...

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 Cochran Landing (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 Cochran Landing. 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.

Name Variations for Cochran Landing ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Cochran Landing.

  • Typical abbreviation for Cochran Landing: Cochran Lndg. (or less commonly used: Cochran Lndng.)

Newspapers Published in Cochran Landing ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cochran Landing.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cochran Landing, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cochran Landing.

Cemeteries Near Cochran Landing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cochran Landing.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Bridges Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hotel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pettway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sandhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sodom Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Irby Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pigeonfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW McIntosh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Older Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Society Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Boykin Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Becks Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Canton Bend Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old St. Francis Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wheeler Quarter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McMillan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pledger Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Bones Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McCaskill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tait Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Burford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Capell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McMillan Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNE Turner Field Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Prairie Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Athens Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mendenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sand Island 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>

While we didn't find Cochran Landing in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Cochran Landing.

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

Camden   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cochran Landing
 - 1895 population of 545 people (with 1,930 people in 2015)
 - Camden had a post office and no railroad service
Rockwest   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cochran Landing
 - Rockwest had a post office and no railroad service
Tilden   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Cochran Landing
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Tilden had a post office and no railroad service
Portland - Historic   [Map]
 - While Portland was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cochran Landing
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Portland had a post office and no railroad service
Millers Ferry   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cochran Landing
 - Millers Ferry had a post office and no railroad service
Fatama   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Cochran Landing
 - Fatama had a post office and no railroad service
Rosebud   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cochran Landing
 - Rosebud had a post office and no railroad service
Prairie Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cochran Landing
 - 1895 population of 156 people
 - Prairie Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
Crumptonia   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Cochran Landing
 - Crumptonia 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 Cochran Landing. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cochran Landing 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Cochran Landing is located in Wilcox County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wilcox County: Butler, Clarke, Dallas, Lowndes, Marengo & Monroe.

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

Wilcox     (The home county for Cochran Landing)
      Boykin   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Coy   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Furman   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Minter   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Safford   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Browns   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Selma   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Benton   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Linden   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Providence   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pine Orchard   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burnt Corn   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      The Village   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Marion   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - you should note 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 Cochran Landing:

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 Wilcox County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Wilcox County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cochran Landing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0474, Longitude: -87.2614     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cochran Landing 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 Cochran Landing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cochran Landing.


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