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Colina, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Colina ...

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 Colina (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 Colina. 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 Colina ...

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 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Colina.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Colina, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Colina.

Cemeteries Near Colina ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Colina.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Kelley Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Old Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sandfield Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Barnette Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Tick Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Stills Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Catalpa Cemetery [Map]      
  E Old Sellers Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hubbard Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Dennis Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Livingston Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hussey Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Inverness Cemetery [Map]      
  NE High Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
  E Perote Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Williams & Andrew Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Griffin Cemetery [Map]      
  S Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ramah Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Harmon Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW China Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Benson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Banks Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Old Ramah Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW McNeil - Townsend Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mt. Gilead Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Kendrick Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  S Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Rogers Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cope Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  W Orion 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 Colina in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Colina.

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

Linwood   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Colina
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Linwood had a post office and railroad service
Omega   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Colina
 - Omega had a post office and no railroad service
Postoak   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Colina
 - Postoak had a post office and no railroad service
Catalpa   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Colina
 - Catalpa had a post office and no railroad service
Inverness   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Colina
 - Inverness had a post office and railroad service
Mount Hillard   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Colina
 - 1895 population of 195 people
 - Mount Hillard had a post office and no railroad service
Perote   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Colina
 - 1895 population of 195 people
 - Perote had a post office and no railroad service
Josie   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Colina
 - Josie 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 Colina. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Colina 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 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 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.

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

Pike     (The home county for Colina)
      Needmore   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Banks   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Orion   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Troy   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kent   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clio   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Comer   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eufaula   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Perote   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Jack   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Elba   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Grady   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ada   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Colina:

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 Pike County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes 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    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Pike County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Colina. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Colina. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Colina) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colina. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9529, Longitude: -85.8361     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Colina 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 Colina, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Colina.


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