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Our Genealogical Helper for Covin ...

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 Covin (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 Covin. 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 Covin ...

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 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around Covin.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Covin, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Covin.

Cemeteries Near Covin ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Covin.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Colvin Cemetery [Map]      
  SW New Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Rocky Mount Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Bankhead Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Wesleys Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Caines Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  E Fayette City Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Branyon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Harper Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Glover Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Zion Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  N Mt. Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Rowland Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Bethabra Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Sudduth Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pilgrim Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Palestine Cemetery [Map]      
  E Whitson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Porter Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  S Owens Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Guin Cemetery [Map]      
  W New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Oak Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Savage Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Elbethel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Union Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Temple Star Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Meadow Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  N Holliman Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Summers Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Brotherton Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Fowler Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Shirley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Housh Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Blooming Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Kennedy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
  S Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gravlee Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Zion Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Phillips Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  E Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Rehobeth Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Gilpin Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Blooming Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Oakes Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Powell Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Higdon Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Chapel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Old Shepherd Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Old Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Tucker Cemetery [Map]      
  SE South Cemetery [Map]      
  E Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hollingsworth Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Fellowship Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bethel 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 in 1895, Covin had railroad service and no post office.

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

Kingville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Covin
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Kingville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stough   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Covin
 - Stough had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kennedy   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Covin
 - 1895 population of 312 people (with 428 people in 2015)
 - Kennedy had a post office and railroad service
 
Newtonville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Covin
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Newtonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hightogy   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Covin
 - Hightogy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wayside   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Covin
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Wayside had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bankston   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Covin
 - Bankston had a post office and railroad service
 
Vernon   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Covin
 - 1895 population of 192 people (with 1,895 people in 2015)
 - Vernon 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 Covin. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Covin 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 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.

Covin is located in Fayette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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

  DirectionDistance
Fayette     (The home county for Covin)
      Fayette   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Belk   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Berry   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Lamar
      Kennedy   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Millport   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Marion
      Winfield   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Guin   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Twin   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Weston   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pickens
      Reform   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      McShan   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Echola   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coker   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Northport   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Walker
      Eldridge   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Corona   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Patton   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Townley   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Winston
      Farriss   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Clay (MS)
      Vinton (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Lowndes (MS)
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Columbus (MS)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Amory (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Aberdeen (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 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 Covin:

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 Fayette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Fayette County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Fayette 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 ...
      Mississippi

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Covin ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Fayette County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Covin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6901, Longitude: -87.8892     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Covin 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 Covin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Covin.



 
 
 

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