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Our Genealogical Helper for Crumptonia ...

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 Crumptonia (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 Crumptonia. 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 Crumptonia ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Crumptonia.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Crumptonia, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Crumptonia.

Cemeteries Near Crumptonia ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Crumptonia.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Athens Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Providence Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Cobbs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hardy Young Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hennon Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Vaughn Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Poplar Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  S McMillan Cemetery [Map]      
  S Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Seale Cemetery [Map]      
  W Gross Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Rehoboth Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Young Cemetery [Map]      
  S Young Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE McMillan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Orrville Cemetery [Map]      
  W Welcome Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
  S Young Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Turner Field Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Fulton Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Wilsor Cemetery [Map]      
  N Martins Station Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  W Malone Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Prairie Bluff Cemetery [Map]      
  S Irby Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hotel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Boykin Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Watts Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Christian Light Cemetery [Map]      
  W Gastonburg Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Marsh Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Marsh Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Becks Cemetery [Map]      
  S Sandhill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pettway Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Molette Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lk. Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Barnes Cemetery [Map]      
  N Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  W Shell Creek Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Pigeonfield Cemetery [Map]      
  S Sodom Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Leveton Cemetery [Map]      
  N Barnes Cemetery [Map]      
  W Boiling Spring 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, Crumptonia had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Rehoboth   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Crumptonia
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Rehoboth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tasso   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Crumptonia
 - Tasso had a post office and no railroad service
 
Orrville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Crumptonia
 - 1895 population of 321 people (with 190 people in 2015)
 - Orrville had a post office and railroad service
 
Safford   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Crumptonia
 - Safford had a post office and railroad service
 
Eleanor   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Crumptonia
 - Eleanor had a post office and railroad service
 
Prairie Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Crumptonia
 - 1895 population of 156 people
 - Prairie Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Portland - Historic   [Map]
 - While Portland was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Crumptonia
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Portland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gastonburg   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Crumptonia
 - Gastonburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Millers Ferry   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Crumptonia
 - Millers Ferry 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 Crumptonia. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Crumptonia 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.

Crumptonia is located in Dallas County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dallas County: Autauga, Chilton, Lowndes, Marengo, Perry & Wilcox.

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

  DirectionDistance
Dallas     (The home county for Crumptonia)
      Orrville   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Safford   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Browns   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Minter   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Selma   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Autauga
      Jones   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Butler
      Forest Home   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Choctaw
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Clarke
      Thomasville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Hale
      Newbern   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Lowndes
      Benton   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Marengo
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Linden   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Providence   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Monroe
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Orchard   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Perry
      The Village   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Marion   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Wilcox
      Alberta   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Camden   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Furman   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]

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

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 - 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 Crumptonia:

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 Dallas County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry 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 Dallas County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Dallas 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 Crumptonia ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Dallas County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crumptonia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2138, Longitude: -87.2894     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Crumptonia 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 Crumptonia, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Crumptonia.



 
 
 

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