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Culpeper, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Culpeper ...

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 Culpeper (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 Culpeper. 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 Culpeper ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Culpeper.

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

Cemeteries Near Culpeper ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Culpeper.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW St. Johns Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW Lane Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Lower Peach Tree Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Tait Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Independence Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Andrew Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Shamburger Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNE Shields Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Tate Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Tate Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Enon Cemetery [Map]      
  S Kennedy Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pine Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE New Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Enon Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Airmount Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Tait Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  N Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Finley Crossing Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Danzy Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Tutt Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Kelley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Gates Cemetery [Map]      
  S Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  E McPherson Cemetery [Map]      
  W McFadden Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  N DeVan 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, Culpeper had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Lower Peach Tree   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Culpeper
 - 1895 population of 208 people
 - Lower Peach Tree had a post office and no railroad service
Coy   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Culpeper
 - Coy had a post office and no railroad service
Sunny South   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Culpeper
 - Sunny South had a post office and railroad service
Pine Hill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Culpeper
 - 1895 population of 84 people (with 919 people in 2015)
 - Pine Hill had a post office and railroad service
Yellow Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Culpeper
 - 1895 population of 30 people (with 177 people in 2015)
 - Yellow Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
Atkeison   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Culpeper
 - Atkeison had a post office and no railroad service
Thomasville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Culpeper
 - 1895 population of 291 people (with 4,051 people in 2015)
 - Thomasville had a post office and railroad service
Rural   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Culpeper
 - Rural had a post office and railroad service
Kimbrough   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Culpeper
 - Kimbrough 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 Culpeper. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Culpeper 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 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.

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

Wilcox     (The home county for Culpeper)
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Coy   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Camden   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bladon Springs   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Butler   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Alma   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coffeeville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gainestown   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Repton   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Safford   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Minter   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Browns   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Putnam   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Barrons - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Linden   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      The Village   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Leroy   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Saint Stephen's   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Frankville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bassetts Creek   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bigbee   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wagarville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - 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 Culpeper:

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:

Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas 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    
Washington 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Culpeper ...

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

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

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About Wilcox County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Culpeper. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8871, Longitude: -87.5775     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Culpeper 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 Culpeper, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Culpeper.


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