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Our Genealogical Helper for Doubleheads Village ...

So far, we have found very little information about Doubleheads Village. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Doubleheads Village to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Doubleheads Village, please Contact Us.




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 Doubleheads Village (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 Doubleheads Village. 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 Doubleheads Village ...

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 Doubleheads Village.

  • Typical abbreviation for Doubleheads Village: Doubleheads Vlg. (in Canada, 'Vlge.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Newspapers Published in Doubleheads Village ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Doubleheads Village.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Doubleheads Village, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Doubleheads Village.

Cemeteries Near Doubleheads Village ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Doubleheads Village.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Athens City Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lane Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Pride Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Burnstown Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cherokee Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cherokee Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Rowell Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Rutland Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
  E Noel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sherrod Cemetery [Map]      
  N Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Hester Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Barton Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  E Simpson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Milford Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Douthit Cemetery [Map]      
  W Crenshaw Cemetery [Map]      
  W Carytown Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Morris Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Goshen Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Richard Cemetery [Map]      
  S Davis Temple Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mountain Mills Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Greenhill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gibbs Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Woodland Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Woodland Cemetery [Map]      
  E Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  E Walston Cemetery [Map]      
  E Winbourn Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pearson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Richardson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Vaughn Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Dowdy Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sharp Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S McCaig Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  E Peters Cemetery [Map]      
  E Flint Cemetery [Map]      
  E Duncan Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
  W Snowdown Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  


       

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.

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

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

Ingleton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ingleton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Doubleheads Village
 - Ingleton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cherokee   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Doubleheads Village
 - Cherokee had a post office and railroad service
 
Smithsonia   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Doubleheads Village
 - Smithsonia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rhodesville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Doubleheads Village
 - Rhodesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gravelly Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Doubleheads Village
 - Gravelly Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wright   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Doubleheads Village
 - Wright had a post office and no railroad service
 
Barton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Doubleheads Village
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Barton had a post office and railroad service
 
Margerum   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Doubleheads Village
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Margerum 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 Doubleheads Village. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Doubleheads Village 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Doubleheads Village is historic, it would have been located within present day Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

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

  DirectionDistance
Colbert     (The home county for Doubleheads Village)
      Cherokee   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Crows Camp - Historic   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Caryton - Historic   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Chickasaw - Historic   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
 
Franklin
      Belgreen   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vina   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Lauderdale
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Florence   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Killen   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Lawrence
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Marion
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Alcorn (MS)
      Glen (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Farmington (MS)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Searcy Town (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Corinth (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rienzi (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kossuth (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Prentiss (MS)
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Booneville (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lake City (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Nixon (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pittsburg Landing Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belle Meade (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Savannah (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Centerview (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crump (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Swift (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Johnson Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
McNairy (TN)
      Tulu (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Michie (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Stantonville (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Guys (TN)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Adamsville (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Eastview (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Wayne (TN)
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clifton (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 either 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 Doubleheads Village:

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 Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
McNairy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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About Colbert County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

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







Footnotes ...

<1>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 Doubleheads Village, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Doubleheads Village. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Doubleheads Village) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Doubleheads Village. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Doubleheads Village

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Doubleheads Village. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8209, Longitude: -87.9514     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Doubleheads Village have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Doubleheads Village.



 
 
 

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