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Our Genealogical Helper for Dozier ...

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 Dozier (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 Dozier. 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 Dozier ...

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 61 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dozier.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Dozier, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Dozier.

Cemeteries Near Dozier ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dozier.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Dozier Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Clark Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Pilgrim Rest Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Rose Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Bozeman Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bryant Cemetery [Map]      
  S Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Leon Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Carter Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Camerons Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  S Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Brantley Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Able Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Gantt Cemetery [Map]      
  S Henderson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Clarke Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW St. Lukes Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Oakey Streak Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Oaky Streak 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, Dozier had a post office and no railroad service. In 2015, Dozier had a population of 332 people.

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

Rose Hill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Dozier
 - Rose Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leon   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Dozier
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Leon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brantley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Dozier
 - Brantley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bullock   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Dozier
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Bullock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peacock - Historic   [Map]
 - While Peacock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Dozier
 - Peacock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oaky Streak   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Dozier
 - Oaky Streak had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wiggins   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Dozier
 - Wiggins had a post office and no railroad service
 
Opine   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Dozier
 - Opine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pigeon Creek   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Dozier
 - 1895 population of 64 people
 - Pigeon Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vera Cruz - Historic   [Map]
 - While Vera Cruz was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Dozier
 - Vera Cruz had a post office and no railroad service
 
River Falls   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Dozier
 - River Falls 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 Dozier. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Dozier 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Dozier is located in Crenshaw County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Crenshaw County: Butler, Coffee, Covington, Lowndes, Montgomery & Pike.

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

  DirectionDistance
Crenshaw     (The home county for Dozier)
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Butler
      McKenzie   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Coffee
      Elba   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Jack   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Central City   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Conecuh
      Brooklyn   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Nymph   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Covington
      Gantt   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Heath   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Red Level   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Opp   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Carolina   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Dale
      Holiday Village   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Escambia
      Bradley   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Geneva
      Samson   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Costilla - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lowndes
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Montgomery
      Lapine   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grady   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Pike
      Goshen   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Troy   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kent   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Banks   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Orion   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Okaloosa (FL)
      Laurel Hill (FL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Svea (FL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Walton (FL)
      Paxton (FL)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Dozier:

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 Crenshaw County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Okaloosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walton County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Dozier ...

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

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 Dozier:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
We have found Dozier in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Dozier for more information.
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Dozier.
      See our Misc Page for Dozier for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Crenshaw County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dozier. 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 that starts in Dozier. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dozier) 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 Dozier. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dozier

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dozier. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5030, Longitude: -86.3694     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dozier 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 Dozier, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Dozier.



 
 
 

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