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Dunn, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Dunn ...

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 Dunn (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 Dunn. 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 Dunn ...

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 9 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dunn.

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

Cemeteries Near Dunn ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dunn.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Benson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Livingston Cemetery [Map]      
  W Griffin Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Kendrick Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Banks Cemetery [Map]      
  E Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hussey Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Williams & Andrew Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Copeland Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Catalpa Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  N Tick Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Carroll Street Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Murphree Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  S Paran Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Old Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Starling Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sandfield Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Hinson Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Greene Hills Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mullins Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mossy Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Driggers Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cotton Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Brooks Graves [Map]      
  N Kelley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Gilead Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Rhodes Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Ballard Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Lakeview Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Old Dothan Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hepzibah Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Meadows Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  S Carroll Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE St. Paul Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE County Line Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ramah Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Good Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Hillard & Howard Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Simmons Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Brundidge City Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Fleming Cemetery [Map]      
  E Old Ramah Cemetery [Map]      
  N Stills Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Orion Cemetery [Map]      
  W Israel 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>

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

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

Banks   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Dunn
 - Banks had a post office and no railroad service
Catalpa   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Dunn
 - Catalpa had a post office and no railroad service
Troy   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Dunn
 - 1895 population of 3,449 people (with 18,853 people in 2015)
 - Troy had a post office and railroad service
Linwood   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Dunn
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Linwood had a post office and railroad service
Pronto   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Dunn
 - Pronto had a post office and no railroad service
Buckhorn   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Dunn
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Buckhorn had a post office and no railroad service
Brundidge   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Dunn
 - 1895 population of 421 people (with 1,989 people in 2015)
 - Brundidge had a post office and railroad service
Josie   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Dunn
 - Josie 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 Dunn. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Dunn 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 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.

Dunn is located in Pike County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pike County: Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Crenshaw, Dale & Montgomery.

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

Pike     (The home county for Dunn)
      McClure Town   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Banks   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Troy   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Orion   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clio   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Comer   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Perote   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jack   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elba   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Newton   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Grady   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ada   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 - although 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 Dunn:

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 Pike County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Pike County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Pike 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dunn. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8452, Longitude: -85.8961     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dunn 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 Dunn, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Dunn.


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