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Elamville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Elamville ...

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 Elamville (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 Elamville. 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 Elamville ...

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 24 newspapers that have been published in the area around Elamville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Elamville, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Elamville.

Cemeteries Near Elamville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Elamville.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Sutton Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Dansby Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Adam Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Danner Cemetery [Map]      
  W Carr Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Sammon Cemetery [Map]      
  NE St. Peter Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Richardson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pea River Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pea River Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Universalist Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sykes Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Richland Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Center Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ephesus Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  W Flowers Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WNW Williams Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Hamilton Crossroads Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Skipperville Cemetery [Map]      
  E Helms Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Fleming Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Brundidge City Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  S Post Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Magnolia Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Peniel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Magnolia Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  E Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lakeview Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW County Line Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW St. Paul 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 Elamville had a population of 62 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Clio   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Elamville
 - 1895 population of 178 people (with 1,529 people in 2015)
 - Clio had a post office and no railroad service
Tennille   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Elamville
 - Tennille had a post office and railroad service
Arguta   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Elamville
 - Arguta had a post office and no railroad service
Louisville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Elamville
 - 1895 population of 288 people (with 487 people in 2015)
 - Louisville had a post office and railroad service
Dillard   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Elamville
 - Dillard had a post office and railroad service
Skipperville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Elamville
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Skipperville had a post office and no railroad service
Brundidge   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Elamville
 - 1895 population of 421 people (with 1,989 people in 2015)
 - Brundidge had a post office and railroad service
Buckhorn   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Elamville
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Buckhorn 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 Elamville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Elamville 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 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 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.

Elamville is located in Barbour County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Barbour County: Bullock, Dale, Henry, Pike, Russell, Clay (GA), Quitman (GA) & Stewart (GA).

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

Barbour     (The home county for Elamville)
      Clio   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Comer   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Eufaula   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Perote   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Midway   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Jack   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elba   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Central City   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Newton   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Malvern   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Slocomb   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Abbeville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Newville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oakey Grove   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Headland   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Shorterville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Haleburg   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kinsey   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dothan   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Parish   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Webb   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Parker Village   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Taylor   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cowarts   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rehobeth   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Avon   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grady   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Banks   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Troy   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Orion   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Clay (GA)
      Fort Gaines (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Quitman (GA)
      Georgetown (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Elamville:

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 Barbour County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

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    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Houston 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    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Barbour County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Barbour 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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Elamville ...

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

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 Elamville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Elamville.
      See our Misc Page for Elamville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Barbour County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elamville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6677, Longitude: -85.6563     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Elamville 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 Elamville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Elamville.


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