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Our Genealogical Helper for Eoda ...

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 Eoda (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 Eoda. 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 Eoda ...

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 56 newspapers that have been published in the area around Eoda.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Eoda, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Eoda.

Cemeteries Near Eoda ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Eoda.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Henderson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sweet Home Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bryant Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Rose Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Pilgrim Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Sanford Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Carter Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Covington Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SW Hillside Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Friendship Community Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Dozier Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bozeman Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Oakey Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Peaceful Acres Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SE Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Brooklyn Cemetery [Map]      
  E New Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Danley Cross Roads Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Able Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gantt Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Magnolia Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Johnson Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  N Clark Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Andalusia Memorial Garden [Map]      
  ENE Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pine Level 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 Eoda in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Eoda.

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

Opine   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Eoda
 - Opine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wiggins   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Eoda
 - Wiggins had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rose Hill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Eoda
 - Rose Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dozier   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Eoda
 - Dozier had a post office and no railroad service
 
Curtis   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Eoda
 - Curtis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Andalusia   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Eoda
 - 1895 population of 270 people (with 9,063 people in 2015)
 - Andalusia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Green Bay   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Eoda
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Green Bay had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leon   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Eoda
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Leon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Alberton   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Eoda
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Alberton had a post office and no railroad service
 
River Falls   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Eoda
 - River Falls had a post office and no railroad service
 
Edwardsville   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Eoda
 - Edwardsville 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 Eoda. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Eoda 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 doctors and 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.

Eoda is located in Covington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Covington County: Butler, Coffee, Conecuh, Crenshaw, Escambia, Geneva, Okaloosa (FL) & Walton (FL).

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

  DirectionDistance
Covington     (The home county for Eoda)
      Babbie   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Opp   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Heath   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Onycha   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Carolina   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Butler
      McKenzie   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Coffee
      Kinston   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Elba   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Jack   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Central City   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Conecuh
      Brooklyn   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nymph   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Crenshaw
      Dozier   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Dale
      Holiday Village   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Escambia
      Bradley   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Geneva
      Samson   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Costilla - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eunola - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Montgomery
      Lapine   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pike
      Goshen   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Troy   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kent   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Okaloosa (FL)
      Svea (FL)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Laurel Hill (FL)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Garden City (FL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Walton (FL)
      Paxton (FL)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]

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

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 - 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 Eoda:

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 Covington 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    
Crenshaw 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    
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 Covington County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Covington 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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About Covington County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eoda. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3746, Longitude: -86.3191     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eoda 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 Eoda, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Eoda.



 
 
 

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