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Eufaula, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Eufaula ...

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 Eufaula (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 Eufaula. 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 the area of Eufaula ...

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 92 newspapers that have been published in the area around Eufaula.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Eufaula. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Eufaula and those printed in the larger area surrounding Eufaula.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> of Eufaula.

Cemeteries Near Eufaula ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Eufaula.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shorte Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Memory Garden Cemetery [Map]      
  N McGee Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  N Haven of Rest Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Bascom Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Shady Grove AME Church Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  S Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  N Tennille Chapel AME Church Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Methvin Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E Green Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E Pataula Church Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE St. James Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  SE St. Paul Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Old Pataula Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Old Zion Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ENE Hogan Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  W Perkins - Evans Cemetery [Map]      
  W Beauchamp Family 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 Eufaula had a population of 4,394 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2015, Eufaula had a population of 12,596 people.

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

Tullis   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Eufaula
 - Tullis had railroad service and no post office
Georgetown (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Eufaula
 - 1895 population of 348 people (with 973 people in 2000)
 - Georgetown had a post office and railroad service
Howe   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Eufaula
 - Howe had a post office and no railroad service
Cotton Hill   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Eufaula
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Cotton Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Hawkinsville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Eufaula
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Hawkinsville had a post office and no railroad service
Hatcher (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Eufaula
 - Hatcher had railroad service and no post office
Batesville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Eufaula
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Batesville had a post office and railroad service
White Oak   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Eufaula
 - White Oak had railroad service and no post office
Otho   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Eufaula
 - 1895 population of 90 people
 - Otho 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 Eufaula. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Eufaula 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 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.

Eufaula 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 Eufaula. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Eufaula:

Barbour     (The home county for Eufaula)
      Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Comer   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clio   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Perote   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Shorterville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Abbeville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oakey Grove   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Haleburg   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Newville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Headland   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Banks   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Holy Trinity   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Seale   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Calhoun (GA)
      Edison (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arlington (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattahoochee (GA)
      Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cusseta (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Heineburg Village (GA) - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Clay (GA)
      Fort Gaines (GA)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bellville (GA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bluffton (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Early (GA)
      Blakely (GA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bancroft (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Baker Village (GA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Quitman (GA)
      Georgetown (GA)   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Morris (GA)   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Randolph (GA)
      Coleman (GA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cuthbert (GA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Shellman (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Stewart (GA)
      Omaha (GA)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Mount Zion (GA) - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lumpkin (GA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Louvale (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Richland (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Terrell (GA)
      Parrott (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Webster (GA)
      Weston (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Preston (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 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 Eufaula:

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    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattahoochee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Early County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Stewart County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Terrell County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Webster 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 Eufaula ...

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

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 Eufaula:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Eufaula in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Eufaula for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Eufaula.
      See our Misc Page for Eufaula for more information.

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Search for a Community located in Alabama

About Barbour County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eufaula. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9103, Longitude: -85.1504     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eufaula 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 Eufaula, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Eufaula.


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