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Our Genealogical Helper for Evergreen ...

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 Evergreen (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 Evergreen. 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 Evergreen ...

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 52 newspapers that have been published in the area around Evergreen.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Evergreen. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Evergreen and those printed in the larger area surrounding Evergreen.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> of Evergreen.

Cemeteries Near Evergreen ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Evergreen.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Rabb Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Spence Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Brown Beasley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Olive Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Riley Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WNW Ivey Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Hamden Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Sparta Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  S Greater Nazarene Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Old Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Witherington Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Second Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Arkadelphia Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Sparta Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Jones Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ENE Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  W Belleville Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Holly Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Herbert Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Marietta Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Buffington Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Davison Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Little Pine Level Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bethesda 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 Evergreen had a population of 1,783 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2015, Evergreen had a population of 3,774 people.

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

Sparta - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sparta was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Evergreen
 - Sparta had railroad service and no post office
 
Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]
 - While Jay Villa was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Evergreen
 - Jay Villa had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wilcox   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Evergreen
 - Wilcox had railroad service and no post office
 
Belleville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Evergreen
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Belleville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bowles   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Evergreen
 - Bowles had a post office and no railroad service
 
Castleberry   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Evergreen
 - 1895 population of 176 people (with 565 people in 2015)
 - Castleberry had a post office and railroad service
 
Mount Union   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Evergreen
 - Mount Union had a post office and no railroad service
 
Garland   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Evergreen
 - 1895 population of 213 people
 - Garland had a post office and railroad service
 
Bermuda   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Evergreen
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Bermuda 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 Evergreen. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Evergreen 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 southwest 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 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 west 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.

Evergreen is located in Conecuh County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Conecuh County: Butler, Covington, Escambia & Monroe.

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

  DirectionDistance
Conecuh     (The home county for Evergreen)
      Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Nymph   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Castleberry   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lenox   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Repton   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Range   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
 
Butler
      McKenzie   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Covington
      Red Level   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Heath   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Carolina   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wing   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Crenshaw
      Dozier   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Escambia
      Brewton   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      East Brewton   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Riverview   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pollard   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Huxford   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Flomaton   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Monroe
      Burnt Corn   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pine Orchard   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Excel   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Frisco City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Megargel   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Goodway   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Wilcox
      Awin   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pine Apple   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Furman   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Escambia (FL)
      Century (FL)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Okaloosa (FL)
      Otahite (FL) - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Santa Rosa (FL)
      Belandville (FL) - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jay (FL)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 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 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 Evergreen:

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 Conecuh County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Escambia County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Okaloosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Santa Rosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Conecuh County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Evergreen. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4379, Longitude: -86.9584     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Evergreen 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 Evergreen, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Evergreen.



 
 
 

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