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Ewell, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Ewell ...

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 Ewell (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 Ewell. 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 Ewell ...

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 63 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ewell.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ewell, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ewell.

Cemeteries Near Ewell ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ewell.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Mims Family Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Johnstown Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  S Newman Family Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Woodham Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Old Dean Church Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Newton City Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Travelers Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Claybank Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Enon Cemetery [Map]      
  E Christian Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Asbury Cemetery [Map]      
  W Campground Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE Echo Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Omega Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Post Oak Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pinckard Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sylvan Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  N Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Kirklands Cemetery [Map]      
  N Skipperville Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Magnolia Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Blackwoods Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Blackwoods Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Old Center Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Dykes Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Beersheba Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  N Union 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 in 1895, Ewell had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Ozark   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ewell
 - 1895 population of 1,195 people (with 14,719 people in 2015)
 - Ozark had a post office and railroad service
Newton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Ewell
 - 1895 population of 520 people (with 1,472 people in 2015)
 - Newton had a post office and no railroad service
Asbury   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ewell
 - Asbury had a post office and no railroad service
Echo   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ewell
 - 1895 population of 69 people
 - Echo had a post office and no railroad service
Midland City   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ewell
 - Midland City had a post office and railroad service
Skipperville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Ewell
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Skipperville had a post office and no railroad service
Dillard   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ewell
 - Dillard had a post office and railroad service
Arguta   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Ewell
 - Arguta 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 Ewell. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ewell 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.

Ewell is located in Dale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dale County: Barbour, Coffee, Geneva, Henry, Houston & Pike.

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

Dale     (The home county for Ewell)
      Ozark   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Newton   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Napier Field   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Grimes   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clio   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Perote   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Central City   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jack   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Elba   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      County Line   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Malvern   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Slocomb   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Costilla - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Black   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eunola - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Samson   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Newville   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Headland   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Oakey Grove   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Abbeville   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Haleburg   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Shorterville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dothan   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kinsey   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Parker Village   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Taylor   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Parish   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Webb   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cowarts   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rehobeth   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Merritts Crossroads   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Avon   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Columbia   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Madrid   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Banks   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Troy   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Holmes (FL)
      Esto (FL)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Noma (FL)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Jackson (FL)
      Graceville (FL)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Campbellton (FL)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jacob City (FL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Malone (FL)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clay (GA)
      Fort Gaines (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Early (GA)
      Cedar Springs (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blakely (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Ewell:

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 Dale 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    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Crenshaw 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    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Holmes County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County (FL):       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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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 Ewell:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Ewell.
      See our Misc Page for Ewell for more information.

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About Dale County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ewell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4216, Longitude: -85.5747     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ewell 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 Ewell, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ewell.


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