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Falco, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Falco ...

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 Falco (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 Falco. 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 Falco ...

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 68 newspapers that have been published in the area around Falco.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Falco, there are papers which were published within 30 miles [48.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Falco.

Cemeteries Near Falco ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Falco.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Beda Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Rock Hill Cemetery [Map]     Florida  
  SE Newell Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  W Bradley Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Old Bradley Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Blackwater Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Union Hill Church Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Stewart Cemetery [Map]     Florida  
  SE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]     Florida  
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Clary Cemetery [Map]     Florida  
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]     Florida  
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ENE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mancill Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Rock Creek Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Rock Creek Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mason 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 Falco in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Falco.

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

Beda   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Falco
 - Beda had a post office and no railroad service
Rome   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Falco
 - Rome had a post office and no railroad service
Fairfield   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Falco
 - Fairfield had a post office and no railroad service
Otahite (FL) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Otahite was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Falco
 - Otahite had a post office and no railroad service
Boykin   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Falco
 - Boykin had a post office and no railroad service
Roberts   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) from Falco
 - Roberts had a post office and no railroad service
Florala   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) from Falco
 - Florala had a post office and no railroad service
Brooklyn   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Falco
 - 1895 population of 185 people
 - Brooklyn had a post office and no railroad service
Andalusia   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Falco
 - 1895 population of 270 people (with 9,063 people in 2015)
 - Andalusia 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 Falco. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Falco 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.

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

Covington     (The home county for Falco)
      Wing   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Carolina   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lockhart   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Florala   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Onycha   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Heath   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Nymph   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Castleberry   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lenox   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Range   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      East Brewton   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Riverview   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brewton   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pollard   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Flomaton   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Samson   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Escambia (FL)
      Century (FL)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Okaloosa (FL)
      Laurel Hill (FL)   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cannon Town (FL)   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Svea (FL)   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Garden City (FL)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Otahite (FL) - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Baker (FL)   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Crestview (FL)   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Milligan (FL)   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Holt (FL)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Niceville (FL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Valparaiso (FL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Eglin Village (FL)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Santa Rosa (FL)
      Belandville (FL) - Historic   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Harold (FL)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jay (FL)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Milton (FL)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bagdad (FL)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Walton (FL)
      Paxton (FL)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Mossy Head (FL)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      De Funiak Springs (FL)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Argyle (FL)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 Falco:

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    
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Geneva 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    
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     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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
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Communities in Alabama

About Covington County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Falco. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Falco. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Falco) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Falco. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0491, Longitude: -86.6183     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Falco 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 Falco, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Falco.


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