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Our Genealogical Helper for Faunsdale ...

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 Faunsdale (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 Faunsdale. 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 Faunsdale ...

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 67 newspapers that have been published in the area around Faunsdale.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Faunsdale, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Faunsdale.

Cemeteries Near Faunsdale ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Faunsdale.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Blanks Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Greer Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Winfield Cemetery [Map]      
  E Holy Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  E Rosemount Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Tunstall Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Allenville Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hunter Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Greenlawn Gardens [Map]      
  ESE Ellawhite Cemetery [Map]      
  E Goldman Cemetery [Map]      
  N Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cottrell Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Fowler Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pickens Cemetery [Map]      
  N Alex Chapel Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Morrissette Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Black Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Curry Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW St. Andrews Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW St. Mathews Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Little Flanders Field Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Asbury Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE McCreary Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Willis - Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW St. Luke Cemetery [Map]      
  S Zion Campground Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW John the Baptist Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Tabernacle Cemetery [Map]      
  S Jericho Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Living Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Casemore Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hatch Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Newbern Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Evening Star Cemetery [Map]      
  W Gilfield Cemetery [Map]      
  W Old Spring Hill Methodist 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 Faunsdale had a population of 211 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2015, Faunsdale had a population of 94 people.

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

Uniontown   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Faunsdale
 - 1895 population of 854 people (with 2,415 people in 2015)
 - Uniontown had a post office and railroad service
 
Laneville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Faunsdale
 - Laneville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tombigbee - Historic   [Map]
 - While Tombigbee was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Faunsdale
 - Tombigbee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dayton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Faunsdale
 - 1895 population of 412 people (with 50 people in 2015)
 - Dayton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sunshine   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Faunsdale
 - Sunshine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gallion   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Faunsdale
 - Gallion had a post office and railroad service
 
Newbern   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Faunsdale
 - 1895 population of 572 people (with 179 people in 2015)
 - Newbern had a post office and railroad service
 
Whitsitt   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Faunsdale
 - Whitsitt had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]
 - While Crenshaw was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Faunsdale
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Crenshaw 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 Faunsdale. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Faunsdale 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Faunsdale is located in Marengo County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marengo County: Choctaw, Clarke, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Perry, Sumter & Wilcox.

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

  DirectionDistance
Marengo     (The home county for Faunsdale)
      Dayton   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Providence   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Linden   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Choctaw
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Clarke
      Thomasville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Dallas
      Browns   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Safford   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Selma   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Greene
      Forkland   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Hale
      Prairieville   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Akron   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Perry
      Uniontown   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      The Village   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Marion   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Sumter
      Arrington   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Epes   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ward   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wilcox
      Alberta   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coy   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Faunsdale:

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 Marengo County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Faunsdale ...

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

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

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About Marengo County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Faunsdale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4580, Longitude: -87.5931     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Faunsdale 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 Faunsdale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Faunsdale.



 
 
 

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