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Our Genealogical Helper for Fikestown ...

So far, we have found very little information about Fikestown. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Fikestown to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Fikestown, please Contact Us.




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 Fikestown (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 Fikestown. 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 Fikestown ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fikestown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Fikestown, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Fikestown.

Cemeteries Near Fikestown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fikestown.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  E McCulley Cemetery [Map]      
  N Daniel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Moffat Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Friday Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Kinard Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Shiney Rock Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Italian Catholic Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Little Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Schultz Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hickory Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Belchers Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Scottsville Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Scottsville Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Clements Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Johnstown Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Banks Cemetery [Map]      
  N Caffee Cemetery [Map]      
  W Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  W George Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Haysop Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cottingham Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Shuttlesworth Cemetery [Map]      
  N Thrasher Cemetery [Map]      
  W Burns Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Hubbard Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bibbville Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Crockett McKinney Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Enon Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Gillard Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Boyd Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Wesley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McKensey Cemetery [Map]      
  W Boyd Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Little Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  S Centreville Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Six Mile Presbyterian Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Camp Branch Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Hubbard Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Weldon Cemetery [Map]      
  S Brent Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pineland Memorial Park [Map]      
  NNW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sandy Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Six Mile Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cahaba Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McKinney Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hickman Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Evergreen Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sandy Creek 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.

While we didn't find Fikestown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Fikestown.

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

Blocton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Blocton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Fikestown
 - Blocton had a post office and railroad service
 
Scottsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Fikestown
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Scottsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bibbville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Fikestown
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bibbville had a post office and railroad service
 
Vance   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Fikestown
 - 1895 population of 96 people (with 1,513 people in 2015)
 - Vance had a post office and railroad service
 
Centreville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Fikestown
 - 1895 population of 239 people (with 2,704 people in 2015)
 - Centreville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Woodstock   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Fikestown
 - 1895 population of 147 people (with 1,547 people in 2015)
 - Woodstock had a post office and railroad service
 
Green Pond   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Fikestown
 - 1895 population of 116 people
 - Green Pond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Giles   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Fikestown
 - Giles had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Fikestown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Fikestown 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Fikestown is historic, it would have been located within present day Bibb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bibb County: Chilton, Hale, Jefferson, Perry, Shelby & Tuscaloosa.

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

  DirectionDistance
Bibb     (The home county for Fikestown)
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Brent   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
 
Autauga
      Jones   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Chilton
      Jemison   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Coosa
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Dallas
      Plantersville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Greene
      Knoxville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Hale
      Moundville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Akron   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jefferson
      Kimbrell   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Adger   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Village   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Industrial City   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Perry
      Sprott   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Marion   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Shelby
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Helena   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Calera   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Vance   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Holt   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
 
Walker
      Goodsprings   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 Fikestown:

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 Bibb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa 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    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Bibb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bibb County: www.co.bibb.ga.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>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 Fikestown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Fikestown. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fikestown) 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 Fikestown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fikestown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fikestown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0843, Longitude: -87.1506     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fikestown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Fikestown.



 
 
 

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