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Our Genealogical Helper for Flat Rock ...

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 Flat Rock (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 Flat Rock. 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 Flat Rock ...

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 71 newspapers that have been published in the area around Flat Rock.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Flat Rock, there are papers which were published within 29 miles [46.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Flat Rock.

Cemeteries Near Flat Rock ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Flat Rock.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Jones Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hall Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Walker Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Brown Beasley Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Rabb Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Spence Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Herbert Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE McClure Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Second Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  W Olive Branch Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Garland Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Mt. Union Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pressley Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Brooks Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Elizabeth Cemetery [Map]      
  NE South Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sellers Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Little Pine Level Cemetery [Map]      
  N Maye Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Mt. Olive West Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bushfield Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Old Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Horton Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Long Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Joyner Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Witherington Cemetery [Map]      
  W Robinson 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 Flat Rock in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Flat Rock.

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

Wilcox   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Flat Rock
 - Wilcox had railroad service and no post office
 
Garland   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Flat Rock
 - 1895 population of 213 people
 - Garland had a post office and railroad service
 
Mount Union   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Flat Rock
 - Mount Union had a post office and no railroad service
 
Evergreen   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Flat Rock
 - 1895 population of 1,783 people (with 3,774 people in 2015)
 - Evergreen had a post office and railroad service
 
Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]
 - While Jay Villa was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Flat Rock
 - Jay Villa had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cohassett   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Flat Rock
 - Cohassett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bowles   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Flat Rock
 - Bowles had a post office and no railroad service
 
Georgiana   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Flat Rock
 - 1895 population of 456 people (with 1,667 people in 2015)
 - Georgiana had a post office and railroad service

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

Flat Rock is located in Conecuh County.

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

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

  DirectionDistance
Conecuh     (The home county for Flat Rock)
      Old Town   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Nymph   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Castleberry   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lenox   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Repton   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Range   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Butler
      McKenzie   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Covington
      Red Level   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Heath   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Carolina   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wing   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Opp   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Crenshaw
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Escambia
      Brewton   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      East Brewton   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Riverview   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pollard   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Lowndes
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Monroe
      Burnt Corn   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pine Orchard   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Excel   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Frisco City   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Megargel   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Wilcox
      Awin   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pine Apple   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Furman   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Santa Rosa (FL)
      Belandville (FL) - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 websites either 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 Flat Rock:

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    
Lowndes 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    
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
 
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Flat Rock. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4835, Longitude: -86.8333     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Flat Rock 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 Flat Rock, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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