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Glenville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Glenville ...

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 Glenville (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 Glenville. 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 Glenville ...

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 59 newspapers that have been published in the area around Glenville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Glenville, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Glenville.

Cemeteries Near Glenville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Glenville.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Glennville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Browder Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Glenville Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Ivey Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pittsview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pittsview Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McClendon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Tennille Chapel AME Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Florence Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Mt. McKeithan Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  


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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Glenville had a population of 282 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Jernigan   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Glenville
 - 1895 population of 89 people
 - Jernigan had a post office and no railroad service
Hawkinsville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Glenville
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Hawkinsville had a post office and no railroad service
Howe   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Glenville
 - Howe had a post office and no railroad service
Omaha (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Glenville
 - Omaha had a post office and railroad service
Loflin   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Glenville
 - Loflin had a post office and no railroad service
Batesville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Glenville
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Batesville had a post office and railroad service
Hatchechubbee   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Glenville
 - 1895 population of 205 people
 - Hatchechubbee had a post office and railroad service
Seale   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Glenville
 - 1895 population of 299 people
 - Seale had a post office and railroad service
Orletta (GA) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Orletta was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Glenville
 - Orletta 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 Glenville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Glenville 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.

Glenville is located in Russell County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Russell County: Barbour, Bullock, Lee, Macon, Chattahoochee (GA), Muscogee (GA) & Stewart (GA).

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

Russell     (The home county for Glenville)
      Pittsview   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Seale   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Holy Trinity   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Comer   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Eufaula   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clio   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Midway   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Perote   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Screamer   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Shorterville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Abbeville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Salem   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattahoochee (GA)
      Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cusseta (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Heineburg Village (GA) - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Clay (GA)
      Fort Gaines (GA)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bellville (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Harris (GA)
      Cataula (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (GA)
      Buena Vista (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Baker Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Midland (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Upatoi (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Quitman (GA)
      Georgetown (GA)   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Morris (GA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Randolph (GA)
      Cuthbert (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coleman (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Stewart (GA)
      Omaha (GA)   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Louvale (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lumpkin (GA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mount Zion (GA) - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Richland (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Webster (GA)
      Weston (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Preston (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 - you should note 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 Glenville:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Russell County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattahoochee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stewart County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Russell County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glenville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1288, Longitude: -85.1769     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Glenville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Glenville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Glenville.


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