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Glenwood, Alabama
(Crenshaw County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Glenwood ...

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 Glenwood (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 Glenwood. 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 Glenwood ...

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 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around Glenwood.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Glenwood, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Glenwood.

Cemeteries Near Glenwood ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Glenwood.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Spears Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  E Henderson Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lewis Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Smilie Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Emmaus Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NE Bethel AME Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ward - Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Davidson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Elam - Davidson Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Old Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Brantley Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Spillars Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Green Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Clarke Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Clay Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Sanford - Barron Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE William Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Old Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rutledge Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bluff Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hillard & Howard Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Driskell Family Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Zoar Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shearon Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Old Sharron Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  E Henderson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Meadows Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  N Wingard Cemetery [Map]      
  N Stephens Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Vernledge Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Lightfoot 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 Glenwood in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Glenwood.

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

Vidette   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Glenwood
 - Vidette had a post office and no railroad service
Peacock - Historic   [Map]
 - While Peacock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Glenwood
 - Peacock had a post office and no railroad service
Henderson   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Glenwood
 - 1895 population of 159 people
 - Henderson had a post office and no railroad service
Hallsville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Glenwood
 - Hallsville had railroad service and no post office
Luverne   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Glenwood
 - 1895 population of 451 people (with 2,834 people in 2015)
 - Luverne had a post office and railroad service
Brantley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Glenwood
 - Brantley had a post office and no railroad service
Bullock   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Glenwood
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Bullock had a post office and no railroad service
Patsburg   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Glenwood
 - Patsburg had a post office and railroad service
Little Oak   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Glenwood
 - Little Oak had a post office and no railroad service
Rutledge   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Glenwood
 - 1895 population of 314 people (with 459 people in 2015)
 - Rutledge 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 Glenwood. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Glenwood 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 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.

Glenwood is located in Crenshaw County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Crenshaw County: Butler, Coffee, Covington, Lowndes, Montgomery & Pike.

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

Crenshaw     (The home county for Glenwood)
      Social Town   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clio   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Perote   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jack   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Elba   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Central City   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      County Line   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Opp   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Heath   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Onycha   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Red Level   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Samson   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Grady   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ada   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Troy   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kent   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Banks   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Orion   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]

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

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 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 Glenwood:

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 Crenshaw 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      
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Crenshaw County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Crenshaw 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 Glenwood. 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 begins in Glenwood. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Glenwood) 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 Glenwood. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Glenwood

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glenwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6675, Longitude: -86.1730     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Glenwood 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 Glenwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Glenwood.


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