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Green Bay, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Green Bay ...

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 Green Bay (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 Green Bay. 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 Green Bay ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Green Bay.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Green Bay, 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 Green Bay.

Cemeteries Near Green Bay ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Green Bay.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Peaceful Acres Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kinston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oakey Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ENE Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW North Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Flat Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rhoades Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Five Runs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Judson Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Weeks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sanford Baptist Church 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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Green Bay had a population of 35 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Wiggins   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Green Bay
 - Wiggins had a post office and no railroad service
Opine   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Green Bay
 - Opine had a post office and no railroad service
Alberton   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Green Bay
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Alberton had a post office and no railroad service
Florala   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Green Bay
 - Florala had a post office and no railroad service
Andalusia   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Green Bay
 - 1895 population of 270 people (with 9,063 people in 2015)
 - Andalusia had a post office and no railroad service
Curtis   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Green Bay
 - Curtis had a post office and no railroad service
Rose Hill   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) from Green Bay
 - Rose Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Beda   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Green Bay
 - Beda 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 Green Bay. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Green Bay 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

Green Bay is located in Covington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Covington County: Butler, Coffee, Conecuh, Crenshaw, Escambia, Geneva, Okaloosa (FL) & Walton (FL).

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

Covington     (The home county for Green Bay)
      Onycha   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Opp   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lockhart   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Florala   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Carolina   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Elba   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Central City   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jack   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Nymph   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Samson   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Costilla - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Scranton   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eunola - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Black   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Holmes (FL)
      Ponce de Leon (FL)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Westville (FL)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Esto (FL)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Okaloosa (FL)
      Svea (FL)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Laurel Hill (FL)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Garden City (FL)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cannon Town (FL)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Crestview (FL)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Baker (FL)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Otahite (FL) - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Milligan (FL)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Santa Rosa (FL)
      Belandville (FL) - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Walton (FL)
      Paxton (FL)   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mossy Head (FL)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      De Funiak Springs (FL)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Argyle (FL)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Washington (FL)
      Caryville (FL)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Green Bay:

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 Covington County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Holmes County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Okaloosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Santa Rosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walton County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Covington County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Green Bay. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1780, Longitude: -86.2894     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Green Bay 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 Green Bay, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Green Bay.


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