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Greensboro, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Greensboro ...

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 Greensboro (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 Greensboro. 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 the area of Greensboro ...

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 73 newspapers that have been published in the area around Greensboro.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Greensboro. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Greensboro and those printed in the larger area surrounding Greensboro.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> of Greensboro.

Cemeteries Near Greensboro ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Greensboro.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW May Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Stokes Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Greensboro Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW McCoy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Greenleaf Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Jenkins Place Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Burton Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE St. Marys Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hill Place Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Redick Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Jerusalem Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Burk Cemetery [Map]      
  N Shelton Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Boston Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  W Crooks Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Terrell Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Washington Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hatche Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW St. Pauls Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE St. Johns Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Martian Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Rhodes Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ramey Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Walthill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Curry Cemetery [Map]      
  W Long Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Pickens Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Turpin Cemetery [Map]      
  E Harper Cemetery [Map]      
  E Griffin Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Herman Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rhone Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N New Haven Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Newbern Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hatch Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Curry Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Burroughs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Burrough Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ramey Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Robertson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Evans Cemetery [Map]      
  W Limestone Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Micken Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Eaton Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Casemore Cemetery [Map]      
  S Alex Chapel Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE McCreary Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE DeYampert Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Elvins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Fellowship Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Langham Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mays Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Pickens Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Curry Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  E Turner Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Chambers Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Holley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Jackson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bethlehem 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Greensboro had a population of 1,759 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2015, Greensboro had a population of 2,387 people.

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

Whitsitt   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Greensboro
 - Whitsitt had a post office and no railroad service
Cedarville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Greensboro
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Cedarville had a post office and no railroad service
Newbern   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Greensboro
 - 1895 population of 572 people (with 179 people in 2015)
 - Newbern had a post office and railroad service
Sawyerville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Greensboro
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Sawyerville had a post office and railroad service
Brush Creek   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Greensboro
 - 1895 population of 91 people
 - Brush Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Sunshine   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Greensboro
 - Sunshine had a post office and no railroad service
Morgan Springs   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Greensboro
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Morgan Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Folsom   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Greensboro
 - Folsom 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 Greensboro. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Greensboro 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 and doctors 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.

Greensboro is located in Hale County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hale County: Bibb, Greene, Marengo, Perry & Tuscaloosa.

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

Hale     (The home county for Greensboro)
      Sawyerville   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Akron   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brent   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      East Town   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Browns   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Safford   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Selma   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Union   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Providence   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Linden   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Marion   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      The Village   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Epes   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coker   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Holt   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Northport   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 - 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 Greensboro:

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 Hale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Choctaw 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    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Greensboro ...

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

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 Greensboro:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Greensboro in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Greensboro for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Greensboro.
      See our Misc Page for Greensboro for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Hale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Greensboro. 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 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Greensboro. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Greensboro) 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 Greensboro. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Greensboro

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greensboro. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7014, Longitude: -87.5951     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Greensboro 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 Greensboro, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Greensboro.


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