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Hallsville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hallsville ...

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 Hallsville (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 Hallsville. 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 Hallsville ...

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 Hallsville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hallsville, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hallsville.

Cemeteries Near Hallsville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hallsville.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Ward - Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Davidson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Smilie Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bethel AME Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Elam - Davidson Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
  E Old Salem Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Spillars Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hillard & Howard Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE William Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  E Meadows Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Sanford - Barron Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hepzibah Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Wingard Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Good Hope Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Spears Cemetery [Map]      
  S Henderson Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Lewis Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Henderson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Chapel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mullins Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Greene Hills Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hinson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Stephens Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sims Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Simmons Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Israel Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Emmaus Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Head Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ballard Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Rhodes Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mossy Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Murphree Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Carroll Street Cemetery [Map]      
  N Springfield Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Clay Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Boutwell - Bundy Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Copeland Cemetery [Map]      
  N Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Starling Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Petrey Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Green 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 in 1895, Hallsville had railroad service and no post office.

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

Little Oak   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hallsville
 - Little Oak had a post office and no railroad service
Henderson   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hallsville
 - 1895 population of 159 people
 - Henderson had a post office and no railroad service
Vidette   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Hallsville
 - Vidette had a post office and no railroad service
Wingard   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hallsville
 - Wingard had a post office and no railroad service
Patsburg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hallsville
 - Patsburg had a post office and railroad service
Troy   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hallsville
 - 1895 population of 3,449 people (with 18,853 people in 2015)
 - Troy had a post office and railroad service
Luverne   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Hallsville
 - 1895 population of 451 people (with 2,834 people in 2015)
 - Luverne had a post office and railroad service
Petrey   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hallsville
 - Petrey had a post office and railroad service
Ansley   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Hallsville
 - Ansley had a post office and no railroad service
Live Oak   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hallsville
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Live Oak had a post office and no railroad service
Shady Grove   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hallsville
 - Shady Grove 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 Hallsville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hallsville 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.

Hallsville is located in Pike County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pike County: Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Crenshaw, Dale & Montgomery.

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

Pike     (The home county for Hallsville)
      Goshen   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Troy   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Kent   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Orion   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Banks   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clio   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Perote   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jack   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Elba   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Central City   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      County Line   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Opp   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Heath   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Red Level   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Onycha   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grady   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ada   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Hallsville:

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 Pike County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coffee 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    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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 Hallsville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, no Post Office mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Hallsville.
      See our Misc Page for Hallsville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Pike County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hallsville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7454, Longitude: -86.1038     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hallsville 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 Hallsville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hallsville.


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