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Hawkins Ford, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hawkins Ford ...

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 Hawkins Ford (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 Hawkins Ford. 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.

Name Variations for Hawkins Ford ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Hawkins Ford.

  • Typical abbreviation for Hawkins Ford: Hawkins Frd.
  • While the name of this community is Hawkins Ford, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Hawkins Ford may originally have been Hawkin's Ford.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Hawkins Ford might be written as Hawkin Ford.

Newspapers Published in Hawkins Ford ...

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 49 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hawkins Ford.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hawkins Ford, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hawkins Ford.

Cemeteries Near Hawkins Ford ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hawkins Ford.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Spruiell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pope Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW Stanford Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Nolen Cemetery [Map]      
  S Crews Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hollis Cemetery [Map]      
  E Stanford Cemetery [Map]      
  N Crump Cemetery [Map]      
  N Henson Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Pine Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Sandlin Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Beaverton Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sizemore Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  E Olive Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Henson Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Sulligent Cemetery [Map]      
  S Plynn Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cantrell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Almon Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Herron Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Moscow Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mulberry Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  S Kennedy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Taylor Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Love Joy Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Seven Oaks Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Evans Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hollis Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Rising Star Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Holliday Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Ballard Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Owens Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE County Line Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cantrell Family Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Wesley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Blaylock Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bankhead Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sizemore Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  E Nesmith Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mosley Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Philadelphia Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ray Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Old Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Thompson - Centrell Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Willing Cemetery [Map]      
  E Guin City Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pikeville Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Terrell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Banister Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Fulton Bridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Friendship North Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Thompson Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  N Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pickle Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Holligan & Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  S Emmaus Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Flurry Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  N Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Shelton Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Riggans Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  WNW Riggan Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  


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 Hawkins Ford in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hawkins Ford.

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

Beaverton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hawkins Ford
 - 1895 population of 40 people (with 187 people in 2015)
 - Beaverton had a post office and railroad service
Pine Springs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hawkins Ford
 - Pine Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Sulligent   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hawkins Ford
 - 1895 population of 318 people (with 1,844 people in 2015)
 - Sulligent had a post office and railroad service
Moscow   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hawkins Ford
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Moscow had a post office and no railroad service
Detroit   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hawkins Ford
 - 1895 population of 163 people (with 227 people in 2015)
 - Detroit had a post office and no railroad service
Guin   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Hawkins Ford
 - Guin had a post office and railroad service
Pikeville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hawkins Ford
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Pikeville had a post office and no railroad service
Gattman (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hawkins Ford
 - Gattman had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Hawkins Ford. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hawkins Ford 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 doctors 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.

Hawkins Ford is located in Lamar County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lamar County: Fayette, Marion, Pickens, Lowndes (MS) & Monroe (MS).

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

Lamar     (The home county for Hawkins Ford)
      Beaverton   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Millport   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Belk   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Vina   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Guin   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Twin   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Weston   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      McShan   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Reform   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Townley   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Corona   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Patton   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chickasaw (MS)
      Egypt (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Okolona (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Clay (MS)
      Vinton (MS)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mantachie (MS)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lee (MS)
      Nettleton (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shannon (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Plantersville (MS)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Verona (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Columbus (MS)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Amory (MS)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Cotton Gin Port (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Aberdeen (MS)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wren (MS)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 - although 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 Hawkins Ford:

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 Lamar County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chickasaw County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Hawkins Ford. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hawkins Ford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hawkins Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9576, Longitude: -88.0775     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hawkins Ford 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 Hawkins Ford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hawkins Ford.


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