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Highfalls, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Highfalls ...

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 Highfalls (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 Highfalls. 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 Highfalls ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Highfalls.

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

Cemeteries Near Highfalls ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Highfalls.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Eunola Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Spring Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Adoniram Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pondtown Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hartford City Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bellwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Geneva City Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Spike Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW El Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Sunset Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  S Whitewater Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hurricane Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wright Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Whaley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Coffee Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Eden Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Vaughanville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Consolation Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cool Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW McDuffie Cemetery   [Map]     
  S East Pittman Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Pate Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  N County Line 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 Highfalls had a population of 136 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Geneva   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Highfalls
 - 1895 population of 638 people (with 4,460 people in 2015)
 - Geneva had a post office and no railroad service
High Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Highfalls
 - High Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
Dundee   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Highfalls
 - Dundee had a post office and no railroad service
Coffee Springs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Highfalls
 - 1895 population of 32 people (with 229 people in 2015)
 - Coffee Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Vaughanville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Highfalls
 - 1895 population of 99 people
 - Vaughanville had a post office and no railroad service
Clayhatchee   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Highfalls
 - Clayhatchee had a post office and no railroad service
Marl   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Highfalls
 - Marl had a post office and no railroad service
Warwick - Historic   [Map]
 - While Warwick was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Highfalls
 - Warwick 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 Highfalls. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Highfalls 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 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.

Highfalls is located in Geneva County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Geneva County: Coffee, Covington, Dale, Houston, Holmes (FL) & Walton (FL).

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

Geneva     (The home county for Highfalls)
      Eunola - Historic   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Costilla - Historic   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Scranton   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Black   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Slocomb   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Samson   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Malvern   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Central City   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Elba   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jack   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Opp   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Onycha   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Florala   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lockhart   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Newton   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Grimes   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Napier Field   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Headland   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Newville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Merritts Crossroads   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Parker Village   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Taylor   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rehobeth   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Madrid   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dothan   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Parish   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cottonwood   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cowarts   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kinsey   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Avon   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Webb   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Holmes (FL)
      Esto (FL)   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Noma (FL)   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bonifay (FL)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Westville (FL)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ponce de Leon (FL)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Jackson (FL)
      Graceville (FL)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Campbellton (FL)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jacob City (FL)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cottondale (FL)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Steele City (FL)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alford (FL)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Malone (FL)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Greenwood (FL)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Marianna (FL)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Okaloosa (FL)
      Svea (FL)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Laurel Hill (FL)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Walton (FL)
      Argyle (FL)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Paxton (FL)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      De Funiak Springs (FL)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mossy Head (FL)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Washington (FL)
      Caryville (FL)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Five Points (FL)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chipley (FL)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coosada Old Town (FL) - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vernon (FL)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wausau (FL)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 Highfalls:

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 Geneva County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Houston 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    
Jackson County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Okaloosa 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 Geneva County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Geneva 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 Highfalls ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Geneva County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Highfalls. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0985, Longitude: -85.7999     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Highfalls 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 Highfalls, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Highfalls.


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