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Our Genealogical Helper for Highnote ...

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 Highnote (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 Highnote. 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 Highnote ...

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 54 newspapers that have been published in the area around Highnote.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Highnote, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Highnote.

Cemeteries Near Highnote ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Highnote.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Pate Cemetery [Map]     Florida  
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Spike Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Lees Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Adoniram Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Black Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Double Springs Cemetery [Map]     Florida  
  NW Spring Creek Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Pondtown Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pleasant Home Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNE Hurricane Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Whitewater Cemetery [Map]     Florida  
  WSW East Pittman Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]     Florida  
  ESE Selma Cemetery [Map]     Florida  
  NNE Wright Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hartford City Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE East Mt. Zion Methodist Cemetery [Map]     Florida  
  N Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Eunola Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Curry Cemetery [Map]     Florida  
  ESE Damascus Cemetery [Map]     Florida  
  NE Martin Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Christian Home Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Whaley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Geneva City 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>

While we didn't find Highnote in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Highnote.

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

Warwick - Historic   [Map]
 - While Warwick was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Highnote
 - Warwick had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dundee   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Highnote
 - Dundee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fadette   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Highnote
 - Fadette had a post office and no railroad service
 
Highfalls   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Highnote
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Highfalls had a post office and no railroad service
 
Izagora (FL)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Highnote
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Izagora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Graceville (FL)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Highnote
 - 1895 population of 55 people (with 2,222 people in 2015)
 - Graceville had a post office and no railroad service
 
High Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Highnote
 - High Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Geneva   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Highnote
 - 1895 population of 638 people (with 4,460 people in 2015)
 - Geneva had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vaughanville   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Highnote
 - 1895 population of 99 people
 - Vaughanville 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 Highnote. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Highnote 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.

Highnote 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 Highnote. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Highnote:

  DirectionDistance
Geneva     (The home county for Highnote)
      Black   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Slocomb   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Eunola - Historic   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Costilla - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Malvern   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Samson   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Coffee
      Central City   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elba   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Covington
      Beulah   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Florala   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Onycha   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Opp   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lockhart   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Dale
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Newton   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grimes   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Napier Field   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Henry
      Headland   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Newville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Houston
      Merritts Crossroads   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Madrid   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Parker Village   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rehobeth   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Taylor   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cottonwood   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Dothan   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Parish   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Cowarts   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Avon   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kinsey   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Webb   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Bay (FL)
      Fountain (FL)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Holmes (FL)
      Esto (FL)   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Noma (FL)   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bonifay (FL)   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Westville (FL)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ponce de Leon (FL)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
 
Jackson (FL)
      Graceville (FL)   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Campbellton (FL)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Jacob City (FL)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Cottondale (FL)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Steele City (FL)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alford (FL)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Malone (FL)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Marianna (FL)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greenwood (FL)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bascom (FL)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Two Egg (FL)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Walton (FL)
      Argyle (FL)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      De Funiak Springs (FL)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Paxton (FL)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mossy Head (FL)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Washington (FL)
      Caryville (FL)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Chipley (FL)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Five Points (FL)   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Vernon (FL)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wausau (FL)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Coosada Old Town (FL) - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ebro (FL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Early (GA)
      Cedar Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Highnote:

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 Geneva County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Houston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bay County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Holmes County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walton County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Washington County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Early County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Geneva County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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 ...
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      Georgia

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About Geneva County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Highnote. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Highnote. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.9960, Longitude: -85.6924     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Highnote 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 Highnote, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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