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Hightogy, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hightogy ...

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 Hightogy (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 Hightogy. 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 Hightogy ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hightogy.

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

Cemeteries Near Hightogy ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hightogy.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE South Carolina Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Christian Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Walnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Poplar Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Furnace Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sailor Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Lamar Memory Gardens [Map]      
  SSE Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Meadow Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  E Guin Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Temple Star Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Union Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Springfield Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Oakes Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Morton Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Fellowship Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pearson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lampkin Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Old Asbury Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bethabra Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Rowland Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Turner Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  N Emmaus Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Asbury Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Wofford Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sudduth Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Branyon Cemetery [Map]      
  E Wesleys Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  N Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Oddfellows Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Payne Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Holly Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Blooming Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Blooming Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Old Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Eatman Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Kennedy Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  E New Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Harper Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW New Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  N Holliday 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, Hightogy had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Kingville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hightogy
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Kingville had a post office and no railroad service
Star   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hightogy
 - Star had a post office and no railroad service
Vernon   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hightogy
 - 1895 population of 192 people (with 1,895 people in 2015)
 - Vernon had a post office and no railroad service
Molloy   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hightogy
 - Molloy had a post office and no railroad service
Fernbank   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hightogy
 - Fernbank had a post office and railroad service
Millport   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Hightogy
 - 1895 population of 244 people (with 998 people in 2015)
 - Millport had a post office and railroad service
Bedford   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hightogy
 - Bedford had a post office and no railroad service
Kennedy   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hightogy
 - 1895 population of 312 people (with 428 people in 2015)
 - Kennedy 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 Hightogy. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hightogy 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 and hospitals 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.

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

Lamar     (The home county for Hightogy)
      Vernon   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Millport   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Belk   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Berry   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Guin   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Twin   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Weston   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      McShan   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Reform   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Echola   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coker   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Corona   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Patton   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Townley   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Chickasaw (MS)
      Egypt (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Clay (MS)
      Vinton (MS)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      West Point (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lee (MS)
      Nettleton (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Columbus (MS)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bent Oak (MS)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Artesia (MS)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Crawford (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Aberdeen (MS)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Amory (MS)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cotton Gin Port (MS) - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wren (MS)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Oktibbeha (MS)
      Clayton Village (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - 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 Hightogy:

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    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa 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    
Oktibbeha 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.

Disaster Stories from Alabama
Also see ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Hightogy ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Lamar County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hightogy. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6951, Longitude: -88.0944     [Map].

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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 Hightogy, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hightogy.


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