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Holiday Village, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Holiday Village ...

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 Holiday Village (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 Holiday Village. 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 Holiday Village ...

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 Holiday Village.

  • Typical abbreviation for Holiday Village: Holiday Vlg. (in Canada, 'Vlge.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Newspapers Published in Holiday Village ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Holiday Village.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Holiday Village, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Holiday Village.

Cemeteries Near Holiday Village ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Holiday Village.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Salem Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Enterprise City Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Keyton Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Daleville Memorial Gardens [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW County Line Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wesley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Campground Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Cool Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Old Dean Church Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Consolation Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE New Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  E Newton City Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Claybank Cemetery [Map]      
  N Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Travelers Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  N Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW New Brockton City Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bethany 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 Holiday Village in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Holiday Village.

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

Level Plains   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Holiday Village
 - Level Plains had a post office and no railroad service
Enterprise   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Holiday Village
 - Enterprise had a post office and no railroad service
Daleville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Holiday Village
 - 1895 population of 76 people (with 5,141 people in 2015)
 - Daleville had a post office and no railroad service
Clayhatchee   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Holiday Village
 - Clayhatchee had a post office and no railroad service
Clintonville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Holiday Village
 - 1895 population of 172 people
 - Clintonville had a post office and no railroad service
Tabernacle   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Holiday Village
 - Tabernacle had a post office and no railroad service
Newton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Holiday Village
 - 1895 population of 520 people (with 1,472 people in 2015)
 - Newton had a post office and no railroad service
Ozark   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Holiday Village
 - 1895 population of 1,195 people (with 14,719 people in 2015)
 - Ozark had a post office and railroad service
High Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Holiday Village
 - High Bluff 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 Holiday Village. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Holiday Village 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 southwest 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 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 west 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.

Holiday Village is located in Dale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dale County: Barbour, Coffee, Geneva, Henry, Houston & Pike.

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

Dale     (The home county for Holiday Village)
      Level Plains   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Newton   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Grimes   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Napier Field   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clio   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Central City   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Elba   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Jack   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      County Line   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Opp   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Onycha   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Florala   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Costilla - Historic   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Slocomb   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Malvern   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Eunola - Historic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Black   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Samson   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Headland   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Newville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oakey Grove   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Abbeville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Haleburg   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Parker Village   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Taylor   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dothan   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Parish   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Merritts Crossroads   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rehobeth   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kinsey   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cowarts   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Webb   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Avon   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Madrid   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cottonwood   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Banks   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Troy   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Holmes (FL)
      Esto (FL)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Noma (FL)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bonifay (FL)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Westville (FL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Jackson (FL)
      Graceville (FL)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Campbellton (FL)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jacob City (FL)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Walton (FL)
      Paxton (FL)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (FL)
      Caryville (FL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Holiday Village:

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 Dale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Barbour 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    
Geneva 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    
Pike County:       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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Dale County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Dale 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' distance beginning in Holiday Village. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Holiday Village) 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 Holiday Village. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Holiday Village

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Holiday Village. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3410, Longitude: -85.7652     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Holiday Village 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 Holiday Village, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Holiday Village.


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