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Kimbrough, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Kimbrough ...

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 Kimbrough (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 Kimbrough. 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 Kimbrough ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Kimbrough.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Kimbrough, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Kimbrough.

Cemeteries Near Kimbrough ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Kimbrough.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Goshen Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pine Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  W DeVan Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW St. Matthews Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Enon Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Enon Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shields Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Thornhill Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
  S Shamburger Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pritchard Cemetery [Map]      
  N Dunaway Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Union Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Goose Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mendenhall Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Tutt Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Airmount Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Independence Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Andrew Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mormons Cemetery [Map]      
  E Sand Island Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Finley Crossing Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lane Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Christian Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  W Arbor Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S St. Johns Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Magnolia Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Living Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Shop Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Wesley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Tait Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bones Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hosea 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, Kimbrough had a post office and railroad service.

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

Arlington   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Kimbrough
 - Arlington had a post office and railroad service
Pine Hill   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Kimbrough
 - 1895 population of 84 people (with 919 people in 2015)
 - Pine Hill had a post office and railroad service
Hampden   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Kimbrough
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Hampden had a post office and no railroad service
Vineland   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Kimbrough
 - Vineland had a post office and no railroad service
Lamison   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Kimbrough
 - Lamison had a post office and railroad service
Sunny South   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Kimbrough
 - Sunny South had a post office and railroad service
Yellow Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Kimbrough
 - 1895 population of 30 people (with 177 people in 2015)
 - Yellow Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
Atkeison   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Kimbrough
 - Atkeison 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 Kimbrough. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Kimbrough 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 hospitals and 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.

Kimbrough is located in Wilcox County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wilcox County: Butler, Clarke, Dallas, Lowndes, Marengo & Monroe.

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

Wilcox     (The home county for Kimbrough)
      Anne Manie   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Arlington   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Coy   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Camden   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Butler   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Coffeeville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Salitpa   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fakit Chipunta - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Safford   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Browns   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Minter   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Selma   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Linden   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Providence   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pine Orchard   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      The Village   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Kimbrough:

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 Wilcox County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Kimbrough ...

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

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 Kimbrough:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Kimbrough.
      See our Misc Page for Kimbrough for more information.

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About Wilcox County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Kimbrough. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Kimbrough. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Kimbrough) 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 Kimbrough. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kimbrough

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kimbrough. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0335, Longitude: -87.5653     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kimbrough 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 Kimbrough, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Kimbrough.


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