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Knoxville, Alabama
(Greene County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Knoxville ...

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 Knoxville (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 Knoxville. 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 Knoxville ...

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 18 newspapers that have been published in the area around Knoxville.

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

Cemeteries Near Knoxville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Knoxville.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Knoxville Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW St. Marys Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Spencers Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Herman Cemetery [Map]      
  N Old Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Old Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW New Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Parham Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sealy Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW St. Paul Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wells Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Johnson Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Union Christian Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wesley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW McGiffert Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Barnes Rancher Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mileous Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Jones - Townsend Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sylvan Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Foster Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Foster Cemetery [Map]      
  W Union Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Beale Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Grants Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Hick Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Smiths Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Greenon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Akron New Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Springhill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Martin Mission Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Tucker Cemetery [Map]      
  E Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Carthage Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Holly Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Manatua Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Long Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Zion Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Zion Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Dry Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hawthorne Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pleasant Hill 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 Knoxville had a population of 18 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Union   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Knoxville
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 223 people in 2015)
 - Union had a post office and no railroad service
Sylvan   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Knoxville
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Sylvan had a post office and no railroad service
Powers   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Knoxville
 - Powers had a post office and no railroad service
Foster's   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Knoxville
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Foster's had a post office and no railroad service
Mantua   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Knoxville
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Mantua had a post office and no railroad service
Evansville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Knoxville
 - Evansville had railroad service and no post office
Romulus   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Knoxville
 - Romulus had a post office and no railroad service
Havana   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Knoxville
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Havana 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 Knoxville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Knoxville 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 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.

Knoxville is located in Greene County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Greene County: Hale, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter & Tuscaloosa.

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

Greene     (The home county for Knoxville)
      Union   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brent   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Town   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Akron   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Marion   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Reform   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      McShan   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Panola   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Epes   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Coker   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Northport   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Echola   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start 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 Knoxville:

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 Greene County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb 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    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Greene County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Knoxville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Knoxville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Knoxville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9923, Longitude: -87.7906     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Knoxville 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 Knoxville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Knoxville.


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