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Knoxwood, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Knoxwood ...

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 Knoxwood (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 Knoxwood. 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 Knoxwood ...

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 65 newspapers that have been published in the area around Knoxwood.

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

Cemeteries Near Knoxwood ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Knoxwood.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Memorial Garden [Map]      
  SSW Memorial Garden Cemetery [Map]      
  W Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW New Green Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE John the Baptist Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Evening Star Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Jerusalem Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Green Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  W Riverside Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gilfield Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Longer Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Old Spring Hill Methodist Cemetery [Map]      
  E St. Andrews Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Washington Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW New Evening Star Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Birdine Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Logan Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Arington Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE St. Luke Cemetery [Map]      
  E Allenville Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Willis - Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Casemore Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pickens Cemetery [Map]      
  W Houpt Cemetery [Map]      
  W Palestine Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Millers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Eaton Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Micken Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Brasfield Cemetery [Map]      
  W Davidson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Creehill Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Jefferson Smalls Cemetery [Map]      
  S Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Tabernacle Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW St. John Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bird Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hard Bargain Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pinetop 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 Knoxwood in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Knoxwood.

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

Demopolis   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Knoxwood
 - 1895 population of 1,898 people (with 7,148 people in 2015)
 - Demopolis had a post office and railroad service
Arcola   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Knoxwood
 - Arcola had a post office and no railroad service
Gallion   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Knoxwood
 - Gallion had a post office and railroad service
Old Spring Hill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Knoxwood
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Old Spring Hill had a post office and no railroad service
McDowell   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Knoxwood
 - McDowell had a post office and railroad service
Belmont   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Knoxwood
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Belmont had a post office and no railroad service
Jefferson   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Knoxwood
 - 1895 population of 73 people
 - Jefferson had a post office and no railroad service
Tombigbee - Historic   [Map]
 - While Tombigbee was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Knoxwood
 - Tombigbee had a post office and no railroad service
Forkland   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Knoxwood
 - 1895 population of 176 people (with 601 people in 2015)
 - Forkland had a post office and no railroad service
Cedarville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Knoxwood
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Cedarville had a post office and no railroad service
Laneville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Knoxwood
 - Laneville 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 Knoxwood. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Knoxwood 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 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.

Knoxwood is located in Marengo County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marengo County: Choctaw, Clarke, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Perry, Sumter & Wilcox.

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

Marengo     (The home county for Knoxwood)
      Demopolis   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Providence   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Linden   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cromwell   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Butler   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lisman   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Browns   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Safford   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Union   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Akron   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      The Village   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Marion   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Epes   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      York   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ward   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cuba   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Knoxwood:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Marengo County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Marengo County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Marengo 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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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Knoxwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5126, Longitude: -87.7939     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Knoxwood 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 Knoxwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Knoxwood.


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