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Koenton, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Koenton ...

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 Koenton (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 Koenton. 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 Koenton ...

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 6 newspapers that have been published in the area around Koenton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Koenton, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Koenton.

Cemeteries Near Koenton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Koenton.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Browns Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Chalk Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Smiths Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Millry Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Rocky Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Reeds Cemetery [Map]      
  W Healing Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Floyd Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW White Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Wesley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cullomburg Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Three Forks Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Providence Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Grenade Cemetery [Map]      
  E Frankville Cemetery [Map]      
  W Winsletts Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Barlow Cemetery [Map]      
  S Yarbo Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Singley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bladon Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  W Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Minerva Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Pine Tree Cemetery [Map]      
  S Reynolds Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  E New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McDowell Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Williamson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW North Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  E Blount Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Coopers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Springbank Cemetery [Map]      
  N Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Aquilla Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sand Ridge 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, Koenton had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Millry   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Koenton
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 524 people in 2015)
 - Millry had a post office and no railroad service
Rescueville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Koenton
 - Rescueville had a post office and no railroad service
Healing Springs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Koenton
 - Healing Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Bigbee   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Koenton
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Bigbee had a post office and no railroad service
Frankville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Koenton
 - Frankville had a post office and no railroad service
Silas   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Koenton
 - Silas had a post office and no railroad service
Aquilla   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Koenton
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Aquilla had a post office and no railroad service
Souwilpa   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Koenton
 - Souwilpa 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 Koenton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Koenton 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.

Koenton is located in Washington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington County: Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Mobile, Greene (MS) & Wayne (MS).

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

Washington     (The home county for Koenton)
      Millry   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bigbee   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Frankville   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Barlow   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Chatom   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hobson   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Saint Stephen's   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bassetts Creek   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Tibbie   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Leroy   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wagarville   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Yellow Pine   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fruitdale   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cullomburg   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Bladon Springs   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Silas   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Aquilla   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bolinger   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gilbertown   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Toxey   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Melvin   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Needham   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Butler   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lisman   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cromwell   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fakit Chipunta - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Coffeeville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Salitpa   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rockville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Carlton   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alma   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Putnam   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Barrons - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Calvert   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Citronelle   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clarke (MS)
      Junction City (MS)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Shubuta (MS)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Quitman (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Greene (MS)
      State Line (MS)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Carson City (MS)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Leakesville (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brown Town (MS)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (MS)
      Robinsons Junction (MS)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Waynesboro (MS)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clara (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]

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

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 - 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 Koenton:

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 Washington 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    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Mobile County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clarke County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washington County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Koenton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6402, Longitude: -88.2595     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Koenton 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 Koenton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Koenton.


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