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Leroy, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Leroy ...

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 Leroy (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 Leroy. 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 Leroy ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Leroy.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Leroy, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Leroy.

Cemeteries Near Leroy ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Leroy.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Leroy Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW St. Union - Mt. Stoney Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Clearwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pine Crest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McKenzie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stave Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Wagarville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cortelyou Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lewis Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Forman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old St. Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stoker Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Parker Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jackson Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Faith Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Mt. Shady Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gaddies Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Peniel Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Sunflower Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pine Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Pine Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fields Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Midway 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 Leroy in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Leroy.

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

Carson   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Leroy
 - Carson had a post office and railroad service
Wagar   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Leroy
 - Wagar had a post office and railroad service
Jackson   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Leroy
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 4,967 people in 2015)
 - Jackson had a post office and railroad service
Saint Stephen's   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Leroy
 - 1895 population of 387 people
 - Saint Stephen's had a post office and no railroad service
Sunflower   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Leroy
 - Sunflower had railroad service and no post office
Salitpa   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Leroy
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Salitpa had a post office and no railroad service
Winn   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Leroy
 - Winn had a post office and no railroad service
Walker Springs   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Leroy
 - 1895 population of 140 people
 - Walker Springs had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Leroy. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Leroy 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

Leroy 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 Leroy. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Leroy:

Washington     (The home county for Leroy)
      Bassetts Creek   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Saint Stephen's   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Wagarville   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Sunflower   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hobson   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bigbee   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Frankville   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      McIntosh   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Chatom   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tibbie   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Malcolm   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Barlow   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Millry   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Little River   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Tensaw   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Perdido   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bladon Springs   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cullomburg   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Silas   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bolinger   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Aquilla   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gilbertown   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Toxey   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Needham   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Salitpa   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rockville   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Alma   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Carlton   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gainestown   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Coffeeville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fakit Chipunta - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Huxford   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Putnam   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Calvert   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Movico   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Citronelle   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Barry Village   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bucks   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gulfcrest   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Axis   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Uriah   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Frisco City   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Megargel   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Goodway   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Excel   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coy   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Greene (MS)
      State Line (MS)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brown Town (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (MS)
      Robinsons Junction (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Waynesboro (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 Leroy:

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 Washington County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mobile County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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
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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Leroy. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Leroy) 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 Leroy. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Leroy

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leroy. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5019, Longitude: -87.9736     [Map].

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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 Leroy, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Leroy.


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