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Our Genealogical Helper for Little Oak ...

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 Little Oak (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 Little Oak. 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 Little Oak ...

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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Little Oak.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Little Oak, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Little Oak.

Cemeteries Near Little Oak ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Little Oak.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Old Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Spillars Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Bethel AME Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE William Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Meadows Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hillard & Howard Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ward - Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Smilie Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sanford - Barron Cemetery [Map]      
  E Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hepzibah Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Davidson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Henderson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Simmons Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mullins Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Old Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Elam - Davidson Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Henderson Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lewis Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ballard Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Rhodes Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mossy Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Greene Hills Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hinson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  N Good Hope Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Boutwell - Bundy Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Spears Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sims Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Starling Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Murphree Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Carroll Street Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  S Clay Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Copeland Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Chapel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wingard Cemetery [Map]      
  N Israel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Perdue Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Paran Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Kendrick Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Stephens Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bluff Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  S Old Sharron Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Springfield Cemetery [Map]      
  E Carroll Cemetery [Map]      
  E Driggers Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Head Cemetery [Map]      
  N Antioch 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, Little Oak had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Hallsville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Little Oak
 - Hallsville had railroad service and no post office
 
Henderson   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Little Oak
 - 1895 population of 159 people
 - Henderson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Troy   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Little Oak
 - 1895 population of 3,449 people (with 18,853 people in 2015)
 - Troy had a post office and railroad service
 
Wingard   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Little Oak
 - Wingard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vidette   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Little Oak
 - Vidette had a post office and no railroad service
 
Patsburg   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Little Oak
 - Patsburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Ansley   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Little Oak
 - Ansley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Petrey   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Little Oak
 - Petrey 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 Little Oak. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Little Oak 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 doctors 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.

Little Oak is located in Pike County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pike County: Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Crenshaw, Dale & Montgomery.

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

  DirectionDistance
Pike     (The home county for Little Oak)
      Goshen   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Troy   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Banks   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Orion   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Barbour
      Clio   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Bullock
      Perote   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Butler
      Greenville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Coffee
      Jack   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Elba   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Central City   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Covington
      County Line   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Opp   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Heath   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Onycha   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Red Level   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Crenshaw
      Social Town   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Dale
      Ariton   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Newton   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Geneva
      Chancellor   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lowndes
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Macon
      Hardaway   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Montgomery
      Grady   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ada   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - although it should be mentioned 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 Little Oak:

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 Pike County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Pike County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Pike 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 Little Oak ...

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

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

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About Pike County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Little Oak. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7310, Longitude: -86.0538     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Little Oak 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 Little Oak, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Little Oak.



 
 
 

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