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Our Genealogical Helper for Livingston ...

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 Livingston (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 Livingston. 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 the area of Livingston ...

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 58 newspapers that have been published in the area around Livingston.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Livingston. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Livingston and those printed in the larger area surrounding Livingston.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 23 miles [37 km]<1> of Livingston.

Cemeteries Near Livingston ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Livingston.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Potts Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Houston Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Livingston Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  W Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Eskeridge Pettigrew Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Parker Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW McCainville Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Maye Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lewis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Henagan Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Elmwood Memorial Estates [Map]      
  NNE Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE McInnis Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Danner Cemetery [Map]      
  W Danner Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Brewersville Cemetery [Map]      
  E Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  E Neal Cemetery [Map]      
  E Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Side Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  NE May Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Boyd Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ENE Dallas Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Roy Cemetery [Map]      
  W Elliott Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Millville Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Mt. Herman Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Home Mission Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hicks Cemetery [Map]      
  E St. Matthew Cemetery [Map]      
  E Dallas Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Pilgrim Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Central Cemetery [Map]      
  W Old Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW York Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Rocks Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  E Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  E Phares Cemetery [Map]      
  E Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Nott 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 Livingston had a population of 850 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2015, Livingston had a population of 3,414 people.

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

Boyd   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Livingston
 - Boyd had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sumterville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Livingston
 - 1895 population of 147 people
 - Sumterville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coatopa   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Livingston
 - 1895 population of 171 people
 - Coatopa had a post office and railroad service
 
Miller   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Livingston
 - Miller had railroad service and no post office
 
Hamner   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Livingston
 - Hamner had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tishabee   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Livingston
 - Tishabee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dove   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Livingston
 - Dove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belmont   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Livingston
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Belmont 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 Livingston. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Livingston 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Livingston is located in Sumter County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sumter County: Choctaw, Greene, Marengo, Pickens, Kemper (MS), Lauderdale (MS) & Noxubee (MS).

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

  DirectionDistance
Sumter     (The home county for Livingston)
      Moore Town   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Epes   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      York   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cuba   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ward   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Choctaw
      Pelham   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Cromwell   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lisman   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Butler   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Greene
      Boligee   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Union   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Hale
      Arcola   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Akron   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Marengo
      Demopolis   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Providence   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Linden   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Barrons - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Perry
      Uniontown   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pickens
      Aliceville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Ralph   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Kemper (MS)
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Scooba (MS)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      De Kalb (MS)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Lauderdale (MS)
      Whynot (MS)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Marion (MS)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vimville (MS)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Meridian (MS)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Nellieburg (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Collinsville (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Suqualena (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Noxubee (MS)
      Shuqualak (MS)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 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 Livingston:

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 Sumter County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene 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    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Livingston ...

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

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 Livingston:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
 
We have found Livingston in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Livingston for more information.
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Livingston.
      See our Misc Page for Livingston for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Sumter County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Livingston. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Livingston. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Livingston) 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 Livingston. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Livingston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Livingston. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5983, Longitude: -88.1890     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Livingston 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 Livingston, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Livingston.



 
 
 

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