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Macedonia, Alabama
(Lowndes County)

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The location of Macedonia

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Our Genealogical Helper for Macedonia ...

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 Macedonia (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 Macedonia. 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 Macedonia ...

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 63 newspapers that have been published in the area around Macedonia.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Macedonia, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Macedonia.

Cemeteries Near Macedonia ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Macedonia.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Snow Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crum Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Crossroad Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Ridgeville Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oliver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sills Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bragg Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Crenshaw Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Crenshaws Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Temple Gate Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cedar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Soles Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Monterey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Manningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McColough Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ENE Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Willing Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Forest Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pine Top Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Snow Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Palmer Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Kilgore Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Temple Gate 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 Macedonia in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Macedonia.

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

Bragg's   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Macedonia
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bragg's had a post office and no railroad service
Monterey   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Macedonia
 - 1895 population of 280 people
 - Monterey had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Willing   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Macedonia
 - 1895 population of 231 people
 - Mount Willing had a post office and no railroad service
Farmersville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Macedonia
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Farmersville had a post office and no railroad service
Harmony   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Macedonia
 - Harmony had a post office and no railroad service
Manningham   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Macedonia
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Manningham had a post office and no railroad service
Forest Home   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Macedonia
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Forest Home had a post office and no railroad service
Furman   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Macedonia
 - 1895 population of 195 people
 - Furman had a post office and no railroad service
Herbert   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Macedonia
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Herbert 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 Macedonia. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Macedonia 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 doctors 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.

Macedonia is located in Lowndes County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lowndes County: Autauga, Butler, Crenshaw, Dallas, Montgomery & Wilcox.

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

Lowndes     (The home county for Macedonia)
      Bragg's   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Benton   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Booth   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Minter   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Selma   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Safford   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pine Orchard   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burnt Corn   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ada   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grady   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kent   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Furman   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Awin   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pine Apple   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Camden   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Coy   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 Macedonia:

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 Lowndes County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike 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 Lowndes County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lowndes 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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About Lowndes County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Macedonia. 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 from Macedonia. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Macedonia) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Macedonia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9926, Longitude: -86.8039     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Macedonia 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 Macedonia, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Macedonia.


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