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Malcolm, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Malcolm ...

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 Malcolm (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 Malcolm. 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 Malcolm ...

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 Malcolm.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Malcolm, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Malcolm.

Cemeteries Near Malcolm ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Malcolm.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Malcolm Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW St. Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW St. Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Calvert Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Big John Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Calvert Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Vaughn Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW McIntosh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Little Chestang Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Morningstar Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Reeds Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hill Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rivers Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Red Wash Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WNW Sims Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Carlow Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Frazier Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Roper Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Harris 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 Malcolm in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Malcolm.

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

Calvert   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Malcolm
 - Calvert had a post office and railroad service
Fairford   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Malcolm
 - Fairford had a post office and no railroad service
McIntosh   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Malcolm
 - McIntosh had railroad service and no post office
Mount Vernon   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Malcolm
 - 1895 population of 179 people (with 1,518 people in 2015)
 - Mount Vernon had a post office and railroad service
Sims Chapel   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Malcolm
 - Sims Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
Chastang   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Malcolm
 - Chastang had a post office and railroad service
Latham   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Malcolm
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Latham had a post office and no railroad service
Tensaw   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Malcolm
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Tensaw had a post office and no railroad service
Sunflower   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Malcolm
 - Sunflower had railroad service and no post office

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

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

Washington     (The home county for Malcolm)
      Fairford   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      McIntosh   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Sims Chapel   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sunflower   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wagarville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bassetts Creek   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Tibbie   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Deer Park   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Vinegar Bend   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Leroy   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hobson   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chatom   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Tensaw   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Little River   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Bay Minette   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Perdido   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bromley   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Stapleton   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Spanish Fort   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Park City   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Daphne   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bladon Springs   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cullomburg   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Carlton   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rockville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alma   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gainestown   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Salitpa   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coffeeville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fakit Chipunta - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Atmore   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Huxford   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Calvert   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Movico   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bucks   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Barry Village   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Citronelle   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Axis   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Gulfcrest   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Creola   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chunchula   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Satsuma   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Saraland   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Uriah   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Goodway   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Megargel   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Frisco City   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Escambia (FL)
      Walnut Hill (FL)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
George (MS)
      Lucedale (MS)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Greene (MS)
      Brown Town (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      State Line (MS)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Leakesville (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Carson City (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 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 Malcolm:

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    
Mobile County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Escambia County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
George County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene 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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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Malcolm. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1913, Longitude: -88.0077     [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 Malcolm, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Malcolm.


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