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Mantua, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Mantua ...

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 Mantua (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 Mantua. 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 Mantua ...

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 43 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mantua.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mantua, 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 Mantua.

Cemeteries Near Mantua ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mantua.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Manatua Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sixteenth Section Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Forest Church Cemetery [Map]      
  S Union Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bethesda Church Yard Cemetery [Map]      
  W Henderson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ellis Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Old Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Zion Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Eatman Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Screptah Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Eatman Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Johnson Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Hughes Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Union Christian Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Shea Cemetery [Map]      
  W Shedd Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Horton Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Horton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Brickyard Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Spencer Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pyle Cemetery [Map]      
  S Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Old Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  SE St. Marys Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Old Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Herman Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Ridge Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Roden Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hick Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Knoxville Cemetery [Map]      
  E Sealy Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wesley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  S Smiths Cemetery [Map]      
  N Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Barnes Rancher Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE McGiffert Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Spencers Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hopewell Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Parham Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Unity 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 Mantua had a population of 53 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Union   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Mantua
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 223 people in 2015)
 - Union had a post office and no railroad service
Benevola   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Mantua
 - Benevola had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant Grove   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Mantua
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Pleasant Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Lewiston   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Mantua
 - Lewiston had a post office and no railroad service
Olney   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Mantua
 - Olney had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant Ridge   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Mantua
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Pleasant Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
Knoxville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Mantua
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Knoxville had a post office and no railroad service
Clinton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Mantua
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Clinton 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 Mantua. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mantua 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.

Mantua is located in Greene County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Greene County: Hale, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter & Tuscaloosa.

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

Greene     (The home county for Mantua)
      Union   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Akron   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Millport   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Reform   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      McShan   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Panola   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Epes   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Coker   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Echola   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Northport   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Kemper (MS)
      Scooba (MS)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Noxubee (MS)
      Macon (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shuqualak (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brooksville (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - 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 Mantua:

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 Greene County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sumter 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    
Lowndes 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 Greene County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Greene 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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Mantua ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Greene County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mantua. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0537, Longitude: -87.9289     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mantua 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 Mantua, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mantua.


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