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McClure Town, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for McClure Town ...

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 McClure Town (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 McClure Town. 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 McClure Town ...

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 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around McClure Town.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of McClure Town, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for McClure Town.

Cemeteries Near McClure Town ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of McClure Town.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Copeland Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Carroll Street Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Murphree Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Kendrick Cemetery [Map]      
  E Griffin Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Williams & Andrew Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Hinson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Benson Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Greene Hills Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Livingston Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Gilead Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mullins Cemetery [Map]      
  S Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  E Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Good Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hepzibah Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mossy Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Starling Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Paran Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hussey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Tick Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  W Israel Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hillard & Howard Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Meadows Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rhodes Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ballard Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Banks Cemetery [Map]      
  E Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Catalpa Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Simmons Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Orion Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Kelley Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sims Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Old Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Driggers Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Old Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Springfield Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Spillars Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW William Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Henderson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Carroll Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Brooks Graves [Map]      
  ENE Sandfield Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Belsor Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
  N McNeil - Townsend Cemetery [Map]      
  W Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  W Chapel Hill 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 McClure Town in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of McClure Town.

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

Troy   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from McClure Town
 - 1895 population of 3,449 people (with 18,853 people in 2015)
 - Troy had a post office and railroad service
Banks   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from McClure Town
 - Banks had a post office and no railroad service
Catalpa   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from McClure Town
 - Catalpa had a post office and no railroad service
Orion   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from McClure Town
 - 1895 population of 172 people
 - Orion had a post office and no railroad service
Linwood   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from McClure Town
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Linwood had a post office and railroad service
Curry   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from McClure Town
 - Curry had a post office and no railroad service
Little Oak   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from McClure Town
 - Little Oak had a post office and no railroad service
Ansley   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from McClure Town
 - Ansley had a post office and no railroad service
Hallsville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from McClure Town
 - Hallsville 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 McClure Town. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring McClure Town 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 and doctors 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.

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

Pike     (The home county for McClure Town)
      Troy   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Banks   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Orion   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clio   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Comer   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Perote   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jack   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Elba   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Newton   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Grady   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ada   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 McClure Town:

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    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dale 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     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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
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About Pike County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McClure Town. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8446, Longitude: -85.9611     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for McClure Town 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 McClure Town, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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