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A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Mexia, Alabama

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The location of Mexia

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Our Genealogical Helper for Mexia ...

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 Mexia (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 Mexia. 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 Mexia ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mexia.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mexia, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mexia.

Cemeteries Near Mexia ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mexia.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Wiggins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mexia Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Carry Mt. Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Baas Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Excel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Daily Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Claiborne Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McConnico Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Coleman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McMillan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Limestone Faulk Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mars Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rumbley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bryant - Deer Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Sampey Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Forehand 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 Mexia in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Mexia.

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

Monroeville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Mexia
 - 1895 population of 140 people (with 6,110 people in 2015)
 - Monroeville had a post office and no railroad service
Perdue Hill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Mexia
 - 1895 population of 282 people
 - Perdue Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Axle   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Mexia
 - Axle had a post office and no railroad service
Claiborne   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Mexia
 - 1895 population of 112 people
 - Claiborne had a post office and no railroad service
Repton   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Mexia
 - Repton had a post office and railroad service
Bermuda   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Mexia
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Bermuda had a post office and no railroad service
Finchburg - Historic   [Map]
 - While Finchburg was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Mexia
 - Finchburg had a post office and no railroad service
Gosport   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Mexia
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Gosport 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 Mexia. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mexia 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 doctors 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.

Mexia is located in Monroe County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Monroe County: Baldwin, Butler, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia & Wilcox.

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

Monroe     (The home county for Mexia)
      Monroeville   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Frisco City   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Excel   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Megargel   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Goodway   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Burnt Corn   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Little River   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tensaw   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Perdido   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gainestown   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Alma   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rockville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Carlton   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Repton   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lenox   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Range   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Castleberry   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Nymph   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Huxford   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Atmore   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brewton   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      East Brewton   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Flomaton   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pollard   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Riverview   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Leroy   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sunflower   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bassetts Creek   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wagarville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Saint Stephen's   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coy   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Camden   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Awin   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pine Apple   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Escambia (FL)
      Century (FL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Santa Rosa (FL)
      Jay (FL)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 Mexia:

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 Monroe County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Escambia County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Santa Rosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Monroe County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Monroe 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 Mexia. 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 starting in Mexia. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mexia) 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 Mexia. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mexia

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mexia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5071, Longitude: -87.3883     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mexia 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 Mexia, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mexia.


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