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Monticello, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Monticello ...

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 Monticello (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 Monticello. 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 Monticello ...

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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Monticello.

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

Cemeteries Near Monticello ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Monticello.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Brooks Graves [Map]      
  SE Old Dothan Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Banks Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cotton Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ramah Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Enon Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Old Ramah Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Catalpa Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hussey Cemetery [Map]      
  W Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Sandfield Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  E Conner Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Harmon Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lakeview Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Livingston Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW St. Paul Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW County Line Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Brundidge City Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Fleming Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Richland Cemetery [Map]      
  W Benson Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Paran Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Driggers Cemetery [Map]      
  S Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Rogers Cemetery [Map]      
  W Griffin Cemetery [Map]      
  W Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Kendrick Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Carroll Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pea River Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ephesus Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Perote Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Kelley Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Starling Cemetery [Map]      
  S Flowers Cemetery [Map]      
  N Old Sellers Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Tick Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Williams & Andrew Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Union 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 Monticello in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Monticello.

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

Buckhorn   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Monticello
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Buckhorn had a post office and no railroad service
Banks   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Monticello
 - Banks had a post office and no railroad service
Josie   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Monticello
 - Josie had a post office and no railroad service
Catalpa   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Monticello
 - Catalpa had a post office and no railroad service
Pronto   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Monticello
 - Pronto had a post office and no railroad service
Brundidge   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Monticello
 - 1895 population of 421 people (with 1,989 people in 2015)
 - Brundidge had a post office and railroad service
Linwood   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Monticello
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Linwood had a post office and railroad service
Perote   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Monticello
 - 1895 population of 195 people
 - Perote 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 Monticello. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Monticello 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.

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

Pike     (The home county for Monticello)
      Banks   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Troy   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Orion   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kent   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clio   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Comer   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Eufaula   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Perote   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jack   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elba   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Central City   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Newton   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Abbeville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Newville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oakey Grove   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Grady   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ada   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Quitman (GA)
      Georgetown (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Monticello:

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    
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    
Henry 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    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Quitman County (GA):       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
Also see ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Pike County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monticello. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8254, Longitude: -85.7786     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Monticello 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 Monticello, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Monticello.


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