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Nave, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Nave ...

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 Nave (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 Nave. 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 Nave ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Nave.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Nave, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Nave.

Cemeteries Near Nave ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Nave.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Marion Junction Community Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Rasco Family Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Rasco Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pernell Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW New Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Prosperity Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Witt Cemetery [Map]      
  E Davis Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Craig Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Bell Cemetery [Map]      
  SW St. Chapter Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  S Barnes Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mars Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW St. John Cemetery [Map]      
  S Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  S Barnes Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Rosehill Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Long Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Marion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW St. Wilfrids Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Parnell Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Suttle Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Edwards Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Midway 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 Nave in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Nave.

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

Massillon - Historic   [Map]
 - While Massillon was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Nave
 - Massillon had a post office and railroad service
Marion Junction   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Nave
 - 1895 population of 176 people
 - Marion Junction had a post office and railroad service
Hamburg   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Nave
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Hamburg had a post office and railroad service
Harrell   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Nave
 - Harrell had a post office and no railroad service
Vilula   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Nave
 - Vilula had a post office and no railroad service
Browns   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Nave
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Browns had a post office and railroad service
Bogue Chitto   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Nave
 - Bogue Chitto had a post office and railroad service
Augustin   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Nave
 - Augustin 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 Nave. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Nave 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Nave is located in Perry County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Perry County: Bibb, Chilton, Dallas, Hale & Marengo.

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

Perry     (The home county for Nave)
      Marion   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      The Village   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Jones   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Booth   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      White City   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brent   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      East Town   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Browns   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Selma   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Safford   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Akron   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Benton   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Providence   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Linden   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Camden   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Furman   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Nave:

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 Perry County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Perry County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Perry 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Perry County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Perry County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nave. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4860, Longitude: -87.2669     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nave 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 Nave, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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