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Nettleboro, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Nettleboro ...

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 Nettleboro (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 Nettleboro. 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 Nettleboro ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Nettleboro.

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

Cemeteries Near Nettleboro ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Nettleboro.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Salem Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Gates Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Kennedy Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lower Peach Tree Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Tate Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Wright Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NW Tate Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Bassett Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Fellowship Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE St. Johns Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lane Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Kelley Cemetery [Map]      
  W Henley Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Spinks Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Magnolia Lawns Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Indian Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Amity Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Powell Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Tait Cemetery [Map]      
  N Independence Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Grove Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Wilson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE New Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Danzy Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Andrew Cemetery [Map]      
  NW McFadden Memorial Gardens [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 Nettleboro in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Nettleboro.

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

Dickinson   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Nettleboro
 - Dickinson had a post office and no railroad service
Lower Peach Tree   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Nettleboro
 - 1895 population of 208 people
 - Lower Peach Tree had a post office and no railroad service
Vashti   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Nettleboro
 - Vashti had a post office and no railroad service
Culpeper   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Nettleboro
 - Culpeper had a post office and no railroad service
Rural   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Nettleboro
 - Rural had a post office and railroad service
Thomasville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Nettleboro
 - 1895 population of 291 people (with 4,051 people in 2015)
 - Thomasville had a post office and railroad service
Grove Hill   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Nettleboro
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 1,494 people in 2015)
 - Grove Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Whatley   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Nettleboro
 - Whatley had a post office and railroad service
Coy   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Nettleboro
 - Coy had a post office and no railroad service
Sunny South   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Nettleboro
 - Sunny South had a post office and railroad service
Atkeison   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Nettleboro
 - Atkeison 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 Nettleboro. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Nettleboro 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 and 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.

Nettleboro is located in Clarke County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clarke County: Baldwin, Choctaw, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Washington & Wilcox.

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

Clarke     (The home county for Nettleboro)
      Dickinson   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Alma   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gainestown   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Little River   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bladon Springs   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Butler   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cullomburg   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Repton   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lenox   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Range   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Safford   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Putnam   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Barrons - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Linden   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Leroy   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Saint Stephen's   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Frankville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bassetts Creek   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wagarville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bigbee   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sunflower   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hobson   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Coy   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Camden   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

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 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 Nettleboro:

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 Clarke County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Clarke County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nettleboro. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7990, Longitude: -87.6222     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nettleboro 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 Nettleboro, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Nettleboro.


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