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Our Genealogical Helper for Newburg ...

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 Newburg (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 Newburg. 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 Newburg ...

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 Newburg.

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

Cemeteries Near Newburg ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Newburg.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Sylvester Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  S Denton Hollow Cemetery [Map]      
  E Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Sibley Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Counts Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Cherry Hill Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Templeton Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Gray Rock Cemetery [Map]      
  S Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Kimbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pennington Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Tharptown Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bobo Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Rea Cemetery [Map]      
  S Duboise Cemetery [Map]      
  E Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bethsaida Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Number 6 Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bob Saint Cemetery [Map]      
  W Drake Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Aycock Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Blue Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  E Wear Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Gargas Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Gravel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Kirkland Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sargent Cemetery [Map]      
  W Harris Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Sibley Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Masterson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Gargis Cemetery [Map]      
  W Kirk Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Allen Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Watson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Orange Cemetery [Map]      
  S Orange Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Poplar Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  E Town Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Fergason Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Love Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE King Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Osborn Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hyde Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Ramsey Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Devaney Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Old Town Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sadler Cemetery [Map]      
  W Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  W Orman Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Dooley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW St. Paul Cemetery [Map]      
  E Landersville Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sanderson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Tharp Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Luketown Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Knights of Pythias Cemetery [Map]      
  W Wilson - Nooe Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Spruce Pine Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Ligon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Chestnut Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Young Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Gum Pond Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Beavers Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Franklin Memory 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Newburg had a population of 143 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Waco   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Newburg
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Waco had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Hope   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Newburg
 - 1895 population of 226 people
 - Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]
 - While Camp Spring was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Newburg
 - Camp Spring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Concord   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Newburg
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Concord had a post office and no railroad service
 
Avoca - Historic   [Map]
 - While Avoca was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Newburg
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Avoca had a post office and no railroad service
 
Russellville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Newburg
 - 1895 population of 920 people (with 9,847 people in 2015)
 - Russellville had a post office and railroad service
 
Landersville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Newburg
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Landersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Littleville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Newburg
 - Littleville had a post office and railroad service
 
Spruce Pine   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Newburg
 - Spruce Pine 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 Newburg. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Newburg 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 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.

Newburg is located in Franklin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin County: Colbert, Lawrence, Marion, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Tishomingo (MS).

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

  DirectionDistance
Franklin     (The home county for Newburg)
      Russellville   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Vina   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Colbert
      Littleville   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Cullman
      West Point   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Fayette
      Glen Allen   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lauderdale
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Florence   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Killen   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Lawrence
      Mount Hope   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
 
Limestone
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marion
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Twin   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Guin   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Morgan
      Danville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Walker
      Nauvoo   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Winston
      Haleyville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Newburg:

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 Franklin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Franklin County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Franklin 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 ...
      Mississippi
      Tennessee

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Newburg ...

While our initial data for Newburg came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Newburg in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Newburg.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Newburg:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Newburg.
      See our Misc Page for Newburg for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Franklin County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newburg. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4804, Longitude: -87.5759     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Newburg 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 Newburg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Newburg.



 
 
 

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