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Our Genealogical Helper for Newby ...

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 Newby (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 Newby. 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 Newby ...

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 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around Newby.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Newby, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Newby.

Cemeteries Near Newby ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Newby.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Driskell Family Cemetery [Map]      
  N Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Lowery Cemetery [Map]      
  S Beaverdam Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Zoar Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Hudson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bluff Springs Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Shearon Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Pine Level Cemetery [Map]      
  S Prescott Cemetery [Map]      
  E Zions Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Old Sharron Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Clay Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Spears Cemetery [Map]      
  W Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Wise Mill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lewis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Henderson Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Brantley Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Rocky Head Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  SE White Water Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Danley Cross Roads Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Evergreen Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Rosin Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Perdue Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wilson 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 Newby in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Newby.

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

Bullock   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Newby
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Bullock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peacock - Historic   [Map]
 - While Peacock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Newby
 - Peacock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brantley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Newby
 - Brantley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Henderson   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Newby
 - 1895 population of 159 people
 - Henderson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Edwardsville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Newby
 - Edwardsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elba   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Newby
 - 1895 population of 285 people (with 3,903 people in 2015)
 - Elba had a post office and no railroad service
 
Curtis   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Newby
 - Curtis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Victoria   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Newby
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Victoria had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vidette   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Newby
 - Vidette 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 Newby. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Newby 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Newby is located in Coffee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Coffee County: Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Geneva & Pike.

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

  DirectionDistance
Coffee     (The home county for Newby)
      Jack   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Elba   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Central City   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Barbour
      Clio   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Bullock
      Perote   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Butler
      Greenville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Covington
      County Line   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Opp   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Heath   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Onycha   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Red Level   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Crenshaw
      Brantley   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Dale
      Ariton   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Newton   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Geneva
      Chancellor   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Samson   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Costilla - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eunola - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lowndes
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Montgomery
      Lapine   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grady   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ada   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Pike
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Troy   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Banks   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kent   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Orion   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Walton (FL)
      Paxton (FL)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Newby:

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 Coffee 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    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Covington 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    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walton County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Coffee County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Coffee 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 Newby. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Newby. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Newby) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newby. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5557, Longitude: -86.1316     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Newby 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 Newby, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Newby.



 
 
 

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