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Newtonville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Newtonville ...

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 Newtonville (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 Newtonville. 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 Newtonville ...

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 18 newspapers that have been published in the area around Newtonville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Newtonville, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Newtonville.

Cemeteries Near Newtonville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Newtonville.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Shepherd Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Gravlee Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Old Shepherd Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Brotherton Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wright Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Savage Cemetery [Map]      
  E Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Unity Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Old Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Mayfield Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE El Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Patterson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Melton Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Tucker Cemetery [Map]      
  NE South Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Zion Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  W Chapel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  W Ashcraft Corner Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Wommack Cemetery [Map]      
  E Rice Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Palestine Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pilgrim Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  W Brown Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Moores Bridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Phillips Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Rogers Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Williamson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Willingham Cemetery [Map]      
  N Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Owens Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Oak Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  W Summers Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Marvin Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Big Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Caines Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Kemp Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Gilliam Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE New Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Phillips Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  W New Wesley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Winn Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Boone Cemetery [Map]      
  E Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  E Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Vick & Kelley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  W Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW New Doublebranches Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE McGee Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Traweek Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hendrix Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Edmondson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Haygood Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Espy Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bryant Cemetery [Map]      
  E Dawson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Simmons Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Whitson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Fayette City Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Unity Grove Upper Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Doublebranches Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bankhead Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Winters Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Colvin Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Camp Ground Cemetery [Map]      
  E Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Adams Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Rocky Mount Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Kennedy Cemetery [Map]      
  W Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Dorroh 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Newtonville had a population of 40 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Moore's Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Newtonville
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Moore's Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
Lubbub   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Newtonville
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Lubbub had a post office and no railroad service
New Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Newtonville
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - New Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
Stough   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Newtonville
 - Stough had a post office and no railroad service
Kennedy   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Newtonville
 - 1895 population of 312 people (with 428 people in 2015)
 - Kennedy had a post office and railroad service
Palmetto   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Newtonville
 - Palmetto had a post office and no railroad service
Covin   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Newtonville
 - Covin had railroad service and no post office
Bankston   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Newtonville
 - Bankston had a post office and railroad service
Berry   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Newtonville
 - Berry had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Newtonville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Newtonville 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.

Newtonville is located in Fayette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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

Fayette     (The home county for Newtonville)
      Rossland City   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Belk   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Berry   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Union   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Millport   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Guin   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Twin   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Reform   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      McShan   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Echola   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Coker   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Northport   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Corona   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Patton   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Townley   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Columbus (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 - 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 Newtonville:

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 Fayette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa 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    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Newtonville ...

While our initial data for Newtonville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Newtonville 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 Newtonville.

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 Newtonville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Newtonville.
      See our Misc Page for Newtonville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Fayette County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newtonville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5454, Longitude: -87.8014     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Newtonville 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 Newtonville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Newtonville.


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