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Nix, Alabama
(Etowah County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Nix ...

So far, we have found very little information about Nix. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Nix to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Nix, please Contact Us.

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 Nix (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 Nix. 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 Nix ...

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 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Nix.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Nix, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Nix.

Cemeteries Near Nix ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Nix.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Moody Cemetery [Map]      
  W Moodys Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Altoona Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sauls Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Ellison Cemetery [Map]      
  E Gallant Cemetery [Map]      
  N Altoona - Walnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Harris Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Mauldin Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Robbins Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cornelius Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bynum Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Bird Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Morton Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Conn Cemetery [Map]      
  W Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Valley View Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Choate Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Deerman Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  E Brasher Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Dillard Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Painter Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Reeves Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Howelton Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Lamb Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Oakhill Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Clements Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Carnes Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Armstrong Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Brown Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ENE Red Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ivalee Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Clear Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Walls Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  N Clear Creek 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.

Nix itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]
 - While Clear Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Nix
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Clear Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Gallant   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Nix
 - Gallant had a post office and no railroad service
Walnut Grove   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Nix
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 685 people in 2015)
 - Walnut Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Redbud   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Nix
 - Redbud had a post office and no railroad service
Bird - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bird was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Nix
 - Bird had a post office and no railroad service
Steele   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Nix
 - Steele had railroad service and no post office
Wynnville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Nix
 - Wynnville had a post office and no railroad service
Champion   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Nix
 - Champion had a post office and railroad service

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

Although our information shows that the community of Nix is historic, it would have been located within present day Etowah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Etowah County: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall & Saint Clair.

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

Etowah     (The home county for Nix)
      Altoona   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Snead   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Craig   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      East Point   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Colony   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Langston   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Horton   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Springville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Colony   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Munford   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Nix:

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 Etowah County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Nix ...

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

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 Nix:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Nix.
      See our Misc Page for Nix for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Etowah County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Etowah County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Nix, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Nix. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Nix) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nix. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9965, Longitude: -86.3075     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nix have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Nix.


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