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Our Genealogical Helper for Oaks Heights ...

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 Oaks Heights (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 Oaks Heights. 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.

Name Variations for Oaks Heights ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Oaks Heights.

  • Typical abbreviation for Oaks Heights: Oaks Hts. (in Canada, 'Hgts.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Newspapers Published in Oaks Heights ...

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 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around Oaks Heights.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Oaks Heights, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Oaks Heights.

Cemeteries Near Oaks Heights ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Oaks Heights.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Murphree Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Copeland Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Carroll Street Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Hinson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
  E Kendrick Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Greene Hills Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mullins Cemetery [Map]      
  S Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  E Benson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Griffin Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Hepzibah Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mossy Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Starling Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Williams & Andrew Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Meadows Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rhodes Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ballard Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Paran Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Livingston Cemetery [Map]      
  W Good Hope Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Hillard & Howard Cemetery [Map]      
  S Simmons Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Gilead Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Israel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Old Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Driggers Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Banks Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hussey Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Henderson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Carroll Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Catalpa Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Tick Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sims Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Ward - Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bethel AME Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Spillars Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW William Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Sanford - Barron Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Springfield Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Old Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Elam - Davidson Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Davidson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Smilie Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Orion Cemetery [Map]      
  S Boutwell - Bundy Cemetery [Map]      
  SE County Line Cemetery [Map]      
  SE St. Paul Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Lakeview Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cotton Cemetery [Map]      
  E Brooks Graves [Map]      
  NE Old Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Kelley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  W Chapel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Wingard 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 Oaks Heights in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Oaks Heights.

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

Troy   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Oaks Heights
 - 1895 population of 3,449 people (with 18,853 people in 2015)
 - Troy had a post office and railroad service
 
Little Oak   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Oaks Heights
 - Little Oak had a post office and no railroad service
 
Banks   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Oaks Heights
 - Banks had a post office and no railroad service
 
Catalpa   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Oaks Heights
 - Catalpa had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hallsville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Oaks Heights
 - Hallsville had railroad service and no post office
 
Pronto   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Oaks Heights
 - Pronto had a post office and no railroad service
 
Curry   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Oaks Heights
 - Curry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Linwood   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Oaks Heights
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Linwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Orion   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Oaks Heights
 - 1895 population of 172 people
 - Orion 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 Oaks Heights. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Oaks Heights 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 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 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.

Oaks Heights is located in Pike County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pike County: Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Crenshaw, Dale & Montgomery.

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

  DirectionDistance
Pike     (The home county for Oaks Heights)
      McClure Town   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Troy   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Banks   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Orion   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Barbour
      Clio   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Comer   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Bullock
      Perote   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Butler
      Greenville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Coffee
      Jack   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elba   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Central City   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Covington
      County Line   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Opp   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Crenshaw
      Social Town   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Dale
      Ariton   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Newton   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lowndes
      Davenport   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Macon
      Fort Davis   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Montgomery
      Pine Level   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Grady   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ada   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 either 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 Oaks Heights:

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 Pike 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    
Coffee 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    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oaks Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8168, Longitude: -85.9636     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oaks Heights 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 Oaks Heights, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Oaks Heights.



 
 
 

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