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Our Genealogical Helper for Oateston ...

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 Oateston (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 Oateston. 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 Oateston ...

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 77 newspapers that have been published in the area around Oateston.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Oateston, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Oateston.

Cemeteries Near Oateston ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Oateston.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Adams Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  N Scotch Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Pleasant View Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Texasville Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  S Edwin Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Springhill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE County Line Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Tabernacle Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Helms Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Tew Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Serene Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Lawrenceville Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Clayton Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Warren Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Wilkerson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Beauchamp Family Cemetery [Map]      
  N Perkins - Evans 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 in 1895, Oateston had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Cotton Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Oateston
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Cotton Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lawrenceville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Oateston
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Lawrenceville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clayton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Oateston
 - 1895 population of 997 people (with 2,925 people in 2015)
 - Clayton had a post office and railroad service
 
White Oak   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Oateston
 - White Oak had railroad service and no post office
 
Louisville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Oateston
 - 1895 population of 288 people (with 487 people in 2015)
 - Louisville had a post office and railroad service
 
Clopton   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Oateston
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Clopton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tullis   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Oateston
 - Tullis had railroad service and no post office
 
Clio   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Oateston
 - 1895 population of 178 people (with 1,529 people in 2015)
 - Clio 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 Oateston. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Oateston 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

Oateston is located in Barbour County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Barbour County: Bullock, Dale, Henry, Pike, Russell, Clay (GA), Quitman (GA) & Stewart (GA).

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

  DirectionDistance
Barbour     (The home county for Oateston)
      Baker Hill   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clio   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Eufaula   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Comer   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Bullock
      Smuteye   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Midway   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Perote   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Coffee
      Jack   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Dale
      Clopton   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Napier Field   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Newton   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grimes   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Henry
      Abbeville   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Oakey Grove   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Shorterville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Newville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Headland   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Haleburg   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Houston
      Kinsey   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Webb   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Columbia   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dothan   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cowarts   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Parish   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Avon   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Macon
      Armstrong   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Pike
      Brundidge   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Banks   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Troy   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Orion   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Russell
      Pittsview   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Seale   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Holy Trinity   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Calhoun (GA)
      Edison (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Clay (GA)
      Fort Gaines (GA)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bellville (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bluffton (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Early (GA)
      Blakely (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bancroft (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Quitman (GA)
      Georgetown (GA)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Morris (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Randolph (GA)
      Coleman (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cuthbert (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Stewart (GA)
      Omaha (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Zion (GA) - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lumpkin (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 helpful 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 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 Oateston:

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 Barbour County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Houston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Early County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Stewart County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Oateston ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Barbour County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oateston. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7621, Longitude: -85.3744     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oateston 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 Oateston, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Oateston.



 
 
 

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