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Oka Kapassa, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Oka Kapassa ...

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

We've added Oka Kapassa to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Oka Kapassa, 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 Oka Kapassa (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 Oka Kapassa. 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 Oka Kapassa ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Oka Kapassa.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Oka Kapassa, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Oka Kapassa.

Cemeteries Near Oka Kapassa ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Oka Kapassa.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Burton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Smith Bottom Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Guy Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Key Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Pride Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Sherrod Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Donley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Community Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Peters Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Byrd Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Colbert County Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Peters Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Richardson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Henson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Blocker Cemetery [Map]      
  E Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Florence Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Woodland Cemetery [Map]      
  W Woodland Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Holland Cemetery [Map]      
  S County Farm Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Flint Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Vaughn Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Walston Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Simpson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Gibbs Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Keeton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Duncan Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW New Bethel Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  S Underwood Cemetery [Map]      
  S Gadd Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Isbell Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ligon Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Gunn Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bickley Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Adams Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cole Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pearsall Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Winbourn Cemetery [Map]      
  N Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Coffee Cemetery [Map]      
  N Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Greenhill Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Rutland Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Basden Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Aycock Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NE Price Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Gresham Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Greenview Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  N George Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rowell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Barton Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Mountain Mills Cemetery [Map]      
  S Henson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ligon Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ricks Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Glendale Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mayers Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pearson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Whitamore Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Kachelman Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Underwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Noel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Tharp Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Young Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Jenkins Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Rand Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Gargis Cemetery [Map]      
  E Peden Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Kernachan Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Jones Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sherrod Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
  N Simmons 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.

While we didn't find Oka Kapassa in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Oka Kapassa.

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

Tuscumbia   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Oka Kapassa
 - 1895 population of 2,491 people (with 8,474 people in 2015)
 - Tuscumbia had a post office and railroad service
Sheffield   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Oka Kapassa
 - 1895 population of 2,731 people (with 9,108 people in 2015)
 - Sheffield had a post office and railroad service
South Florence   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Oka Kapassa
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
Oakland   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Oka Kapassa
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Oakland had a post office and no railroad service
Florence   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Oka Kapassa
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 40,026 people in 2015)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
Spring Valley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Oka Kapassa
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Spring Valley had a post office and railroad service
Mars Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Oka Kapassa
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
Barton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Oka Kapassa
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Barton had a post office and railroad service
Mountain Mills - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mountain Mills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Oka Kapassa
 - Mountain Mills 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 Oka Kapassa. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Oka Kapassa 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 hospitals and doctors 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 Oka Kapassa is historic, it would have been located within present day Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

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

Colbert     (The home county for Oka Kapassa)
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Sheffield   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Alcorn (MS)
      Glen (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Nixon (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Oka Kapassa:

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 Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Colbert 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 Oka Kapassa, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation

<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Oka Kapassa. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oka Kapassa) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oka Kapassa. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7418, Longitude: -87.7334     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oka Kapassa have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Oka Kapassa.


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