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Ollie, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Ollie ...

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 Ollie (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 Ollie. 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 Ollie ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ollie.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ollie, 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 Ollie.

Cemeteries Near Ollie ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ollie.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Excel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wiggins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mexia Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Daily Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Baas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McMillan Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Coleman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sampey Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Limestone Faulk Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Repton Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Repton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rumbley Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sowell Old Field Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oakdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bermuda Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mars Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Carry Mt. Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ENE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Puryearville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McConnico 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.<3>

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

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

Monroeville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ollie
 - 1895 population of 140 people (with 6,110 people in 2015)
 - Monroeville had a post office and no railroad service
Repton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ollie
 - Repton had a post office and railroad service
Axle   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Ollie
 - Axle had a post office and no railroad service
Bermuda   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Ollie
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Bermuda had a post office and no railroad service
Perdue Hill   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ollie
 - 1895 population of 282 people
 - Perdue Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Claiborne   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ollie
 - 1895 population of 112 people
 - Claiborne had a post office and no railroad service
Range   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ollie
 - Range had a post office and no railroad service
Burnt Corn   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ollie
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Burnt Corn had a post office and no railroad service
Belleville   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ollie
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Belleville 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 Ollie. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ollie 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Ollie is located in Monroe County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Monroe County: Baldwin, Butler, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia & Wilcox.

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

Monroe     (The home county for Ollie)
      Monroeville   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Excel   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Frisco City   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Megargel   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Goodway   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Burnt Corn   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Uriah   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Little River   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tensaw   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Perdido   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gainestown   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alma   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rockville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Carlton   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Repton   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Range   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lenox   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Castleberry   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Nymph   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Huxford   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Brewton   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Atmore   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      East Brewton   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Flomaton   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pollard   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Riverview   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Leroy   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sunflower   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bassetts Creek   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wagarville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Coy   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Awin   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pine Apple   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Camden   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Escambia (FL)
      Century (FL)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Santa Rosa (FL)
      Jay (FL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 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 Ollie:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Monroe County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Escambia County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Santa Rosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Monroe County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Monroe 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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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ollie. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ollie. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4716, Longitude: -87.3422     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ollie have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Ollie, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ollie.


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