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Omega, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Omega ...

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 Omega (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 Omega. 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 Omega ...

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 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Omega.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Omega, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Omega.

Cemeteries Near Omega ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Omega.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Barnette Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Old Sellers Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Inverness Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE High Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Sandfield Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hubbard Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Kelley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Old Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Perote Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Cope Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Stills Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Catalpa Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Harmon Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Dennis Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Tick Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ramah Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Old Ramah Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Rogers Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Dasinger Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Elizabeth Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Walter Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Livingston Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hussey Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mallard Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ox Level Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lydia Baptist Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE McGrady Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Paulk Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW China Grove 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, Omega had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Postoak   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Omega
 - Postoak had a post office and no railroad service
Inverness   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Omega
 - Inverness had a post office and railroad service
Linwood   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Omega
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Linwood had a post office and railroad service
Perote   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Omega
 - 1895 population of 195 people
 - Perote had a post office and no railroad service
Catalpa   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Omega
 - Catalpa had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Hillard   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Omega
 - 1895 population of 195 people
 - Mount Hillard had a post office and no railroad service
Josie   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Omega
 - Josie had a post office and no railroad service
Aberfoil   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Omega
 - 1895 population of 65 people
 - Aberfoil had a post office and no railroad service
Star Hill   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Omega
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Star Hill 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 Omega. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Omega 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 southwest 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 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 west 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.

Omega is located in Bullock County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bullock County: Barbour, Macon, Montgomery, Pike & Russell.

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

Bullock     (The home county for Omega)
      Inverness   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Perote   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clio   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Comer   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Eufaula   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jack   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Grady   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ada   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Banks   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Orion   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Troy   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kent   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Quitman (GA)
      Georgetown (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Omega:

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 Bullock County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coffee 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    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee 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    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Omega ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Bullock County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Omega. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9760, Longitude: -85.7849     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Omega 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 Omega, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Omega.


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