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Onycha, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Onycha ...

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 Onycha (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 Onycha. 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 Onycha ...

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 60 newspapers that have been published in the area around Onycha.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Onycha, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Onycha.

Cemeteries Near Onycha ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Onycha.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Peaceful Acres Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Adams Cemetery [Map]      
  E St. Pauls Cemetery [Map]      
  E Kinston Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Oakey Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE New Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Rhoades Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Harrison Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sanford Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Old Town Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Alberton Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Brooklyn Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sweet Home Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Five Runs Cemetery [Map]      
  W Judson Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Flat Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Henderson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  E Weeks Cemetery [Map]      
  E Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hillside Memorial Gardens [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 Onycha in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Onycha.

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

Green Bay   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Onycha
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Green Bay had a post office and no railroad service
Opine   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Onycha
 - Opine had a post office and no railroad service
Wiggins   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Onycha
 - Wiggins had a post office and no railroad service
Alberton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Onycha
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Alberton had a post office and no railroad service
Andalusia   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Onycha
 - 1895 population of 270 people (with 9,063 people in 2015)
 - Andalusia had a post office and no railroad service
Florala   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Onycha
 - Florala had a post office and no railroad service
Curtis   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Onycha
 - Curtis had a post office and no railroad service
Rose Hill   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) from Onycha
 - Rose 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 Onycha. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Onycha 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 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 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.

Onycha is located in Covington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Covington County: Butler, Coffee, Conecuh, Crenshaw, Escambia, Geneva, Okaloosa (FL) & Walton (FL).

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

Covington     (The home county for Onycha)
      Horn Hill   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Opp   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Heath   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Florala   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lockhart   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Carolina   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Elba   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Central City   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jack   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nymph   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Samson   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Costilla - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eunola - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Black   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Holmes (FL)
      Ponce de Leon (FL)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Westville (FL)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Okaloosa (FL)
      Svea (FL)   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Laurel Hill (FL)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Garden City (FL)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cannon Town (FL)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crestview (FL)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Baker (FL)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Otahite (FL) - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Milligan (FL)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Santa Rosa (FL)
      Belandville (FL) - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Walton (FL)
      Paxton (FL)   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mossy Head (FL)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      De Funiak Springs (FL)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Argyle (FL)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 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 Onycha:

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 Covington County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Conecuh 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    
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Holmes County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Okaloosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Santa Rosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walton County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Covington County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Covington 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' distance that stretches from Onycha. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Onycha) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Onycha. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Onycha

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Onycha. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2166, Longitude: -86.2829     [Map].

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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 Onycha, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Onycha.


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