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Oxanna, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Oxanna ...

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 Oxanna (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 Oxanna. 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 the area of Oxanna ...

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 66 newspapers that have been published in the area around Oxanna.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Oxanna. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Oxanna and those printed in the larger area surrounding Oxanna.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> of Oxanna.

Cemeteries Near Oxanna ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Oxanna.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Highland Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hillside Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Oxford Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  N Edgemont Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Westview Gardens Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Oconee Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Forestlawn Gardens Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Lloyds Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Pine Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Prisoner of War Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Coldwater Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  S Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Anniston Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ft. McClellan Military Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  N Halls Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E New Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Mt. Sellers Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Alexandria Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Fourmile Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hampton Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Iron City Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Gladden Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  E Davistown Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hanna Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Crooks Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Whites Gap Cemetery [Map]      
  W Plum Springs 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 Oxanna had a population of 748 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Blue Mountain   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Oxanna
 - Blue Mountain had railroad service and no post office
Anniston   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Oxanna
 - 1895 population of 9,998 people (with 22,347 people in 2015)
 - Anniston had a post office and railroad service
Oxford   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Oxanna
 - 1895 population of 1,473 people (with 21,249 people in 2015)
 - Oxford had a post office and railroad service
Eulaton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Oxanna
 - Eulaton had a post office and no railroad service
De Armanville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Oxanna
 - 1895 population of 160 people
 - De Armanville had a post office and railroad service
Leatherwood   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Oxanna
 - Leatherwood had railroad service and no post office
Coldwater   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Oxanna
 - Coldwater had railroad service and no post office
Bera - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bera was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Oxanna
 - Bera had a post office and no railroad service
Silver Run   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Oxanna
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Silver Run 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 Oxanna. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Oxanna 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.

Oxanna is located in Calhoun County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Calhoun County: Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, Saint Clair & Talladega.

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

Calhoun     (The home county for Oxanna)
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Saks   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Fort McClellan - Historic   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Choccolocco   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Weaver   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Centre   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Elder   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Delta   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Motley   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Abel   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Banner   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Newell   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Graham   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Almond   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Ragland   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Steele   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Munford   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Colony   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Heard (GA)
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Oxanna:

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 Calhoun County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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 Oxanna:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Oxanna.
      See our Misc Page for Oxanna for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Calhoun County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Calhoun County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oxanna. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6493, Longitude: -85.8377     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oxanna 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 Oxanna, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Oxanna.


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