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Our Genealogical Helper for Paces ...

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

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

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Paces.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Paces, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Paces.

Cemeteries Near Paces ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Paces.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Millers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Davidson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Houpt Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Palestine Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Arrington Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WNW Dug Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Jefferson Smalls Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Riverside Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Memorial Garden [Map]      
  W Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Black Bluff Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Phares Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Old Green Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pinetop Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Brewersville Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Old Spring Hill Methodist Cemetery [Map]      
  E Gilfield Cemetery [Map]      
  NE New Green Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Longer Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Nebo 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 Paces in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Paces.

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

McDowell   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Paces
 - McDowell had a post office and railroad service
 
Jefferson   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Paces
 - 1895 population of 73 people
 - Jefferson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belmont   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Paces
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Belmont had a post office and no railroad service
 
Demopolis   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Paces
 - 1895 population of 1,898 people (with 7,148 people in 2015)
 - Demopolis had a post office and railroad service
 
Coatopa   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Paces
 - 1895 population of 171 people
 - Coatopa had a post office and railroad service
 
Old Spring Hill   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Paces
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Old Spring Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tishabee   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Paces
 - Tishabee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Arcola   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Paces
 - Arcola 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 Paces. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Paces 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Paces is historic, it would have been located within present day Marengo County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marengo County: Choctaw, Clarke, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Perry, Sumter & Wilcox.

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

  DirectionDistance
Marengo     (The home county for Paces)
      Demopolis   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Providence   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Linden   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Choctaw
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cromwell   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lisman   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Butler   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Needham   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Clarke
      Morvin   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Dallas
      Browns   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Safford   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Greene
      Forkland   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Union   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Hale
      Arcola   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Akron   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Perry
      Uniontown   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      The Village   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Marion   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Sumter
      Arrington   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Epes   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Ward   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      York   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cuba   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Ralph   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wilcox
      Catherine   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Kemper (MS)
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Scooba (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lauderdale (MS)
      Whynot (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vimville (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Marion (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 Paces:

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 Marengo County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Marengo County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Marengo 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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The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Paces. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4699, Longitude: -87.9486     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Paces have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Paces.



 
 
 

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