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Palmyra, Alabama
(Lowndes County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Palmyra ...

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 Palmyra (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 Palmyra. 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 Palmyra ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Palmyra.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Palmyra, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Palmyra.

Cemeteries Near Palmyra ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Palmyra.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Temple Gate Cemetery [Map]      
  N Crossroad Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NE Mt. Willing Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Snow Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Crenshaw Family Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Crenshaws Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  W Crum Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Ridgeville Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bragg Cemetery [Map]      
  S Manningham Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Temple Gate Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Oliver Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sills Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Old Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pine Top Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Kilgore Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cedar Creek Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Ft. Dale Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  NW McColough Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Soles Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Monterey Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Forest Home Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE William Seale Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  E Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  E Myrtlewood Cemetery [Map]      
  N Rudolph Hill 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>

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

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

Bragg's   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Palmyra
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bragg's had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Willing   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Palmyra
 - 1895 population of 231 people
 - Mount Willing had a post office and no railroad service
Manningham   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Palmyra
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Manningham had a post office and no railroad service
Monterey   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Palmyra
 - 1895 population of 280 people
 - Monterey had a post office and no railroad service
Farmersville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Palmyra
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Farmersville had a post office and no railroad service
Harmony   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Palmyra
 - Harmony had a post office and no railroad service
Forest Home   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Palmyra
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Forest Home had a post office and no railroad service
Searcy   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Palmyra
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Searcy had a post office and railroad service
Fort Deposit   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Palmyra
 - 1895 population of 518 people (with 1,240 people in 2015)
 - Fort Deposit had a post office and railroad service
Herbert   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Palmyra
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Herbert 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 Palmyra. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Palmyra 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 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.

Palmyra is located in Lowndes County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lowndes County: Autauga, Butler, Crenshaw, Dallas, Montgomery & Wilcox.

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

Lowndes     (The home county for Palmyra)
      Bragg's   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Benton   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Booth   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Minter   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Selma   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pine Orchard   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burnt Corn   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ada   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grady   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kent   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Furman   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Awin   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pine Apple   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Camden   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 Palmyra:

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 Lowndes County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Butler 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    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe 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    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Palmyra. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9976, Longitude: -86.7525     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Palmyra 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 Palmyra, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Palmyra.


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