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Our Genealogical Helper for Panhandle ...

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 Panhandle (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 Panhandle. 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 Panhandle ...

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 58 newspapers that have been published in the area around Panhandle.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Panhandle, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Panhandle.

Cemeteries Near Panhandle ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Panhandle.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Fellowship Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  N Medline Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Crossroad Cemetery [Map]      
  E Valley Creek Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  E Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lovelady Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Fuller Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  E Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hepzibah Cemetery [Map]      
  W Williams Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Peeples Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Plantersville Cemetery [Map]      
  N Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  W Farrer Cemetery [Map]      
  W Osburn Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Welch Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Barnett Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Gilead Cemetery [Map]      
  W White Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Conwill Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Martin Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Stanton Cemetery [Map]      
  N Griffin Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Legal Cemetery [Map]      
  W Iveys Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Swann Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ivey Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Waters Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Suttle Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Barnes Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bethlehem #2 Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Dobyne - Haggard Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Barron - Wells Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Edwards Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  E Alpine Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bethlehem #1 Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pleasant 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>

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

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

Plantersville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Panhandle
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Plantersville had a post office and railroad service
 
Pinetucky   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Panhandle
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Pinetucky had a post office and no railroad service
 
Perryville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Panhandle
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Perryville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dixie   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Panhandle
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Dixie had a post office and railroad service
 
Oakmulgee   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Panhandle
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Oakmulgee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vine Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Panhandle
 - Vine Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stanton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Panhandle
 - Stanton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bethlehem   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Panhandle
 - Bethlehem 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 Panhandle. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Panhandle 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.

Panhandle is located in Perry County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Perry County: Bibb, Chilton, Dallas, Hale & Marengo.

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

  DirectionDistance
Perry     (The home county for Panhandle)
      Sprott   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Marion   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      The Village   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Autauga
      Jones   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      White City   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Booth   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Bibb
      Lawley   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      East Town   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brent   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Chilton
      Stanton   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Coosa
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Dallas
      Plantersville   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Selma   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Browns   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Safford   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Elmore
      Deatsville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Hale
      Newbern   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jefferson
      Kimbrell   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lowndes
      Benton   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marengo
      Faunsdale   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Shelby
      Wilton   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Calera   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Vance   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Wilcox
      Alberta   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 Panhandle:

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 Perry County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Perry County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Perry 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Perry County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Perry County: www.perrycounty-al.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Panhandle. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6862, Longitude: -87.0258     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Panhandle 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 Panhandle, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Panhandle.



 
 
 

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