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Our Genealogical Helper for Parkmanville ...

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 Parkmanville (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 Parkmanville. 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 Parkmanville ...

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 62 newspapers that have been published in the area around Parkmanville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Parkmanville, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Parkmanville.

Cemeteries Near Parkmanville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Parkmanville.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Key Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Porter Cemetery [Map]      
  S Boykin Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Phillips - Barnett Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Jowers Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Bass Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Bush Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW St. Peters Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Crawford Cemetery [Map]      
  W Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Williams Dudley Cemetery [Map]      
  S Seale United Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  E Sunset Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  ENE Dudleyville Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Union Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NE Evans Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Abercombie Cemetery [Map]      
  N Charnel Garden of Rest Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Uchee Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Walker Williamson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Carden Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Meadows Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Philadelphia Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ENE Felix Edwards Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lk. View Memory Gardens [Map]      
  NNW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jenkins Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rising Star Baptist Church 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 Parkmanville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Parkmanville.

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

Crawford   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Parkmanville
 - Crawford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hyram   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Parkmanville
 - Hyram had a post office and no railroad service
 
Seale   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Parkmanville
 - 1895 population of 299 people
 - Seale had a post office and railroad service
 
Ladonia   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Parkmanville
 - Ladonia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fort Mitchell   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Parkmanville
 - 1895 population of 41 people
 - Fort Mitchell had a post office and railroad service
 
Hatchechubbee   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Parkmanville
 - 1895 population of 205 people
 - Hatchechubbee had a post office and railroad service
 
Girard   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Parkmanville
 - 1895 population of 815 people
 - Girard had a post office and railroad service
 
Uchee   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Parkmanville
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Uchee 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 Parkmanville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Parkmanville 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Parkmanville is located in Russell County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Russell County: Barbour, Bullock, Lee, Macon, Chattahoochee (GA), Muscogee (GA) & Stewart (GA).

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

  DirectionDistance
Russell     (The home county for Parkmanville)
      Crawford   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Seale   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Holy Trinity   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Barbour
      Spring Hill   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Comer   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Eufaula   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Bullock
      Midway   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Chambers
      Cusseta   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Valley   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Lee
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Salem   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Macon
      Tuskegee   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tallapoosa
      Camp Hill   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Chattahoochee (GA)
      Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Heineburg Village (GA) - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cusseta (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
 
Harris (GA)
      Cataula (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ellerslie (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hamilton (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Waverly Hall (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pine Mountain Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shiloh (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marion (GA)
      Buena Vista (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Muscogee (GA)
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Baker Village (GA)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Midland (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Upatoi (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Quitman (GA)
      Georgetown (GA)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Stewart (GA)
      Omaha (GA)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Louvale (GA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lumpkin (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Richland (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Zion (GA) - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Talbot (GA)
      Box Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Geneva (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 Parkmanville:

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 Russell County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattahoochee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Stewart County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talbot County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Russell County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Parkmanville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3882, Longitude: -85.1722     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Parkmanville 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 Parkmanville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Parkmanville.



 
 
 

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