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Sapps, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Sapps ...

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 Sapps (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 Sapps. 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 Sapps ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sapps.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sapps, 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 Sapps.

Cemeteries Near Sapps ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sapps.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Pilgrim Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Fleming Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Spiller Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Brooks Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Union Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Sinal Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Big Creek Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WNW New Cumberland Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Garden Cemetery [Map]      
  S Aliceville Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Community Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Bradford Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Franconia Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Carrollton Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Ross Cemetery [Map]      
  W Upper Cemetery [Map]      
  W Lower Cemetery [Map]      
  W St. John Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Bigbee Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Blubber Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Spring Hill Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Crossroads Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Fowler Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Unity Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Windle Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cockrell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hebron Church Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Gardner Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Miller Place Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE New Providence Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Brewer Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SW Memphis Cemetery [Map]      
  S McCaa Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  N Zion Possum Bend Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Oak Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bigbee Valley Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  W Brewer Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Old Christian Love Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SW Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Trantham Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hopewell Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  W Roberson Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  


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 Sapps in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sapps.

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

Garden   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Sapps
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Garden had a post office and no railroad service
Dillburg   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sapps
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Dillburg had a post office and no railroad service
Bridgeville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Sapps
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Bridgeville had a post office and no railroad service
Memphis   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sapps
 - 1895 population of 120 people (with 28 people in 2015)
 - Memphis had a post office and no railroad service
Olney   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sapps
 - Olney had a post office and no railroad service
Bigbee Valley (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Sapps
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Bigbee Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Brazelia (MS) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Brazelia was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sapps
 - Brazelia had a post office and no railroad service
Prairie Point (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sapps
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Prairie Point 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 Sapps. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sapps 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Sapps is located in Pickens County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pickens County: Fayette, Greene, Lamar, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Lowndes (MS) & Noxubee (MS).

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

Pickens     (The home county for Sapps)
      Beaver Town   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      McShan   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Reform   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Belk   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Union   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Akron   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Millport   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Panola   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Epes   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Echola   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coker   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Northport   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Clay (MS)
      Vinton (MS)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      West Point (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Kemper (MS)
      Scooba (MS)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Columbus (MS)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bent Oak (MS)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Crawford (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Artesia (MS)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Noxubee (MS)
      Brooksville (MS)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Macon (MS)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Shuqualak (MS)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Oktibbeha (MS)
      Clayton Village (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 Sapps:

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 Pickens County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Fayette 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    
Lamar 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    
Clay County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Oktibbeha County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Pickens County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Pickens 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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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sapps. 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' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Sapps. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sapps) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sapps. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2210, Longitude: -88.1692     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sapps 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 Sapps, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sapps.


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