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Our Genealogical Helper for Scottland ...

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 Scottland (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 Scottland. 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 Scottland ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Scottland.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Scottland, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Scottland.

Cemeteries Near Scottland ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Scottland.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Cope Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Walter Cemetery [Map]      
  W Inverness Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Dasinger Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Elizabeth Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lydia Baptist Cemetery [Map]      
  W High Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Old Sellers Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ox Level Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mallard Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE McGrady Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Perote Cemetery [Map]      
  E Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Barnette Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hubbard Cemetery [Map]      
  W Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE Mt. Azure Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Johnston Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Peniel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mason Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Rogers Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Paulk Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ridgeley Cemetery [Map]      
  N Perpetual Care Cemetery [Map]      
  N Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  N Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Mt. Harmon Cemetery [Map]      
  E Antioch Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Three Notch Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Old Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Sandfield Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Center Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lewis Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Kendrick Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Powell Cemetery [Map]      
  N Moultrie 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 Scottland in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Scottland.

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

Inverness   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Scottland
 - Inverness had a post office and railroad service
 
Aberfoil   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Scottland
 - 1895 population of 65 people
 - Aberfoil had a post office and no railroad service
 
Omega   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Scottland
 - Omega had a post office and no railroad service
 
Perote   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Scottland
 - 1895 population of 195 people
 - Perote had a post office and no railroad service
 
Postoak   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Scottland
 - Postoak had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pine Grove   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Scottland
 - Pine Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Union Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Scottland
 - 1895 population of 2,049 people (with 3,919 people in 2015)
 - Union Springs had a post office and railroad service
 
Star Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Scottland
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Star Hill 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 Scottland. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Scottland 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 doctors 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.

Scottland is located in Bullock County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bullock County: Barbour, Macon, Montgomery, Pike & Russell.

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

  DirectionDistance
Bullock     (The home county for Scottland)
      Inverness   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Perote   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Midway   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Barbour
      Clayton   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Comer   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clio   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eufaula   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Coffee
      Jack   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Crenshaw
      Petrey   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Dale
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Elmore
      Tallassee   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Lee
      Marvyn   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Macon
      Armstrong   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Montgomery
      Pine Level   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Grady   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ada   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pike
      Banks   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Orion   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Troy   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kent   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Russell
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Seale   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Tallapoosa
      East Tallassee   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Quitman (GA)
      Georgetown (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Scottland:

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 Bullock County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore 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    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Bullock County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Bullock 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 Scottland. 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' distance that starts in Scottland. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Scottland) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scottland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0265, Longitude: -85.7063     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Scottland 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 Scottland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Scottland.



 
 
 

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