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Scruggs Landing, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Scruggs Landing ...

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 Scruggs Landing (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 Scruggs Landing. 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.

Name Variations for Scruggs Landing ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Scruggs Landing.

  • Typical abbreviation for Scruggs Landing: Scruggs Lndg. (or less commonly used: Scruggs Lndng.)
  • While the name of this community is Scruggs Landing, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Scruggs Landing may originally have been Scrugg's Landing.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Scruggs Landing might be written as Scrugg Landing.

Newspapers Published in Scruggs Landing ...

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 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around Scruggs Landing.

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

Cemeteries Near Scruggs Landing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Scruggs Landing.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Hatchet Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Trotter Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Little Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Moores Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Womack Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Turner Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S West Bend Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Webb Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Bush Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Barrytown Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ulcanush Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cedar Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mosley Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Gilbertown Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Wesley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Coffeeville Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Marvin Cemetery [Map]      
  E Campbell Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Putnam Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Old Lusk Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mosley Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Lily Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Thornton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Kiels Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bashan Cemetery [Map]      
  E Tallahatta Cemetery for Blacks [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 Scruggs Landing in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Scruggs Landing.

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

Cunningham   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Scruggs Landing
 - Cunningham had a post office and no railroad service
Womack Hill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Scruggs Landing
 - 1895 population of 410 people
 - Womack Hill had a post office and no railroad service
West Bend   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Scruggs Landing
 - West Bend had a post office and no railroad service
Ararat   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Scruggs Landing
 - Ararat had a post office and no railroad service
Campbell   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Scruggs Landing
 - Campbell had a post office and no railroad service
Coffeeville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Scruggs Landing
 - 1895 population of 192 people (with 338 people in 2015)
 - Coffeeville had a post office and no railroad service
Morvin   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Scruggs Landing
 - Morvin had a post office and no railroad service
Putnam   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Scruggs Landing
 - Putnam had a post office and no railroad service
Lusk   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Scruggs Landing
 - Lusk had a post office and no railroad service
McEntyre   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Scruggs Landing
 - McEntyre 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 Scruggs Landing. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Scruggs Landing 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 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 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.

Scruggs Landing is located in Clarke County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clarke County: Baldwin, Choctaw, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Washington & Wilcox.

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

Clarke     (The home county for Scruggs Landing)
      Campbell   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Coffeeville   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fakit Chipunta - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Salitpa   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Toxey   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gilbertown   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bladon Springs   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Needham   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Butler   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bolinger   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Silas   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cullomburg   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Melvin   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Aquilla   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lisman   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Putnam   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Barrons - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ward   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cuba   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Frankville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bigbee   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Millry   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Saint Stephen's   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Barlow   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Leroy   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hobson   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bassetts Creek   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chatom   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wagarville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sunflower   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tibbie   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Yellow Pine   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Coy   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Clarke (MS)
      Junction City (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Shubuta (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Quitman (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Greene (MS)
      State Line (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lauderdale (MS)
      Whynot (MS)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vimville (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wayne (MS)
      Robinsons Junction (MS)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Waynesboro (MS)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clara (MS)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 Scruggs Landing:

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 Clarke County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clarke County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Clarke County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Clarke 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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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scruggs Landing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8965, Longitude: -88.1306     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Scruggs Landing 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 Scruggs Landing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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