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Singing Brook, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Singing Brook ...

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 Singing Brook (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 Singing Brook. 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 Singing Brook ...

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 Singing Brook.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Singing Brook, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Singing Brook.

Cemeteries Near Singing Brook ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Singing Brook.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Keyton Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Enterprise City Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  SE County Line Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  N Salem Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW New Home Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Consolation Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cool Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pleasant Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  W Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Wesley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Brockton City Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Goodman Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Asbury Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  E Daleville Memorial Gardens [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Little Elam Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Coffee Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW El Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bellwood Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW McGee Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Phillips Cemetery [Map]      
  W Damascus Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Marvin Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pleasant Valley 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 Singing Brook in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Singing Brook.

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

Enterprise   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Singing Brook
 - Enterprise had a post office and no railroad service
Level Plains   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Singing Brook
 - Level Plains had a post office and no railroad service
Clintonville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Singing Brook
 - 1895 population of 172 people
 - Clintonville had a post office and no railroad service
Daleville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Singing Brook
 - 1895 population of 76 people (with 5,141 people in 2015)
 - Daleville had a post office and no railroad service
Clayhatchee   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Singing Brook
 - Clayhatchee had a post office and no railroad service
Damascus   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Singing Brook
 - Damascus had a post office and no railroad service
Coffee Springs   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Singing Brook
 - 1895 population of 32 people (with 229 people in 2015)
 - Coffee Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Tabernacle   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Singing Brook
 - Tabernacle had a post office and no railroad service
High Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Singing Brook
 - High Bluff 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 Singing Brook. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Singing Brook 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Singing Brook is located in Coffee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Coffee County: Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Geneva & Pike.

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

Coffee     (The home county for Singing Brook)
      Enterprise   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Central City   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Elba   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Jack   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clio   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      County Line   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Opp   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Onycha   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Florala   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lockhart   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Heath   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Newton   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Grimes   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Napier Field   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Costilla - Historic   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Samson   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Eunola - Historic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Slocomb   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Black   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Malvern   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Headland   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Newville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oakey Grove   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Abbeville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Parker Village   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Taylor   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dothan   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Merritts Crossroads   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rehobeth   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Parish   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kinsey   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cowarts   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Webb   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Madrid   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Avon   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cottonwood   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Banks   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Troy   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Holmes (FL)
      Esto (FL)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Noma (FL)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bonifay (FL)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Westville (FL)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ponce de Leon (FL)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Jackson (FL)
      Graceville (FL)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Campbellton (FL)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jacob City (FL)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Okaloosa (FL)
      Svea (FL)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Walton (FL)
      Paxton (FL)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Washington (FL)
      Caryville (FL)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chipley (FL)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 websites 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 Singing Brook:

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 Coffee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Covington 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    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Houston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Holmes County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Okaloosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walton County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Washington County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Coffee County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Coffee 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 beginning in Singing Brook. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Singing Brook) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Singing Brook. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3043, Longitude: -85.8452     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Singing Brook 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 Singing Brook, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Singing Brook.


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