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Skinnerton, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Skinnerton ...

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 Skinnerton (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 Skinnerton. 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 Skinnerton ...

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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Skinnerton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Skinnerton, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Skinnerton.

Cemeteries Near Skinnerton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Skinnerton.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Lone Star Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Midway Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Pine Orchard Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Haven Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Ramah Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Martin Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Kaiser Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Turnbull Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Savannah Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Middleton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Grimes Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Jenkins Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pineville Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pineville Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW John Green Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Joyner Cemetery [Map]      
  E Old Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bethel West Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pineview Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Turkestan Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Witherington Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Little Pine Level Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Solomon Cemetery [Map]      
  W Philadelphia 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Skinnerton had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Commerce   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Skinnerton
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Commerce had a post office and no railroad service
Riley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Skinnerton
 - Riley had a post office and no railroad service
Turnbull   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Skinnerton
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Turnbull had a post office and no railroad service
Bowles   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Skinnerton
 - Bowles had a post office and no railroad service
Pineville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Skinnerton
 - Pineville had a post office and no railroad service
Burnt Corn   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Skinnerton
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Burnt Corn had a post office and no railroad service
Turkestan - Historic   [Map]
 - While Turkestan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Skinnerton
 - Turkestan had a post office and no railroad service
Lovan - Historic   [Map]
 - While Lovan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Skinnerton
 - Lovan 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 Skinnerton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Skinnerton 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 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.

Skinnerton is primarily located in Conecuh County. A portion of Skinnerton extends into Monroe County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Conecuh County: Butler, Covington, Escambia & Monroe.

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

Conecuh     (The home county for Skinnerton)
      Belleville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Repton   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lenox   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Nymph   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Castleberry   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Range   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gainestown   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Red Level   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Minter   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brewton   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Huxford   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Brewton   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Orchard   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Burnt Corn   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Excel   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Awin   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pine Apple   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Furman   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Camden   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coy   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Skinnerton:

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 Conecuh County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clarke 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    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Skinnerton ...

While our initial data for Skinnerton came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Skinnerton in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Skinnerton.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Skinnerton:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Skinnerton.
      See our Misc Page for Skinnerton for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Conecuh County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Skinnerton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6699, Longitude: -87.0650     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Skinnerton 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 Skinnerton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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