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Our Genealogical Helper for Social Town ...

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 Social Town (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 Social Town. 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 Social Town ...

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 Social Town.

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

Cemeteries Near Social Town ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Social Town.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Providence Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Spears Cemetery [Map]      
  E Smilie Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Davidson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Elam - Davidson Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Old Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Emmaus Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  E Bethel AME Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ward - Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Green Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Henderson Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Lewis Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Spillars Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Old Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wingard Cemetery [Map]      
  N Stephens Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Vernledge Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rutledge Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  E William Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hillard & Howard Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Chapel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lightfoot Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Clarke Cemetery [Map]      
  E Sanford - Barron Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Meadows Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Good Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sims Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  N Head Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Brantley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Clay Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Henderson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hepzibah Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  W Siloam Cemetery [Map]      
  N Petrey 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 Social Town in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Social Town.

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

Vidette   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Social Town
 - Vidette had a post office and no railroad service
 
Patsburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Social Town
 - Patsburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Hallsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Social Town
 - Hallsville had railroad service and no post office
 
Luverne   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Social Town
 - 1895 population of 451 people (with 2,834 people in 2015)
 - Luverne had a post office and railroad service
 
Henderson   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Social Town
 - 1895 population of 159 people
 - Henderson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Little Oak   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Social Town
 - Little Oak had a post office and no railroad service
 
Live Oak   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Social Town
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Live Oak had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rutledge   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Social Town
 - 1895 population of 314 people (with 459 people in 2015)
 - Rutledge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peacock - Historic   [Map]
 - While Peacock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Social Town
 - Peacock 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 Social Town. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Social Town 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 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.

Social Town is located in Crenshaw County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Crenshaw County: Butler, Coffee, Covington, Lowndes, Montgomery & Pike.

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

  DirectionDistance
Crenshaw     (The home county for Social Town)
      Glenwood   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
 
Barbour
      Clio   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Bullock
      Perote   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Butler
      Greenville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Coffee
      Jack   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Elba   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Central City   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Covington
      Gantt   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      County Line   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Opp   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Heath   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Red Level   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Onycha   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Dale
      Ariton   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Geneva
      Chancellor   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lowndes
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Montgomery
      Lapine   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Grady   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ada   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Pike
      Goshen   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Troy   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kent   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Orion   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Banks   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]

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

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 - 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 Social Town:

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 Crenshaw County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Covington 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    
Lowndes 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Social Town. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Social Town

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Social Town. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7118, Longitude: -86.1819     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Social Town 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 Social Town, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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