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Sprott, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Sprott ...

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 Sprott (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 Sprott. 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 Sprott ...

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 49 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sprott.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sprott, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sprott.

Cemeteries Near Sprott ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sprott.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Barron - Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ivey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Iveys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Heard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE White Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Swann Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Scarborough Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Waters Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Osburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Farrer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dobyne - Haggard Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Mars Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Campbellite Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW St. Wilfrids Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Marion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Suttle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Paynes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Heiberger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WNW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Legal Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Turner 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.<3>

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

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

Theo   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sprott
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Theo had a post office and no railroad service
Levert   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Sprott
 - Levert had a post office and no railroad service
Marion   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sprott
 - 1895 population of 1,982 people (with 3,447 people in 2015)
 - Marion had a post office and railroad service
Adler   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sprott
 - Adler had a post office and no railroad service
Perryville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sprott
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Perryville had a post office and no railroad service
Jericho   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sprott
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Jericho had a post office and no railroad service
Vilula   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sprott
 - Vilula had a post office and no railroad service
Pinetucky   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sprott
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Pinetucky had a post office and no railroad service
Hamburg   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sprott
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Hamburg had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Sprott. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sprott 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 hospitals and 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.

Sprott is located in Perry County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Perry County: Bibb, Chilton, Dallas, Hale & Marengo.

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

Perry     (The home county for Sprott)
      Marion   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      The Village   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Jones   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Booth   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brent   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      East Town   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Browns   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Selma   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Safford   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Akron   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Benton   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Providence   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vance   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Sprott:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Perry County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Sprott ...

While our initial data for Sprott came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Sprott 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 Sprott.

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 Sprott:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Sprott.
      See our Misc Page for Sprott for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Perry County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Perry County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Sprott. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sprott) 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 Sprott. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sprott

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sprott. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6765, Longitude: -87.2217     [Map].

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Sprott, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sprott.


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