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Our Genealogical Helper for Sumterville ...

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 Sumterville (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 Sumterville. 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 Sumterville ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sumterville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sumterville, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sumterville.

Cemeteries Near Sumterville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sumterville.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Roy Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Old Side Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Brown Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Hutchenson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Central Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Danner Cemetery [Map]      
  S Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE McCainville Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Parker Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Henagan Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE McInnis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Eskeridge Pettigrew Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Boney Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Boyd Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Danner Cemetery [Map]      
  S Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Lewis Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE May Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Elliott Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Old Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Odd Fellows Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Potts Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Souls Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Maye Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cook Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Briggs Chapel Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SW Old Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Livingston Memorial Gardens [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 Sumterville had a population of 147 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Hamner   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sumterville
 - Hamner had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boyd   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sumterville
 - Boyd had a post office and no railroad service
 
Livingston   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sumterville
 - 1895 population of 850 people (with 3,414 people in 2015)
 - Livingston had a post office and railroad service
 
Miller   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Sumterville
 - Miller had railroad service and no post office
 
Giles (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sumterville
 - Giles had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boligee   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sumterville
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 309 people in 2015)
 - Boligee had a post office and railroad service
 
Narkeeta (MS) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Narkeeta was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sumterville
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Narkeeta had a post office and railroad service
 
Sucarnoochee (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Sumterville
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Sucarnoochee had a post office and railroad service
 
Porterville (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Sumterville
 - Porterville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Enondale (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sumterville
 - Enondale 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 Sumterville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sumterville 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 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.

Sumterville is located in Sumter County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sumter County: Choctaw, Greene, Marengo, Pickens, Kemper (MS), Lauderdale (MS) & Noxubee (MS).

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

  DirectionDistance
Sumter     (The home county for Sumterville)
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Epes   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      York   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Panola   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Choctaw
      Pelham   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cromwell   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lisman   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Greene
      Boligee   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Union   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Hale
      Arcola   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Akron   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marengo
      Demopolis   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Providence   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Linden   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pickens
      Aliceville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Ralph   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Kemper (MS)
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Scooba (MS)   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      De Kalb (MS)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Lauderdale (MS)
      Marion (MS)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Vimville (MS)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Whynot (MS)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Meridian (MS)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Nellieburg (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Collinsville (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Suqualena (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Noxubee (MS)
      Shuqualak (MS)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Macon (MS)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Sumterville:

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 Sumter County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Sumter County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Sumter 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 ...
      Mississippi

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Sumterville ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Sumter County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sumterville. 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 from Sumterville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sumterville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sumterville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7118, Longitude: -88.2389     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sumterville 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 Sumterville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sumterville.



 
 
 

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