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Tennille, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Tennille ...

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 Tennille (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 Tennille. 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 Tennille ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tennille.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tennille, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tennille.

Cemeteries Near Tennille ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tennille.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW Hamilton Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Flowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Universalist Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Roeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sammon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Danner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pea River Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Strickland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Selgar Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Richardson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Adam Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Mossy Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brundidge City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dansby Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Center Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hawhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Richland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Carroll Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Old Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Driggers Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Pea River Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Post Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Union 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, Tennille had a post office and railroad service.

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

Brundidge   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tennille
 - 1895 population of 421 people (with 1,989 people in 2015)
 - Brundidge had a post office and railroad service
Elamville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tennille
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Elamville had a post office and railroad service
Dillard   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tennille
 - Dillard had a post office and railroad service
Pronto   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tennille
 - Pronto had a post office and no railroad service
Arguta   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Tennille
 - Arguta had a post office and no railroad service
Clio   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tennille
 - 1895 population of 178 people (with 1,529 people in 2015)
 - Clio had a post office and no railroad service
Victoria   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tennille
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Victoria had a post office and no railroad service
Buckhorn   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Tennille
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Buckhorn 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 Tennille. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tennille 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 hospitals and 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.

Tennille is located in Pike County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pike County: Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Crenshaw, Dale & Montgomery.

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

Pike     (The home county for Tennille)
      Brundidge   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Banks   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Troy   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Orion   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clio   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Comer   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Perote   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jack   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elba   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Central City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Opp   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Newton   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Scranton   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Costilla - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Slocomb   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Malvern   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Samson   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eunola - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Newville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Abbeville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Headland   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oakey Grove   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Screamer   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Haleburg   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Shorterville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dothan   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kinsey   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Parish   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Parker Village   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Taylor   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Webb   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cowarts   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rehobeth   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Merritts Crossroads   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grady   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 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 Tennille:

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 Pike County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Houston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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 Tennille:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Tennille.
      See our Misc Page for Tennille for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Pike County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tennille. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6232, Longitude: -85.7686     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tennille have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Tennille, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tennille.


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