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Tinela, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Tinela ...

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 Tinela (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 Tinela. 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 Tinela ...

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 44 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tinela.

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

Cemeteries Near Tinela ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tinela.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Tinela Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hybart Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pine Flat Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE McCarty Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Dees Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Providence Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Powell Cemetery [Map]      
  S York Cemetery [Map]      
  E Apple Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N McPherson Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Tait Cemetery [Map]      
  S St. Peter Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Red Hills Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Springhill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Basidonia Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Buena Vista Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Gravel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Tait Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Kennedy Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  E St. Matthews Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Capell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lower Peach Tree Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Magnolia Cemetery [Map]      
  N Burford 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, Tinela had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Nellie   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Tinela
 - Nellie had a post office and no railroad service
Coy   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tinela
 - Coy had a post office and no railroad service
River Ridge - Historic   [Map]
 - While River Ridge was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tinela
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - River Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
Buena Vista   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Tinela
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Buena Vista had a post office and no railroad service
Lower Peach Tree   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Tinela
 - 1895 population of 208 people
 - Lower Peach Tree had a post office and no railroad service
Lovan - Historic   [Map]
 - While Lovan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tinela
 - Lovan had a post office and no railroad service
Natchez   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tinela
 - Natchez had a post office and no railroad service
Chestnut   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Tinela
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Chestnut had a post office and no railroad service
Yellow Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tinela
 - 1895 population of 30 people (with 177 people in 2015)
 - Yellow Bluff 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 Tinela. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tinela 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.

Tinela is located in Monroe County.

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

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

Monroe     (The home county for Tinela)
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pine Orchard   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gainestown   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alma   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rockville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Repton   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lenox   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Range   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Minter   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Safford   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Huxford   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Putnam   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Leroy   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Coy   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Camden   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pine Apple   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]

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

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 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 Tinela:

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 Monroe 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    
Conecuh 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    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Washington 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 Monroe County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Monroe 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 Tinela ...

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

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

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About Monroe County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tinela. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8085, Longitude: -87.3972     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tinela 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 Tinela, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tinela.


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