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Tishabee, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Tishabee ...

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 Tishabee (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 Tishabee. 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 Tishabee ...

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 63 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tishabee.

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

Cemeteries Near Tishabee ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tishabee.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Bowers Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Mt. Pilgrim Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Dallas Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  E Springhill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Nott Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW St. Matthew Cemetery [Map]      
  N DeVelle Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Phares Cemetery [Map]      
  E Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Little Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  W Dallas Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Neal Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pinetop Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bird Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hard Bargain Cemetery [Map]      
  E Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cooks Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lee Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Brasfield Cemetery [Map]      
  E St. John Cemetery [Map]      
  E Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  W Maye Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Mt. Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bethsalem Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Blocker Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE St. Matthew Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  N St. Luke Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW May Cemetery [Map]      
  W Lewis Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Boligee Cemetery [Map]      
  S Arrington Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Davidson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Palestine Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Houpt Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Kirksey Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Owens Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wills Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Zoar Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Dug Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Logan Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Birdine Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Kirksey Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cook Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW McInnis Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Henagan Cemetery [Map]      
  W Eskeridge Pettigrew Cemetery [Map]      
  W Houston Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Brewersville Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Longer Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE New Evening Star Cemetery [Map]      
  E Arington Cemetery [Map]      
  E Creehill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Walton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Zion Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  N Boatright Cemetery [Map]      
  N St. Paul 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, Tishabee had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Belmont   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tishabee
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Belmont had a post office and no railroad service
Miller   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tishabee
 - Miller had railroad service and no post office
Forkland   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Tishabee
 - 1895 population of 176 people (with 601 people in 2015)
 - Forkland had a post office and no railroad service
Boligee   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Tishabee
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 309 people in 2015)
 - Boligee had a post office and railroad service
McDowell   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tishabee
 - McDowell had a post office and railroad service
Livingston   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tishabee
 - 1895 population of 850 people (with 3,414 people in 2015)
 - Livingston had a post office and railroad service
Coatopa   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tishabee
 - 1895 population of 171 people
 - Coatopa had a post office and railroad service
Demopolis   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tishabee
 - 1895 population of 1,898 people (with 7,148 people in 2015)
 - Demopolis 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 Tishabee. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tishabee 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 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.

Tishabee is located in Greene County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Greene County: Hale, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter & Tuscaloosa.

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

Greene     (The home county for Tishabee)
      Forkland   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Union   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cromwell   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lisman   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Butler   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Browns   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Akron   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Providence   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Linden   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      The Village   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Marion   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Epes   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      York   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ward   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cuba   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Kemper (MS)
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Scooba (MS)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      De Kalb (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lauderdale (MS)
      Whynot (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vimville (MS)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Marion (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Noxubee (MS)
      Shuqualak (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 Tishabee:

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 Greene County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas 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    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sumter 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 Greene County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Greene 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 Tishabee ...

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tishabee. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6376, Longitude: -87.9986     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tishabee 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 Tishabee, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tishabee.


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