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Toxey, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Toxey ...

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 Toxey (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 Toxey. 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 Toxey ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Toxey.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Toxey, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Toxey.

Cemeteries Near Toxey ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Toxey.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Mosley Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bonner Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Mosley Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Old Lusk Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Paragon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gilbertown Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Smiths Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Barrytown Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Bogueloosa Cemetery [Map]      
  S Harrison Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Moores Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Brightwater Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Seventh-day Adventist Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Womack Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Coopers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Little Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cedar Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Old Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Springbank Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  W Zion Chapel Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Marvin 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>

While we didn't find Toxey in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Toxey.

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

Lusk   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Toxey
 - Lusk had a post office and no railroad service
Souwilpa   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Toxey
 - Souwilpa had a post office and no railroad service
Womack Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Toxey
 - 1895 population of 410 people
 - Womack Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Melvin   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Toxey
 - Melvin had a post office and no railroad service
Silas   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Toxey
 - Silas had a post office and no railroad service
Ararat   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Toxey
 - Ararat had a post office and no railroad service
Emory   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Toxey
 - Emory had a post office and no railroad service
West Bend   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Toxey
 - West Bend had a post office and no railroad service
Isney   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Toxey
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Isney 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 Toxey. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Toxey 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 and 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.

Toxey is located in Choctaw County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Choctaw County: Clarke, Marengo, Sumter, Washington, Clarke (MS), Lauderdale (MS) & Wayne (MS).

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

Choctaw     (The home county for Toxey)
      Gilbertown   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Needham   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Melvin   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bolinger   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Silas   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Butler   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cullomburg   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bladon Springs   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Aquilla   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lisman   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Cromwell   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fakit Chipunta - Historic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Coffeeville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Salitpa   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Putnam   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Barrons - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Linden   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ward   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cuba   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      York   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Millry   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Frankville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bigbee   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Barlow   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Saint Stephen's   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chatom   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hobson   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bassetts Creek   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Leroy   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Yellow Pine   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wagarville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tibbie   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fruitdale   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Clarke (MS)
      Junction City (MS)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Shubuta (MS)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Quitman (MS)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Stonewall (MS)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Enterprise (MS)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pachuta (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Greene (MS)
      State Line (MS)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Jasper (MS)
      Stafford Springs (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vossburg (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Orange (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Heidelberg (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lauderdale (MS)
      Whynot (MS)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Vimville (MS)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Meridian (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Marion (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (MS)
      Waynesboro (MS)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Robinsons Junction (MS)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clara (MS)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

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 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 Toxey:

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 Choctaw County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clarke County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jasper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Choctaw County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Toxey. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Toxey

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Toxey. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9107, Longitude: -88.3092     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Toxey 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 Toxey, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Toxey.


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