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Vienna, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Vienna ...

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 Vienna (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 Vienna. 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 Vienna ...

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 Vienna.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Vienna, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Vienna.

Cemeteries Near Vienna ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Vienna.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE William Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  E Jones Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Adams Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hargrove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE White Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Old Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Trantham Cemetery [Map]      
  N McCaa Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Jamestown Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hutton Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mobley Cemetery [Map]      
  W Dancy Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Coleman Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pleasant Ridge Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Gardner Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hebron Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cluster Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Craig Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Horton Cemetery [Map]      
  N Blubber Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Miller Place Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Fowler Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Spencer Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Horton Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hughes Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shea Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shedd Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Bradford Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Demount Cemetery [Map]      
  E Screptah Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Franconia Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Cemetery [Map]      
  N Aliceville Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  N Garden Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Memphis Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Cooksville Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SW Watts Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Light Cemetery [Map]      
  E Eatman Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ellis Cemetery [Map]      
  E Henderson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Hebron 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 Vienna had a population of 82 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Warsaw   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Vienna
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Warsaw had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant Ridge   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Vienna
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Pleasant Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
Bridgeville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Vienna
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Bridgeville had a post office and no railroad service
Cooksville (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Vienna
 - 1895 population of 79 people
 - Cooksville had a post office and no railroad service
West Greene   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Vienna
 - West Greene had a post office and no railroad service
Garden   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Vienna
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Garden had a post office and no railroad service
Lewiston   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Vienna
 - Lewiston had a post office and no railroad service
Memphis   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Vienna
 - 1895 population of 120 people (with 28 people in 2015)
 - Memphis had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Hebron   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Vienna
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Mount Hebron 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 Vienna. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Vienna 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Vienna is located in Pickens County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pickens County: Fayette, Greene, Lamar, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Lowndes (MS) & Noxubee (MS).

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

Pickens     (The home county for Vienna)
      Aliceville   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      McShan   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Reform   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Union   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Akron   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Millport   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Panola   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Epes   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      York   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Echola   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coker   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Northport   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Kemper (MS)
      Scooba (MS)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      De Kalb (MS)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Crawford (MS)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bent Oak (MS)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Columbus (MS)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Artesia (MS)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Noxubee (MS)
      Macon (MS)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Shuqualak (MS)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brooksville (MS)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Vienna:

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 Pickens County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar 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    
Lowndes 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 Pickens County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Pickens 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 Vienna ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Pickens County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vienna. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0187, Longitude: -88.1920     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vienna 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 Vienna, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Vienna.


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