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The Village, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for The Village ...

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 The Village (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 The Village. 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 The Village ...

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 71 newspapers that have been published in the area around The Village.

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

Cemeteries Near The Village ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of The Village.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Ellawhite Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Goldman Cemetery [Map]      
  W Winfield Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Greenlawn Gardens [Map]      
  NNE Pickens Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rosemount Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Holy Cross Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Asbury Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Blanks Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Living Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cottrell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Fowler Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Long Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Greer Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Morrissette Cemetery [Map]      
  W St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NW Tunstall Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Curry Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bell Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hunter Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW McCreary Cemetery [Map]      
  SE St. John Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE St. Chapter Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Alex Chapel Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Newbern Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Black Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Little Flanders Field Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Zion Campground Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Jericho Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bethel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Bethel Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Allenville Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hatch 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 The Village in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of The Village.

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

Faunsdale   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from The Village
 - 1895 population of 211 people (with 94 people in 2015)
 - Faunsdale had a post office and railroad service
Browns   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from The Village
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Browns had a post office and railroad service
Sunshine   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from The Village
 - Sunshine had a post office and no railroad service
Laneville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from The Village
 - Laneville had a post office and no railroad service
Tombigbee - Historic   [Map]
 - While Tombigbee was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from The Village
 - Tombigbee had a post office and no railroad service
Dayton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from The Village
 - 1895 population of 412 people (with 50 people in 2015)
 - Dayton had a post office and no railroad service
Newbern   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from The Village
 - 1895 population of 572 people (with 179 people in 2015)
 - Newbern had a post office and railroad service
McKinley   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from The Village
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - McKinley had a post office and no railroad service
Central Mills   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from The Village
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Central Mills 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 The Village. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring The Village 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 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.

The Village is located in Perry County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Perry County: Bibb, Chilton, Dallas, Hale & Marengo.

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

Perry     (The home county for The Village)
      Uniontown   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Marion   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jones   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brent   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      East Town   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Browns   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Safford   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Selma   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Minter   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Akron   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Benton   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Providence   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Linden   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Epes   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Camden   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coy   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 - you should note 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 The Village:

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 Perry County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for The Village. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Perry County:

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in The Village. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- The Village) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in The Village. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4418, Longitude: -87.4953     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for The Village 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 The Village, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for The Village.


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