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Vina, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Vina ...

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 Vina (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 Vina. 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 Vina ...

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 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Vina.

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

Cemeteries Near Vina ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Vina.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Gober Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Brazel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pilot Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW McCarley Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Baggett Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Osborn Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Berry Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Childers Family Cemetery [Map]      
  S Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Single Springs Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Lindsey Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Dempsey Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Holly Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bullen Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Ebeneezer Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Nichols Cemetery [Map]      
  E Overton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Burntout Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Burnout Cemetery [Map]      
  N Halltown Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Ridge Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  WSW Ridge Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  S Newburg Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sparks Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Red Bay City Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Donham Cemetery [Map]      
  S Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE McCurley Cemetery [Map]      
  E Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bolin Cemetery [Map]      
  N Weatherbee Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Tharp Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  WNW New Hope Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Chasteene Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SSW Shottsville Cemetery [Map]      
  S Lockridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hodges Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hillcrest Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NW Ridge Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Hopewell Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SW Providence Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SSW Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cockrell - Cofield Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Old Line Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Old Nauvoo Cemetery [Map]      
  N Patterson Strickland Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bennett Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Lawhorn Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  S Nix Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mountain Home Presbyterian Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Old Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Epps Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  NW White Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  NW Burges Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  NW Burgess Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  WNW Hodge Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  W Pates Temple Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  


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 Vina in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Vina.

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

Red Bay   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Vina
 - Red Bay had a post office and no railroad service
Shottsville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Vina
 - Shottsville had a post office and no railroad service
Eastman (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Vina
 - Eastman had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant Site   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Vina
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Pleasant Site had a post office and no railroad service
Belgreen   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Vina
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Belgreen had a post office and no railroad service
Belmont (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Vina
 - 1895 population of 24 people (with 2,039 people in 2015)
 - Belmont had a post office and no railroad service
Bexar   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Vina
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Bexar had a post office and no railroad service
Tremont (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Vina
 - 1895 population of 19 people (with 466 people in 2015)
 - Tremont 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 Vina. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Vina 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 and hospitals 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.

Vina is located in Franklin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin County: Colbert, Lawrence, Marion, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Tishomingo (MS).

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

Franklin     (The home county for Vina)
      Burntout   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Caryton - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Weston   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Twin   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Guin   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Alcorn (MS)
      Rienzi (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Glen (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Searcy Town (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mantachie (MS)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Lee (MS)
      Baldwyn (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Guntown (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Plantersville (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saltillo (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nettleton (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tupelo (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Verona (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Shannon (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Amory (MS)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cotton Gin Port (MS) - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Prentiss (MS)
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lake City (MS)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Booneville (MS)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Vina:

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 Franklin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Vina. 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 that starts in Vina. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Vina) 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 Vina. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Vina

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vina. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3744, Longitude: -88.0561     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vina 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 Vina, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Vina.


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