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Our Genealogical Helper for Wagarville ...

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 Wagarville (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 Wagarville. 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 Wagarville ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wagarville.

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

Cemeteries Near Wagarville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wagarville.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Wagarville Cemetery [Map]      
  N Clearwater Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Lewis Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cortelyou Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Sunflower Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Shady Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Fields Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Stoker Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Leroy Cemetery [Map]      
  N St. Union - Mt. Stoney Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Harris Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N St. Stephens Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW St. Stephens Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Washington Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  N Old St. Stephens Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pine Level Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ENE Pine Crest Cemetery [Map]      
  N Crawford Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Faith Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Forman Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McKenzie Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Stave Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  W Richardson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Rutan 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 Wagarville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wagarville.

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

Wagar   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Wagarville
 - Wagar had a post office and railroad service
 
Sunflower   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wagarville
 - Sunflower had railroad service and no post office
 
Carson   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wagarville
 - Carson had a post office and railroad service
 
Saint Stephen's   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wagarville
 - 1895 population of 387 people
 - Saint Stephen's had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jackson   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wagarville
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 4,967 people in 2015)
 - Jackson had a post office and railroad service
 
McIntosh   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Wagarville
 - McIntosh had railroad service and no post office
 
Salitpa   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Wagarville
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Salitpa had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bigbee   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wagarville
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Bigbee 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 Wagarville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wagarville 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 southeast 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 south.

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 south 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.

Wagarville is located in Washington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington County: Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Mobile, Greene (MS) & Wayne (MS).

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

  DirectionDistance
Washington     (The home county for Wagarville)
      Bassetts Creek   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Sunflower   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Leroy   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Saint Stephen's   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hobson   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      McIntosh   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Chatom   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Tibbie   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bigbee   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Frankville   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Malcolm   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sims Chapel   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fairford   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
 
Baldwin
      Little River   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tensaw   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Perdido   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bay Minette   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Choctaw
      Bladon Springs   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cullomburg   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Silas   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Aquilla   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bolinger   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gilbertown   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Toxey   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Clarke
      Stave Creek   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rockville   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Carlton   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Salitpa   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Alma   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gainestown   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Coffeeville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Fakit Chipunta - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Escambia
      Huxford   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Marengo
      Putnam   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Mobile
      Calvert   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Movico   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Citronelle   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bucks   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Barry Village   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gulfcrest   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Axis   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chunchula   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Creola   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Satsuma   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Monroe
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Uriah   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Megargel   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Frisco City   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Goodway   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Excel   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wilcox
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Greene (MS)
      State Line (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brown Town (MS)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Leakesville (MS)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Carson City (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Wayne (MS)
      Robinsons Junction (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Waynesboro (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clara (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - 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 Wagarville:

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 Washington County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Mobile County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene 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 Washington County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Washington 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 Wagarville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Washington County: www.washingtoncountyalgov.com

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Wagarville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wagarville) 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 Wagarville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wagarville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wagarville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4363, Longitude: -88.0283     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wagarville 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 Wagarville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wagarville.



 
 
 

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