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Wiginton, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Wiginton ...

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 Wiginton (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 Wiginton. 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 Wiginton ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wiginton.

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

Cemeteries Near Wiginton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wiginton.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S New Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  E Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cochran Family Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lindsey Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Cedar Tree Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lindsey Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Old Line Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Burnt House Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Lower Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Green Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cleveland Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hodges Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Edgar Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW McCurley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Grissom Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW New Hope Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  E Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  E Fortner Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Brock Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Palmer Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  S Sullins Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Weatherly Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Federick Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE J.R. Swinney Family Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Shady Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wade Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Stone Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Holly Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Dempsey Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cox Family Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Armstrong Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mountain Home Cemetery [Map]      
  E John Bull Cemetery [Map]      
  E Factory Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Moorman Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Overton Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lindsey Cemetery [Map]      
  W Nichols Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Nix Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lovejoy Cemetery [Map]      
  S Poplar Log Cemetery [Map]      
  S Poplar Log Cemetery [Map]      
  S Streetman Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wingo Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Quinn Memorial Church of Christ Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pounders - Quinn Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Baggett Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pilot Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Single Springs Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Lockridge Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Nichols Family Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Nichols Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mountain Home Presbyterian Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Old Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Trinity Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ireland Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bear Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bear Creek #1 Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Center Point Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mars Hill Community Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Phil Campbell Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Scharnagle Cemetery [Map]      
  N Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  N Old Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  W Childers Family Cemetery [Map]      
  W Newburg Cemetery [Map]      
  W Fairview 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 Wiginton in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wiginton.

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

Hackleburg   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wiginton
 - Hackleburg had a post office and no railroad service
Bear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Wiginton
 - Bear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Goddard   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wiginton
 - Goddard had a post office and no railroad service
Hamilton   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wiginton
 - Hamilton had a post office and no railroad service
Pearce's Mills   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Wiginton
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Pearce's Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Spruce Pine   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wiginton
 - Spruce Pine had a post office and no railroad service
Rockwood   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wiginton
 - Rockwood had a post office and no railroad service
Isbell   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wiginton
 - Isbell 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 Wiginton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wiginton 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.

Wiginton is located in Marion County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marion County: Fayette, Franklin, Lamar, Walker, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Monroe (MS).

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

Marion     (The home county for Wiginton)
      Hackleburg   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Twin   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Guin   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Vina   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Florence   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wren   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Townley   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Houston   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Addison   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Arley   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mantachie (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Amory (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Prentiss (MS)
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 Wiginton:

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 Marion 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    
Franklin 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    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba 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 Marion County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Marion 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Marion County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marion County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wiginton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2868, Longitude: -87.8759     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wiginton 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 Wiginton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wiginton.


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