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Wilcox, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Wilcox ...

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 Wilcox (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 Wilcox. 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 Wilcox ...

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 60 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wilcox.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wilcox, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wilcox.

Cemeteries Near Wilcox ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wilcox.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Brown Beasley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Second Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Olive Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Spence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jones Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Rabb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NE McClure Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Garland Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Little Pine Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pressley Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Herbert Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Joyner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Olive West Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Maye Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Witherington Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NE Sellers Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Arkadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ivey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Riley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Elizabeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE South Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stamps Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kaiser 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 in 1895, Wilcox had railroad service and no post office.

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

Garland   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wilcox
 - 1895 population of 213 people
 - Garland had a post office and railroad service
Evergreen   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wilcox
 - 1895 population of 1,783 people (with 3,774 people in 2015)
 - Evergreen had a post office and railroad service
Bowles   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wilcox
 - Bowles had a post office and no railroad service
Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]
 - While Jay Villa was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wilcox
 - Jay Villa had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Union   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wilcox
 - Mount Union had a post office and no railroad service
Sparta - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sparta was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wilcox
 - Sparta had railroad service and no post office
Georgiana   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wilcox
 - 1895 population of 456 people (with 1,667 people in 2015)
 - Georgiana had a post office and railroad service
Starlington   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wilcox
 - Starlington had a post office and no railroad service
Cohassett   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wilcox
 - Cohassett 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 Wilcox. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wilcox 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.

Wilcox is located in Conecuh County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Conecuh County: Butler, Covington, Escambia & Monroe.

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

Conecuh     (The home county for Wilcox)
      Old Town   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Nymph   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Castleberry   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Lenox   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Repton   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Range   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Red Level   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Heath   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Carolina   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wing   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Opp   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Minter   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brewton   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      East Brewton   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Riverview   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pollard   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Huxford   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burnt Corn   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pine Orchard   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Excel   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Frisco City   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Megargel   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Awin   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pine Apple   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Furman   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Santa Rosa (FL)
      Belandville (FL) - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although 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 Wilcox:

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 Conecuh County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Santa Rosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Conecuh County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilcox. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5085, Longitude: -86.8764     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wilcox 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 Wilcox, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wilcox.


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