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Wilkinstown, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Wilkinstown ...

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 Wilkinstown (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 Wilkinstown. 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 Wilkinstown ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wilkinstown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wilkinstown, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wilkinstown.

Cemeteries Near Wilkinstown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wilkinstown.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Perdue Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Old Sharron Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Shearon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Clay Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Bluff Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Boutwell - Bundy Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Zions Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Zoar Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sanford - Barron Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rosin Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Victoria Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hawhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Henderson Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Wise Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW William Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Selgar Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Strickland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Spillars Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ballard Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW White Water Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Roeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethel AME Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Smilie Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Spears Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rocky Head Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Woodland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Carroll Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Starling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ward - Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mossy Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Meadows 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.<3>

While we didn't find Wilkinstown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wilkinstown.

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

Henderson   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wilkinstown
 - 1895 population of 159 people
 - Henderson had a post office and no railroad service
Victoria   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wilkinstown
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Victoria had a post office and no railroad service
Little Oak   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wilkinstown
 - Little Oak had a post office and no railroad service
Bullock   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wilkinstown
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Bullock had a post office and no railroad service
Hallsville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wilkinstown
 - Hallsville had railroad service and no post office
Peacock - Historic   [Map]
 - While Peacock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Wilkinstown
 - Peacock had a post office and no railroad service
Edwardsville   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wilkinstown
 - Edwardsville had a post office and no railroad service
Elba   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wilkinstown
 - 1895 population of 285 people (with 3,903 people in 2015)
 - Elba had a post office and no railroad service
Tabernacle   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wilkinstown
 - Tabernacle had a post office and no railroad service
Tennille   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Wilkinstown
 - Tennille had a post office and railroad service
Brundidge   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wilkinstown
 - 1895 population of 421 people (with 1,989 people in 2015)
 - Brundidge had a post office and railroad service
Troy   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Wilkinstown
 - 1895 population of 3,449 people (with 18,853 people in 2015)
 - Troy had a post office and railroad service
Pronto   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wilkinstown
 - Pronto 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 Wilkinstown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wilkinstown 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 and hospitals 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.

Wilkinstown is located in Coffee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Coffee County: Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Geneva & Pike.

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

Coffee     (The home county for Wilkinstown)
      Jack   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Elba   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Central City   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clio   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Perote   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Opp   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Onycha   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Heath   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Red Level   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Newton   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Scranton   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Samson   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Costilla - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eunola - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Newville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grady   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ada   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Troy   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Banks   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Orion   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]

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

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 Wilkinstown:

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 Coffee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Coffee County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Coffee 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 Wilkinstown. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilkinstown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6082, Longitude: -85.9980     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wilkinstown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Wilkinstown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wilkinstown.


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