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Our Genealogical Helper for Winn ...

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 Winn (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 Winn. 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 Winn ...

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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Winn.

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

Cemeteries Near Winn ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Winn.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Bumpers Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Peniel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Old Union Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Pine Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Austin Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hollingsworth Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  E Mathews Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cobb Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Stave Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Jackson Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SE Gaddies Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pugh Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Clarkville Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE St. Lukes Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Griffin Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Parker Bell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  W Overstreet Cemetery [Map]      
  W St. Pauls Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S McKenzie Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Crawford Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Old St. Stephens Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bell Brewer Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  E Magnolia Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wilson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Grove Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Leroy Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pine Crest Cemetery [Map]      
  S Forman Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Gilead Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Coleman Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Puyear Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Dacy Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Magnolia Lawns Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Smiths Cemetery [Map]      
  NW James Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Kiels Cemetery [Map]      
  W Blount 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, Winn had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Salitpa   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Winn
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Salitpa had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jackson   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Winn
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 4,967 people in 2015)
 - Jackson had a post office and railroad service
 
Grove Hill   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Winn
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 1,494 people in 2015)
 - Grove Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Walker Springs   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Winn
 - 1895 population of 140 people
 - Walker Springs had a post office and railroad service
 
Saint Stephen's   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Winn
 - 1895 population of 387 people
 - Saint Stephen's had a post office and no railroad service
 
McEntyre   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Winn
 - McEntyre had a post office and no railroad service
 
Carson   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Winn
 - Carson had a post office and railroad service
 
Whatley   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Winn
 - Whatley had a post office and railroad service
 
Coffeeville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Winn
 - 1895 population of 192 people (with 338 people in 2015)
 - Coffeeville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Suggsville   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Winn
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Suggsville 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 Winn. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Winn 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 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.

Winn is located in Clarke County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clarke County: Baldwin, Choctaw, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Washington & Wilcox.

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

  DirectionDistance
Clarke     (The home county for Winn)
      Stave Creek   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Salitpa   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Coffeeville   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fakit Chipunta - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rockville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Alma   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Baldwin
      Little River   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tensaw   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Choctaw
      Bladon Springs   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cullomburg   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bolinger   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Silas   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gilbertown   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Toxey   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Aquilla   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Needham   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Butler   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Melvin   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Escambia
      Huxford   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marengo
      Putnam   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Barrons - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Mobile
      Calvert   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Movico   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Monroe
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Frisco City   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Megargel   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Uriah   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Goodway   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Excel   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Washington
      Leroy   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Saint Stephen's   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Frankville   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bassetts Creek   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bigbee   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wagarville   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hobson   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Sunflower   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Chatom   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Millry   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Barlow   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      McIntosh   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tibbie   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Wilcox
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coy   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Greene (MS)
      State Line (MS)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Wayne (MS)
      Robinsons Junction (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Winn:

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 Clarke 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    
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    
Washington 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 Clarke County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Clarke 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 ...
      Mississippi

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Winn ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Clarke County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Winn. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Winn) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winn. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6518, Longitude: -87.9172     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Winn 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 Winn, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Winn.



 
 
 

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