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Abercrombie, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Abercrombie ...

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 Abercrombie (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 Abercrombie. 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 Abercrombie ...

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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Abercrombie.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Abercrombie, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Abercrombie.

Cemeteries Near Abercrombie ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Abercrombie.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Bethlehem #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethlehem #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Perkins Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Wooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Paynes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Legal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW James Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sandy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brent Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Duff Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Weldon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Centreville Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Elam Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mathis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pineland Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Heiberger Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dobyne - Haggard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Conwill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sandy Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Crockett McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Avery Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pondville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Campbellite Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ivey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Iveys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Swann Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Friendship 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 Abercrombie had a population of 22 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Harrisburg   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Abercrombie
 - Harrisburg had a post office and no railroad service
Bethlehem   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Abercrombie
 - Bethlehem had a post office and no railroad service
Adler   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Abercrombie
 - Adler had a post office and no railroad service
Levert   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Abercrombie
 - Levert had a post office and no railroad service
Pinetucky   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Abercrombie
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Pinetucky had a post office and no railroad service
Oakmulgee   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Abercrombie
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Oakmulgee had a post office and no railroad service
Centreville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Abercrombie
 - 1895 population of 239 people (with 2,708 people in 2016)
 - Centreville had a post office and no railroad service
Jericho   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Abercrombie
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Jericho 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 Abercrombie. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Abercrombie 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Abercrombie is located in Bibb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bibb County: Chilton, Hale, Jefferson, Perry, Shelby & Tuscaloosa.

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

Bibb     (The home county for Abercrombie)
      Brent   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      East Town   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Jones   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Browns   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Selma   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Safford   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Akron   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Adger   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Village   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Marion   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      The Village   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Calera   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Helena   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pearson   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Vance   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 Abercrombie:

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 website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Bibb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Abercrombie ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Bibb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bibb County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abercrombie. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8487, Longitude: -87.1650     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Abercrombie 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 Abercrombie, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Abercrombie.