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Aliceville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Aliceville ...

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 Aliceville (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 Aliceville. 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 the area of Aliceville ...

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 58 newspapers that have been published in the area around Aliceville.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Aliceville. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Aliceville and those printed in the larger area surrounding Aliceville.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> of Aliceville.

Cemeteries Near Aliceville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Aliceville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N New Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gardner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Franconia Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW McCaa Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Miller Place Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Aliceville Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  W Blubber Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Trantham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
  S William Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Sinal Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bigbee Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shea Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shedd Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Spiller Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Pleasant Ridge Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Memphis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Cluster Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hebron Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE White Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Screptah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Eatman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Cumberland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Big Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Upper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lower Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Horton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Horton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sixteenth Section Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethesda Church Yard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hopewell Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Carrollton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Brewer 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 Aliceville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Aliceville.

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

Bridgeville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Aliceville
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Bridgeville had a post office and no railroad service
Garden   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Aliceville
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Garden had a post office and no railroad service
Dillburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Aliceville
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Dillburg had a post office and no railroad service
Vienna   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Aliceville
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Vienna had a post office and no railroad service
Olney   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Aliceville
 - Olney had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant Ridge   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Aliceville
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Pleasant Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
Memphis   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Aliceville
 - 1895 population of 120 people (with 28 people in 2016)
 - Memphis had a post office and no railroad service
Lewiston   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Aliceville
 - Lewiston 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 Aliceville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Aliceville 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.

Aliceville is located in Pickens County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pickens County: Fayette, Greene, Lamar, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Lowndes (MS) & Noxubee (MS).

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

Pickens     (The home county for Aliceville)
      McMullen   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Beaver Town   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      McShan   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Reform   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Belk   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Union   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Lizzieville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Akron   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Millport   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Panola   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Epes   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sledge - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Echola   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Coker   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Northport   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Kemper (MS)
      Scooba (MS)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      De Kalb (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Crawford (MS)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Columbus (MS)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bent Oak (MS)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Artesia (MS)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Noxubee (MS)
      Macon (MS)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Shuqualak (MS)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brooksville (MS)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]

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

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 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 Aliceville:

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 Pickens County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fayette 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      
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Pickens County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Aliceville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Aliceville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aliceville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1231, Longitude: -88.1591     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Aliceville 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 Aliceville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Aliceville.