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Allison, Alabama
(Greene County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Allison ...

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 Allison (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 Allison. 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 Allison ...

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 66 newspapers that have been published in the area around Allison.

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

Cemeteries Near Allison ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Allison.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Mt. Zoar Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Boatright Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Boligee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Luke Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Zion Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Kirksey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethsalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pippen Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pippen Place Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kirksey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Walton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Christian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mesopotamia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Speed Quarters Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cooks Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hogley Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Matthew Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S DeVelle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Greenon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smiths Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gotes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Nott Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Blocker Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hick Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW May Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dallas Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Springhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Spencer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Light Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Barnes Rancher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McGiffert Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Demount Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old 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>

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

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

Boligee   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Allison
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 306 people in 2016)
 - Boligee had a post office and railroad service
Eutaw   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Allison
 - 1895 population of 1,115 people (with 2,749 people in 2016)
 - Eutaw had a post office and railroad service
Miller   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Allison
 - Miller had railroad service and no post office
Mount Hebron   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Allison
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Mount Hebron had a post office and no railroad service
Clinton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Allison
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Clinton had a post office and no railroad service
Tishabee   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Allison
 - Tishabee had a post office and no railroad service
Forkland   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Allison
 - 1895 population of 176 people (with 597 people in 2016)
 - Forkland had a post office and no railroad service
West Greene   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Allison
 - West Greene had a post office and no railroad service
Evansville   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Allison
 - Evansville had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Allison. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Allison 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.

Allison is located in Greene County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Greene County: Hale, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter & Tuscaloosa.

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

Greene     (The home county for Allison)
      Boligee   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Union   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Akron   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Providence   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Linden   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      The Village   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Marion   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Reform   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Epes   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Panola   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sledge - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      York   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coker   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Northport   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Echola   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Kemper (MS)
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Scooba (MS)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      De Kalb (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Noxubee (MS)
      Shuqualak (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Macon (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Allison:

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 Greene County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens 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    
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Greene County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Greene 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 Allison. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Allison. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Allison) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allison. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7868, Longitude: -87.9758     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Allison 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 Allison, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Allison.