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Allred, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Allred ...

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 Allred (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 Allred. 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 Allred ...

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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Allred.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Allred, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Allred.

Cemeteries Near Allred ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Allred.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mullins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mossy Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hillard & Howard Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Greene Hills Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Murphree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Carroll Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Spillars Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ballard Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Starling Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Ward - Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethel AME Church Cemetery<2>   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  SSW William Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sanford - Barron Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kendrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Smilie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Paran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Elam - Davidson Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Boutwell - Bundy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Benson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Driggers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Williams & Andrew Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wingard Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Henderson Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Carroll Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Livingston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Springfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Banks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Head Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stephens 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.<4>

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

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

Little Oak   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Allred
 - Little Oak had a post office and no railroad service
Troy   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Allred
 - 1895 population of 3,449 people (with 19,191 people in 2016)
 - Troy had a post office and railroad service
Hallsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Allred
 - Hallsville had railroad service and no post office
Henderson   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Allred
 - 1895 population of 159 people
 - Henderson had a post office and no railroad service
Wingard   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Allred
 - Wingard had a post office and no railroad service
Banks   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Allred
 - Banks had a post office and no railroad service
Ansley   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Allred
 - Ansley had a post office and no railroad service
Vidette   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Allred
 - Vidette 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 Allred. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Allred 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 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.

Allred is located in Pike County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pike County: Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Crenshaw, Dale & Montgomery.

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

Pike     (The home county for Allred)
      Troy   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Banks   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Orion   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Tennille   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clio   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Comer   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Perote   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wilkinstown   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Jack   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Victoria   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elba   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Central City   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      County Line   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Opp   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Heath   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mabson   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Newton   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grady   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ada   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - 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 Allred:

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 Pike 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    
Coffee 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    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Pike County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allred. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7718, Longitude: -86.0083     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Allred have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>AME is an abbreviation for the African Methodist Episcopal Church

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<3>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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<4>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 Allred, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Allred.