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Ariton, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Ariton ...

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 Ariton (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 Ariton. 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 Ariton ...

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 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ariton.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Ariton. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Ariton and those printed in the larger area surrounding Ariton.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> of Ariton.

Cemeteries Near Ariton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ariton.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Universalist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sammon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Richardson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Center Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Holmes Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Danner Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Mossy Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Adam Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Pea River Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dansby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Flowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hamilton Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Roeton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW New Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Post Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Calvary Assembly of God Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Selgar Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Strickland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Concord Congregational Methodist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE New Hope Congregational Christian Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brundidge City Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Richland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Hawhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Pea River Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Travelers Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Skipperville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Peter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. John 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 Ariton in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Ariton.

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

Tennille   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ariton
 - Tennille had a post office and railroad service
Dillard   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ariton
 - Dillard had a post office and railroad service
Elamville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ariton
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Elamville had a post office and railroad service
Arguta   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ariton
 - Arguta had a post office and no railroad service
Clio   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ariton
 - 1895 population of 178 people (with 1,470 people in 2016)
 - Clio had a post office and no railroad service
Skipperville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ariton
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Skipperville had a post office and no railroad service
Brundidge   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ariton
 - 1895 population of 421 people (with 1,972 people in 2016)
 - Brundidge had a post office and railroad service
Ozark   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ariton
 - 1895 population of 1,195 people (with 14,610 people in 2016)
 - Ozark had a post office and railroad service

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

Ariton is located in Dale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dale County: Barbour, Coffee, Geneva, Henry, Houston & Pike.

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

Dale     (The home county for Ariton)
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mabson   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Newton   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Clio   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Comer   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eufaula   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Perote   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Midway   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Victoria   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Jack   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wilkinstown   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elba   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Central City   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Opp   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Scranton   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Malvern   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Slocomb   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Costilla - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Samson   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eunola - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Black   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Capps   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Graball   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Newville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Abbeville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Headland   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oakey Grove   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Screamer   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Haleburg   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shorterville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kinsey   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dothan   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Parish   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Parker Village   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Taylor   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Webb   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cowarts   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rehobeth   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Merritts Crossroads   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Avon   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grady   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tennille   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Banks   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Troy   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Orion   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Clay (GA)
      Fort Gaines (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Quitman (GA)
      Georgetown (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Ariton:

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 Dale 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      
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    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Houston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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About Dale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ariton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6003, Longitude: -85.7176     [Map].

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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 Ariton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ariton.