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Atkeison, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Atkeison ...

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 Atkeison (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 Atkeison. 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 Atkeison ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Atkeison.

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

Cemeteries Near Atkeison ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Atkeison.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Finley Crossing Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Airmount Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tutt Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Danzy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Choctaw Corner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Arbor Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Independence Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW McFadden Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE DeVan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Morrisette Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Tate Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Shop Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shamburger Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shields Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dunning Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dixon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tate Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hosea Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Andrew Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pearson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Living Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Laurel Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Goshen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Christian Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Paynes Chapel Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pruitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bashi 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 in 1895, Atkeison had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Sunny South   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Atkeison
 - Sunny South had a post office and railroad service
Choctaw Corner   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Atkeison
 - 1895 population of 147 people
 - Choctaw Corner had a post office and no railroad service
Thomasville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Atkeison
 - 1895 population of 291 people (with 4,002 people in 2016)
 - Thomasville had a post office and railroad service
Ellison - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ellison was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Atkeison
 - Ellison had a post office and no railroad service
Pine Hill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Atkeison
 - 1895 population of 84 people (with 912 people in 2016)
 - Pine Hill had a post office and railroad service
Vineland   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Atkeison
 - Vineland had a post office and no railroad service
Clayhill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Atkeison
 - Clayhill had a post office and no railroad service
Rural   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Atkeison
 - Rural 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 Atkeison. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Atkeison 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 hospitals and 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.

Atkeison is located in Clarke County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clarke County: Baldwin, Choctaw, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Washington & Wilcox.

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

Clarke     (The home county for Atkeison)
      Thomasville   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Coffeeville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fakit Chipunta - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Salitpa   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Butler   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bladon Springs   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Toxey   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gilbertown   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lisman   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cromwell   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Needham   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Safford   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Browns   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Putnam   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Barrons - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Linden   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      The Village   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Frankville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Leroy   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saint Stephen's   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bigbee   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bassetts Creek   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Coy   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Camden   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]

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

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 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 it should be mentioned 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 Atkeison:

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 Clarke County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas 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    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Clarke County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Clarke 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 Atkeison ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Clarke County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atkeison. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9654, Longitude: -87.6864     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Atkeison 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 Atkeison, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Atkeison.