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Augustin, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Augustin ...

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 Augustin (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 Augustin. 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 Augustin ...

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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Augustin.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Augustin, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Augustin.

Cemeteries Near Augustin ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Augustin.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Childers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Pernell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Witt Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Valley Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pineview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE New Live Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Suttle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Marion Junction Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rasco Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Live Oak Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Waters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rasco Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Prosperity Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rosehill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Parnell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kings Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fairlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Sugar Bottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pea Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Crossroad 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Augustin had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Summerfield   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Augustin
 - 1895 population of 383 people
 - Summerfield had a post office and no railroad service
Harrell   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Augustin
 - Harrell had a post office and no railroad service
Selma   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Augustin
 - 1895 population of 7,622 people (with 18,983 people in 2016)
 - Selma had a post office and railroad service
Perryville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Augustin
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Perryville had a post office and no railroad service
Marion Junction   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Augustin
 - 1895 population of 176 people
 - Marion Junction had a post office and railroad service
Vilula   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Augustin
 - Vilula had a post office and no railroad service
Hamburg   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Augustin
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Hamburg had a post office and railroad service
Massillon - Historic   [Map]
 - While Massillon was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Augustin
 - Massillon 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 Augustin. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Augustin 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.

Augustin is located in Perry County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Perry County: Bibb, Chilton, Dallas, Hale & Marengo.

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

Perry     (The home county for Augustin)
      Sprott   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Marion   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      The Village   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Jones   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Booth   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brent   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      East Town   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Selma   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Browns   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Safford   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Benton   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Providence   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pearson   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Furman   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Camden   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - 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 Augustin:

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 Perry County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chilton 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      
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa 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 Perry County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Perry 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 Augustin ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Perry County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Perry County:

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 starting in Augustin. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Augustin) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Augustin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5062, Longitude: -87.1078     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Augustin 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 Augustin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Augustin.