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Basin, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Basin ...

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 Basin (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 Basin. 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 Basin ...

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 42 newspapers that have been published in the area around Basin.

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

Cemeteries Near Basin ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Basin.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Brooklyn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW New Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Alberton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rhoades Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ino Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Danley Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Mt. Gilled Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Friendship Community Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Damascus Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Prescott Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Peaceful Acres Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSW Kinston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Weeks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pine Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Goodman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rocky Head Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Haney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE White Water Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mitchell 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 Basin in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Basin.

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

Alberton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Basin
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Alberton had a post office and no railroad service
Curtis   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Basin
 - Curtis had a post office and no railroad service
Elba   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Basin
 - 1895 population of 285 people (with 3,893 people in 2016)
 - Elba had a post office and no railroad service
Edwardsville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Basin
 - Edwardsville had a post office and no railroad service
Damascus   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Basin
 - Damascus had a post office and no railroad service
Opine   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Basin
 - Opine had a post office and no railroad service
Wiggins   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Basin
 - Wiggins had a post office and no railroad service
Bullock   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Basin
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Bullock 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 Basin. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Basin 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 and hospitals 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.

Basin is located in Coffee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Coffee County: Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Geneva & Pike.

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

Coffee     (The home county for Basin)
      Elba   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Central City   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Jack   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Clio   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Opp   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Onycha   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Heath   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Carolina   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Newton   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Napier Field   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Samson   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Scranton   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Costilla - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eunola - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Black   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Slocomb   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Malvern   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Parker Village   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Taylor   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Troy   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Banks   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Holmes (FL)
      Esto (FL)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Noma (FL)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Okaloosa (FL)
      Svea (FL)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Laurel Hill (FL)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Walton (FL)
      Paxton (FL)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]

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

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 websites either 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 Basin:

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 Coffee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Conecuh 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    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Houston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Holmes County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Okaloosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walton County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Basin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3416, Longitude: -86.1308     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Basin 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 Basin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Basin.