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Beaverton, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Beaverton ...

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 Beaverton (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 Beaverton. 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 Beaverton ...

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 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Beaverton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Beaverton, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Beaverton.

Cemeteries Near Beaverton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Beaverton.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Beaverton Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sizemore Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stanford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Olive Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Love Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Seven Oaks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Crews Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Nolen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Plynn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Taylor Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sizemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crump Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Henson Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Willing Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Spruiell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stanford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Sulligent Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Henson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Moscow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mulberry Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Guin City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cantrell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Herron Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mallory Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pine Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rising Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Holliday Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Berry Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Flurry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pikeville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Terrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cantrell Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Almon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Bankhead Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Emmaus Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Siloam Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Marion County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE Scuffle Grit Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Banister Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Holliman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ballard Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fulton Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Evans 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 Beaverton had a population of 40 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Beaverton had a population of 187 people.

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

Sulligent   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Beaverton
 - 1895 population of 318 people (with 1,849 people in 2016)
 - Sulligent had a post office and railroad service
Moscow   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Beaverton
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Moscow had a post office and no railroad service
Guin   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Beaverton
 - Guin had a post office and railroad service
Pine Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Beaverton
 - Pine Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Wayside   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Beaverton
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Wayside had a post office and no railroad service
Stinson   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Beaverton
 - Stinson had a post office and no railroad service
Pikeville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Beaverton
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Pikeville had a post office and no railroad service
Detroit   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Beaverton
 - 1895 population of 163 people (with 227 people in 2016)
 - Detroit 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 Beaverton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Beaverton 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 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 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.

Beaverton is located in Lamar County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lamar County: Fayette, Marion, Pickens, Lowndes (MS) & Monroe (MS).

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

Lamar     (The home county for Beaverton)
      Sulligent   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Millport   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Belk   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Vina   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Guin   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Twin   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Weston   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      McShan   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Reform   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Townley   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Corona   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Patton   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chickasaw (MS)
      Egypt (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clay (MS)
      Vinton (MS)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mantachie (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lee (MS)
      Nettleton (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mooreville (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Shannon (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Columbus (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Amory (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cotton Gin Port (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Aberdeen (MS)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wren (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - 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 Beaverton:

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 Lamar County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chickasaw County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Beaverton ...

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

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 Beaverton:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station  
We have found Beaverton in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Beaverton for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Beaverton.
      See our Misc Page for Beaverton for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Lamar County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Beaverton. 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 Beaverton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beaverton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9354, Longitude: -88.0218     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Beaverton 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 Beaverton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Beaverton.