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Bobo, Alabama
(Fayette County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Bobo ...

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 Bobo (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 Bobo. 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 Bobo ...

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 67 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bobo.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bobo, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bobo.

Cemeteries Near Bobo ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bobo.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Hodge Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moss Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Musgrove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ballard Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE White Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harmony Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Siloam Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Goodwater Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Gilpin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sand Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Elam Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Winfield City Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Berry Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mallory Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Housh Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hubbertville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Marion County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ESE Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Glen Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Riley Baccus Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Elbethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McCollum Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Whites Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Box Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Willing Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Holliman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shirley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hollingsworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mayfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sprinkle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Walker Baccus Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Vaughn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Guin City Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Scuffle Grit Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tidwell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N May & Akers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Weeks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Seven Oaks Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Love Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sizemore Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tidwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Flurry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Boston Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Olive 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 Bobo in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Bobo.

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

Winfield   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bobo
 - 1895 population of 25 people (with 4,531 people in 2016)
 - Winfield had a post office and railroad service
Wayside   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Bobo
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Wayside had a post office and no railroad service
Glen Allen   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bobo
 - Glen Allen had a post office and railroad service
Guin   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bobo
 - Guin had a post office and railroad service
Texas   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bobo
 - 1895 population of 306 people
 - Texas had a post office and no railroad service
Stinson   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bobo
 - Stinson had a post office and no railroad service
Eldridge   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bobo
 - Eldridge had a post office and railroad service
Gold Mine   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bobo
 - Gold Mine had a post office and no railroad service
Beaverton   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bobo
 - 1895 population of 40 people (with 187 people in 2016)
 - Beaverton had a post office and railroad service
Covin   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bobo
 - Covin had railroad service and no post office

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

Bobo is located in Fayette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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

Fayette     (The home county for Bobo)
      Glen Allen   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Belk   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vina   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Millport   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Guin   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Twin   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Weston   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Reform   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      McShan   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Echola   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Townley   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Corona   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Patton   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Amory (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 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 Bobo:

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 Fayette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar 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    
Tuscaloosa 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    
Itawamba 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      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bobo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8773, Longitude: -87.8225     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bobo 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 Bobo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bobo.