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Boligee, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Boligee ...

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 Boligee (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 Boligee. 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 Boligee ...

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 64 newspapers that have been published in the area around Boligee.

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

Cemeteries Near Boligee ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Boligee.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Boatright Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Kirksey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Boligee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Luke Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Bethsalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zoar Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pippen Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Speed Quarters Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Zion Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pippen Place Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gotes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW May Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  S DeVelle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kirksey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW McInnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dallas Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Matthew Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hogley Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Odd Fellows Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Henagan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dallas Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Pilgrim Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Springhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Walton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mesopotamia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Demount Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Matthew Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Blocker Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Christian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Spencer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Greenon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Light 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 Boligee had a population of 162 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Boligee had a population of 306 people.

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

Miller   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Boligee
 - Miller had railroad service and no post office
Mount Hebron   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Boligee
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Mount Hebron had a post office and no railroad service
Eutaw   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Boligee
 - 1895 population of 1,115 people (with 2,749 people in 2016)
 - Eutaw had a post office and railroad service
Tishabee   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Boligee
 - Tishabee had a post office and no railroad service
Clinton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Boligee
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Clinton had a post office and no railroad service
West Greene   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Boligee
 - West Greene had a post office and no railroad service
Sumterville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Boligee
 - 1895 population of 147 people
 - Sumterville had a post office and no railroad service
Forkland   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Boligee
 - 1895 population of 176 people (with 597 people in 2016)
 - Forkland had a post office and no railroad service
Hamner   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Boligee
 - Hamner 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 Boligee. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Boligee 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.

Boligee is located in Greene County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Greene County: Hale, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter & Tuscaloosa.

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

Greene     (The home county for Boligee)
      Eutaw   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Union   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cromwell   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Akron   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Providence   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Linden   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      The Village   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Epes   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sledge - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Panola   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      York   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coker   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Kemper (MS)
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Scooba (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      De Kalb (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Noxubee (MS)
      Shuqualak (MS)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Macon (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Boligee:

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 Greene County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Choctaw 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    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Greene County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boligee. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7700, Longitude: -88.0264     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Boligee 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 Boligee, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Boligee.