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Booneville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Booneville ...

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 Booneville (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 Booneville. 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 Booneville ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Booneville.

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

Cemeteries Near Booneville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Booneville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Booneville Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Steadham Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Jack Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Driskell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mothershed Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Millers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Semirah Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Judson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mineola Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Poarch Mission Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Huxford Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Dixie Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Steadham Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Weatherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Uriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tate Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Freemanville Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shomo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Poplar Springs 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 Booneville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Booneville.

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

Little River   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Booneville
 - Little River had a post office and no railroad service
Blacksher   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Booneville
 - Blacksher had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Pleasant   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Booneville
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Mount Pleasant had a post office and no railroad service
Tensaw   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Booneville
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Tensaw had a post office and no railroad service
Perdido   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Booneville
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Perdido had railroad service and no post office
Latham   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Booneville
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Latham had a post office and no railroad service
Gainestown   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Booneville
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Gainestown had a post office and no railroad service
Barlow Bend   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) from Booneville
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Barlow Bend had a post office and railroad service
Stockton   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Booneville
 - 1895 population of 178 people
 - Stockton 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 Booneville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Booneville 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.

Booneville is located in Escambia County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Escambia County: Baldwin, Conecuh, Covington, Monroe, Escambia (FL), Okaloosa (FL) & Santa Rosa (FL).

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

Escambia     (The home county for Booneville)
      Huxford   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Atmore   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Flomaton   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pollard   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brewton   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      East Brewton   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Riverview   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Little River   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Tensaw   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Perdido   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Stockton   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Phillipsville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bay Minette   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Stapleton   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bromley   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Loxley   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Spanish Fort   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gainestown   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Carlton   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Alma   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rockville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Salitpa   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Range   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Repton   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lenox   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bermuda   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Castleberry   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Nymph   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Calvert   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Movico   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Barry Village   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bucks   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Axis   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Creola   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Satsuma   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saraland   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Citronelle   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chickasaw   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Chunchula   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gulfcrest   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Uriah   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Goodway   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Megargel   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Frisco City   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Excel   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burnt Corn   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Malcolm   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      McIntosh   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sunflower   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fairford   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wagarville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Leroy   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bassetts Creek   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sims Chapel   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saint Stephen's   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hobson   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tibbie   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Escambia (FL)
      Walnut Hill (FL)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Century (FL)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      McDavid (FL)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Barrineau Park (FL)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Molino (FL)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Santa Rosa (FL)
      Jay (FL)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

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 Booneville:

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 Escambia County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mobile County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Escambia County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Santa Rosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Escambia County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Escambia County: www.co.escambia.al.us/

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' distance that stretches from Booneville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Booneville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Booneville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2010, Longitude: -87.6030     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Booneville 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 Booneville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Booneville.