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Brasfield Landing, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Brasfield Landing ...

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 Brasfield Landing (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 Brasfield Landing. 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.

Name Variations for Brasfield Landing ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Brasfield Landing.

  • Typical abbreviation for Brasfield Landing: Brasfield Lndg. (or less commonly used: Brasfield Lndng.)

Newspapers Published in Brasfield Landing ...

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 77 newspapers that have been published in the area around Brasfield Landing.

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

Cemeteries Near Brasfield Landing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Brasfield Landing.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Brasfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hard Bargain Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Birdine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Pinetop Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Evening Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Arington Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Blocker Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Longer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Creehill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N St. Matthew Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Green Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Green Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Springhill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Phares Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Palestine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Houpt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW DeVelle Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Erie Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kirksey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nott Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Pilgrim Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dallas Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Matthew Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Evening Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Walton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Arrington Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  SSE Memorial Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Eaton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Micken Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ramey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dallas Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Zion Friendship 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.<3>

While we didn't find Brasfield Landing in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Brasfield Landing.

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

Forkland   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brasfield Landing
 - 1895 population of 176 people (with 597 people in 2016)
 - Forkland had a post office and no railroad service
Belmont   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Brasfield Landing
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Belmont had a post office and no railroad service
Tishabee   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Brasfield Landing
 - Tishabee had a post office and no railroad service
McDowell   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Brasfield Landing
 - McDowell had a post office and railroad service
Arcola   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Brasfield Landing
 - Arcola had a post office and no railroad service
Demopolis   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Brasfield Landing
 - 1895 population of 1,898 people (with 7,019 people in 2016)
 - Demopolis had a post office and railroad service
Gallion   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Brasfield Landing
 - Gallion had a post office and railroad service
Cedarville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Brasfield Landing
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Cedarville had a post office and no railroad service
Sawyerville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Brasfield Landing
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Sawyerville had a post office and railroad service
Boligee   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Brasfield Landing
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 306 people in 2016)
 - Boligee had a post office and railroad service

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

Brasfield Landing is located in Sumter County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sumter County: Choctaw, Greene, Marengo, Pickens, Kemper (MS), Lauderdale (MS) & Noxubee (MS).

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

Sumter     (The home county for Brasfield Landing)
      Moore Town   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Epes   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sledge - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      York   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ward   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cromwell   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lisman   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Browns   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Safford   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Union   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Akron   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Providence   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Linden   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      The Village   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Marion   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Kemper (MS)
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Scooba (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Brasfield Landing:

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 Sumter County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene 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    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

The Communities of Alabama

About Sumter County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 Brasfield Landing. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brasfield Landing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brasfield Landing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6210, Longitude: -87.8803     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brasfield Landing have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<3>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 Brasfield Landing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brasfield Landing.