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Our Genealogical Helper for Burnt Corn ...

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 Burnt Corn (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 Burnt Corn. 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 Burnt Corn ...

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 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Burnt Corn.

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

Cemeteries Near Burnt Corn ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Burnt Corn.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Puryearville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE John Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Bermuda Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ramah Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rumbley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Limestone Faulk Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pine Orchard Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW McMillan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lone Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Amity Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mars Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Daily Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Belleville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Arkadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ivey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Oakdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Riley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Witherington Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Repton Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kaiser Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Scotland 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Burnt Corn had a population of 20 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Bermuda   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Burnt Corn
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Bermuda had a post office and no railroad service
Belleville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Burnt Corn
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Belleville had a post office and no railroad service
Skinnerton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Burnt Corn
 - Skinnerton had a post office and no railroad service
Monroeville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Burnt Corn
 - 1895 population of 140 people (with 6,072 people in 2016)
 - Monroeville had a post office and no railroad service
Bowles   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Burnt Corn
 - Bowles had a post office and no railroad service
Axle   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Burnt Corn
 - Axle had a post office and no railroad service
Repton   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Burnt Corn
 - Repton had a post office and railroad service
Turnbull   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Burnt Corn
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Turnbull had a post office and no railroad service
Riley   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Burnt Corn
 - Riley 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 Burnt Corn. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Burnt Corn 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.

Burnt Corn is primarily located in Monroe County. A portion of Burnt Corn extends into Conecuh County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Monroe County: Baldwin, Butler, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia & Wilcox.

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

Monroe     (The home county for Burnt Corn)
      Pine Orchard   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Excel   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Frisco City   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Megargel   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Little River   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gainestown   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alma   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bermuda   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Repton   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lenox   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Range   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Castleberry   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Nymph   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Red Level   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Minter   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Huxford   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brewton   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      East Brewton   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Riverview   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pollard   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Flomaton   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Atmore   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Awin   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Pine Apple   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Coy   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Camden   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Furman   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Escambia (FL)
      Century (FL)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Burnt Corn:

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 Monroe County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Butler 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    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Escambia County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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 Burnt Corn:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Burnt Corn.
      See our Misc Page for Burnt Corn for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Monroe County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Burnt Corn. 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' distance starting from Burnt Corn. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Burnt Corn) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Burnt Corn. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Burnt Corn

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burnt Corn. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5523, Longitude: -87.1598     [Map].

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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 Burnt Corn, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Burnt Corn.