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Castleberry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Castleberry ...

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 Castleberry (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 Castleberry. 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 Castleberry ...

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 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around Castleberry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Castleberry, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Castleberry.

Cemeteries Near Castleberry ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Castleberry.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Buffington Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Marietta Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Holly Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Sparta Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sparta Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Greater Nazarene Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hamden Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Zion Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Albrest Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE Old Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Davison Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Johnston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ramah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Hanberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hammac Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Johnston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Belleville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Riley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Springhill 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 Castleberry had a population of 176 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Castleberry had a population of 551 people.

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

Sparta - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sparta was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Castleberry
 - Sparta had railroad service and no post office
Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]
 - While Jay Villa was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Castleberry
 - Jay Villa had a post office and no railroad service
Kirkland   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Castleberry
 - Kirkland had a post office and railroad service
Belleville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Castleberry
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Belleville had a post office and no railroad service
Evergreen   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Castleberry
 - 1895 population of 1,783 people (with 3,693 people in 2016)
 - Evergreen had a post office and railroad service
Wallace   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Castleberry
 - Wallace had a post office and railroad service
Range   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Castleberry
 - Range had a post office and no railroad service
Brewton   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Castleberry
 - 1895 population of 1,115 people (with 5,432 people in 2016)
 - Brewton 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 Castleberry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Castleberry 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 doctors and 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.

Castleberry is located in Conecuh County.

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

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

Conecuh     (The home county for Castleberry)
      Nymph   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lenox   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Range   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Repton   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bermuda   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Perdido   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Little River   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gainestown   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Red Level   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Carolina   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wing   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Heath   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brewton   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      East Brewton   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Riverview   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pollard   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Flomaton   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Huxford   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Atmore   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burnt Corn   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Excel   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Goodway   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Pine Orchard   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Frisco City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Megargel   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Uriah   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Awin   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pine Apple   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Escambia (FL)
      Century (FL)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      McDavid (FL)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Walnut Hill (FL)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Okaloosa (FL)
      Otahite (FL) - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cannon Town (FL)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Baker (FL)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Laurel Hill (FL)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Santa Rosa (FL)
      Belandville (FL) - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Jay (FL)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]

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

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 either 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 Castleberry:

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 Conecuh 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      
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe 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    
Okaloosa 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 Conecuh County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Conecuh 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 Castleberry ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Conecuh County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Castleberry. 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 starts in Castleberry. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Castleberry) 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 Castleberry. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Castleberry

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Castleberry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3001, Longitude: -87.0270     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Castleberry 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 Castleberry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Castleberry.