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Choctaw Corner, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Choctaw Corner ...

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 Choctaw Corner (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 Choctaw Corner. 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 Choctaw Corner ...

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 Choctaw Corner.

  • Typical abbreviation for Choctaw Corner: Choctaw Cor. (or less commonly used: Choctaw Crn.)

Newspapers Published in Choctaw Corner ...

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 13 newspapers that have been published in the area around Choctaw Corner.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Choctaw Corner, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Choctaw Corner.

Cemeteries Near Choctaw Corner ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Choctaw Corner.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Choctaw Corner Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McFadden Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Danzy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Finley Crossing Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Tate Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Airmount Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tutt Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morrisette Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bashi Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Elam Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Tate Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Arbor Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Dixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pearson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Independence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pruitt Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Henley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Paynes Chapel Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hoboken Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dunning Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shop Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hosea 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 Choctaw Corner had a population of 147 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Thomasville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Choctaw Corner
 - 1895 population of 291 people (with 4,002 people in 2016)
 - Thomasville had a post office and railroad service
Rural   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Choctaw Corner
 - Rural had a post office and railroad service
Atkeison   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Choctaw Corner
 - Atkeison had a post office and no railroad service
Glover   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Choctaw Corner
 - Glover had a post office and no railroad service
Clayhill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Choctaw Corner
 - Clayhill had a post office and no railroad service
Bashi   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Choctaw Corner
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bashi had a post office and no railroad service
Tallahatta Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Choctaw Corner
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Tallahatta Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Sunny South   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Choctaw Corner
 - Sunny South had a post office and railroad service
Ellison - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ellison was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Choctaw Corner
 - Ellison had a post office and no railroad service
Dixon's Mills   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Choctaw Corner
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Dixon's Mills 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 Choctaw Corner. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Choctaw Corner 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Choctaw Corner is located in Clarke County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clarke County: Baldwin, Choctaw, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Washington & Wilcox.

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

Clarke     (The home county for Choctaw Corner)
      Thomasville   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Fulton   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Coffeeville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fakit Chipunta - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Salitpa   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bladon Springs   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Butler   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Toxey   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gilbertown   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Needham   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lisman   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cullomburg   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bolinger   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Safford   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Putnam   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Barrons - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Linden   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Frisco City   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      The Village   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Frankville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bigbee   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Leroy   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saint Stephen's   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bassetts Creek   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wagarville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hobson   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Millry   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sunflower   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Coy   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Camden   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 - 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 Choctaw Corner:

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 Clarke County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Choctaw Corner ...

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

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 Choctaw Corner:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Choctaw Corner.
      See our Misc Page for Choctaw Corner for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Clarke County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Choctaw Corner. 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 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Choctaw Corner. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Choctaw Corner) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Choctaw Corner. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9349, Longitude: -87.7547     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Choctaw Corner 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 Choctaw Corner, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Choctaw Corner.