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Cobbs Quarters, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cobbs Quarters ...

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 Cobbs Quarters (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 Cobbs Quarters. 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 Cobbs Quarters ...

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 Cobbs Quarters.

  • While the name of this community is Cobbs Quarters, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Cobbs Quarters may originally have been Cobb's Quarters.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Cobbs Quarters might be written as Cobb Quarters.

Newspapers Published in Cobbs Quarters ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cobbs Quarters.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cobbs Quarters, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cobbs Quarters.

Cemeteries Near Cobbs Quarters ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cobbs Quarters.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Hennon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Gross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cobbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hardy Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Vaughn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Rehoboth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Welcome Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Athens Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wilsor Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Shell Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Marsh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Christian Light Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gastonburg Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Marsh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Prairie Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McMillan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Martins Station Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Boiling Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Becks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Orrville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Irby Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Seale Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Bethel Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Canton Bend Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pigeonfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sandhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pettway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hotel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Boykin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McMillan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fulton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sidney Chapel 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 Cobbs Quarters in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Cobbs Quarters.

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

Rehoboth   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cobbs Quarters
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Rehoboth had a post office and no railroad service
Crumptonia   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Cobbs Quarters
 - Crumptonia had a post office and no railroad service
Gastonburg   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Cobbs Quarters
 - Gastonburg had a post office and no railroad service
Safford   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Cobbs Quarters
 - Safford had a post office and railroad service
Prairie Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cobbs Quarters
 - 1895 population of 156 people
 - Prairie Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
Millers Ferry   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cobbs Quarters
 - Millers Ferry had a post office and no railroad service
Catherine   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cobbs Quarters
 - Catherine had a post office and railroad service
Central Mills   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cobbs Quarters
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Central Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Bethel   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cobbs Quarters
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bethel 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 Cobbs Quarters. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cobbs Quarters 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 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.

Cobbs Quarters is located in Dallas County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dallas County: Autauga, Chilton, Lowndes, Marengo, Perry & Wilcox.

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

Dallas     (The home county for Cobbs Quarters)
      Safford   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Browns   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Selma   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Minter   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jones   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Benton   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Linden   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Providence   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      The Village   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Marion   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Camden   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Coy   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 Cobbs Quarters:

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 Dallas County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Dallas 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 starts in Cobbs Quarters. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cobbs Quarters) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cobbs Quarters. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2140, Longitude: -87.3531     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cobbs Quarters 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 Cobbs Quarters, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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