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Consul, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Consul ...

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 Consul (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 Consul. 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 Consul ...

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 52 newspapers that have been published in the area around Consul.

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

Cemeteries Near Consul ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Consul.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Sidney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Glovers Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Bethel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Bethel Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jericho Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Boiling Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Zion Campground Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rivers Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Gastonburg Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Marsh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shell Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wilsor Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Christian Light Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Little Flanders Field Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Welcome Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cades Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Goose Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Marsh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Living Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Mathews Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mormons Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dunaway Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pritchard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rehoboth Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Vaughn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Greenlawn Gardens   [Map]     
  N Mt. Olive 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 Consul in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Consul.

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

McKinley   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Consul
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - McKinley had a post office and no railroad service
Central Mills   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Consul
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Central Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]
 - While Crenshaw was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Consul
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Crenshaw had a post office and no railroad service
Catherine   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Consul
 - Catherine had a post office and railroad service
Gastonburg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Consul
 - Gastonburg had a post office and no railroad service
Dayton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Consul
 - 1895 population of 412 people (with 49 people in 2016)
 - Dayton had a post office and no railroad service
Lamison   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Consul
 - Lamison had a post office and railroad service
Bethel   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Consul
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bethel had a post office and no railroad service
Boiling Springs   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Consul
 - 1895 population of 65 people
 - Boiling Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Safford   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Consul
 - Safford had a post office and railroad service
Rehoboth   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Consul
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Rehoboth 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 Consul. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Consul 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.

Consul is located in Marengo County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marengo County: Choctaw, Clarke, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Perry, Sumter & Wilcox.

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

Marengo     (The home county for Consul)
      Thomaston   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Linden   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Providence   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Safford   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Browns   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Selma   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Minter   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      The Village   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Marion   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Coy   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]

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

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 Consul:

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 Marengo County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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      
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumter 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 Marengo County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Marengo 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 ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Marengo County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Consul. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2643, Longitude: -87.5400     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Consul 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 Consul, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Consul.