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Cox, Alabama
(Bibb County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cox ...

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 Cox (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 Cox. 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 Cox ...

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 57 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cox.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cox, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cox.

Cemeteries Near Cox ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cox.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Cox Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Abney Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Convert Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Randolph Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Maplesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Maplesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Reeds Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Isabella Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mulberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Raspberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Posey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Crumpton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Foshee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Foshee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Mars Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Mars Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Conwill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stanton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Donavan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pates Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Holly Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Center Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE University Highway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Vermont Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Thorsby Scandinavian Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Thorsby Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pine Hill 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 Cox in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Cox.

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

Randolph   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cox
 - 1895 population of 286 people
 - Randolph had a post office and railroad service
Maplesville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Cox
 - 1895 population of 115 people (with 703 people in 2016)
 - Maplesville had a post office and railroad service
Stanton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Cox
 - Stanton had a post office and no railroad service
Dixie   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Cox
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Dixie had a post office and railroad service
Trio   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cox
 - Trio had a post office and no railroad service
Oakmulgee   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cox
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Oakmulgee had a post office and no railroad service
Jemison   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cox
 - 1895 population of 360 people (with 2,616 people in 2016)
 - Jemison had a post office and railroad service
Ashby   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Cox
 - 1895 population of 64 people
 - Ashby 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 Cox. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cox 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 and hospitals 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.

Cox is located in Bibb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bibb County: Chilton, Hale, Jefferson, Perry, Shelby & Tuscaloosa.

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

Bibb     (The home county for Cox)
      Randolph   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      East Town   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brent   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Jones   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Booth   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Selma   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Browns   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Titus   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Village   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Adger   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Benton   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Marion   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Calera   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vance   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 either 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 Cox:

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 Bibb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Find a Community within Alabama

About Bibb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cox. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Bibb County: www.co.bibb.ga.us/

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 Cox. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cox) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cox. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8548, Longitude: -86.8833     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cox 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 Cox, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cox.