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Curtis, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Curtis ...

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 Curtis (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 Curtis. 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 Curtis ...

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 42 newspapers that have been published in the area around Curtis.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Curtis, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Curtis.

Cemeteries Near Curtis ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Curtis.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE New Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Danley Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Friendship Community Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Prescott Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Pine Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brooklyn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beaverdam Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lowery Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Alberton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rocky Head Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE White Water Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Driskell Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S New Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rhoades Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ino Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Gilled Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Peaceful Acres Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Damascus Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wise Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Zoar 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 in 1895, Curtis had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Edwardsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Curtis
 - Edwardsville had a post office and no railroad service
Elba   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Curtis
 - 1895 population of 285 people (with 3,893 people in 2016)
 - Elba had a post office and no railroad service
Alberton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Curtis
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Alberton had a post office and no railroad service
Opine   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Curtis
 - Opine had a post office and no railroad service
Bullock   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Curtis
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Bullock had a post office and no railroad service
Damascus   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Curtis
 - Damascus had a post office and no railroad service
Wiggins   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Curtis
 - Wiggins had a post office and no railroad service
Rose Hill   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Curtis
 - Rose Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Peacock - Historic   [Map]
 - While Peacock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Curtis
 - Peacock 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 Curtis. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Curtis 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 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 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.

Curtis is located in Coffee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Coffee County: Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Geneva & Pike.

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

Coffee     (The home county for Curtis)
      Elba   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Jack   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Central City   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clio   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      County Line   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Opp   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Onycha   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Heath   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Carolina   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Newton   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Samson   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Scranton   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Costilla - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Eunola - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Black   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Slocomb   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Troy   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Banks   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kent   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Orion   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Okaloosa (FL)
      Svea (FL)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Laurel Hill (FL)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Walton (FL)
      Paxton (FL)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Curtis:

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 Coffee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Okaloosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walton County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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 Curtis:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Curtis.
      See our Misc Page for Curtis for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Coffee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Curtis. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3977, Longitude: -86.1569     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Curtis 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 Curtis, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Curtis.