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Cyril, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cyril ...

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 Cyril (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 Cyril. 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 Cyril ...

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 58 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cyril.

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

Cemeteries Near Cyril ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cyril.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S McLendon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tims Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Episcopal Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WNW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Resthaven Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE Eureka Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW McRae Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fairfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hays 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 Cyril in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Cyril.

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

Pushmataha   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Cyril
 - 1895 population of 146 people
 - Pushmataha had a post office and no railroad service
Hinton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cyril
 - Hinton had a post office and no railroad service
Energy (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Cyril
 - Energy had a post office and no railroad service
Whynot (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cyril
 - Whynot had a post office and no railroad service
Kinterbish   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cyril
 - 1895 population of 83 people
 - Kinterbish had a post office and no railroad service
Butler   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cyril
 - 1895 population of 178 people (with 1,773 people in 2016)
 - Butler had a post office and no railroad service
Vimville (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cyril
 - Vimville had a post office and no railroad service
Lusk   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cyril
 - Lusk 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 Cyril. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cyril 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.

Cyril is located in Choctaw County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Choctaw County: Clarke, Marengo, Sumter, Washington, Clarke (MS), Lauderdale (MS) & Wayne (MS).

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

Choctaw     (The home county for Cyril)
      Lisman   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cromwell   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Butler   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Needham   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Melvin   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Toxey   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gilbertown   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bolinger   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fakit Chipunta - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coffeeville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Barrons - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Putnam   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Linden   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Providence   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ward   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cuba   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      York   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sledge - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Epes   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mehaffey - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Millry   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Frankville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clarke (MS)
      Junction City (MS)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Quitman (MS)   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Enterprise (MS)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Stonewall (MS)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Shubuta (MS)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pachuta (MS)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Jasper (MS)
      Orange (MS)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fellowship (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rose Hill (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vossburg (MS)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stafford Springs (MS)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Penantly (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kelona (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Heidelberg (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Kemper (MS)
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lauderdale (MS)
      Whynot (MS)   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Vimville (MS)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Marion (MS)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Meridian (MS)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Nellieburg (MS)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Suqualena (MS)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Collinsville (MS)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Newton (MS)
      Chunky (MS)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hickory (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Wayne (MS)
      Waynesboro (MS)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 either 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 Cyril:

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 Choctaw County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jasper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Newton County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cyril. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1782, Longitude: -88.4223     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cyril 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 Cyril, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cyril.