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Dillburg, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Dillburg ...

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 Dillburg (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 Dillburg. 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 Dillburg ...

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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dillburg.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Dillburg, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Dillburg.

Cemeteries Near Dillburg ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dillburg.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW Mt. Sinal Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW New Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Franconia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Spiller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Aliceville Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  E Hopewell Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Windle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Big Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Carrollton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gardner Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Miller Place Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Blubber Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cockrell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW McCaa Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Trantham Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hebron Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Cumberland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Bigbee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shea Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shedd Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethesda Church Yard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Forest Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Glen Echo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Upper Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lower Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Old Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Spring Hill Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ross 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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Dillburg had a population of 18 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Garden   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Dillburg
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Garden had a post office and no railroad service
Olney   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Dillburg
 - Olney had a post office and no railroad service
Bridgeville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Dillburg
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Bridgeville had a post office and no railroad service
Benevola   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Dillburg
 - Benevola had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant Grove   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Dillburg
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Pleasant Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Lewiston   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Dillburg
 - Lewiston had a post office and no railroad service
Memphis   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Dillburg
 - 1895 population of 120 people (with 28 people in 2016)
 - Memphis had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant Ridge   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Dillburg
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Pleasant Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
Bell   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Dillburg
 - Bell had a post office and no railroad service
Vienna   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Dillburg
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Vienna 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 Dillburg. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Dillburg 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 and hospitals 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.

Dillburg is located in Pickens County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pickens County: Fayette, Greene, Lamar, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Lowndes (MS) & Noxubee (MS).

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

Pickens     (The home county for Dillburg)
      Carrollton   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      McShan   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Reform   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Belk   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Union   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Akron   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Millport   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Panola   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Epes   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sledge - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Echola   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Coker   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Northport   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Clay (MS)
      Vinton (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Kemper (MS)
      Scooba (MS)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Columbus (MS)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bent Oak (MS)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Crawford (MS)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Artesia (MS)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Noxubee (MS)
      Macon (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brooksville (MS)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Shuqualak (MS)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

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 Dillburg:

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 Pickens County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fayette 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      
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Pickens County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dillburg. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1937, Longitude: -88.1014     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dillburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<3>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 Dillburg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Dillburg.