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Dogwood Acres, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Dogwood Acres ...

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 Dogwood Acres (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 Dogwood Acres. 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 Dogwood Acres ...

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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dogwood Acres.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Dogwood Acres, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Dogwood Acres.

Cemeteries Near Dogwood Acres ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dogwood Acres.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Spillars Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sanford - Barron Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE William Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW Bethel AME Church Cemetery<2>   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  WNW Smilie Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Henderson Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ward - Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hillard & Howard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Elam - Davidson Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mullins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Spears Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Clay Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Boutwell - Bundy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ballard Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mossy Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Greene Hills Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Sharron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Perdue Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Starling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Murphree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Carroll Street Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bluff Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shearon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wingard Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  E Driggers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Paran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stephens 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.<4>

While we didn't find Dogwood Acres in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Dogwood Acres.

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

Little Oak   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Dogwood Acres
 - Little Oak had a post office and no railroad service
Henderson   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Dogwood Acres
 - 1895 population of 159 people
 - Henderson had a post office and no railroad service
Hallsville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Dogwood Acres
 - Hallsville had railroad service and no post office
Troy   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Dogwood Acres
 - 1895 population of 3,449 people (with 19,191 people in 2016)
 - Troy had a post office and railroad service
Vidette   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Dogwood Acres
 - Vidette had a post office and no railroad service
Wingard   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Dogwood Acres
 - Wingard had a post office and no railroad service
Peacock - Historic   [Map]
 - While Peacock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Dogwood Acres
 - Peacock had a post office and no railroad service
Patsburg   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Dogwood Acres
 - Patsburg had a post office and railroad service
Ansley   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Dogwood Acres
 - Ansley 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 Dogwood Acres. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Dogwood Acres 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Dogwood Acres is located in Pike County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pike County: Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Crenshaw, Dale & Montgomery.

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

Pike     (The home county for Dogwood Acres)
      Goshen   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Troy   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Banks   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Orion   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Clio   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Perote   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Jack   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Elba   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Central City   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      County Line   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Opp   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Heath   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Onycha   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Red Level   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Newton   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Scranton   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grady   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ada   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Dogwood Acres:

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 Pike County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee 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    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Pike County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dogwood Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7071, Longitude: -86.0577     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dogwood Acres have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>AME is an abbreviation for the African Methodist Episcopal Church

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<3>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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<4>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 Dogwood Acres, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Dogwood Acres.