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Our Genealogical Helper for Dove ...

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 Dove (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 Dove. 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 Dove ...

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 71 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Dove, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Dove.

Cemeteries Near Dove ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dove.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pack Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Sumter Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Herman Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Center Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Home Mission Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Millville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Herman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Mt. Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E York Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Anna York Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lauderdale Springs Confederate - Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cagus Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rocks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lauderdale Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE McElroy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Toomsuba Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Salem Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Elmwood Memorial Estates   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Briggs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hearn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pigford Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dulls Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Danner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Barrett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Shamburger Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shamburger Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Miller 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 in 1895, Dove had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Cuba   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Dove
 - 1895 population of 220 people (with 303 people in 2017)
 - Cuba had a post office and railroad service
Kewanee (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Dove
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Kewanee had a post office and railroad service
Tamola (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Dove
 - Tamola had railroad service and no post office
Enondale (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Dove
 - Enondale had a post office and no railroad service
Boyd   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Dove
 - Boyd had a post office and no railroad service
Kinterbish   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Dove
 - 1895 population of 83 people
 - Kinterbish had a post office and no railroad service
Lockhart (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Dove
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Lockhart had a post office and railroad service
Narkeeta (MS) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Narkeeta was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Dove
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Narkeeta 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 Dove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Dove 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Dove is located in Sumter County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sumter County: Choctaw, Greene, Marengo, Pickens, Kemper (MS), Lauderdale (MS) & Noxubee (MS).

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

Sumter     (The home county for Dove)
      Cuba   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      York   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ward   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sledge - Historic   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Derby   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Epes   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cromwell   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lisman   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Butler   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Needham   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Melvin   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Toxey   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lizzieville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Barrons - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Linden   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Providence   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Putnam   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clarke (MS)
      Enterprise (MS)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Stonewall (MS)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Quitman (MS)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Junction City (MS)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Jasper (MS)
      Fellowship (MS) - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Kemper (MS)
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Scooba (MS)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      De Kalb (MS)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Lauderdale (MS)
      Whynot (MS)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Vimville (MS)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Marion (MS)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Meridian (MS)   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Nellieburg (MS)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Suqualena (MS)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Collinsville (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Neshoba (MS)
      Bogue Chitto (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Newton (MS)
      Chunky (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hickory (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Noxubee (MS)
      Shuqualak (MS)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites 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 Dove:

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 Sumter County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Choctaw 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      
Marengo 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    
Neshoba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Newton 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 Sumter County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Sumter 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 Diaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Dove ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Sumter County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Dove. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dove) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4915, Longitude: -88.3914     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dove 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:

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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 Dove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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