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Dozier Estates, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Dozier Estates ...

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 Dozier Estates (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 Dozier Estates. 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.

Name Variations for Dozier Estates ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Dozier Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Dozier Estates: Dozier Ests.

Newspapers Published in Dozier Estates ...

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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dozier Estates.

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

Cemeteries Near Dozier Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dozier Estates.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Mullins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mossy Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Starling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kendrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Murphree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Carroll Street Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ballard Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Paran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Benson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Greene Hills Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Driggers Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Hillard & Howard Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Carroll Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Banks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Livingston Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Williams & Andrew Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW William Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hussey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Spillars Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sanford - Barron Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Boutwell - Bundy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Ward - Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bethel AME Church Cemetery<2>   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  ESE Brundidge City Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cotton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brooks Graves   [Map]     
  NE Catalpa Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Old Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Elam - Davidson Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Smilie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tick Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sims 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 Dozier Estates in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Dozier Estates.

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

Troy   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Dozier Estates
 - 1895 population of 3,449 people (with 19,191 people in 2016)
 - Troy had a post office and railroad service
Banks   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Dozier Estates
 - Banks had a post office and no railroad service
Little Oak   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Dozier Estates
 - Little Oak had a post office and no railroad service
Pronto   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Dozier Estates
 - Pronto had a post office and no railroad service
Brundidge   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Dozier Estates
 - 1895 population of 421 people (with 1,972 people in 2016)
 - Brundidge had a post office and railroad service
Hallsville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Dozier Estates
 - Hallsville had railroad service and no post office
Catalpa   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Dozier Estates
 - Catalpa had a post office and no railroad service
Linwood   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Dozier Estates
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Linwood 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 Dozier Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Dozier Estates 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 doctors 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.

Dozier Estates 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 Dozier Estates. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Dozier Estates:

Pike     (The home county for Dozier Estates)
      Troy   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Banks   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Orion   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clio   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Comer   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Perote   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Jack   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Elba   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Central City   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      County Line   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Opp   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Newton   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grady   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ada   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 Dozier Estates:

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    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon 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
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About Pike County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 starts in Dozier Estates. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dozier Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dozier Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7857, Longitude: -85.9486     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dozier Estates 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 Dozier Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Dozier Estates.