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Our Genealogical Helper for East Brewton ...

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 East Brewton (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 East Brewton. 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 East Brewton ...

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 East Brewton.

  • Typical abbreviation for East Brewton: E. Brewton

Newspapers Published in East Brewton ...

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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around East Brewton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of East Brewton, there are papers which were published within 29 miles [46.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for East Brewton.

Cemeteries Near East Brewton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of East Brewton.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Ft. Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Travis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Baptist Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Travis Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Travis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brantley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Odom Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Catawba Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Green Acres Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SW Gay Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dixonville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE May Creek Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fuqua Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pollard Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Zion Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hammac Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sellersville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Hollywood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Fidelis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Still Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Hill 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 East Brewton in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of East Brewton.

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

Brewton   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from East Brewton
 - 1895 population of 1,115 people (with 5,236 people in 2017)
 - Brewton had a post office and railroad service
Kirkland   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from East Brewton
 - Kirkland had a post office and railroad service
Pollard   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from East Brewton
 - 1895 population of 389 people (with 133 people in 2017)
 - Pollard had a post office and railroad service
Roberts   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from East Brewton
 - Roberts had a post office and no railroad service
Hammac   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from East Brewton
 - Hammac had a post office and no railroad service
Boykin   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from East Brewton
 - Boykin had a post office and no railroad service
Wallace   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from East Brewton
 - Wallace had a post office and railroad service
Flomaton   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from East Brewton
 - Flomaton 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 East Brewton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring East Brewton 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

East Brewton is located in Escambia County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Escambia County: Baldwin, Conecuh, Covington, Monroe, Escambia (FL), Okaloosa (FL) & Santa Rosa (FL).

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

Escambia     (The home county for East Brewton)
      Brewton   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Riverview   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Pollard   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Flomaton   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Huxford   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Atmore   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Perdido   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Phillipsville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Little River   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Castleberry   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Nymph   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Lenox   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Range   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Repton   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bermuda   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ramah   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wing   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Carolina   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Red Level   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Heath   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Goodway   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Excel   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Megargel   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Uriah   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Frisco City   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burnt Corn   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pine Orchard   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Escambia (FL)
      Century (FL)   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      McDavid (FL)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pine Barren (FL)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Molino (FL)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Walnut Hill (FL)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Barrineau Park (FL)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gonzalez (FL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cantonment (FL)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Okaloosa (FL)
      Otahite (FL) - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cannon Town (FL)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Baker (FL)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Holt (FL)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Milligan (FL)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Garden City (FL)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Laurel Hill (FL)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Crestview (FL)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Svea (FL)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Santa Rosa (FL)
      Jay (FL)   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Belandville (FL) - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Harold (FL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Milton (FL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bagdad (FL)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Galt City (FL)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pace (FL)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 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 East Brewton:

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 Escambia County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Escambia County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Okaloosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Santa Rosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Escambia County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Escambia 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.

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for East Brewton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from East Brewton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Brewton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0905, Longitude: -87.0556     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for East Brewton 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 East Brewton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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