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East Chapman, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for East Chapman ...

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 Chapman (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 Chapman. 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 Chapman ...

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 Chapman.

  • Typical abbreviation for East Chapman: E. Chapman

Newspapers Published in East Chapman ...

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 74 newspapers that have been published in the area around East Chapman.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of East Chapman, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for East Chapman.

Cemeteries Near East Chapman ...

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

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brushy Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Riley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Antioch West Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Sellers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Olive East Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S South Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Elizabeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stamps Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Maye Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pressley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW McClure Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bushfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gravel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Garland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Consolation Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sunrise Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Reddoch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Pisgah 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 Chapman in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of East Chapman.

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

Georgiana   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from East Chapman
 - 1895 population of 456 people (with 1,653 people in 2016)
 - Georgiana had a post office and railroad service
Bolling   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from East Chapman
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Bolling had a post office and railroad service
Shell   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from East Chapman
 - Shell had a post office and no railroad service
Industry   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from East Chapman
 - Industry had a post office and no railroad service
Starlington   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from East Chapman
 - Starlington had a post office and no railroad service
Garland   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from East Chapman
 - 1895 population of 213 people
 - Garland had a post office and railroad service
Oaky Streak   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from East Chapman
 - Oaky Streak had a post office and no railroad service
Shacklesville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from East Chapman
 - Shacklesville had a post office and no railroad service
Pigeon Creek   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from East Chapman
 - 1895 population of 64 people
 - Pigeon Creek 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 East Chapman. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring East Chapman 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 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.

East Chapman is located in Butler County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Butler County: Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Lowndes, Monroe & Wilcox.

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

Butler     (The home county for East Chapman)
      Chapman   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Georgiana   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elba   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Nymph   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bermuda   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Castleberry   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lenox   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Repton   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Range   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Red Level   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Heath   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Carolina   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Opp   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Minter   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pine Orchard   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Burnt Corn   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grady   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ada   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Awin   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Pine Apple   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Furman   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Chapman:

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 Butler County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Coffee 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    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Butler County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Butler 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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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 'straight-line' distance starting from East Chapman. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- East Chapman) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Chapman. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6657, Longitude: -86.6966     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for East Chapman 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 Chapman, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for East Chapman.