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Ellawhite, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Ellawhite ...

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 Ellawhite (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Ellawhite. 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.

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 and 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.

Ellawhite is located in Perry County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Perry County: Bibb, Chilton, Dallas, Hale & Marengo.

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

Perry     (The home county for Ellawhite)
  The Village   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Uniontown   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles
  Freetown   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Marion   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Sprott   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Oakmulgee   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Fremont   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Jones   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Brent   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Stanton   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Pennington   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pelham   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Choctaw City   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Thomasville   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Browns   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Safford   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Marion Junction   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Orrville   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Cahaba - Historic   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sunset Mill Village   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Selma   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Valley Grande   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Sardis   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Burnsville   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Tyler   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Plantersville   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Minter   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Forkland   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Eutaw   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Boligee   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lizzieville   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Newbern   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Prairieville   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Gallion   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Arcola   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Greensboro   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Sawyerville   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Phipps - Historic   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Akron   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Oak Village   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Moundville   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Benton   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Faunsdale   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Dayton   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Thomaston   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Providence   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Linden   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Demopolis   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Pin Hook   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Magnolia   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Beckleys - Historic   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Griffins - Historic   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Half Acre   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Arrington   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bellamy   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Moore Town   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Derby   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Epes   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Alberta   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Catherine   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Millers Ferry   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Anne Manie   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Arlington   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Boykin   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Kimbrough   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pine Hill   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Camden   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Yellow Bluff   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Coy   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Ellawhite ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ellawhite.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Ellawhite covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Goldman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ellawhite Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Greenlawn Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Rosemount Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Winfield Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Asbury Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Blanks Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Living Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Cottrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Morrissette Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NW Tunstall Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Curry Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Hunter Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N McCreary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Zion Campground Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Chapter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Little Flanders Field Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jericho Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Bethel Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Alex Chapel Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Allenville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hatch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Newbern Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Ellawhite ...

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 Ellawhite.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ellawhite, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ellawhite.

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>

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

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

Faunsdale   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ellawhite
 - 1895 population of 211 people (with 93 people in 2017)
 - Faunsdale had a post office and railroad service
Browns   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Ellawhite
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Browns had a post office and railroad service
Sunshine   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ellawhite
 - Sunshine had a post office and no railroad service
Laneville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ellawhite
 - Laneville had a post office and no railroad service
Tombigbee - Historic   [Map]
 - While Tombigbee was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Ellawhite
 - Tombigbee had a post office and no railroad service
McKinley   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ellawhite
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - McKinley had a post office and no railroad service
Newbern   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Ellawhite
 - 1895 population of 572 people (with 175 people in 2017)
 - Newbern had a post office and railroad service
Dayton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ellawhite
 - 1895 population of 412 people (with 47 people in 2017)
 - Dayton had a post office and no railroad service
Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]
 - While Crenshaw was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ellawhite
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Crenshaw 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 Ellawhite. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ellawhite in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 - 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 Ellawhite:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Perry County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:     Cyndi's



Bibb County:     Cyndi's



Chilton County:     Cyndi's



Choctaw County:     Cyndi's



Clarke County:     Cyndi's



Dallas County:     Cyndi's



Greene County:     Cyndi's



Hale County:     Cyndi's



Lowndes County:     Cyndi's



Marengo County:     Cyndi's



Sumter County:     Cyndi's



Wilcox County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Perry County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Perry County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ellawhite. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4382, Longitude: -87.4992     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ellawhite 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 Ellawhite, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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