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Eutaw, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Eutaw ...

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 Eutaw (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 Eutaw. 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 the area of Eutaw ...

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 66 newspapers that have been published in the area around Eutaw.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Eutaw. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Eutaw and those printed in the larger area surrounding Eutaw.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> of Eutaw.

Cemeteries Near Eutaw ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Eutaw.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Mesopotamia Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Greenon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE New Christian Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smiths Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Zion Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pippen Place Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Hick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barnes Rancher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McGiffert Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hogley Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pippen Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kirksey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Walton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Mt. Zoar Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sample Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Christian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Boatright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Spencer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Johnson Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Speed Quarters Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Boligee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Luke Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Matthew Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jackson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Akron New Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Spencers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Kirksey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethsalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Erie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mays Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Knoxville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brickyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Light Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cooks 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Eutaw had a population of 1,115 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Eutaw had a population of 2,687 people.

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

Clinton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Eutaw
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Clinton had a post office and no railroad service
Boligee   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Eutaw
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 302 people in 2017)
 - Boligee had a post office and railroad service
Evansville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Eutaw
 - Evansville had railroad service and no post office
Union   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Eutaw
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 219 people in 2017)
 - Union had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Hebron   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Eutaw
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Mount Hebron had a post office and no railroad service
Sawyerville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Eutaw
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Sawyerville had a post office and railroad service
Knoxville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Eutaw
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Knoxville had a post office and no railroad service
West Greene   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Eutaw
 - West Greene had a post office and no railroad service
Miller   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Eutaw
 - Miller had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Eutaw. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Eutaw 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 hospitals and 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.

Eutaw is located in Greene County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Greene County: Hale, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter & Tuscaloosa.

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

Greene     (The home county for Eutaw)
      Clinton   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lizzieville   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Union   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Akron   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Providence   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Linden   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Marion   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      The Village   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Reform   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      McShan   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Epes   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Panola   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sledge - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      York   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Coker   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Northport   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Kemper (MS)
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Scooba (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Noxubee (MS)
      Shuqualak (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - 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 Eutaw:

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 Greene County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Choctaw 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    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kemper 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 Greene County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Greene 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 Eutaw ...

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

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 Eutaw:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Eutaw in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Eutaw for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Eutaw.
      See our Misc Page for Eutaw for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Greene County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Eutaw. 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' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Eutaw. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Eutaw) 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 Eutaw. 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 Eutaw

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eutaw. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8436, Longitude: -87.8986     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eutaw 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 Eutaw, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Eutaw.


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