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Evansville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Evansville ...

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 Evansville (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 Evansville. 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 Evansville ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Evansville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Evansville, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Evansville.

Cemeteries Near Evansville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Evansville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Standing Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Wehadkee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Whatley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Swint - Hammack Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Adamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Glenn - Burpee - Cole Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N State Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sky View Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Pisgah Primitive Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Loyd Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wehadkee Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Tatum Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Turman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Randolph Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Old Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Finney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Long Cane Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Persons Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pittman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Sharon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Traylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Western Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Zachary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brett Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Booger Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Higgins Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sharps Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Restlawn Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Cedarwood 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.<3>

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

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

Vernon (GA) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Vernon was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Evansville
 - Vernon had a post office and no railroad service
Finley   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Evansville
 - Finley had a post office and no railroad service
Crowder (GA) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Crowder was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Evansville
 - Crowder had a post office and no railroad service
Fredonia   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Evansville
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Fredonia had a post office and no railroad service
Glenn (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Evansville
 - Glenn had a post office and no railroad service
Stroud   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Evansville
 - 1895 population of 285 people
 - Stroud had a post office and railroad service
Rock Mills   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Evansville
 - 1895 population of 385 people
 - Rock Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Five Points   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Evansville
 - Five Points 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 Evansville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Evansville 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 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.

Evansville is primarily located in Chambers County. A portion of Evansville extends into Troup County (GA).

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chambers County: Lee, Randolph, Tallapoosa, Harris (GA) & Troup (GA).

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

Chambers     (The home county for Evansville)
      Standing Rock   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Penton   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Valley   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Motley   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Delta   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Salem   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Almond   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Graham   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Newell   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Site   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Roopville (GA)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Whitesburg (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Coweta (GA)
      Grantville (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moreland (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Smith City (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      East Newnan (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sargent (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Newnan (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sharpsburg (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Turin (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Haralson (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jade Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hamilton (GA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pine Mountain Valley (GA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cataula (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Shiloh (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ellerslie (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Waverly Hall (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Corinth (GA)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
Meriwether (GA)
      Lone Oak (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greenville (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Luthersville (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harris City (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Warm Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gay (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Manchester (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Woodbury (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Troup (GA)
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mountville (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hogansville (GA)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 Evansville:

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 Chambers County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coweta County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meriwether County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Chambers County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chambers County:

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 from Evansville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Evansville) 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 Evansville. 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 Evansville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Evansville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0662, Longitude: -85.2241     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Evansville 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 Evansville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Evansville.