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Ezell, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Ezell ...

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 Ezell (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 Ezell. 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 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.

Ezell is located in Pike County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pike County: Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Crenshaw, Dale & Montgomery.

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

Pike     (The home county for Ezell)
  Needmore   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Banks   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  McClure Town   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Meeksville   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Orion   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Troy   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Brundidge   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Mossy Grove Village   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Kent   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Tennille   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Goshen   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Louisville   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Clio   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Clayton   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Blue Springs   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Comer   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Spring Hill   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Baker Hill   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Perote   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Inverness   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Smuteye   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Union Springs   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Fitzpatrick   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Three Notch   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Midway   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Frisco   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Wilkinstown   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Jack   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Victoria   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Elba   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pine Level   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  New Brockton   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Petrey   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Social Town   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Glenwood   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Highland Home   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Luverne   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Rutledge   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cherokee Village   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Honoraville   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Brantley   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Merrill Mill   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ariton   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Phillips Crossroads   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Skipperville   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Clopton   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ozark   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mabson   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fort Rucker   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Holiday Village   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Graball   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Davenport   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sandy Ridge   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Letohatchee   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Fort Davis   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hardaway   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Armstrong   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Calebee   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Shorter   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Tuskegee   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pine Level   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Grady   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Ramer   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Lapine   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Ada   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cecil   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pike Road   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Waugh   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mount Meigs   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pintlala   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hope Hull   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Sunshine Village   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  English Village   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hurtsboro   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Ezell ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ezell.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Old Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Catalpa Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sandfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WNW Tick Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Livingston Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hussey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stills Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Williams & Andrew Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barnette Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kendrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Benson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Banks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Sellers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dennis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ramah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Ramah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Harmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Hermon Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Perote Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE High Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hubbard Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brooks Graves   [Map]     
  SE Old Dothan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Inverness Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW China Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McNeil - Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Orion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Carroll Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Murphree Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Paran Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cotton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Ezell ...

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 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ezell.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ezell, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ezell.

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 Ezell in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Ezell.

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

Catalpa   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ezell
 - Catalpa had a post office and no railroad service
Omega   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ezell
 - Omega had a post office and no railroad service
Postoak   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ezell
 - Postoak had a post office and no railroad service
Banks   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Ezell
 - Banks had a post office and no railroad service
Josie   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ezell
 - Josie had a post office and no railroad service
Buckhorn   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ezell
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Buckhorn had a post office and no railroad service
Perote   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ezell
 - 1895 population of 195 people
 - Perote had a post office and no railroad service
Inverness   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ezell
 - Inverness had a post office and railroad service
China Grove   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ezell
 - 1895 population of 206 people
 - China Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Hillard   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Ezell
 - 1895 population of 195 people
 - Mount Hillard had a post office and no railroad service
Orion   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ezell
 - 1895 population of 172 people
 - Orion had a post office and no railroad service
Troy   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ezell
 - 1895 population of 3,449 people (with 19,037 people in 2017)
 - Troy 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 Ezell. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ezell 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 professional and volunteer 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 Ezell:

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 Pike County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:     Cyndi's



Bullock County:     Cyndi's



Coffee County:     Cyndi's



Crenshaw County:     Cyndi's



Dale County:     Cyndi's



Elmore County:     Cyndi's



Henry County:     Cyndi's



Lowndes County:     Cyndi's



Macon County:     Cyndi's



Montgomery County:     Cyndi's



Russell County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Pike County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ezell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9177, Longitude: -85.8555     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ezell 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 Ezell, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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