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Farmersville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Farmersville ...

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 Farmersville (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 Farmersville. 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 Farmersville ...

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 60 newspapers that have been published in the area around Farmersville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Farmersville, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Farmersville.

Cemeteries Near Farmersville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Farmersville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE McColough Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Soles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cedar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sills Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oliver Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Old Snow Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Crum Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Purefoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Snow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Snow Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Palmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crossroad Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rives Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Carlowville Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dunklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dunklin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ENE Rudolph Hill 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 Farmersville had a population of 58 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Bragg's   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Farmersville
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bragg's had a post office and no railroad service
Minter   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Farmersville
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Minter had a post office and railroad service
Pleasant Hill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Farmersville
 - 1895 population of 278 people
 - Pleasant Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Furman   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Farmersville
 - 1895 population of 195 people
 - Furman had a post office and no railroad service
Dawson's   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Farmersville
 - Dawson's had railroad service and no post office
Collirene   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Farmersville
 - Collirene had a post office and no railroad service
Snow Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Farmersville
 - 1895 population of 173 people
 - Snow Hill had a post office and railroad service
Pleasant Hill Station   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Farmersville
 - Pleasant Hill Station had railroad service and no post office
Carlowville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Farmersville
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Carlowville had a post office and no railroad service
McBrydes   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Farmersville
 - McBrydes 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 Farmersville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Farmersville 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.

Farmersville is located in Lowndes County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lowndes County: Autauga, Butler, Crenshaw, Dallas, Montgomery & Wilcox.

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

Lowndes     (The home county for Farmersville)
      Bragg's   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Benton   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Booth   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jones   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Minter   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Selma   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Safford   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Browns   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pine Orchard   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burnt Corn   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ada   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grady   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Furman   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pine Apple   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Awin   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Camden   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coy   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 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 it should be mentioned 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 Farmersville:

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 Lowndes County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Butler 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    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery 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 Lowndes County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lowndes 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Farmersville ...

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

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 Farmersville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Farmersville.
      See our Misc Page for Farmersville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Lowndes County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 beginning in Farmersville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Farmersville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Farmersville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0782, Longitude: -86.8919     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Farmersville 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 Farmersville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Farmersville.