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Forest Circle, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Forest Circle ...

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 Forest Circle (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 Forest Circle. 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 Forest Circle ...

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 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around Forest Circle.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Forest Circle, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Forest Circle.

Cemeteries Near Forest Circle ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Forest Circle.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Murphree Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Carroll Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Greene Hills Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Mullins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kendrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mossy Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Williams & Andrew Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hillard & Howard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Starling Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Benson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ballard Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Paran Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Livingston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Old Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW Ward - Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethel AME Church Cemetery<3>   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Spillars Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW William Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Driggers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Banks Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hussey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tick Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Springfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Elam - Davidson Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Smilie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sanford - Barron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Carroll Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wingard Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Boutwell - Bundy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Catalpa Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Belsor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Orion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Head Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stephens 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.<4>

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

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

Troy   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Forest Circle
 - 1895 population of 3,449 people (with 19,191 people in 2016)
 - Troy had a post office and railroad service
Little Oak   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Forest Circle
 - Little Oak had a post office and no railroad service
Hallsville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Forest Circle
 - Hallsville had railroad service and no post office
Banks   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Forest Circle
 - Banks had a post office and no railroad service
Ansley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Forest Circle
 - Ansley had a post office and no railroad service
Curry   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Forest Circle
 - Curry had a post office and no railroad service
Orion   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Forest Circle
 - 1895 population of 172 people
 - Orion had a post office and no railroad service
Wingard   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Forest Circle
 - Wingard had a post office and no railroad service
Pronto   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Forest Circle
 - Pronto 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 Forest Circle. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Forest Circle 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 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.

Forest Circle 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 Forest Circle. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Forest Circle:

Pike     (The home county for Forest Circle)
      Troy   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      McClure Town   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Banks   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Orion   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clio   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Comer   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Perote   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jack   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elba   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Central City   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      County Line   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Opp   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Newton   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Grady   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ada   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 - 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 Forest Circle:

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 Pike County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Pike County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Pike County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forest Circle. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8177, Longitude: -85.9875     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Forest Circle 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: findagrave.com.

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<3>AME is an abbreviation for the African Methodist Episcopal Church

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<4>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 Forest Circle, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Forest Circle.