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Frankville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Frankville ...

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 Frankville (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 Frankville. 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 Frankville ...

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 8 newspapers that have been published in the area around Frankville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Frankville, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Frankville.

Cemeteries Near Frankville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Frankville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Grenade Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Frankville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Three Forks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Blount Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McDowell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Faith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Overstreet Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chalk Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Bladon Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Browns Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Coffeeville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Rocky Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old St. Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Kiels Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Floyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Reeds Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smiths Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Millry Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Yarbo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stoker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Griffin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE James Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ulcanush Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cullomburg 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 in 1895, Frankville had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Bigbee   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Frankville
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Bigbee had a post office and no railroad service
Koenton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Frankville
 - Koenton had a post office and no railroad service
Salitpa   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Frankville
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Salitpa had a post office and no railroad service
Rescueville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Frankville
 - Rescueville had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Stephen's   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Frankville
 - 1895 population of 387 people
 - Saint Stephen's had a post office and no railroad service
Coffeeville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Frankville
 - 1895 population of 192 people (with 334 people in 2016)
 - Coffeeville had a post office and no railroad service
Millry   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Frankville
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 522 people in 2016)
 - Millry had a post office and no railroad service
Healing Springs   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Frankville
 - Healing Springs 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 Frankville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Frankville 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors 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.

Frankville is located in Washington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington County: Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Mobile, Greene (MS) & Wayne (MS).

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

Washington     (The home county for Frankville)
      Bigbee   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Saint Stephen's   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Millry   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hobson   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Barlow   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Chatom   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bassetts Creek   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Leroy   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mehaffey - Historic   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wagarville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sunflower   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tibbie   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Yellow Pine   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Little River   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tensaw   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bladon Springs   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cullomburg   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Silas   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bolinger   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Aquilla   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gilbertown   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Toxey   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Needham   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Melvin   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Butler   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lisman   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Salitpa   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fakit Chipunta - Historic   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Coffeeville   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rockville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Alma   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Putnam   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Barrons - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Calvert   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Citronelle   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Movico   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clarke (MS)
      Junction City (MS)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shubuta (MS)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Greene (MS)
      State Line (MS)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Carson City (MS)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Wayne (MS)
      Robinsons Junction (MS)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Waynesboro (MS)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clara (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

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 - 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 Frankville:

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 Washington County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mobile County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Frankville ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Washington County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washington County: www.washingtoncountyalgov.com

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Frankville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Frankville) 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 Frankville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Frankville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Frankville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6465, Longitude: -88.1475     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Frankville 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 Frankville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Frankville.