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Gallion, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Gallion ...

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 Gallion (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 Gallion. 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 Gallion ...

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 67 newspapers that have been published in the area around Gallion.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Gallion, 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 Gallion.

Cemeteries Near Gallion ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Gallion.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Andrews Cemetery   [Map]     
  W John the Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Allenville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Evening Star Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Willis - Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gilfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Spring Hill Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Memorial Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Memorial Garden   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW St. Luke Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hunter Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Casemore Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Micken Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Eaton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Green Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Green Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tunstall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Alex Chapel Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Longer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Blanks Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Evening Star Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE St. Mathews Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Curry Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Arington Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Birdine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Logan 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Gallion had a post office and railroad service.

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

Old Spring Hill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Gallion
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Old Spring Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Arcola   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Gallion
 - Arcola had a post office and no railroad service
Tombigbee - Historic   [Map]
 - While Tombigbee was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Gallion
 - Tombigbee had a post office and no railroad service
Demopolis   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Gallion
 - 1895 population of 1,898 people (with 7,019 people in 2016)
 - Demopolis had a post office and railroad service
Faunsdale   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Gallion
 - 1895 population of 211 people (with 92 people in 2016)
 - Faunsdale had a post office and railroad service
Laneville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Gallion
 - Laneville had a post office and no railroad service
Cedarville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Gallion
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Cedarville had a post office and no railroad service
Dayton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Gallion
 - 1895 population of 412 people (with 49 people in 2016)
 - Dayton 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 Gallion. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Gallion 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 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 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.

Gallion is located in Hale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hale County: Bibb, Greene, Marengo, Perry & Tuscaloosa.

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

Hale     (The home county for Gallion)
      Prairieville   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Arcola   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Akron   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cromwell   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Butler   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lisman   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Browns   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Safford   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Selma   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Union   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Providence   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Linden   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      The Village   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Marion   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Epes   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      York   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ward   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sledge - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cuba   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 Gallion:

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 Hale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa 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 Hale County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Hale 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 Gallion ...

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

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 Gallion:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Gallion.
      See our Misc Page for Gallion for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Hale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gallion. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gallion

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gallion. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4968, Longitude: -87.7161     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gallion 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>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 Gallion, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Gallion.