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Georgiana, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Georgiana ...

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 Georgiana (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 Georgiana. 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 the area of Georgiana ...

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 74 newspapers that have been published in the area around Georgiana.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Georgiana. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Georgiana and those printed in the larger area surrounding Georgiana.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> of Georgiana.

Cemeteries Near Georgiana ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Georgiana.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Sellers Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Maye Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brushy Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Pressley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE South Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stamps Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Garland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McClure Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Elizabeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Riley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Antioch West Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mt. Olive West Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bushfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Olive East Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Joyner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Little Pine Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shacklesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethel West Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Concord 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 Georgiana had a population of 456 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Georgiana had a population of 1,653 people.

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

Chapman   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Georgiana
 - Chapman had a post office and no railroad service
Starlington   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Georgiana
 - Starlington had a post office and no railroad service
Shell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Georgiana
 - Shell had a post office and no railroad service
Bolling   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Georgiana
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Bolling had a post office and railroad service
Garland   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Georgiana
 - 1895 population of 213 people
 - Garland had a post office and railroad service
Industry   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Georgiana
 - Industry had a post office and no railroad service
Shacklesville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Georgiana
 - Shacklesville had a post office and no railroad service
Wilcox   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Georgiana
 - Wilcox 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 Georgiana. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Georgiana 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 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.

Georgiana is located in Butler County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Butler County: Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Lowndes, Monroe & Wilcox.

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

Butler     (The home county for Georgiana)
      Chapman   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Nymph   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Castleberry   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bermuda   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lenox   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Repton   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Range   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Red Level   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Heath   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Carolina   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Opp   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Onycha   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Minter   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pine Orchard   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Burnt Corn   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Excel   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grady   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Awin   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Pine Apple   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Furman   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Camden   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 - 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 Georgiana:

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 Butler County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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

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

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 Georgiana:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Georgiana in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Georgiana for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Georgiana.
      See our Misc Page for Georgiana for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Butler County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Georgiana. 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 in Georgiana. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Georgiana) 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 Georgiana. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Georgiana

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Georgiana. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6392, Longitude: -86.7466     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Georgiana 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 Georgiana, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Georgiana.