A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Gibbons, Alabama

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other AL

The location of Gibbons

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(GPS coordinates provided by the GNIS)
Click here for an interactive map for Gibbons
and the surrounding area.
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
The Commemorative Quarter for Alabama

Our Genealogical Helper for Gibbons ...

So far, we have found very little information about Gibbons. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Gibbons to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Gibbons, please Contact Us.

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 Gibbons (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 Gibbons. 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 Gibbons ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Gibbons.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Gibbons, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Gibbons.

Cemeteries Near Gibbons ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Gibbons.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Old Kingston Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Golson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S DeJarnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Booth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Deramus Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Wilsons Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Indian Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Durden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Burt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Manning Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Rocky Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Daniel Pratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pine Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tatum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hinton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Big Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Stoudemire Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Davis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  S Fair Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Durdin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Memory Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  E County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stoney Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sunny Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Harmony 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.

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

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

Independence   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Gibbons
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Independence had a post office and no railroad service
Autaugaville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Gibbons
 - 1895 population of 216 people (with 854 people in 2016)
 - Autaugaville had a post office and no railroad service
Prattville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Gibbons
 - 1895 population of 724 people (with 35,606 people in 2016)
 - Prattville had a post office and no railroad service
Billingsley   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Gibbons
 - 1895 population of 16 people (with 141 people in 2016)
 - Billingsley had a post office and no railroad service
Mulberry   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Gibbons
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Mulberry had a post office and no railroad service
Robinson Springs   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Gibbons
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Robinson Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Deatsville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Gibbons
 - 1895 population of 112 people (with 1,157 people in 2016)
 - Deatsville had a post office and railroad service
Wadsworth   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Gibbons
 - 1895 population of 224 people
 - Wadsworth had a post office and railroad service
Milton   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Gibbons
 - Milton had a post office and no railroad service
Mountain Creek   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Gibbons
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Mountain Creek had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Gibbons. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Gibbons 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 and hospitals 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Gibbons is historic, it would have been located within present day Autauga County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Autauga County: Chilton, Dallas, Elmore, Lowndes & Montgomery.

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

Autauga     (The home county for Gibbons)
      Booth   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Jones   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Equality   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Selma   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Minter   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Titus   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Claud   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kent   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Benton   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ada   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Gibbons:

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 Autauga County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore 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    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Autauga County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Gibbons, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation

<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Gibbons. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gibbons) 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 Gibbons. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gibbons

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gibbons. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5390, Longitude: -86.5972     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gibbons have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<3>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.

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Gibbons.