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Gladys Landing, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Gladys Landing ...

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 Gladys Landing (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 Gladys Landing. 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.

Name Variations for Gladys Landing ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Gladys Landing.

  • Typical abbreviation for Gladys Landing: Gladys Lndg. (or less commonly used: Gladys Lndng.)
  • While the name of this community is Gladys Landing, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Gladys Landing may originally have been Glady's Landing.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Gladys Landing might be written as Glady Landing.

Newspapers Published in Gladys Landing ...

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 59 newspapers that have been published in the area around Gladys Landing.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Gladys Landing, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Gladys Landing.

Cemeteries Near Gladys Landing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Gladys Landing.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Cooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kirksey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Boligee Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Boatright Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethsalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE St. Luke Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gotes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zoar Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Speed Quarters Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW May Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pippen Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Odd Fellows Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW McInnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Demount Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pippen Place Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE DeVelle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Spencer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hogley Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Henagan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dallas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Zion Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Light Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Pilgrim Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kirksey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mesopotamia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Alexander 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>

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

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

Boligee   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Gladys Landing
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 306 people in 2016)
 - Boligee had a post office and railroad service
Miller   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Gladys Landing
 - Miller had railroad service and no post office
Mount Hebron   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Gladys Landing
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Mount Hebron had a post office and no railroad service
Clinton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Gladys Landing
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Clinton had a post office and no railroad service
West Greene   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Gladys Landing
 - West Greene had a post office and no railroad service
Tishabee   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Gladys Landing
 - Tishabee had a post office and no railroad service
Eutaw   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Gladys Landing
 - 1895 population of 1,115 people (with 2,749 people in 2016)
 - Eutaw had a post office and railroad service
Sumterville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Gladys Landing
 - 1895 population of 147 people
 - Sumterville 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 Gladys Landing. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Gladys Landing 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 doctors 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.

Gladys Landing is located in Greene County.

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

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

Greene     (The home county for Gladys Landing)
      Boligee   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Union   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cromwell   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Akron   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Providence   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Linden   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      The Village   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Epes   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sledge - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Panola   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      York   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coker   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Kemper (MS)
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Scooba (MS)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      De Kalb (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Noxubee (MS)
      Shuqualak (MS)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Macon (MS)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 Gladys Landing:

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 Greene County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens 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    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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The Communities of Alabama

About Greene County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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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' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Gladys Landing. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gladys Landing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gladys Landing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7846, Longitude: -88.0664     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gladys Landing 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 Gladys Landing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Gladys Landing.