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Our Genealogical Helper for Gordonville ...

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 Gordonville (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 Gordonville. 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 Gordonville ...

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 55 newspapers that have been published in the area around Gordonville.

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

Cemeteries Near Gordonville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Gordonville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Rudolph Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bogahoma Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Miles Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Morass Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Turners Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Garr Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Mt. Willing Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hope Well Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dunklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dunklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rives Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Crossroad Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Gillard Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Temple Gate Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mushat Gilchrist Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hayneville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NE Fice Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Robert Rives Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW McColough Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Oliver Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Temple Gate Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Salem 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>

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

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

Gordonsville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Gordonville
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Gordonsville had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Willing   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Gordonville
 - 1895 population of 231 people
 - Mount Willing had a post office and no railroad service
Collirene   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Gordonville
 - Collirene had a post office and no railroad service
Bragg's   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Gordonville
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bragg's had a post office and no railroad service
Hayneville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Gordonville
 - 1895 population of 355 people (with 853 people in 2016)
 - Hayneville had a post office and no railroad service
Lowndesboro   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Gordonville
 - 1895 population of 482 people (with 107 people in 2016)
 - Lowndesboro had a post office and no railroad service
White Hall   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Gordonville
 - 1895 population of 89 people (with 804 people in 2016)
 - White Hall had a post office and railroad service
Farmersville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Gordonville
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Farmersville 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 Gordonville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Gordonville 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 and 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.

Gordonville is located in Lowndes County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lowndes County: Autauga, Butler, Crenshaw, Dallas, Montgomery & Wilcox.

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

Lowndes     (The home county for Gordonville)
      Mosses   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Benton   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Booth   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jones   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Minter   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Selma   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Safford   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ada   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grady   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Furman   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Awin   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pine Apple   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Camden   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 Gordonville:

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 Lowndes County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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

The Communities of Alabama

About Lowndes County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gordonville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1532, Longitude: -86.7152     [Map].

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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 Gordonville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Gordonville.