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Green Acres, Alabama
(Choctaw County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Green Acres ...

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 Green Acres (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 Green Acres. 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 Green Acres ...

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 13 newspapers that have been published in the area around Green Acres.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Green Acres, there are papers which were published within 3 miles [4.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Green Acres.

Cemeteries Near Green Acres ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Green Acres.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Butler City Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Canathan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Resthaven Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Marvin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lily Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wesley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Cedar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Spencer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E White Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ENE Red House Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Bogueloosa Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Eureka Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Christopher Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Episcopal 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 Green Acres in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Green Acres.

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

Mount Sterling   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Green Acres
 - 1895 population of 185 people
 - Mount Sterling had a post office and no railroad service
Lusk   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Green Acres
 - Lusk had a post office and no railroad service
Ararat   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Green Acres
 - Ararat had a post office and no railroad service
Robjohn   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Green Acres
 - Robjohn had a post office and no railroad service
Pushmataha   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Green Acres
 - 1895 population of 146 people
 - Pushmataha had a post office and no railroad service
Putnam   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Green Acres
 - Putnam had a post office and no railroad service
Hinton   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Green Acres
 - Hinton had a post office and no railroad service
Nanafalia   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Green Acres
 - 1895 population of 66 people
 - Nanafalia 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 Green Acres. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Green Acres 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Green Acres is located in Choctaw County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Choctaw County: Clarke, Marengo, Sumter, Washington, Clarke (MS), Lauderdale (MS) & Wayne (MS).

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

Choctaw     (The home county for Green Acres)
      Butler   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Lisman   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cromwell   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Needham   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Toxey   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gilbertown   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Melvin   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bolinger   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Fakit Chipunta - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Coffeeville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Salitpa   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Putnam   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Barrons - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Linden   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ward   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cuba   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      York   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Frankville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Millry   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bigbee   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mehaffey - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Barlow   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saint Stephen's   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Clarke (MS)
      Junction City (MS)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Quitman (MS)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Shubuta (MS)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Stonewall (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Enterprise (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pachuta (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Jasper (MS)
      Orange (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lauderdale (MS)
      Whynot (MS)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Vimville (MS)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Marion (MS)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Meridian (MS)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Nellieburg (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wayne (MS)
      Waynesboro (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Robinsons Junction (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Green Acres:

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 Choctaw County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jasper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Green Acres. 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 that starts in Green Acres. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Green Acres) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Green Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0946, Longitude: -88.2264     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Green Acres 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 Green Acres, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Green Acres.