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Green Oaks, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Green Oaks ...

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 Oaks (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 Oaks. 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 Oaks ...

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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Green Oaks.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Green Oaks, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Green Oaks.

Cemeteries Near Green Oaks ...

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

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Murphree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Carroll Street Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kendrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Mullins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mossy Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Benson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Greene Hills Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Starling Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Paran Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Williams & Andrew Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ballard Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Livingston Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Hillard & Howard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Banks Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Driggers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hussey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Carroll Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Catalpa Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tick Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Ward - Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Spillars Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW William Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sanford - Barron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Old Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WSW Elam - Davidson Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Smilie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethel AME Church Cemetery<3>   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Orion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Boutwell - Bundy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brundidge City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cotton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brooks Graves   [Map]     
  NE Sandfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Springfield 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.<4>

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

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

Banks   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Green Oaks
 - Banks had a post office and no railroad service
Little Oak   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Green Oaks
 - Little Oak had a post office and no railroad service
Catalpa   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Green Oaks
 - Catalpa had a post office and no railroad service
Hallsville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Green Oaks
 - Hallsville had railroad service and no post office
Pronto   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Green Oaks
 - Pronto had a post office and no railroad service
Linwood   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Green Oaks
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Linwood had a post office and railroad service
Orion   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Green Oaks
 - 1895 population of 172 people
 - Orion had a post office and no railroad service
Brundidge   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Green Oaks
 - 1895 population of 421 people (with 1,972 people in 2016)
 - Brundidge had a post office and railroad service
Curry   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Green Oaks
 - Curry had a post office and no railroad service
Ansley   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Green Oaks
 - Ansley had a post office and no railroad service
Buckhorn   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Green Oaks
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Buckhorn 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 Oaks. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Green Oaks 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.

Green Oaks is located in Pike County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pike County: Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Crenshaw, Dale & Montgomery.

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

Pike     (The home county for Green Oaks)
      Troy   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      McClure Town   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Banks   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Orion   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Tennille   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clio   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Comer   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Perote   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wilkinstown   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Jack   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Victoria   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elba   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Central City   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      County Line   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Opp   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mabson   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Newton   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Grady   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ada   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - 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 Green Oaks:

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 Pike County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee 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    
Dale 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Pike County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Pike 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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Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Pike County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Green Oaks. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Green Oaks. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Green Oaks) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Green Oaks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8146, Longitude: -85.9577     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Green Oaks have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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:

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<3>AME is an abbreviation for the African Methodist Episcopal Church

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<4>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 Oaks, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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