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Our Genealogical Helper for Hayneville ...

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 Hayneville (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 Hayneville. 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 the area of Hayneville ...

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 153 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hayneville.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Hayneville. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Hayneville and those printed in the larger area surrounding Hayneville.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> of Hayneville.

Cemeteries Near Hayneville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hayneville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Mushat Gilchrist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hayneville Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Turners Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Morass Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McQueen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Bullock Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hope Well Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Miles Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Fice Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Letohatchee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oakview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Relf Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Garr Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Meadow Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bogahoma Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Rudolph Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lamar Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Haigler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wooten Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gilbert Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Mt. Willing Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Yankee Town 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Hayneville had a population of 355 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2016, Hayneville had a population of 853 people.

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

Lowndesboro   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hayneville
 - 1895 population of 482 people (with 107 people in 2016)
 - Lowndesboro had a post office and no railroad service
Letohatchee   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hayneville
 - 1895 population of 112 people
 - Letohatchee had a post office and railroad service
Gordonsville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Hayneville
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Gordonsville had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Clair   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hayneville
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Saint Clair had a post office and no railroad service
Calhoun   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hayneville
 - 1895 population of 68 people
 - Calhoun had a post office and railroad service
Mount Willing   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hayneville
 - 1895 population of 231 people
 - Mount Willing had a post office and no railroad service
Manack   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hayneville
 - Manack had railroad service and no post office
Burkville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hayneville
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Burkville had a post office and railroad service
White Hall   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hayneville
 - 1895 population of 89 people (with 804 people in 2016)
 - White Hall 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 Hayneville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hayneville 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 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 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.

Hayneville is located in Lowndes County and is the County Seat.

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

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

Lowndes     (The home county for Hayneville)
      Mosses   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Benton   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Booth   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jones   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Minter   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Selma   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Titus   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Claud   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ada   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Grady   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Orion   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Furman   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Awin   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pine Apple   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 - 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 Hayneville:

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    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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    
Macon 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Hayneville ...

While our initial data for Hayneville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Hayneville in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Hayneville.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Hayneville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
We have found Hayneville in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Hayneville for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Hayneville.
      See our Misc Page for Hayneville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Lowndes County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hayneville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1819, Longitude: -86.5807     [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 Hayneville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hayneville.