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Our Genealogical Helper for Hoboken ...

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 Hoboken (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 Hoboken. 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 Hoboken ...

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 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hoboken.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hoboken, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hoboken.

Cemeteries Near Hoboken ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hoboken.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Hoboken Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pruitt Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Paynes Chapel Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Luker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bashi Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pearson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Dixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Aimwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Elam Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Morrisette Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dunning Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tallahatta Cemetery for Blacks   [Map]     
  NW Nanafalia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Mariah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Bashan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Choctaw Corner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hosea Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Berry Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Putnam Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Beaver Creek Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McFadden Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  E Arbor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Geneva Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shop Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Laurel Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Howell 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 Hoboken in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hoboken.

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

Nicholsville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Hoboken
 - Nicholsville had a post office and no railroad service
Bashi   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hoboken
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bashi had a post office and no railroad service
Dixon's Mills   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hoboken
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Dixon's Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Sweet Water   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Hoboken
 - 1895 population of 140 people (with 237 people in 2017)
 - Sweet Water had a post office and no railroad service
Aimwell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hoboken
 - Aimwell had a post office and no railroad service
Glover   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hoboken
 - Glover had a post office and no railroad service
Morvin   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hoboken
 - Morvin had a post office and no railroad service
Clayhill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Hoboken
 - Clayhill had a post office and no railroad service
Moss - Historic   [Map]
 - While Moss was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hoboken
 - Moss had a post office and no railroad service
Tallahatta Springs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Hoboken
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Tallahatta Springs 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 Hoboken. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hoboken 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 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.

Hoboken is located in Marengo County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marengo County: Choctaw, Clarke, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Perry, Sumter & Wilcox.

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

Marengo     (The home county for Hoboken)
      Sweet Water   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Putnam   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Barrons - Historic   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Butler   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lisman   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Toxey   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cromwell   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bladon Springs   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gilbertown   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Needham   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Coffeeville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Fakit Chipunta - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Salitpa   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Safford   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hybart   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      The Village   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Derby   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ward   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cuba   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      York   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Frankville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bigbee   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Saint Stephen's   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Leroy   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Millry   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bassetts Creek   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Coy   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Camden   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lauderdale (MS)
      Whynot (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 websites either 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 Hoboken:

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 Marengo County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry 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    
Lauderdale County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Marengo County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Marengo 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 Diaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Marengo County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hoboken. 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 'point-to-point' distance from Hoboken. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hoboken) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hoboken. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0260, Longitude: -87.8770     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hoboken 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 Hoboken, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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