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Hodgewood, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Hodgewood ...

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 Hodgewood (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Hodgewood. 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.

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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Hodgewood 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 Hodgewood. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Hodgewood:

Choctaw     (The home county for Hodgewood)
  Toxey   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Needham   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Gilbertown   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Melvin   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Bolinger   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Silas   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Butler   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Cullomburg   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Bladon Springs   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Lisman   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Aquilla   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cromwell   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Jachin   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Fakit Chipunta - Historic   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Coffeeville   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Campbell   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Morvin   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Salitpa   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Thomasville   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Stave Creek   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fulton   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Grove Hill   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Dickinson   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Jackson   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Walker Springs   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Whatley   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Putnam   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Barrons - Historic   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Nanafalia   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Half Acre   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Sweet Water   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Myrtlewood   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Dixon's Mills   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Beckleys - Historic   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Griffins - Historic   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ellison - Historic   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Linden   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pin Hook   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ward   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Derby   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Intercourse   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cuba   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bellamy   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  York   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Arrington   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Millry   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mehaffey - Historic   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Frankville   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bigbee   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Barlow   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Saint Stephen's   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Chatom   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hobson   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Leroy   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bassetts Creek   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Yellow Pine   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Wagarville   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Tibbie   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Clarke (MS)
  Junction City (MS)   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Shubuta (MS)   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Quitman (MS)   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Stonewall (MS)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Enterprise (MS)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pachuta (MS)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Greene (MS)
  State Line (MS)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Jasper (MS)
  Orange (MS)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Stafford Springs (MS)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Vossburg (MS)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Heidelberg (MS)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lauderdale (MS)
  Whynot (MS)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Vimville (MS)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Meridian (MS)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Marion (MS)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wayne (MS)
  Waynesboro (MS)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Robinsons Junction (MS)   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Clara (MS)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Hodgewood ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hodgewood.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Hodgewood covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Old Lusk Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Bonner Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Gilbertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bogueloosa Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Paragon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brightwater Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Barrytown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cedar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Smiths Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Moores Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Womack Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Little Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Marvin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Seventh-day Adventist Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wesley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Coopers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Zion Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Hodgewood ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hodgewood.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hodgewood, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hodgewood.

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 Hodgewood in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hodgewood.

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

Lusk   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hodgewood
 - Lusk had a post office and no railroad service
Souwilpa   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hodgewood
 - Souwilpa had a post office and no railroad service
Womack Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hodgewood
 - 1895 population of 410 people
 - Womack Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Ararat   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hodgewood
 - Ararat had a post office and no railroad service
Melvin   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Hodgewood
 - Melvin had a post office and no railroad service
Silas   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Hodgewood
 - Silas had a post office and no railroad service
Emory   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hodgewood
 - Emory had a post office and no railroad service
West Bend   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hodgewood
 - West Bend had a post office and no railroad service
Butler   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hodgewood
 - 1895 population of 178 people (with 1,738 people in 2017)
 - Butler had a post office and no railroad service
Isney   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hodgewood
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Isney 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 Hodgewood. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hodgewood in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 it should be mentioned 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 Hodgewood:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clarke County:     Cyndi's



Marengo County:     Cyndi's



Sumter County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Clarke County (MS):     Cyndi's



Greene County (MS):     Cyndi's



Jasper County (MS):     Cyndi's



Lauderdale County (MS):     Cyndi's



Wayne County (MS):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alabama,
Cemeteries of Choctaw County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Alabama, for 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
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Choctaw County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hodgewood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9374, Longitude: -88.3022     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hodgewood 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 Hodgewood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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