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Ingram, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Ingram ...

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 Ingram (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 Ingram. 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 Ingram ...

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 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ingram.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ingram, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ingram.

Cemeteries Near Ingram ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ingram.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Chambers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Holley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ramey Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Burrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Whitsitt - Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pruitt Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW New Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Burroughs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Greenleaf Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE China Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Rhodes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pine Flat Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Star of Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Havana Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Waycross Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Mt. Herman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Martin Mission Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Grimes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Springhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Long Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Redick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Faith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Carthage Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE South Sandy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Five Mile Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Burk Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mulberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mileous Chapel 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 Ingram in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Ingram.

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

Phipps - Historic   [Map]
 - While Phipps was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ingram
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Phipps had a post office and no railroad service
Havana   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ingram
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Havana had a post office and no railroad service
Brush Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ingram
 - 1895 population of 91 people
 - Brush Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Powers   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ingram
 - Powers had a post office and no railroad service
Morgan Springs   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ingram
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Morgan Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Evansville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Ingram
 - Evansville had railroad service and no post office
Greensboro   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ingram
 - 1895 population of 1,759 people (with 2,365 people in 2016)
 - Greensboro had a post office and railroad service
Ironville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ingram
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Ironville had a post office and no railroad service
Hull   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Ingram
 - 1895 population of 360 people
 - Hull had a post office and railroad service
Sawyerville   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ingram
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Sawyerville 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 Ingram. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ingram 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals 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.

Ingram is located in Hale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hale County: Bibb, Greene, Marengo, Perry & Tuscaloosa.

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

Hale     (The home county for Ingram)
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Akron   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brent   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      East Town   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Browns   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Union   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Providence   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Marion   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      The Village   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Epes   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Holt   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Northport   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]

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

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 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 Ingram:

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 Hale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Hale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ingram. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8701, Longitude: -87.5420     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ingram 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 Ingram, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ingram.