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Keego, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Keego ...

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 Keego (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 Keego. 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 Keego ...

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 55 newspapers that have been published in the area around Keego.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Keego, there are papers which were published within 30 miles [48.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Keego.

Cemeteries Near Keego ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Keego.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Catawba Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Green Acres Memorial Park   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pollard Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gay Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Odom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Travis Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ft. Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Travis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Travis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Baptist Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Hollywood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dixonville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brantley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Mize Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Little Escambia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pineview Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hammac Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Emmons Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Old Fidelis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Halls Creek Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE May Creek Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hammac Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lambeth - Boutwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Travelers Rest 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 Keego in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Keego.

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

Pollard   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Keego
 - 1895 population of 389 people (with 135 people in 2016)
 - Pollard had a post office and railroad service
Brewton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Keego
 - 1895 population of 1,115 people (with 5,432 people in 2016)
 - Brewton had a post office and railroad service
Hammac   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Keego
 - Hammac had a post office and no railroad service
Flomaton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Keego
 - Flomaton had a post office and railroad service
Kirkland   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Keego
 - Kirkland had a post office and railroad service
Wallace   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Keego
 - Wallace had a post office and railroad service
Bluff Springs (FL)   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Keego
 - Bluff Springs had a post office and railroad service
Berrydale (FL)   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Keego
 - Berrydale had a post office and no railroad service
Roberts   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Keego
 - Roberts 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 Keego. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Keego 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.

Keego is located in Escambia County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Escambia County: Baldwin, Conecuh, Covington, Monroe, Escambia (FL), Okaloosa (FL) & Santa Rosa (FL).

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

Escambia     (The home county for Keego)
      Pollard   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Riverview   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Brewton   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      East Brewton   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Flomaton   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Atmore   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Huxford   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Perdido   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Phillipsville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Little River   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bay Minette   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tensaw   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Castleberry   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Range   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Lenox   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Nymph   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Repton   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bermuda   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wing   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Carolina   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Red Level   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Goodway   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Uriah   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Excel   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Megargel   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Frisco City   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burnt Corn   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pine Orchard   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Escambia (FL)
      Century (FL)   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      McDavid (FL)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Molino (FL)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Walnut Hill (FL)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Barrineau Park (FL)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gonzalez (FL)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cantonment (FL)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ensley (FL)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ferry Pass (FL)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Okaloosa (FL)
      Otahite (FL) - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Cannon Town (FL)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Baker (FL)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Holt (FL)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Milligan (FL)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Garden City (FL)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Laurel Hill (FL)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crestview (FL)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Santa Rosa (FL)
      Jay (FL)   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Belandville (FL) - Historic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Milton (FL)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pace (FL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Harold (FL)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bagdad (FL)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Galt City (FL)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

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 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 Keego:

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 Escambia County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Escambia County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Okaloosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Santa Rosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

The official website for Escambia County: www.co.escambia.al.us/

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' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Keego. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Keego) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Keego. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0607, Longitude: -87.1275     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Keego 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 Keego, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Keego.