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Our Genealogy Helper for Keith ...

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 Keith (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 Keith. 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.

Keith is located in Monroe County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Monroe County: Baldwin, Butler, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia & Wilcox.

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

  DirDistance
Monroe     (The home county for Keith)
  Franklin   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Scratch Ankle   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Lovan - Historic   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Tunnel Springs   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Peterman   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Beatrice   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Finchburg - Historic   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Hybart   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Vredenburgh   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Buena Vista   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Mexia   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Monroeville   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Perdue Hill   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
 
Baldwin
  Little River   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Blacksher   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Butler
  Forest Home   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Georgiana   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bolling   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Chapman   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  McKenzie   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Clarke
  Whatley   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Dickinson   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Fulton   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Grove Hill   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Gainestown   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Walker Springs   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Thomasville   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Alma   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Jackson   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Rockville   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Stave Creek   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Carlton   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Salitpa   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Conecuh
  Ramah   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Bermuda   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Repton   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Belleville   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lenox   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Range   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Evergreen   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Castleberry   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Nymph   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Old Town   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Dallas
  Minter   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Escambia
  Huxford   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Marengo
  Vineland   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ellison - Historic   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Dixon's Mills   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Magnolia   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Washington
  Leroy   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Wilcox
  Lower Peach Tree   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Coy   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  McWilliams   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Yellow Bluff   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Camden   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Pine Apple   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Pine Hill   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Awin   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Kimbrough   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Boykin   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Anne Manie   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Arlington   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Keith ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Keith.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW Springhill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Bryant - Deer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW York Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Red Hills Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Peter Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Scotland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Forehand Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Carry Mt. Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mars Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Amity Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Tinela Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rumbley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Basidonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pine Flat Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hybart Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Buena Vista Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Apple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Keith ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Keith.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Keith, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Keith.

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

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

River Ridge - Historic   [Map]
 - While River Ridge was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Keith
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - River Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Axle   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Keith
 - Axle had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lovan - Historic   [Map]
 - While Lovan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Keith
 - Lovan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Natchez   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Keith
 - Natchez had a post office and no railroad service
 
Finchburg - Historic   [Map]
 - While Finchburg was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Keith
 - Finchburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tinela   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Keith
 - Tinela had a post office and no railroad service
 
Buena Vista   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Keith
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Buena Vista had a post office and no railroad service
 
Monroeville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Keith
 - 1895 population of 140 people (with 5,927 people in 2017)
 - Monroeville 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 Keith. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Keith in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 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 Keith:

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 Monroe County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baldwin County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Butler County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clarke County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Conecuh County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dallas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Escambia County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marengo County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wilcox County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Keith) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Keith. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6774, Longitude: -87.3614     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Keith 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 Keith, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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This page was last modified: 17 Jan 2019