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Kent, Alabama
(Pike County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Kent ...

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 Kent (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 Kent. 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 Kent ...

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 15 newspapers that have been published in the area around Kent.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Kent, 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 Kent.

Cemeteries Near Kent ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Kent.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Fannin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Belsor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Sentell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Petrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Head Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Springfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hills Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fair Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wingard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Orion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Frazer - McLeod Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cauthens Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Urquhart Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chesser 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 Kent in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Kent.

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

Shady Grove   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Kent
 - Shady Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Grady   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Kent
 - Grady had a post office and no railroad service
Bradleyton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Kent
 - Bradleyton had a post office and railroad service
Ansley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Kent
 - Ansley had a post office and no railroad service
Center Point   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Kent
 - Center Point had a post office and no railroad service
Lapine   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Kent
 - Lapine had a post office and railroad service
Petrey   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Kent
 - Petrey had a post office and railroad service
Ramer   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Kent
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Ramer had a post office and railroad service
Curry   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Kent
 - Curry had a post office and no railroad service
Naftel   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Kent
 - Naftel had a post office and railroad service
Wingard   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Kent
 - Wingard 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 Kent. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Kent 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.

Kent is located in Pike County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pike County: Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Crenshaw, Dale & Montgomery.

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

Pike     (The home county for Kent)
      Orion   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Troy   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Banks   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tennille   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clio   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Perote   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Midway   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wilkinstown   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jack   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Victoria   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elba   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grady   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ada   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]

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

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 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 Kent:

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 Pike County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Search for a Community located in Alabama

About Pike County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Kent. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kent

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kent. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9527, Longitude: -86.1747     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kent 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 Kent, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Kent.