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Kingville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Kingville ...

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 Kingville (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 Kingville. 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 Kingville ...

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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Kingville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Kingville, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Kingville.

Cemeteries Near Kingville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Kingville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Meadow Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Christian Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Rowland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Guin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW South Carolina Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethabra Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Temple Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sudduth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Branyon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wesleys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oakes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Holly Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Payne Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Morton Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Oddfellows Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Higdon Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pearson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lamar Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Springfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Furnace Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sailor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Eatman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Colvin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Old Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Emmaus Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dorroh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Summers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bankhead Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lampkin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shiloh 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Kingville had a population of 40 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Hightogy   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Kingville
 - Hightogy had a post office and no railroad service
Kennedy   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Kingville
 - 1895 population of 312 people (with 429 people in 2016)
 - Kennedy had a post office and railroad service
Millport   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Kingville
 - 1895 population of 244 people (with 999 people in 2016)
 - Millport had a post office and railroad service
Vernon   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Kingville
 - 1895 population of 192 people (with 1,896 people in 2016)
 - Vernon had a post office and no railroad service
Star   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Kingville
 - Star had a post office and no railroad service
Fernbank   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Kingville
 - Fernbank had a post office and railroad service
Covin   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Kingville
 - Covin had railroad service and no post office
Molloy   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Kingville
 - Molloy 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 Kingville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Kingville 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 doctors and 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.

Kingville is located in Lamar County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lamar County: Fayette, Marion, Pickens, Lowndes (MS) & Monroe (MS).

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

Lamar     (The home county for Kingville)
      Hightogy   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Millport   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Belk   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Berry   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Guin   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Twin   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Weston   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Reform   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      McShan   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Echola   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coker   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Northport   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Corona   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Patton   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Townley   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Clay (MS)
      Vinton (MS)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Point (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Columbus (MS)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bent Oak (MS)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Artesia (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Aberdeen (MS)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Amory (MS)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cotton Gin Port (MS) - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wren (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - 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 Kingville:

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 Lamar County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Kingville ...

While our initial data for Kingville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Kingville in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Kingville.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Kingville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Kingville.
      See our Misc Page for Kingville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Lamar County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kingville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6676, Longitude: -88.0406     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kingville 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 Kingville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Kingville.