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Linwood, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Linwood ...

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 Linwood (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 Linwood. 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 Linwood ...

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 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Linwood.

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

Cemeteries Near Linwood ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Linwood.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Old Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tick Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Catalpa Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sandfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Livingston Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Williams & Andrew Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stills Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hussey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Barnette Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dennis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Benson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Banks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Sellers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hubbard Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kendrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE High Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW China Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McNeil - Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Orion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ramah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Ramah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Harmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Perote Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Inverness Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Carroll Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Murphree Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cotton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brooks Graves   [Map]     
  SE Old Dothan 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 Linwood had a population of 20 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Catalpa   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Linwood
 - Catalpa had a post office and no railroad service
Omega   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Linwood
 - Omega had a post office and no railroad service
Postoak   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Linwood
 - Postoak had a post office and no railroad service
Banks   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Linwood
 - Banks had a post office and no railroad service
China Grove   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Linwood
 - 1895 population of 206 people
 - China Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Orion   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Linwood
 - 1895 population of 172 people
 - Orion had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Hillard   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Linwood
 - 1895 population of 195 people
 - Mount Hillard had a post office and no railroad service
Josie   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Linwood
 - Josie had a post office and no railroad service
Perote   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Linwood
 - 1895 population of 195 people
 - Perote had a post office and no railroad service
Inverness   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Linwood
 - Inverness had a post office and railroad service
Troy   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Linwood
 - 1895 population of 3,449 people (with 19,191 people in 2016)
 - Troy 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 Linwood. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Linwood 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 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.

Linwood 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 Linwood. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Linwood:

Pike     (The home county for Linwood)
      Needmore   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Banks   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Orion   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Troy   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kent   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clio   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Comer   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Perote   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jack   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elba   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Grady   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ada   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 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 Linwood:

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:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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    
Russell 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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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
Also see ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Linwood ...

While our initial data for Linwood came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Linwood 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 Linwood.

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 Linwood:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Linwood.
      See our Misc Page for Linwood for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Pike County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Linwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9268, Longitude: -85.8641     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Linwood 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 Linwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Linwood.