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Little Rock, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Little Rock ...

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 Little Rock (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 Little Rock. 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

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

Escambia     (The home county for Little Rock)
  Huxford   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Atmore   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Flomaton   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Pollard   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Brewton   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  East Brewton   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Riverview   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bradley   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Perdido   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Phillipsville   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Little River   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Blacksher   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Tensaw   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bay Minette   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Stockton   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Stapleton   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bromley   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Loxley   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Gainestown   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Carlton   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Alma   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Rockville   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Walker Springs   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Range   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lenox   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Repton   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Castleberry   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Belleville   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bermuda   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Nymph   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Evergreen   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Brooklyn   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ramah   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Calvert   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mount Vernon   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Movico   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Barry Village   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bucks   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Creola   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Axis   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Uriah   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Goodway   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Megargel   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Excel   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Frisco City   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mexia   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Monroeville   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Perdue Hill   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Peterman   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Burnt Corn   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Finchburg - Historic   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Scratch Ankle   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Malcolm   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  McIntosh   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Sunflower   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Fairford   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Escambia (FL)
  Century (FL)   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  McDavid (FL)   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Walnut Hill (FL)   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Pine Barren (FL)   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Molino (FL)   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Barrineau Park (FL)   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cantonment (FL)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Gonzalez (FL)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Okaloosa (FL)
  Otahite (FL) - Historic   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Santa Rosa (FL)
  Jay (FL)   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Belandville (FL) - Historic   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pace (FL)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Milton (FL)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Little Rock ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Little Rock.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Little Rock Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Moyeville Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Robinsonville Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Canoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Bowman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hammac Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Freewill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sardis Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Travelers Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lambeth - Boutwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Halls Creek Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Emmons Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Lucy Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Serenity Garden Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Emmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pineview Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Poarch Mission Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Freemanville Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Huxford Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Beulah Chapel Assembly of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Little Escambia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mize Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Emmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Driskell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jack Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Flomaton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Judson Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Little Rock ...

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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Little Rock.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Little Rock, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Little Rock.

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.<3>

While we didn't find Little Rock in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Little Rock.

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

Hammac   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Little Rock
 - Hammac had a post office and no railroad service
Flomaton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Little Rock
 - Flomaton had a post office and railroad service
Wallace   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Little Rock
 - Wallace had a post office and railroad service
Bluff Springs (FL)   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Little Rock
 - Bluff Springs had a post office and railroad service
Pollard   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Little Rock
 - 1895 population of 389 people (with 133 people in 2018)
 - Pollard had a post office and railroad service
Perdido   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Little Rock
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Perdido had railroad service and no post office
Range   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Little Rock
 - Range had a post office and no railroad service
McDavid (FL)   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Little Rock
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - McDavid 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 Little Rock. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Little Rock in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 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 Little Rock:

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 Escambia County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baldwin County:     Cyndi's



Clarke County:     Cyndi's



Conecuh County:     Cyndi's



Mobile County:     Cyndi's



Monroe County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Escambia County (FL):     Cyndi's



Okaloosa County (FL):     Cyndi's



Santa Rosa County (FL):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alabama,
Cemeteries of Escambia County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Alabama, for 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
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Escambia County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Escambia County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Little Rock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1146, Longitude: -87.3889     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Little Rock have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Little Rock, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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