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Macedonia, Alabama
(Pickens County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Macedonia ...

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 Macedonia (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 Macedonia. 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 Macedonia ...

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 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Macedonia.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Macedonia, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Macedonia.

Cemeteries Near Macedonia ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Macedonia.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Old El Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Strawbridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ethelsville Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Baptist Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Brown Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Forest Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Brookshire Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gore Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Parks Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Phoenix Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mineral Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Zion Possum Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Beard Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Spring Hill Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Funderburk Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Carden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rocky Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Andrews Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Andrews Chapel Church Yard Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Toliver Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hebron Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Coal Fire Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Baird Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Greenlawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Big Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethlehem Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stallin 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 Macedonia in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Macedonia.

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

Stafford   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Macedonia
 - Stafford had a post office and no railroad service
New Hope (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Macedonia
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Coal Fire   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Macedonia
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Coal Fire had a post office and no railroad service
Steens (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Macedonia
 - Steens had railroad service and no post office
Bigbee Valley (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Macedonia
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Bigbee Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Reform   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Macedonia
 - 1895 population of 28 people (with 1,616 people in 2016)
 - Reform had a post office and no railroad service
Columbus (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Macedonia
 - 1895 population of 14,703 people (with 24,561 people in 2016)
 - Columbus had a post office and railroad service
Trinity (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Macedonia
 - Trinity 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 Macedonia. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Macedonia 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 and hospitals 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.

Macedonia is located in Pickens County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pickens County: Fayette, Greene, Lamar, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Lowndes (MS) & Noxubee (MS).

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

Pickens     (The home county for Macedonia)
      Ethelsville   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Stafford   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      McShan   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Reform   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Belk   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Berry   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Union   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Millport   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Panola   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Echola   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Coker   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Northport   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Clay (MS)
      Vinton (MS)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      West Point (MS)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cedar Bluff (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Columbus (MS)   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bent Oak (MS)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Artesia (MS)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Crawford (MS)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Aberdeen (MS)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Noxubee (MS)
      Brooksville (MS)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Macon (MS)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Shuqualak (MS)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Oktibbeha (MS)
      Clayton Village (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Starkville (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 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 Macedonia:

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 Pickens County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay 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      
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Oktibbeha County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Macedonia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4027, Longitude: -88.2393     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Macedonia 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 Macedonia, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Macedonia.