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Mansfield, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Mansfield ...

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 Mansfield (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 Mansfield. 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 Mansfield ...

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 Mansfield.

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

Cemeteries Near Mansfield ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mansfield.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Old Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sizemore Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Love Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Taylor Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Seven Oaks Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Holliman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Willing Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sizemore Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Beaverton Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mallory Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Plynn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stanford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Berry Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Emmaus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Olive Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oakes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Siloam Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crews Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nolen Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Moscow Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mulberry Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pearson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Morton Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Temple Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hodge Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Moss Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Musgrove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Guin City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Herron Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holliday Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Lamar Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  WSW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Elbethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Harmony Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Marion County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sulligent Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rising Star Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Wofford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Guin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Housh Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gilpin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ballard Cemetery   [Map]     
  E White Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Winfield City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pope Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Macedonia 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 Mansfield in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Mansfield.

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

Wayside   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Mansfield
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Wayside had a post office and no railroad service
Beaverton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Mansfield
 - 1895 population of 40 people (with 187 people in 2016)
 - Beaverton had a post office and railroad service
Moscow   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Mansfield
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Moscow had a post office and no railroad service
Guin   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Mansfield
 - Guin had a post office and railroad service
Sulligent   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Mansfield
 - 1895 population of 318 people (with 1,849 people in 2016)
 - Sulligent had a post office and railroad service
Vernon   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Mansfield
 - 1895 population of 192 people (with 1,896 people in 2016)
 - Vernon had a post office and no railroad service
Winfield   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Mansfield
 - 1895 population of 25 people (with 4,531 people in 2016)
 - Winfield had a post office and railroad service
Pine Springs   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Mansfield
 - Pine Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Hightogy   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Mansfield
 - Hightogy 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 Mansfield. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mansfield 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.

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

Lamar     (The home county for Mansfield)
      Beaverton   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Millport   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Belk   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vina   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Guin   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Twin   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Weston   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Reform   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      McShan   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Echola   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Corona   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Townley   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Patton   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Clay (MS)
      Vinton (MS)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lee (MS)
      Nettleton (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Columbus (MS)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Amory (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Aberdeen (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cotton Gin Port (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wren (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 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 Mansfield:

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    
Franklin 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    
Lee 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Lamar County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mansfield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8543, Longitude: -87.9742     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mansfield 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 Mansfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mansfield.