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Mehaffey, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Mehaffey ...

So far, we have found very little information about Mehaffey. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Mehaffey to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Mehaffey, please Contact Us.

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 Mehaffey (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 Mehaffey. 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 Mehaffey ...

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 9 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mehaffey.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mehaffey, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mehaffey.

Cemeteries Near Mehaffey ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mehaffey.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Minerva Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Pine Tree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Winsletts Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Flat Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Healing Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sand Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N North Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Barlow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Millry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smiths Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Zion Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lewis Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Wilkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rocky Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Aquilla Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Washam Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Old Aquilla Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Browns Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Reeds Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Chason Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE White Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cullomburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Red Bank Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Laton Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Yarbo Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chalk Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Floyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Singley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Loften Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Philadelphus Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Big Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Powe 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.

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

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

Healing Springs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Mehaffey
 - Healing Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Millry   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Mehaffey
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 522 people in 2016)
 - Millry had a post office and no railroad service
Aquilla   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Mehaffey
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Aquilla had a post office and no railroad service
Denham (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Mehaffey
 - Denham had a post office and no railroad service
Koenton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Mehaffey
 - Koenton had a post office and no railroad service
Rescueville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Mehaffey
 - Rescueville had a post office and no railroad service
Isney   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Mehaffey
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Isney had a post office and no railroad service
Silas   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Mehaffey
 - Silas had a post office and no railroad service
Winchester (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Mehaffey
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - Winchester had a post office and railroad service
Tokio (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Mehaffey
 - Tokio 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 Mehaffey. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mehaffey 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Mehaffey is historic, it would have been located within present day Washington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington County: Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Mobile, Greene (MS) & Wayne (MS).

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

Washington     (The home county for Mehaffey)
      Millry   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Barlow   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Bigbee   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chatom   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Frankville   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Yellow Pine   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hobson   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fruitdale   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Tibbie   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Saint Stephen's   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Vinegar Bend   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bassetts Creek   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wagarville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Aquilla   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cullomburg   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bolinger   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Silas   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bladon Springs   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gilbertown   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Toxey   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Melvin   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Needham   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Butler   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lisman   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fakit Chipunta - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Coffeeville   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Salitpa   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rockville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Carlton   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alma   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Putnam   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Citronelle   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Calvert   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Clarke (MS)
      Shubuta (MS)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Junction City (MS)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Quitman (MS)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pachuta (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Greene (MS)
      State Line (MS)   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Carson City (MS)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Leakesville (MS)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brown Town (MS)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Jasper (MS)
      Stafford Springs (MS)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vossburg (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Heidelberg (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Jones (MS)
      Sandersville (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Perry (MS)
      Richton (MS)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Wayne (MS)
      Robinsons Junction (MS)   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Waynesboro (MS)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clara (MS)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Mehaffey:

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 Washington County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mobile County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jasper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jones County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

The official website for Washington County: www.washingtoncountyalgov.com

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Mehaffey, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Mehaffey. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mehaffey) 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 Mehaffey. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mehaffey

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mehaffey. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6178, Longitude: -88.3984     [Map].

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mehaffey.