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Our Genealogy Helper for Memphis ...

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 Memphis (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 Memphis. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals 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.

Memphis is located in Pickens County.

To see how the shape of Alabama's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

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

  • Pickens County     (The home county of Memphis)
    • Pickensville [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickensville
      • Pickensville [Pickens County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 578 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickensville
    • McMullen [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McMullen
      • McMullen [Pickens County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McMullen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McMullen
    • Beaver Town [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Town
      • Beaver Town [Pickens County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Memphis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Town
    • Aliceville [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aliceville
      • Aliceville [Pickens County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,254 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aliceville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aliceville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aliceville<3>
    • Carrollton [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrollton
      • Carrollton [Pickens County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 943 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
    • Macedonia [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macedonia
      • Macedonia [Pickens County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Memphis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Macedonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macedonia
    • Ethelsville [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethelsville
      • Ethelsville [Pickens County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 73 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ethelsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethelsville
    • McShan [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McShan
      • McShan [Pickens County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Memphis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McShan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McShan
    • Stansel [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stansel
      • Stansel [Pickens County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Memphis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stansel
    • Stafford [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stafford
      • Stafford [Pickens County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Memphis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford
    • Reform [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reform
      • Reform [Pickens County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,552 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reform have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reform
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reform<3>
    • Gordo [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordo
      • Gordo [Pickens County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,614 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gordo<3>
  • Greene County
    • West Greene [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Greene
      • West Greene [Greene County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Memphis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Greene have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Greene
    • Clinton [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Greene County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Memphis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
    • Union [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Greene County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 209 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Lizzieville [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lizzieville
      • Lizzieville [Greene County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Memphis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lizzieville
    • Boligee [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boligee
      • Boligee [Greene County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 280 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boligee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boligee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boligee<3>
    • Eutaw [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eutaw
      • Eutaw [Greene County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,603 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eutaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eutaw<3>
  • Hale County
    • Akron [Hale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Akron
      • Akron [Hale County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 328 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Akron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Akron<3>
    • Moundville [Hale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moundville
      • Moundville [Hale County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,459 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moundville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moundville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moundville<3>
  • Lamar County
    • Millport [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millport
      • Millport [Lamar County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 980 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millport<3>
    • Kennedy [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennedy
      • Kennedy [Lamar County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 421 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennedy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennedy
  • Sumter County
    • Panola [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panola
      • Panola [Sumter County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Memphis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panola
    • Geiger [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geiger
      • Geiger [Sumter County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 151 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geiger
    • Gainesville [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gainesville
      • Gainesville [Sumter County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 183 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gainesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gainesville
    • Bethel [Sumter County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel
      • Bethel [Sumter County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Memphis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Emelle [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emelle
      • Emelle [Sumter County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 48 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emelle
    • Sledge [Sumter County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sledge
      • Sledge [Sumter County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Memphis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sledge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Epes [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Epes
      • Epes [Sumter County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 329 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Epes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Epes
    • Livingston [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livingston
      • Livingston [Sumter County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,260 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livingston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livingston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Livingston<3>
  • Tuscaloosa County
    • Elrod [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elrod
      • Elrod [Tuscaloosa County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Memphis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elrod have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elrod
    • Ralph [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Foster's [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Coker [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coker
      • Coker [Tuscaloosa County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 964 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coker
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coker<3>
  • Clay County (MS)
    • West Point [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Point
      • West Point [Clay County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,404 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Point<3>
  • Kemper County (MS)
    • Scooba [Kemper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scooba
      • Scooba [Kemper County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 686 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scooba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scooba
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scooba<3>
    • Electric Mills [Kemper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Electric Mills
      • Electric Mills [Kemper County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Memphis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Electric Mills
    • De Kalb [Kemper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Kalb
      • De Kalb [Kemper County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,007 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Kalb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Kalb
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for De Kalb<3>
  • Lowndes County (MS)
    • Crawford [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crawford
      • Crawford [Lowndes County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 650 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crawford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crawford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crawford<3>
    • New Hope [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Hope
      • New Hope [Lowndes County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Memphis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hope
    • Columbus [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
      • Columbus [Lowndes County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 23,573 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<3>
    • Bent Oak [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bent Oak
      • Bent Oak [Lowndes County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Memphis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bent Oak
    • Artesia [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artesia
      • Artesia [Lowndes County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 425 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Artesia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Artesia
    • Caledonia [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledonia
      • Caledonia [Lowndes County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,058 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caledonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caledonia<3>
  • Noxubee County (MS)
    • Deerbrook [Noxubee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deerbrook
      • Deerbrook [Noxubee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Memphis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deerbrook
    • Macon [Noxubee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macon
      • Macon [Noxubee County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,421 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Macon<3>
    • Brooksville [Noxubee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooksville
      • Brooksville [Noxubee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,083 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooksville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brooksville<3>
    • Shuqualak [Noxubee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shuqualak
      • Shuqualak [Noxubee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 436 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shuqualak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shuqualak
    • Mashulaville [Noxubee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mashulaville
      • Mashulaville [Noxubee County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Memphis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mashulaville
  • Oktibbeha County (MS)
    • Starkville [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starkville
      • Starkville [Oktibbeha County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,653 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Starkville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starkville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Starkville<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Memphis ...

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 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Memphis.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Memphis, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Memphis.

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 everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Memphis:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Alabama
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Memphis ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Memphis.

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

  • Memphis Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Memphis Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Memphis Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memphis Cemetery
  • Cedar Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cedar Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cedar Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove Cemetery
  • Brewer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brewer Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brewer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brewer Cemetery
  • Bigbee Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bigbee Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bigbee Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bigbee Cemetery
  • Old Christian Love Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Christian Love Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Christian Love Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Christian Love Cemetery
  • Bradford Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bradford Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bradford Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradford Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Cluster Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cluster Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cluster Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cluster Cemetery
    • Brewer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brewer Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brewer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brewer Cemetery
    • Hebron Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hebron Church Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hebron Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron Church Cemetery
    • Blubber Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blubber Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blubber Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blubber Cemetery
    • Garden Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Garden Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Garden Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Garden Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Memphis.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden Cemetery
    • Lower Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lower Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lower Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lower Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Memphis.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Cemetery
    • St. John Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. John Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. John Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. John Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Memphis.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. John Cemetery
    • Bigbee Valley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bigbee Valley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bigbee Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bigbee Valley Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Memphis.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bigbee Valley Cemetery
    • Roberson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Roberson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Roberson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Roberson Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Memphis.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roberson Cemetery

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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Memphis had a population of 120 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2019, Memphis had a population of 26 people.

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

  • Memphis [Pickens County]
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    • Memphis [Pickens County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Memphis
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 120 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Memphis had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Memphis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Brazelia [Noxubee County] - Historic
    • While Brazelia was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brazelia
    • Brazelia [Noxubee County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Memphis
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Brazelia had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brazelia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Prairie Point [Noxubee County]
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    • Prairie Point [Noxubee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Memphis
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Prairie Point had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Garden [Pickens County]
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    • Garden [Pickens County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Memphis
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 45 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Garden had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Harlan [Noxubee County] - Historic
    • While Harlan was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harlan
    • Harlan [Noxubee County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Memphis
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Harlan had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harlan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Bigbee Valley [Noxubee County]
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    • Bigbee Valley [Noxubee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Memphis
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bigbee Valley had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bigbee Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bridgeville [Pickens County]
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      • Bridgeville [Pickens County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Memphis
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bridgeville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cliftonville [Noxubee County]
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      • Cliftonville [Noxubee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Memphis
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cliftonville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cliftonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Vienna [Pickens County]
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      • Vienna [Pickens County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Memphis
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 82 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Vienna had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vienna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cooksville [Noxubee County]
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      • Cooksville [Noxubee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Memphis
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 79 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cooksville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Paulette [Noxubee County]
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      • Paulette [Noxubee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Memphis
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 72 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Paulette had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paulette have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Dillburg [Pickens County]
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      • Dillburg [Pickens County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Memphis
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Dillburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dillburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Deerbrook [Noxubee County]
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      • Deerbrook [Noxubee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Memphis
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Deerbrook had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deerbrook
    • Warsaw [Sumter County]
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      • Warsaw [Sumter County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Memphis
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 72 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Warsaw had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warsaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pleasant Ridge [Greene County]
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      • Pleasant Ridge [Greene County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Memphis
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 237 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pleasant Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Memphis. See our List of 1890's Communities around Memphis.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Memphis ...

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

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Memphis:
Services available at that time (1895): no Railroad mentioned

We have found Memphis in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Memphis for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Memphis. See our Misc Page for Memphis for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Pickens County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Memphis) 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 Memphis. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Memphis

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Memphis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1369, Longitude: -88.3008       In this case, the coordinates for Memphis have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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 Memphis, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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