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Monroeville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Monroeville ...

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 Monroeville (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 Monroeville. 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 the area of Monroeville ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Monroeville.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Monroeville. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Monroeville and those printed in the larger area surrounding Monroeville.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> of Monroeville.

Cemeteries Near Monroeville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Monroeville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Wiggins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mexia Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Daily Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McMillan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Limestone Faulk Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mars Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Excel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rumbley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Carry Mt. Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Baas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bermuda Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Puryearville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Coleman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sampey Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Repton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Repton Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Amity Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oakdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bryant - Deer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Scotland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McConnico 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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Monroeville had a population of 140 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2016, Monroeville had a population of 6,072 people.

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

Axle   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Monroeville
 - Axle had a post office and no railroad service
Bermuda   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Monroeville
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Bermuda had a post office and no railroad service
Repton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Monroeville
 - Repton had a post office and railroad service
Perdue Hill   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Monroeville
 - 1895 population of 282 people
 - Perdue Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Burnt Corn   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Monroeville
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Burnt Corn had a post office and no railroad service
Claiborne   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Monroeville
 - 1895 population of 112 people
 - Claiborne had a post office and no railroad service
River Ridge - Historic   [Map]
 - While River Ridge was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Monroeville
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - River Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
Finchburg - Historic   [Map]
 - While Finchburg was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Monroeville
 - Finchburg had a post office and no railroad service
Belleville   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Monroeville
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Belleville 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 Monroeville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Monroeville 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.

Monroeville is located in Monroe County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Monroe County: Baldwin, Butler, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia & Wilcox.

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

Monroe     (The home county for Monroeville)
      Mexia   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Excel   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Frisco City   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Burnt Corn   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Megargel   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Goodway   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Little River   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tensaw   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Perdido   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gainestown   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alma   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rockville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Carlton   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bermuda   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Repton   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lenox   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Range   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Castleberry   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Nymph   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Huxford   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brewton   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      East Brewton   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Atmore   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Flomaton   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pollard   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Riverview   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Leroy   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Coy   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Awin   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pine Apple   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Camden   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Escambia (FL)
      Century (FL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Santa Rosa (FL)
      Jay (FL)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 - 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 Monroeville:

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 Monroe County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Escambia County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Santa Rosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Monroeville ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Monroeville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
We have found Monroeville in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Monroeville for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Monroeville.
      See our Misc Page for Monroeville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Monroe County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Monroeville. 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 that starts in Monroeville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Monroeville) 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 Monroeville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Monroeville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monroeville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5165, Longitude: -87.3280     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Monroeville 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Monroeville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Monroeville.