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Our Genealogical Helper for Mount Union ...

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 Mount Union (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 Mount Union. 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.

Name Variations for Mount Union ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Mount Union.

  • Typical abbreviation for Mount Union: Mt. Union

Newspapers Published in Mount Union ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mount Union.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mount Union, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mount Union.

Cemeteries Near Mount Union ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mount Union.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Mt. Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW Herbert Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Horton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Long Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Garwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jones Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rabb Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Davison Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mancill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Spence Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Old Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Johnston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Johnston Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fairmount Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brown Beasley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Greater Nazarene Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bushfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Hill 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Mount Union had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Cohassett   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Mount Union
 - Cohassett had a post office and no railroad service
Brooklyn   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Mount Union
 - 1895 population of 185 people
 - Brooklyn had a post office and no railroad service
Loango   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Mount Union
 - Loango had a post office and no railroad service
Red Level   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Mount Union
 - 1895 population of 61 people (with 477 people in 2017)
 - Red Level had a post office and no railroad service
Wilcox   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Mount Union
 - Wilcox had railroad service and no post office
Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]
 - While Jay Villa was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Mount Union
 - Jay Villa had a post office and no railroad service
Fairfield   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Mount Union
 - Fairfield had a post office and no railroad service
Evergreen   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Mount Union
 - 1895 population of 1,783 people (with 3,676 people in 2017)
 - Evergreen had a post office and railroad service
Garland   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Mount Union
 - 1895 population of 213 people
 - Garland had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Mount Union. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mount Union 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 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.

Mount Union is located in Conecuh County.

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

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

Conecuh     (The home county for Mount Union)
      Old Town   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Nymph   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Castleberry   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lenox   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bermuda   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ramah   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Range   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Repton   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Red Level   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Heath   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Carolina   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wing   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Onycha   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Opp   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brewton   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      East Brewton   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Riverview   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pollard   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Flomaton   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burnt Corn   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pine Orchard   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Excel   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Frisco City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Goodway   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Megargel   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Awin   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pine Apple   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Escambia (FL)
      Century (FL)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Okaloosa (FL)
      Laurel Hill (FL)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Otahite (FL) - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Svea (FL)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cannon Town (FL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Garden City (FL)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Santa Rosa (FL)
      Belandville (FL) - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jay (FL)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Walton (FL)
      Paxton (FL)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 - although it should be mentioned 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 Mount Union:

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 Conecuh County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe 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    
Okaloosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Santa Rosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walton County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Conecuh County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Conecuh 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 Diaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Mount Union ...

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

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 Mount Union:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Mount Union.
      See our Misc Page for Mount Union for more information.

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About Conecuh County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Mount Union. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mount Union) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Union. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3866, Longitude: -86.7700     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mount Union 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 Mount Union, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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