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Mount Vernon, Alabama
(Fayette County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Mount Vernon ...

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 Vernon (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 Vernon. 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 Vernon ...

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 Vernon.

  • Typical abbreviation for Mount Vernon: Mt. Vernon

Newspapers Published in Mount Vernon ...

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 54 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mount Vernon.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mount Vernon, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mount Vernon.

Cemeteries Near Mount Vernon ...

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

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Mt. Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Colvin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Wesleys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bankhead Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Holliman Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Guin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fayette City Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Elbethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Temple Star Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rowland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethabra Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Branyon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Sudduth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Caines Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Whitson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shirley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Housh Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gilpin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oakes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Palestine Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Meadow Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sand Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W South Carolina Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Savage Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sizemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hollingsworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hodge Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morton Chapel 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 Mount Vernon in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Mount Vernon.

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

Covin   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Mount Vernon
 - Covin had railroad service and no post office
Kingville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Mount Vernon
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Kingville had a post office and no railroad service
Stough   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Mount Vernon
 - Stough had a post office and no railroad service
Wayside   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Mount Vernon
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Wayside had a post office and no railroad service
Hightogy   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Mount Vernon
 - Hightogy had a post office and no railroad service
Kennedy   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Mount Vernon
 - 1895 population of 312 people (with 429 people in 2016)
 - Kennedy had a post office and railroad service
Vernon   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Mount Vernon
 - 1895 population of 192 people (with 1,896 people in 2016)
 - Vernon had a post office and no railroad service
Newtonville   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Mount Vernon
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Newtonville 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 Mount Vernon. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mount Vernon 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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 Vernon is located in Fayette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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

Fayette     (The home county for Mount Vernon)
      Kirkland   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Belk   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Berry   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Millport   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Guin   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Twin   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Weston   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Reform   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      McShan   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Echola   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coker   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Northport   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Corona   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Patton   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Townley   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clay (MS)
      Vinton (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Columbus (MS)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Amory (MS)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Aberdeen (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cotton Gin Port (MS) - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Vernon:

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 Fayette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Lamar 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    
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 Fayette County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Fayette 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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Fayette County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Vernon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7343, Longitude: -87.9084     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mount Vernon 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 Vernon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mount Vernon.