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Needmore, Alabama
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Our Genealogical Helper for Needmore ...

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 Needmore (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 Needmore. 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 Needmore ...

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 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around Needmore.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Needmore, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Needmore.

Cemeteries Near Needmore ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Needmore.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Williams & Andrew Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Tick Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Livingston Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kendrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Orion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Carroll Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Murphree Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Benson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hussey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Catalpa Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Greene Hills Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McNeil - Townsend Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sandfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stills Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dennis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Banks Cemetery   [Map]     
  N China Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mullins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Paran Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Springfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mossy Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Starling Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Barnette Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Belsor Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pine Grove 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 Needmore in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Needmore.

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

Linwood   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Needmore
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Linwood had a post office and railroad service
Orion   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Needmore
 - 1895 population of 172 people
 - Orion had a post office and no railroad service
Catalpa   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Needmore
 - Catalpa had a post office and no railroad service
Curry   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Needmore
 - Curry had a post office and no railroad service
Troy   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Needmore
 - 1895 population of 3,449 people (with 19,191 people in 2016)
 - Troy had a post office and railroad service
China Grove   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Needmore
 - 1895 population of 206 people
 - China Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Banks   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Needmore
 - Banks had a post office and no railroad service
Postoak   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Needmore
 - Postoak 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 Needmore. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Needmore in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Needmore is located in Pike County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pike County: Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Crenshaw, Dale & Montgomery.

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

Pike     (The home county for Needmore)
      Meeksville   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Orion   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Troy   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Banks   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kent   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Clio   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Comer   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Perote   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Jack   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elba   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Grady   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ada   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

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 Pike County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Pike County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Needmore. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9023, Longitude: -85.9410     [Map].

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Needmore.