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Neenah, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Neenah ...

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 Neenah (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 Neenah. 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 Neenah ...

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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Neenah.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Neenah, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Neenah.

Cemeteries Near Neenah ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Neenah.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WNW McCaskill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Gravel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Older Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Society Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW St. Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pineview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wheeler Quarter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NE McConico Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McIntosh Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Apple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Buena Vista Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Turkestan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pineview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bridges Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Capell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Dees Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Basidonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Grimes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Beard 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 Neenah in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Neenah.

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

Fatama   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Neenah
 - Fatama had a post office and no railroad service
Rosebud   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Neenah
 - Rosebud had a post office and no railroad service
Caledonia   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Neenah
 - Caledonia had a post office and no railroad service
Allenton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Neenah
 - 1895 population of 163 people
 - Allenton had a post office and railroad service
Chestnut   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Neenah
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Chestnut had a post office and no railroad service
Buena Vista   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Neenah
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Buena Vista had a post office and no railroad service
Turkestan - Historic   [Map]
 - While Turkestan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Neenah
 - Turkestan had a post office and no railroad service
Camden   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Neenah
 - 1895 population of 545 people (with 1,919 people in 2016)
 - Camden had a post office and no railroad service
McBrydes   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Neenah
 - McBrydes had railroad service and no post office

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

Neenah is located in Wilcox County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wilcox County: Butler, Clarke, Dallas, Lowndes, Marengo & Monroe.

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

Wilcox     (The home county for Neenah)
      Oak Hill   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Camden   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pine Apple   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Furman   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Awin   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Coy   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bermuda   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Repton   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lenox   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Minter   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Safford   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Selma   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Browns   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Benton   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pine Orchard   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Burnt Corn   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      The Village   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 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 Neenah:

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 Wilcox County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Wilcox County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Neenah. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9146, Longitude: -87.1780     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Neenah 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 Neenah, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Neenah.