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New West Greene, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for New West Greene ...

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 New West Greene (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 New West Greene. 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 New West Greene ...

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 53 newspapers that have been published in the area around New West Greene.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of New West Greene, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for New West Greene.

Cemeteries Near New West Greene ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of New West Greene.

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 New West Greene covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Spencer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Coleman Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Demount Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mobley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  N White Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jamestown Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gotes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Light Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Speed Quarters Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Horton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Horton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Ridge Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Odd Fellows Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brickyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hargrove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW William Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Eatman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Pippen Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hogley Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Spencer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Screptah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pippen Place Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Trantham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Eatman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shedd Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shea Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dancy 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 New West Greene in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of New West Greene.

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

West Greene   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from New West Greene
 - West Greene had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Hebron   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from New West Greene
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Mount Hebron had a post office and no railroad service
Warsaw   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from New West Greene
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Warsaw had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant Ridge   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from New West Greene
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Pleasant Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
Vienna   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from New West Greene
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Vienna had a post office and no railroad service
Clinton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from New West Greene
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Clinton had a post office and no railroad service
Lewiston   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from New West Greene
 - Lewiston had a post office and no railroad service
Bridgeville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from New West Greene
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Bridgeville 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 New West Greene. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring New West Greene 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.

New West Greene is located in Greene County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Greene County: Hale, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter & Tuscaloosa.

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

Greene     (The home county for New West Greene)
      West Greene   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Union   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Akron   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      McShan   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Reform   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Panola   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Epes   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sledge - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      York   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Coker   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Echola   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Northport   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Kemper (MS)
      Scooba (MS)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      De Kalb (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      Crawford (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Noxubee (MS)
      Shuqualak (MS)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Macon (MS)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brooksville (MS)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 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 New West Greene:

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 Greene County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in New West Greene. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- New West Greene) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New West Greene. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9240, Longitude: -88.1350     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New West Greene 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 New West Greene, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for New West Greene.