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Newbern, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Newbern ...

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 Newbern (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 Newbern. 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 Newbern ...

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 67 newspapers that have been published in the area around Newbern.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Newbern, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Newbern.

Cemeteries Near Newbern ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Newbern.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Hatch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Newbern Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McCreary Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Curry Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Turpin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Alex Chapel Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Morrissette Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Walthill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Terrell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tunstall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cottrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE DeYampert Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Agnew Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Hunter Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hill Place Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Elvins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Greenleaf Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jenkins Place Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Willis - Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Blanks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Greensboro Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW May Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Casemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Allenville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rosemount Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stokes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Micken Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Eaton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Winfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Goldman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ellawhite Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Redick 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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Newbern had a population of 572 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Newbern had a population of 178 people.

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

Sunshine   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Newbern
 - Sunshine had a post office and no railroad service
Whitsitt   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Newbern
 - Whitsitt had a post office and no railroad service
Laneville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Newbern
 - Laneville had a post office and no railroad service
Greensboro   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Newbern
 - 1895 population of 1,759 people (with 2,365 people in 2016)
 - Greensboro had a post office and railroad service
Cedarville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Newbern
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Cedarville had a post office and no railroad service
Faunsdale   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Newbern
 - 1895 population of 211 people (with 92 people in 2016)
 - Faunsdale had a post office and railroad service
Folsom   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Newbern
 - Folsom had a post office and no railroad service
Uniontown   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Newbern
 - 1895 population of 854 people (with 2,388 people in 2016)
 - Uniontown 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 Newbern. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Newbern 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Newbern is located in Hale County.

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

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

Hale     (The home county for Newbern)
      Greensboro   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Akron   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jones   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brent   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      East Town   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Browns   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Safford   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Selma   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Union   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Providence   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Linden   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      The Village   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Marion   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Epes   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Newbern:

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 Hale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry 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    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Newbern ...

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

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 Newbern:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Newbern in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Newbern for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Newbern.
      See our Misc Page for Newbern for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Hale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newbern. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5920, Longitude: -87.5332     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Newbern have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<3>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 Newbern, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Newbern.