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Our Genealogical Helper for Nicholsville ...

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 Nicholsville (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 Nicholsville. 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 Nicholsville ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Nicholsville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Nicholsville, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Nicholsville.

Cemeteries Near Nicholsville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Nicholsville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Old Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Lucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pruitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hoboken Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Bashi Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Luker Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Elam Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Paynes Chapel Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tallahatta Cemetery for Blacks   [Map]     
  ENE Pearson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Aimwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bashan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Putnam Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Morrisette Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dunning Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Nanafalia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Mariah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Choctaw Corner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Geneva Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Berry 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Nicholsville had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Bashi   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Nicholsville
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bashi had a post office and no railroad service
Morvin   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Nicholsville
 - Morvin had a post office and no railroad service
Tallahatta Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Nicholsville
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Tallahatta Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Glover   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Nicholsville
 - Glover had a post office and no railroad service
Campbell   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Nicholsville
 - Campbell had a post office and no railroad service
Aimwell   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Nicholsville
 - Aimwell had a post office and no railroad service
Dixon's Mills   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Nicholsville
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Dixon's Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Sweet Water   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Nicholsville
 - 1895 population of 140 people (with 237 people in 2017)
 - Sweet Water had a post office and no railroad service
Putnam   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Nicholsville
 - Putnam had a post office and no railroad service
Clayhill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Nicholsville
 - Clayhill 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 Nicholsville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Nicholsville 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 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.

Nicholsville is located in Marengo County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marengo County: Choctaw, Clarke, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Perry, Sumter & Wilcox.

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

Marengo     (The home county for Nicholsville)
      Sweet Water   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Putnam   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Barrons - Historic   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Butler   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Toxey   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lisman   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bladon Springs   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Needham   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cromwell   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gilbertown   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Coffeeville   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fakit Chipunta - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Salitpa   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Safford   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hybart   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      The Village   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Derby   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ward   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cuba   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      York   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Frankville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bigbee   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Saint Stephen's   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Leroy   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Millry   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bassetts Creek   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hobson   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wagarville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Barlow   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mehaffey - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coy   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Camden   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Clarke (MS)
      Junction City (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lauderdale (MS)
      Whynot (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 Nicholsville:

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 Marengo County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Monroe 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    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Marengo County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Marengo 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 Diaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Nicholsville ...

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

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 Nicholsville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Nicholsville.
      See our Misc Page for Nicholsville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Marengo County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Nicholsville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nicholsville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0082, Longitude: -87.9020     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nicholsville 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 Nicholsville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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