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Nixburg, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Nixburg ...

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 Nixburg (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 Nixburg. 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 Nixburg ...

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 Nixburg.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Nixburg, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Nixburg.

Cemeteries Near Nixburg ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Nixburg.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Nixburg Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nixburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Peace & Goodwill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Equality Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Howard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Darsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fishpond Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rockford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Murchison Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Mann Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Doctor Kellys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McEwen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McEwen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rockford Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Rockford Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Mask Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hollybranch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Wayside Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE Socapatoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Miller - Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Union 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 Nixburg had a population of 97 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Equality   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Nixburg
 - Equality had a post office and no railroad service
Hissop   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Nixburg
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Hissop had a post office and no railroad service
Pentonville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Nixburg
 - Pentonville had a post office and no railroad service
Speed   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Nixburg
 - Speed had a post office and no railroad service
Rockford   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Nixburg
 - 1895 population of 240 people (with 444 people in 2016)
 - Rockford had a post office and no railroad service
Crewsville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Nixburg
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Crewsville had a post office and no railroad service
Weoka   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Nixburg
 - Weoka had a post office and no railroad service
Central   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Nixburg
 - Central 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 Nixburg. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Nixburg 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.

Nixburg is located in Coosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Coosa County: Chilton, Clay, Elmore, Shelby, Talladega & Tallapoosa.

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

Coosa     (The home county for Nixburg)
      Equality   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Booth   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Penton   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chambers Springs   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Motley   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Titus   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Claud   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Town   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Capitol Heights   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Almond   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chandler Springs   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      New Site   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Nixburg:

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 Coosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lee 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    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Coosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nixburg. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8279, Longitude: -86.1111     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nixburg 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:

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Nixburg.