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Oakmulgee, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Oakmulgee ...

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 Oakmulgee (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Oakmulgee. 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.

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 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 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.

Oakmulgee is located in Perry County.

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

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

Perry     (The home county for Oakmulgee)
  Sprott   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]<1>
  Marion   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  The Village   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Uniontown   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Freetown   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Jones   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Fremont   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Billingsley   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  White City   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Gibbons - Historic   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Marbury   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Autaugaville   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Booth   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pine Level   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lawley   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  East Town   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Brent   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Centreville   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Oakley   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Brierfield   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Scottsville   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Fikestown - Historic   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Egypt - Historic   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Blocton - Historic   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bucktown - Historic   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Maplesville   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Stanton   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Jemison   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Thorsby   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Clanton   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Verbena   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mountain Creek   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Plantersville   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Valley Grande   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Burnsville   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Selma   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Sunset Mill Village   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Marion Junction   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Browns   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Tyler   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cahaba - Historic   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Orrville   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sardis   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Old Town   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Safford   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Deatsville   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Phipps - Historic   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Newbern   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Greensboro   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Moundville   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Sawyerville   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Akron   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Kimbrell   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  McCalla   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bessemer   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  North Johns   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Adger   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Benton   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  White Hall   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Faunsdale   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Wilton   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Montevallo   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sawmill Town   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Calera   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Brantleyville   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Maylene   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Siluria   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Saginaw   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Alabaster   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Shelby   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Helena   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Merrell Beach   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pine Grove Village   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pearson   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Vance   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Duncanville   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Coaling   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Tannehill   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lake View   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Brookwood   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Abernant   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cottondale   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Peterson   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Alberta City   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Holt   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Sahama Village   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Oakmulgee ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Oakmulgee.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Oakmulgee covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Conwill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethlehem #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Legal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethlehem #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Medline Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Valley Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Dobyne - Haggard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Swann Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Farrer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Osburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stanton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sandy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Sandy Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Iveys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ivey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pineland Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SSW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Crossroad Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Maplesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cox Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Randolph Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Paynes Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Oakmulgee ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Oakmulgee.

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

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 Oakmulgee had a population of 27 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Pinetucky   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Oakmulgee
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Pinetucky had a post office and no railroad service
Bethlehem   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Oakmulgee
 - Bethlehem had a post office and no railroad service
Adler   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Oakmulgee
 - Adler had a post office and no railroad service
Abercrombie   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Oakmulgee
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Abercrombie had a post office and no railroad service
Trio   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Oakmulgee
 - Trio had a post office and no railroad service
Theo   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Oakmulgee
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Theo had a post office and no railroad service
Dixie   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Oakmulgee
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Dixie had a post office and railroad service
Stanton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Oakmulgee
 - Stanton had a post office and no railroad service
Maplesville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Oakmulgee
 - 1895 population of 115 people (with 703 people in 2017)
 - Maplesville had a post office and railroad service
Randolph   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Oakmulgee
 - 1895 population of 286 people
 - Randolph 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 Oakmulgee. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Oakmulgee in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 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 Oakmulgee:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Perry County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:     Cyndi's



Bibb County:     Cyndi's



Chilton County:     Cyndi's



Coosa County:     Cyndi's



Dallas County:     Cyndi's



Elmore County:     Cyndi's



Hale County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Lowndes County:     Cyndi's



Marengo County:     Cyndi's



Shelby County:     Cyndi's



Tuscaloosa County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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 Oakmulgee:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Oakmulgee. See our Misc Page for Oakmulgee for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Perry County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Perry County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oakmulgee) 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 Oakmulgee. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oakmulgee

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakmulgee. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7958, Longitude: -87.0449     [Map].

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

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