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Old White Hall, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Old White Hall ...

So far, we have found very little information about Old White Hall. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Old White Hall to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Old White Hall, please Contact Us.

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 Old White Hall (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 Old White Hall. 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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Old White Hall is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Old White Hall. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Old White Hall:

Marengo     (The home county for Old White Hall)
  Thomaston   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles<2>
  Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Dayton   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Magnolia   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Providence   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Linden   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Faunsdale   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Pin Hook   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Vineland   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Ellison - Historic   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Dixon's Mills   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Beckleys - Historic   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Pennington   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Choctaw City   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pelham   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Jachin   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Butler   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cromwell   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lisman   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Thomasville   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Morvin   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Campbell   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fulton   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Dickinson   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Grove Hill   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Safford   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Browns   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Orrville   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Marion Junction   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cahaba - Historic   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Sunset Mill Village   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Selma   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sardis   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Valley Grande   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Minter   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Forkland   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Gallion   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Prairieville   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Arcola   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Newbern   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Greensboro   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Sawyerville   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hybart   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Vredenburgh   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Buena Vista   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Freetown   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Uniontown   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  The Village   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Marion   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Sprott   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Arrington   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bellamy   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Derby   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Moore Town   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Intercourse   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ward   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Livingston   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Catherine   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Alberta   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Anne Manie   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Arlington   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Millers Ferry   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Kimbrough   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Pine Hill   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Yellow Bluff   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Boykin   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Camden   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Coy   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lower Peach Tree   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Old White Hall ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Old White Hall.

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 Old White Hall covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Glovers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rivers Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Jericho Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Zion Campground Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Sidney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cades Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Little Flanders Field Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Paradise Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Bethel Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Mathews Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Peter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Mooring Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Pilgrim Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mormons Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Boiling Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Octagon Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Goose Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Christian Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dunaway Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Marsh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shell Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gastonburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  NW Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Old White Hall ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Old White Hall.

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

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.

While we didn't find Old White Hall in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Old White Hall.

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

Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]
 - While Crenshaw was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Old White Hall
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Crenshaw had a post office and no railroad service
McKinley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Old White Hall
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - McKinley had a post office and no railroad service
Dayton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Old White Hall
 - 1895 population of 412 people (with 47 people in 2017)
 - Dayton had a post office and no railroad service
Williamsburg - Historic   [Map]
 - While Williamsburg was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Old White Hall
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Williamsburg had a post office and no railroad service
Octagon   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Old White Hall
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Octagon had a post office and no railroad service
Magnolia   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Old White Hall
 - 1895 population of 402 people
 - Magnolia had a post office and no railroad service
Catherine   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Old White Hall
 - Catherine had a post office and railroad service
Central Mills   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Old White Hall
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Central Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Tombigbee - Historic   [Map]
 - While Tombigbee was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Old White Hall
 - Tombigbee 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 Old White Hall. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Old White Hall 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 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 Old White Hall:

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 Marengo County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Choctaw County:     Cyndi's



Clarke County:     Cyndi's



Dallas County:     Cyndi's



Greene County:     Cyndi's



Hale County:     Cyndi's



Monroe County:     Cyndi's



Perry County:     Cyndi's



Sumter County:     Cyndi's



Wilcox County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Marengo County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Old White Hall, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>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- Old White Hall) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Old White Hall. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2635, Longitude: -87.6083     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Old White Hall have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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