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Osborn, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Osborn ...

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 Osborn (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 Osborn. 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 Osborn ...

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 49 newspapers that have been published in the area around Osborn.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Osborn, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Osborn.

Cemeteries Near Osborn ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Osborn.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Osburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Farrer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Swann Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW Iveys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ivey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Barron - Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Waters Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dobyne - Haggard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Suttle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Legal Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Heard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crossroad Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Medline Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Mars Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethlehem #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Paynes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Campbellite Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Scarborough Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Valley Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethlehem #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW St. Wilfrids Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Marion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Conwill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Heiberger Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethesda 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>

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

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

Theo   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Osborn
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Theo had a post office and no railroad service
Perryville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Osborn
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Perryville had a post office and no railroad service
Sprott   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Osborn
 - Sprott had a post office and no railroad service
Adler   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Osborn
 - Adler had a post office and no railroad service
Pinetucky   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Osborn
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Pinetucky had a post office and no railroad service
Levert   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Osborn
 - Levert had a post office and no railroad service
Bethlehem   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Osborn
 - Bethlehem had a post office and no railroad service
Oakmulgee   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Osborn
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Oakmulgee 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 Osborn. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Osborn 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Osborn 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 Osborn. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Osborn:

Perry     (The home county for Osborn)
      Sprott   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Marion   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      The Village   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jones   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      White City   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Booth   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brent   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      East Town   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Selma   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Browns   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Safford   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Akron   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Benton   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Calera   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Vance   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Osborn:

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 Perry County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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 Perry County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Perry County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Perry County: www.perrycounty-al.org/

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' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Osborn. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Osborn) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Osborn. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6837, Longitude: -87.1431     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Osborn 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 Osborn, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Osborn.