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Ozark, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Ozark ...

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 Ozark (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 Ozark. 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 the area of Ozark ...

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 63 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ozark.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Ozark. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Ozark and those printed in the larger area surrounding Ozark.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> of Ozark.

Cemeteries Near Ozark ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ozark.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Claybank Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Travelers Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Campground Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Old Dean Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Johnstown Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Post Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mims Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Woodham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Newman Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Center Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Newton City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mossy Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NE Skipperville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Christian Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Universalist Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Echo Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Omega Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Richardson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  


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 Ozark had a population of 1,195 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Ozark had a population of 14,610 people.

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

Ewell   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ozark
 - Ewell had a post office and no railroad service
Dillard   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ozark
 - Dillard had a post office and railroad service
Asbury   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ozark
 - Asbury had a post office and no railroad service
Newton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ozark
 - 1895 population of 520 people (with 1,459 people in 2016)
 - Newton had a post office and no railroad service
Arguta   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ozark
 - Arguta had a post office and no railroad service
Skipperville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ozark
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Skipperville had a post office and no railroad service
Echo   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Ozark
 - 1895 population of 69 people
 - Echo had a post office and no railroad service
Daleville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ozark
 - 1895 population of 76 people (with 5,101 people in 2016)
 - Daleville 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 Ozark. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ozark 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

Ozark is located in Dale County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dale County: Barbour, Coffee, Geneva, Henry, Houston & Pike.

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

Dale     (The home county for Ozark)
      Newton   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Napier Field   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clio   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Perote   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Central City   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Jack   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elba   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      County Line   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Opp   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Onycha   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Scranton   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Malvern   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Slocomb   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Costilla - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Black   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eunola - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Samson   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Headland   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Newville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Oakey Grove   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Graball   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Abbeville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Haleburg   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Shorterville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Screamer   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dothan   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kinsey   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Parker Village   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Taylor   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Parish   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Webb   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rehobeth   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Merritts Crossroads   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cowarts   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Avon   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Madrid   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Banks   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Troy   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Orion   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Holmes (FL)
      Esto (FL)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Noma (FL)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Jackson (FL)
      Graceville (FL)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Campbellton (FL)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jacob City (FL)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clay (GA)
      Fort Gaines (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Early (GA)
      Cedar Springs (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Ozark:

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 Dale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Houston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Holmes County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Early County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Dale County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Dale 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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Ozark ...

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

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 Ozark:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station  
We have found Ozark in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Ozark for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Ozark.
      See our Misc Page for Ozark for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Dale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Ozark: www.ozarkalabama.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' distance beginning in Ozark. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ozark) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ozark. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ozark

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ozark. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4505, Longitude: -85.6472     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ozark 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: findagrave.com.

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ozark.