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

We've added Phipps to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Phipps, 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 Phipps (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 Phipps. 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 Phipps ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Phipps.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Phipps, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Phipps.

Cemeteries Near Phipps ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Phipps.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW China Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pine Flat Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Grimes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Greenleaf Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  N South Sandy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Chambers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Holley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Star of Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Havana Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Whitsitt - Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pruitt Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Burrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lake Payne Church of God Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  SSE Waycross Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mulberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Sinai Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ramey Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Burroughs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Carthage Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Big Sandy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Salem Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Big Sandy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Ivah Bible Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Duncanville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Hulls Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Martin Mission Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rhodes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Herman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Olive 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.

Phipps itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 30 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Havana   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Phipps
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Havana had a post office and no railroad service
Brush Creek   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Phipps
 - 1895 population of 91 people
 - Brush Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Hull   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Phipps
 - 1895 population of 360 people
 - Hull had a post office and railroad service
Powers   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Phipps
 - Powers had a post office and no railroad service
Pondville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Phipps
 - Pondville had a post office and no railroad service
Hagler   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Phipps
 - Hagler had a post office and no railroad service
Ironville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Phipps
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Ironville had a post office and no railroad service
Englewood   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Phipps
 - Englewood had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Phipps. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Phipps 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Phipps is historic, it would have been located within present day Hale County.

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

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

Hale     (The home county for Phipps)
      Moundville   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Akron   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Brent   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      East Town   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Browns   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Union   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lizzieville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Adger   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Marion   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      The Village   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Epes   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pearson   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Holt   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start 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 Phipps:

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 Hale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Alabama

About Hale 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 Phipps, 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 'straight-line' distance starting in Phipps. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Phipps) 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 Phipps. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Phipps

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Phipps. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9294, Longitude: -87.5028     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Phipps have been estimated.

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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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