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Pickett, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pickett ...

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 Pickett (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 Pickett. 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 Pickett ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pickett.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pickett, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pickett.

Cemeteries Near Pickett ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pickett.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Dasinger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Mallard Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ox Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Center Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McGrady Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Perote Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Andrew Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Antioch Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Sellers Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Mt. Harmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lydia Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Elizabeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Walter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Azure Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Johnston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Inverness Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Old Ramah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Three Notch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Peniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW High Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Ramah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Conner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Seay Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ridgeley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Barnette 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.<3>

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

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

Star Hill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Pickett
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Star Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Pine Grove   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pickett
 - Pine Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Perote   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pickett
 - 1895 population of 195 people
 - Perote had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Andrew   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Pickett
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Mount Andrew had a post office and no railroad service
Aberfoil   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pickett
 - 1895 population of 65 people
 - Aberfoil had a post office and no railroad service
Inverness   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pickett
 - Inverness had a post office and railroad service
Josie   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pickett
 - Josie had a post office and no railroad service
Midway   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Pickett
 - 1895 population of 612 people (with 476 people in 2016)
 - Midway had a post office and railroad service
Three Notch   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pickett
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Three Notch had a post office and railroad service
Omega   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Pickett
 - Omega had a post office and no railroad service
Postoak   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Pickett
 - Postoak 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 Pickett. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pickett 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 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.

Pickett is located in Bullock County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bullock County: Barbour, Macon, Montgomery, Pike & Russell.

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

Bullock     (The home county for Pickett)
      Smuteye   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Perote   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Comer   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Clio   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eufaula   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wilkinstown   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jack   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Victoria   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mabson   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Screamer   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Graball   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Abbeville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oakey Grove   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grady   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ada   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Banks   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Orion   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Troy   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Tennille   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kent   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Seale   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Holy Trinity   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Quitman (GA)
      Georgetown (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Stewart (GA)
      Omaha (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 - 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 Pickett:

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 Bullock County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stewart County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Bullock County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Bullock 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Pickett. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pickett) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pickett. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9779, Longitude: -85.6261     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pickett 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:

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pickett.