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Pogo, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pogo ...

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 Pogo (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 Pogo. 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 Pogo ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pogo.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pogo, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pogo.

Cemeteries Near Pogo ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pogo.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S James Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lower Pleasant Site Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Site Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Mann Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Bolton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sally Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Forest Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pittsburg Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Byram Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Epps Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Patterson Strickland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Finley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Belmont Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Weatherbee Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cedar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Joel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Burges Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hillcrest Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNW Paradise Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Carter Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Burgess Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Red Bay City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Halltown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Burnout Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Burntout Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Blue Lick Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Bonds Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McRae Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bonds Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Key Underwood Coondog Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Twitty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tishomingo Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bolin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tompkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dean 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 Pogo in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pogo.

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

Pleasant Site   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pogo
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Pleasant Site had a post office and no railroad service
Good Springs - Historic   [Map]
 - While Good Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Pogo
 - Good Springs had railroad service and no post office
Maud   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Pogo
 - Maud had a post office and no railroad service
Belmont (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pogo
 - 1895 population of 24 people (with 2,032 people in 2016)
 - Belmont had a post office and no railroad service
Bishop   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Pogo
 - Bishop had a post office and no railroad service
Red Bay   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Pogo
 - Red Bay had a post office and no railroad service
Denton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Denton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pogo
 - Denton had a post office and no railroad service
Rock Creek   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pogo
 - Rock Creek 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 Pogo. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pogo 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 and doctors 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.

Pogo is located in Franklin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin County: Colbert, Lawrence, Marion, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Tishomingo (MS).

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

Franklin     (The home county for Pogo)
      Red Bay   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Vina   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Caryton - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chickasaw - Historic   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Crows Camp - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Weston   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Twin   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Alcorn (MS)
      Glen (MS)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rienzi (MS)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Searcy Town (MS)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Farmington (MS)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Corinth (MS)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kossuth (MS)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mantachie (MS)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Lee (MS)
      Baldwyn (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Guntown (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mooreville (MS)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Saltillo (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Plantersville (MS)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tupelo (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Prentiss (MS)
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lake City (MS)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Booneville (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jumpertown (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nixon (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
McNairy (TN)
      Michie (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tulu (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Guys (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 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 Pogo:

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 Franklin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McNairy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Franklin County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pogo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5573, Longitude: -88.1139     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pogo 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 Pogo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pogo.