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Pope, Alabama
(Marengo County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pope ...

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 Pope (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 Pope. 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 Pope ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pope.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pope, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pope.

Cemeteries Near Pope ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pope.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE DeVan Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE St. Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Goshen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Goose Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mormons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Christian Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Arbor Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dunaway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Living Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shop Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Tutt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Thornhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pritchard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hosea Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Finley Crossing Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Airmount Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Laurel Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Morrisette Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Independence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shields Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Pilgrim Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mooring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dunning Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shamburger Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dixon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Danzy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Andrew Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mendenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Paradise Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pearson 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 Pope in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pope.

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

Hampden   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Pope
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Hampden had a post office and no railroad service
Vineland   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pope
 - Vineland had a post office and no railroad service
Arlington   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Pope
 - Arlington had a post office and railroad service
Kimbrough   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pope
 - Kimbrough had a post office and railroad service
Ellison - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ellison was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pope
 - Ellison had a post office and no railroad service
Pine Hill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pope
 - 1895 population of 84 people (with 912 people in 2016)
 - Pine Hill had a post office and railroad service
Magnolia   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pope
 - 1895 population of 402 people
 - Magnolia had a post office and no railroad service
Lamison   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Pope
 - Lamison had a post office and railroad service
Sunny South   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Pope
 - Sunny South had a post office and railroad service

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

Pope is located in Marengo County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marengo County: Choctaw, Clarke, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Perry, Sumter & Wilcox.

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

Marengo     (The home county for Pope)
      Vineland   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Linden   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Providence   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Butler   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cromwell   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lisman   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bladon Springs   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Coffeeville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fakit Chipunta - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Salitpa   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Safford   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Browns   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Minter   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pine Orchard   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      The Village   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Coy   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Camden   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

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 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 Pope:

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 Marengo County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Marengo County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pope. 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 beginning in Pope. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pope) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pope. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0629, Longitude: -87.6244     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pope 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 Pope, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pope.