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Powes Landing, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Powes Landing ...

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 Powes Landing (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 Powes Landing. 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.

Name Variations for Powes Landing ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Powes Landing.

  • Typical abbreviation for Powes Landing: Powes Lndg. (or less commonly used: Powes Lndng.)
  • While the name of this community is Powes Landing, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Powes Landing may originally have been Powe's Landing.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Powes Landing might be written as Powe Landing.

Newspapers Published in Powes Landing ...

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 15 newspapers that have been published in the area around Powes Landing.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Powes Landing, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Powes Landing.

Cemeteries Near Powes Landing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Powes Landing.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E West Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Womack Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Moores Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Little Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bladon Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Trotter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Barrytown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S McDowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Coffeeville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ulcanush Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hatchet Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Coopers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gilbertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Floyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kiels Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Singley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cullomburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE James Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Seventh-day Adventist Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Springbank Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Lusk 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 Powes Landing in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Powes Landing.

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

West Bend   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Powes Landing
 - West Bend had a post office and no railroad service
Womack Hill   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Powes Landing
 - 1895 population of 410 people
 - Womack Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Coffeeville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Powes Landing
 - 1895 population of 192 people (with 334 people in 2016)
 - Coffeeville had a post office and no railroad service
Cunningham   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Powes Landing
 - Cunningham had a post office and no railroad service
Souwilpa   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Powes Landing
 - Souwilpa had a post office and no railroad service
Silas   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Powes Landing
 - Silas had a post office and no railroad service
Rescueville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Powes Landing
 - Rescueville had a post office and no railroad service
Ararat   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Powes Landing
 - Ararat 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 Powes Landing. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Powes Landing 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

Powes Landing is located in Choctaw County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Choctaw County: Clarke, Marengo, Sumter, Washington, Clarke (MS), Lauderdale (MS) & Wayne (MS).

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

Choctaw     (The home county for Powes Landing)
      Bladon Springs   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Gilbertown   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Toxey   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cullomburg   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bolinger   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Silas   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Needham   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Aquilla   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Melvin   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Butler   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lisman   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fakit Chipunta - Historic   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Coffeeville   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Salitpa   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Putnam   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Barrons - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ward   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Frankville   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bigbee   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Millry   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mehaffey - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Barlow   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Saint Stephen's   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hobson   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Chatom   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Leroy   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bassetts Creek   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wagarville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sunflower   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Clarke (MS)
      Junction City (MS)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Shubuta (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Quitman (MS)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Greene (MS)
      State Line (MS)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lauderdale (MS)
      Whynot (MS)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Wayne (MS)
      Robinsons Junction (MS)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Waynesboro (MS)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clara (MS)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 either 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 Powes Landing:

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 Choctaw County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Choctaw County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Choctaw 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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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 Powes Landing. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Powes Landing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Powes Landing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8160, Longitude: -88.1817     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Powes Landing 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 Powes Landing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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