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Our Genealogy Helper for Renson ...

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 Renson (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Renson. 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.

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 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 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.

Renson is located in Monroe County.

To see how the shape of Alabama's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Monroe County: Baldwin, Butler, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia & Wilcox.

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

  • Monroe County     (The home county of Renson)
    • Peterman [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peterman
      • Peterman [Monroe County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Renson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peterman
    • Monroeville [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroeville
      • Monroeville [Monroe County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Renson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,718 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monroeville<3>
    • Tunnel Springs [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tunnel Springs
      • Tunnel Springs [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Renson
      • Former name for Tunnel Springs:
      • Kempsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tunnel Springs
    • Mexia [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mexia
      • Mexia [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Renson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mexia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mexia
    • Burnt Corn [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Corn
      • Burnt Corn [Monroe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Renson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Corn
    • Excel [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Excel
      • Excel [Monroe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Renson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 632 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Excel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Excel
    • Pine Orchard [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Orchard
      • Pine Orchard [Monroe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Renson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Orchard
    • Frisco City [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frisco City
      • Frisco City [Monroe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Renson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,153 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frisco City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frisco City<3>
    • Scratch Ankle [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scratch Ankle
      • Scratch Ankle [Monroe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Renson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scratch Ankle
    • Lovan [Monroe County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovan
      • Lovan [Monroe County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Renson
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Lovan. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Perdue Hill [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perdue Hill
      • Perdue Hill [Monroe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Renson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perdue Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perdue Hill
    • Beatrice [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beatrice
      • Beatrice [Monroe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Renson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 278 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beatrice have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beatrice
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beatrice<3>
    • Franklin [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Monroe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Renson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
  • Baldwin County
  • Butler County
    • Georgiana [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgiana
      • Georgiana [Butler County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Renson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,608 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgiana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgiana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgiana<3>
    • McKenzie [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKenzie
      • McKenzie [Butler County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Renson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 492 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McKenzie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKenzie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McKenzie<3>
    • Forest Home [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Home
      • Forest Home [Butler County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Renson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Home have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Home
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest Home<3>
  • Clarke County
    • Gainestown [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gainestown
      • Gainestown [Clarke County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Renson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gainestown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gainestown
    • Whatley [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whatley
      • Whatley [Clarke County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Renson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whatley
    • Dickinson [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickinson
      • Dickinson [Clarke County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Renson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickinson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickinson
    • Alma [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alma
      • Alma [Clarke County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Renson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alma
    • Walker Springs [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walker Springs
      • Walker Springs [Clarke County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Renson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walker Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walker Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walker Springs<3>
    • Grove Hill [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove Hill
      • Grove Hill [Clarke County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Renson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,738 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grove Hill<3>
    • Fulton [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
      • Fulton [Clarke County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Renson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 246 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fulton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulton
    • Jackson [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
      • Jackson [Clarke County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Renson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,642 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jackson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jackson<3>
    • Thomasville [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomasville
      • Thomasville [Clarke County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Renson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,836 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomasville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomasville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thomasville<3>
    • Carlton [Clarke County]
  • Conecuh County
    • Bermuda [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bermuda
      • Bermuda [Conecuh County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Renson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bermuda
    • Ramah [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramah
      • Ramah [Conecuh County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Renson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramah
    • Repton [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Repton
      • Repton [Conecuh County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Renson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Repton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Repton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Repton<3>
    • Belleville [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belleville
      • Belleville [Conecuh County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Renson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belleville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belleville
    • Lenox [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenox
      • Lenox [Conecuh County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Renson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lenox have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenox
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lenox<3>
    • Range [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Range
      • Range [Conecuh County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Renson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Range
    • Evergreen [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
      • Evergreen [Conecuh County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Renson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,526 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evergreen<3>
    • Mixonville [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mixonville
      • Mixonville [Conecuh County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Renson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mixonville
    • Castleberry [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castleberry
      • Castleberry [Conecuh County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Renson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 540 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castleberry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castleberry
    • Jay Villa [Conecuh County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jay Villa
      • Jay Villa [Conecuh County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Renson
    • Nymph [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nymph
      • Nymph [Conecuh County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Renson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nymph
    • Centerville [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
      • Centerville [Conecuh County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Renson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
    • Old Town [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Town
      • Old Town [Conecuh County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Renson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Town
  • Escambia County
    • Huxford [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huxford
      • Huxford [Escambia County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Renson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huxford
    • Brewton [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brewton
      • Brewton [Escambia County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Renson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,210 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brewton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brewton<3>
    • East Brewton [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Brewton
      • East Brewton [Escambia County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Renson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,356 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Brewton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Brewton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Brewton<3>
    • Riverview [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverview
      • Riverview [Escambia County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Renson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 181 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview
    • Pollard [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pollard
      • Pollard [Escambia County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Renson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pollard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pollard
    • Atmore [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atmore
      • Atmore [Escambia County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Renson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,107 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atmore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atmore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atmore<3>
    • Flomaton [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flomaton
      • Flomaton [Escambia County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Renson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,393 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flomaton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flomaton<3>
  • Wilcox County
    • McWilliams [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McWilliams
      • McWilliams [Wilcox County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Renson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McWilliams have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McWilliams
    • Coy [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coy
      • Coy [Wilcox County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Renson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coy
    • Lower Peach Tree [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Peach Tree
      • Lower Peach Tree [Wilcox County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Renson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Peach Tree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Peach Tree
    • Awin [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Awin
      • Awin [Wilcox County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Renson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Awin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Awin
    • Oak Hill [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
      • Oak Hill [Wilcox County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Renson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 23 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
    • Pine Apple [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Apple
      • Pine Apple [Wilcox County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Renson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 132 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Apple
    • Camden [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
      • Camden [Wilcox County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Renson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,765 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camden<3>
    • Yellow Bluff [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Bluff
      • Yellow Bluff [Wilcox County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Renson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 202 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellow Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Bluff
    • Pine Hill [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Hill
      • Pine Hill [Wilcox County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Renson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 852 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Hill
  • Escambia County (FL)
    • Century [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Century
      • Century [Escambia County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Renson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,846 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Century
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Century<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Renson ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Renson.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Renson, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Renson.

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 and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Renson:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Alabama
    • Stories from Florida

Cemeteries Near Renson ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Renson.

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

  • Hillcrest Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hillcrest Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hillcrest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest Cemetery
  • Mars Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mars Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mars Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mars Hill Cemetery
  • Rumbley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rumbley Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rumbley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rumbley Cemetery
  • Bethel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Cemetery
  • Ridge Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ridge Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridge Cemetery
  • McMillan Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McMillan Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McMillan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McMillan Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Limestone Faulk Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Limestone Faulk Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Limestone Faulk Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Limestone Faulk Cemetery
    • Beulah Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beulah Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beulah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beulah Cemetery
    • Puryearville Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Puryearville Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Puryearville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puryearville Cemetery
    • Amity Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Amity Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Amity Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amity Cemetery
    • Wiggins Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wiggins Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wiggins Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wiggins Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Renson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wiggins Cemetery
    • Daily Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Daily Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Daily Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Daily Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Renson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daily Cemetery
    • Bethany Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethany Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethany Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bethany Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Renson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany Cemetery
    • Philadelphia Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Philadelphia Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Philadelphia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Philadelphia Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Renson.
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    • Mexia Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mexia Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mexia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mexia Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Renson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mexia Cemetery

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.<5>

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

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

  • Monroeville [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroeville
    • Monroeville [Monroe County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Renson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 140 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,718 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Monroeville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monroeville<3>
  • Axle [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Axle
    • Axle [Monroe County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Renson
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Axle had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Axle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Axle
  • Bermuda [Conecuh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bermuda
    • Bermuda [Conecuh County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Renson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 43 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bermuda had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bermuda
  • Burnt Corn [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Corn
    • Burnt Corn [Monroe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Renson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Burnt Corn had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Corn
  • Repton [Conecuh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Repton
    • Repton [Conecuh County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Renson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 258 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Repton had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Repton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Repton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Repton<3>
  • River Ridge [Monroe County] - Historic
    • While River Ridge was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Ridge
    • River Ridge [Monroe County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Renson
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 61 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, River Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List ...
    • Perdue Hill [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perdue Hill
      • Perdue Hill [Monroe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Renson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 282 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Perdue Hill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perdue Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perdue Hill
    • Lovan [Monroe County] - Historic
      • While Lovan was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovan
      • Lovan [Monroe County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Renson
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lovan had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Lovan. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Natchez [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Natchez
      • Natchez [Monroe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Renson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Natchez had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Natchez have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Natchez
    • Belleville [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belleville
      • Belleville [Conecuh County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Renson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 16 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Belleville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belleville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belleville
    • Claiborne [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claiborne
      • Claiborne [Monroe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Renson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 112 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Claiborne had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claiborne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claiborne
    • Turnbull [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turnbull
      • Turnbull [Monroe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Renson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Turnbull had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turnbull have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnbull
    • Pineville [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
      • Pineville [Monroe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Renson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pineville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
    • Finchburg [Monroe County] - Historic
      • While Finchburg was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Finchburg
      • Finchburg [Monroe County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Renson
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Finchburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Finchburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Skinnerton [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skinnerton
      • Skinnerton [Conecuh County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Renson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Skinnerton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skinnerton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skinnerton

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Renson. See our List of 1890's Communities around Renson.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Renson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5541, Longitude: -87.2839       In this case, the coordinates for Renson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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 Renson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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