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Repton, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Repton ...

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 Repton (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 Repton. 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 Repton ...

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 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around Repton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Repton, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Repton.

Cemeteries Near Repton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Repton.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Repton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Repton Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Oakdale Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Daily Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Springhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Sampey Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Limestone Faulk Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McMillan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Excel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Range Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ramah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bermuda Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ENE Belleville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Coleman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Puryearville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wiggins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Baas 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Repton had a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Repton had a population of 266 people.

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

Range   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Repton
 - Range had a post office and no railroad service
Bermuda   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Repton
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Bermuda had a post office and no railroad service
Belleville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Repton
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Belleville had a post office and no railroad service
Monroeville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Repton
 - 1895 population of 140 people (with 6,072 people in 2016)
 - Monroeville had a post office and no railroad service
Burnt Corn   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Repton
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Burnt Corn had a post office and no railroad service
Wallace   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Repton
 - Wallace had a post office and railroad service
Axle   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Repton
 - Axle had a post office and no railroad service
Castleberry   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Repton
 - 1895 population of 176 people (with 551 people in 2016)
 - Castleberry 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 Repton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Repton 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 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.

Repton is located in Conecuh County.

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

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

Conecuh     (The home county for Repton)
      Lenox   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Bermuda   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Range   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Castleberry   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Nymph   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Little River   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Perdido   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tensaw   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gainestown   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alma   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Carlton   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rockville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Red Level   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Huxford   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Brewton   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      East Brewton   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pollard   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Riverview   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Flomaton   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Atmore   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Excel   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Frisco City   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Burnt Corn   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Goodway   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Megargel   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pine Orchard   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Uriah   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Awin   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pine Apple   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coy   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Escambia (FL)
      Century (FL)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      McDavid (FL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Walnut Hill (FL)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Santa Rosa (FL)
      Jay (FL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Belandville (FL) - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 Repton:

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 Conecuh County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Escambia County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Santa Rosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Repton ...

While our initial data for Repton came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Repton in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Repton.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Repton:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Repton in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Repton for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Repton.
      See our Misc Page for Repton for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Conecuh County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Repton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Repton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Repton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4083, Longitude: -87.2405     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Repton 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: findagrave.com.

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Repton.