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Our Genealogical Helper for Richland ...

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 Richland (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 Richland. 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 Richland ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Richland.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Richland, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Richland.

Cemeteries Near Richland ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Richland.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Richland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pea River Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Adam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dansby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cotton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Brundidge City Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Flowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Danner Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Old Dothan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brooks Graves   [Map]     
  W Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  W County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Ephesus Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Hamilton Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Holmes Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE St. Peter Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pea River Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Conner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Sammon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Calvary Assembly of God Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Ramah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ramah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Banks Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Driggers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Carroll Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Richardson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Universalist Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Hope Congregational Christian Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Sykes Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Harmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Hermon Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Hussey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Paran 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>

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

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

Brundidge   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Richland
 - 1895 population of 421 people (with 1,952 people in 2017)
 - Brundidge had a post office and railroad service
Buckhorn   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Richland
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Buckhorn had a post office and no railroad service
Pronto   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Richland
 - Pronto had a post office and no railroad service
Elamville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Richland
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Elamville had a post office and railroad service
Tennille   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Richland
 - Tennille had a post office and railroad service
Clio   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Richland
 - 1895 population of 178 people (with 1,476 people in 2017)
 - Clio had a post office and no railroad service
Banks   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Richland
 - Banks had a post office and no railroad service
Josie   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Richland
 - Josie 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 Richland. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Richland 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 and hospitals 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.

Richland is located in Pike County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pike County: Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Crenshaw, Dale & Montgomery.

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

Pike     (The home county for Richland)
      Brundidge   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Tennille   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Banks   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Troy   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Orion   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clio   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Comer   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eufaula   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Perote   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Victoria   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Wilkinstown   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Jack   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elba   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Central City   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mabson   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Newton   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Scranton   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Graball   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Capps   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Abbeville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Newville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Screamer   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oakey Grove   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Headland   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shorterville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kinsey   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dothan   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grady   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Clay (GA)
      Fort Gaines (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Quitman (GA)
      Georgetown (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that 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 Richland:

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 Pike County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Houston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Pike County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Pike 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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Richland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7329, Longitude: -85.7277     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Richland 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:

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

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