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Our Genealogy Helper for Richmond ...

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 Richmond (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 Richmond. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals 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.

Richmond is located in Dallas 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 Dallas County: Autauga, Chilton, Lowndes, Marengo, Perry & Wilcox.

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

  • Dallas County     (The home county of Richmond)
    • Carlowville [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlowville
      • Carlowville [Dallas County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Richmond
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlowville
    • Minter [Dallas County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minter
      • Minter [Dallas County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Richmond
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minter
    • Sardis [Dallas County]
    • Old Town [Dallas County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Old Town
      • Old Town [Dallas County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Richmond
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Town
    • Cahaba [Dallas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cahaba
      • Cahaba [Dallas County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Richmond
    • Orrville [Dallas County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orrville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orrville
      • Orrville [Dallas County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Richmond
      • Estimated population in 2019: 168 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orrville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orrville<3>
    • Tyler [Dallas County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tyler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyler
      • Tyler [Dallas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Richmond
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tyler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tyler<3>
    • Selma [Dallas County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selma
      • Selma [Dallas County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Richmond
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,231 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selma<3>
    • Sunset Mill Village [Dallas County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Mill Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Mill Village
      • Sunset Mill Village [Dallas County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Richmond
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Mill Village
    • Safford [Dallas County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Safford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Safford
      • Safford [Dallas County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Richmond
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Safford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Safford<3>
    • Marion Junction [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion Junction
      • Marion Junction [Dallas County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Richmond
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion Junction
    • Valley Grande [Dallas County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Grande have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Grande
      • Valley Grande [Dallas County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Richmond
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,570 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Grande
  • Autauga County
    • Jones Bluff Dam [Autauga County]
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Jones Bluff Dam. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Bluff Dam
      • Jones Bluff Dam [Autauga County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Richmond
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Bluff Dam
    • Fremont [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fremont
      • Fremont [Autauga County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Richmond
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fremont
    • Autaugaville [Autauga County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Autaugaville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Autaugaville
      • Autaugaville [Autauga County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Richmond
      • Estimated population in 2019: 871 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Autaugaville
  • Butler County
    • Forest Home [Butler County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Forest Home
      • Forest Home [Butler County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Richmond
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Home
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest Home<3>
    • Greenville [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Butler County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Richmond
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,395 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<3>
    • Georgiana [Butler County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Georgiana
      • Georgiana [Butler County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Richmond
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,608 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgiana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgiana<3>
  • Lowndes County
    • Bragg's [Lowndes County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bragg's have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bragg's
      • Bragg's [Lowndes County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Richmond
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bragg's
    • Benton [Lowndes County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benton
      • Benton [Lowndes County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Richmond
      • Estimated population in 2019: 41 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
    • Gordonville [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordonville
      • Gordonville [Lowndes County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Richmond
      • Estimated population in 2019: 278 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordonville
    • Mosses [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mosses
      • Mosses [Lowndes County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Richmond
      • Estimated population in 2019: 874 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mosses
    • White Hall [Lowndes County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Hall
      • White Hall [Lowndes County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Richmond
      • Estimated population in 2019: 751 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Hall
    • Hayneville [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayneville
      • Hayneville [Lowndes County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Richmond
      • Estimated population in 2019: 784 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayneville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hayneville<3>
    • Lowndesboro [Lowndes County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowndesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowndesboro
      • Lowndesboro [Lowndes County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Richmond
      • Estimated population in 2019: 93 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowndesboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lowndesboro<3>
    • Fort Deposit [Lowndes County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Deposit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Deposit
      • Fort Deposit [Lowndes County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Richmond
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,155 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Deposit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Deposit<3>
  • Marengo County
    • Thomaston [Marengo County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomaston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomaston
      • Thomaston [Marengo County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Richmond
      • Estimated population in 2019: 381 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomaston
    • Dayton [Marengo County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayton
      • Dayton [Marengo County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Richmond
      • Estimated population in 2019: 46 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
    • Faunsdale [Marengo County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Faunsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Faunsdale
      • Faunsdale [Marengo County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Richmond
      • Estimated population in 2019: 92 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faunsdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Faunsdale<3>
  • Monroe County
    • Buena Vista [Monroe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
      • Buena Vista [Monroe County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Richmond
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buena Vista
    • Vredenburgh [Monroe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vredenburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vredenburgh
      • Vredenburgh [Monroe County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Richmond
      • Estimated population in 2019: 290 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vredenburgh
    • Beatrice [Monroe County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Beatrice
      • Beatrice [Monroe County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Richmond
      • Estimated population in 2019: 278 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beatrice
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beatrice<3>
    • Hybart [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hybart
      • Hybart [Monroe County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Richmond
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hybart
    • Lovan [Monroe County] - Historic
      • 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>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovan
      • Lovan [Monroe County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Richmond
  • Perry County
    • Suttle [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suttle
      • Suttle [Perry County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Richmond
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suttle
    • Uniontown [Perry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Uniontown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uniontown
      • Uniontown [Perry County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Richmond
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,227 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uniontown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Uniontown<3>
    • Marion [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Perry County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Richmond
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,123 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<3>
  • Wilcox County
    • Ackerville [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ackerville
      • Ackerville [Wilcox County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Richmond
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ackerville
    • Snow Hill [Wilcox County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Hill
      • Snow Hill [Wilcox County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Richmond
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Hill
    • Furman [Wilcox County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Furman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Furman
      • Furman [Wilcox County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Richmond
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Furman
    • Oak Hill [Wilcox County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
      • Oak Hill [Wilcox County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Richmond
      • Estimated population in 2019: 23 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
    • Boykin [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boykin
      • Boykin [Wilcox County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Richmond
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boykin
    • Camden [Wilcox County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Camden
      • Camden [Wilcox County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Richmond
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,765 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camden<3>
    • Pine Apple [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Apple
      • Pine Apple [Wilcox County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Richmond
      • Estimated population in 2019: 132 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Apple
    • McWilliams [Wilcox County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for McWilliams
      • McWilliams [Wilcox County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Richmond
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McWilliams
    • Awin [Wilcox County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Awin
      • Awin [Wilcox County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Richmond
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Awin
    • Millers Ferry [Wilcox County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millers Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millers Ferry
      • Millers Ferry [Wilcox County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Richmond
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millers Ferry
    • Alberta [Wilcox County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alberta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alberta
      • Alberta [Wilcox County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Richmond
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alberta
    • Catherine [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catherine
      • Catherine [Wilcox County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Richmond
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catherine

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

Newspapers Published in Richmond ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Richmond.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Richmond:

  • 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

Cemeteries Near Richmond ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Richmond.

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

  • Center Ridge Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Center Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Center Ridge Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center Ridge Cemetery
  • St. Pauls Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Pauls Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Pauls Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Pauls Cemetery
  • Carlowville Community Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Carlowville Community Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Carlowville Community Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlowville Community Cemetery
  • Butler Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Butler Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Butler Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butler Cemetery
  • Purefoy Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Purefoy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Purefoy Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Richmond.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Purefoy Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purefoy Cemetery
  • Molette Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Molette Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Molette Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Richmond.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Molette Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Molette Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Mt. Lebanon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Lebanon Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Richmond.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Lebanon Cemetery
    • Turner Field Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Turner Field Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Turner Field Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Richmond.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Turner Field Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turner Field Cemetery
    • McConico Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McConico Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • McConico Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Richmond.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McConico Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McConico Cemetery
    • Snow Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Snow Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Snow Hill Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Richmond.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Snow Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Hill Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #26360<5>
    • Old Snow Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Snow Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Old Snow Hill Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Richmond.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Snow Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Snow Hill Cemetery
    • Mt. Leveton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Leveton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Leveton Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Richmond.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Leveton Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Leveton Cemetery
    • Cox Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cox Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cox Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Richmond.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cox Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cox Cemetery
    • Underwood Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Underwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Underwood Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Richmond.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Underwood Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Underwood Cemetery
    • 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.
      • McMillan Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Richmond.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McMillan Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McMillan 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.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Richmond had a population of 176 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Richmond [Dallas County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richmond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Richmond [Dallas County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Richmond
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 176 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Richmond had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Carlowville [Dallas County]
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    • Carlowville [Dallas County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Richmond
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 82 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Carlowville had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Dawson's [Dallas County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dawson's have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Dawson's [Dallas County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Richmond
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dawson's had railroad service and no post office
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  • Minter [Dallas County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Minter [Dallas County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Richmond
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 72 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Minter had a post office and railroad service
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  • Pleasant Hill Station [Dallas County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pleasant Hill Station [Dallas County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Richmond
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pleasant Hill Station had railroad service and no post office
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  • Tilden [Dallas County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tilden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Tilden [Dallas County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Richmond
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tilden had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Continue List ...
    • Kings [Dallas County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Kings [Dallas County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Richmond
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kings had railroad service and no post office
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    • Belknap [Dallas County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belknap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Belknap [Dallas County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Richmond
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Belknap had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Portland [Dallas County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • While Portland was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
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      • Portland [Dallas County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Richmond
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 76 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Portland had a post office and no railroad service
    • McBrydes [Wilcox County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McBrydes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • McBrydes [Wilcox County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Richmond
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, McBrydes had railroad service and no post office
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    • Snow Hill [Wilcox County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Snow Hill [Wilcox County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Richmond
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 173 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Snow Hill had a post office and railroad service
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    • Furman [Wilcox County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Furman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Furman [Wilcox County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Richmond
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 195 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Furman had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Farmersville [Lowndes County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Farmersville [Lowndes County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Richmond
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 58 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Farmersville had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Pleasant Hill [Dallas County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Pleasant Hill [Dallas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Richmond
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 278 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pleasant Hill had a post office and no railroad service
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    • King's Landing [Dallas County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King's Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • King's Landing [Dallas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Richmond
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 83 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, King's Landing had railroad service and no post office
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Richmond. See our List of 1890's Communities around Richmond.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Richmond ...

While our initial data about Richmond came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Richmond 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 Richmond.

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 Richmond:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Richmond. See our Misc Page for Richmond for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Dallas County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Richmond. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1140, Longitude: -87.0550       In this case, the coordinates for Richmond 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>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.
<6>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 Richmond, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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