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Our Genealogy Helper for Ridgeville ...

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 Ridgeville (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 Ridgeville. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most 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.

Ridgeville is located in Butler 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 Butler County: Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Lowndes, Monroe & Wilcox.

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

  • Butler County     (The home county of Ridgeville)
    • Forest Home [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Home
      • Forest Home [Butler County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Ridgeville
      • 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>
    • Greenville [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Butler County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,395 people
      • Former name for Greenville:
      • Buttsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<3>
    • Bolling [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolling
      • Bolling [Butler County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolling have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolling
    • Chapman [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapman
      • Chapman [Butler County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapman
    • Georgiana [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgiana
      • Georgiana [Butler County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Ridgeville
      • 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 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Ridgeville
      • 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>
  • Autauga County
    • Jones Bluff Dam [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Bluff Dam
      • Jones Bluff Dam [Autauga County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeville
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Jones Bluff Dam
    • Autaugaville [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Autaugaville
      • Autaugaville [Autauga County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 871 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Autaugaville
  • Conecuh County
    • Mixonville [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mixonville
      • Mixonville [Conecuh County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Ridgeville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mixonville
    • Ramah [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramah
      • Ramah [Conecuh County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgeville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramah
    • Evergreen [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
      • Evergreen [Conecuh County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Ridgeville
      • 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>
  • Covington County
    • Red Level [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Level
      • Red Level [Covington County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Ridgeville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 478 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Level have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Level
  • Crenshaw County
    • Honoraville [Crenshaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honoraville
      • Honoraville [Crenshaw County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Honoraville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honoraville
    • Highland Home [Crenshaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland Home
      • Highland Home [Crenshaw County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland Home have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Home
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highland Home<3>
    • Rutledge [Crenshaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rutledge
      • Rutledge [Crenshaw County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 449 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rutledge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rutledge
    • Luverne [Crenshaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luverne
      • Luverne [Crenshaw County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,744 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Luverne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luverne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Luverne<3>
    • Petrey [Crenshaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petrey
      • Petrey [Crenshaw County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 56 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petrey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petrey
    • Dozier [Crenshaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dozier
      • Dozier [Crenshaw County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 320 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dozier have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dozier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dozier<3>
  • Dallas County
    • Minter [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minter
      • Minter [Dallas County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgeville
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Minter
    • Carlowville [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlowville
      • Carlowville [Dallas County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgeville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlowville
    • Old Town [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Town
      • Old Town [Dallas County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeville
      • 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
    • Sardis [Dallas County]
    • Tyler [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyler
      • Tyler [Dallas County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeville
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Tyler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tyler<3>
    • Selma [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selma
      • Selma [Dallas County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,231 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Selma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selma<3>
    • Orrville [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orrville
      • Orrville [Dallas County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgeville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 168 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Orrville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orrville<3>
    • Safford [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Safford
      • Safford [Dallas County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgeville
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Safford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Safford<3>
    • Valley Grande [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Grande
      • Valley Grande [Dallas County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,570 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Valley Grande
  • Lowndes County
    • Bragg's [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bragg's
      • Bragg's [Lowndes County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeville
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Bragg's
    • Fort Deposit [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Deposit
      • Fort Deposit [Lowndes County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,155 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Fort Deposit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Deposit<3>
    • Gordonville [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordonville
      • Gordonville [Lowndes County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgeville
      • 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 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgeville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 874 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mosses
    • Sandy Ridge [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Ridge
      • Sandy Ridge [Lowndes County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Ridge
    • Hayneville [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayneville
      • Hayneville [Lowndes County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgeville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 784 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayneville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hayneville<3>
    • Letohatchee [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Letohatchee
      • Letohatchee [Lowndes County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgeville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Letohatchee
    • Benton [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benton
      • Benton [Lowndes County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 41 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Benton
    • Davenport [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davenport
      • Davenport [Lowndes County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davenport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davenport
    • White Hall [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Hall
      • White Hall [Lowndes County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 751 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on White Hall
    • Lowndesboro [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowndesboro
      • Lowndesboro [Lowndes County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgeville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 93 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Lowndesboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lowndesboro<3>
  • Monroe County
    • Beatrice [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beatrice
      • Beatrice [Monroe County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgeville
      • 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>
    • Buena Vista [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
      • Buena Vista [Monroe County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeville
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Buena Vista
    • Pine Orchard [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Orchard
      • Pine Orchard [Monroe County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgeville
      • 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
    • Lovan [Monroe County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovan
      • Lovan [Monroe County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgeville
      • 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>
    • Vredenburgh [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vredenburgh
      • Vredenburgh [Monroe County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 290 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Vredenburgh
    • Tunnel Springs [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tunnel Springs
      • Tunnel Springs [Monroe County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgeville
      • Former name for Tunnel Springs:
      • Kempsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tunnel Springs
    • Monroeville [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroeville
      • Monroeville [Monroe County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgeville
      • 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>
  • Montgomery County
    • Hope Hull [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope Hull
      • Hope Hull [Montgomery County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hope Hull have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope Hull
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hope Hull<3>
    • Grady [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grady
      • Grady [Montgomery County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grady have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grady
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grady<3>
    • Ramer [Montgomery County]
  • Wilcox County
    • Awin [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Awin
      • Awin [Wilcox County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgeville
      • 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
    • Furman [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Furman
      • Furman [Wilcox County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgeville
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Furman
    • Pine Apple [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Apple
      • Pine Apple [Wilcox County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgeville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 132 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Apple
    • Snow Hill [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Hill
      • Snow Hill [Wilcox County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgeville
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Snow Hill
    • Oak Hill [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
      • Oak Hill [Wilcox County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeville
      • 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
    • Ackerville [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ackerville
      • Ackerville [Wilcox County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgeville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ackerville
    • McWilliams [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McWilliams
      • McWilliams [Wilcox County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgeville
      • 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
    • Boykin [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boykin
      • Boykin [Wilcox County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boykin
    • Camden [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
      • Camden [Wilcox County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeville
      • 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 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeville
      • 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

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

Newspapers Published in Ridgeville ...

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 59 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ridgeville.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 everyone.

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

  • 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 Ridgeville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ridgeville.

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

  • Ridgeville Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Thompson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Thompson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Thompson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompson Cemetery
  • Monterey Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Monterey Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Monterey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monterey Cemetery
  • Bragg Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bragg Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bragg Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bragg Cemetery
  • Crenshaws Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Crenshaws Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Crenshaws Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crenshaws Cemetery
  • Crenshaw Family Cemetery
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    • Mt. Moriah Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Moriah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Forest Home Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Forest Home Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Crum Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Crum Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #22376<5>
    • Manningham Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Manningham Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Snow Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Snow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pine Flat Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Flat Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pine Flat Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgeville.
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    • Watts Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Watts Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Watts Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Watts Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Ridgeville.
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    • Hickory Grove Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hickory Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hickory Grove Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeville.
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    • Hopewell Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hopewell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hopewell Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgeville.
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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>

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

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

  • Monterey [Butler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monterey
    • Monterey [Butler County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgeville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 280 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Monterey had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monterey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Harmony [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
    • Harmony [Pike County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgeville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Harmony had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Forest Home [Butler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Home
    • Forest Home [Butler County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Ridgeville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 45 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Forest Home had a post office and no railroad service
    • 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>
  • Herbert [Conecuh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herbert
    • Herbert [Conecuh County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Ridgeville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 63 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Herbert had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herbert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Manningham [Butler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manningham
    • Manningham [Butler County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Manningham had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manningham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Awin [Wilcox County]
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    • Awin [Wilcox County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgeville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Awin had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Awin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Butler Springs [Butler County]
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      • Butler Springs [Butler County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Ridgeville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 16 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Butler Springs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butler Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pine Apple [Wilcox County]
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      • Pine Apple [Wilcox County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgeville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 520 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 132 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pine Apple had a post office and railroad service
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    • Bragg's [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bragg's
      • Bragg's [Lowndes County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bragg's had a post office and no railroad service
      • 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.
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    • Furman [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Furman
      • Furman [Wilcox County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgeville
      • 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
      • 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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    • Farmersville [Lowndes County]
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      • Farmersville [Lowndes County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeville
      • 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
      • 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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    • Shacklesville [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shacklesville
      • Shacklesville [Butler County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Ridgeville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shacklesville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shacklesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shacklesville
    • Snow Hill [Wilcox County]
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      • Snow Hill [Wilcox County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgeville
      • 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
      • 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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    • McBrydes [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McBrydes
      • McBrydes [Wilcox County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgeville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, McBrydes had railroad service and no post office
      • 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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    • Mount Willing [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Willing
      • Mount Willing [Lowndes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgeville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 231 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Willing had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Willing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Willing

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

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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- Ridgeville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgeville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9251, Longitude: -86.8403       In this case, the coordinates for Ridgeville 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 Ridgeville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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