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Rutledge, Alabama
(Crenshaw County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Rutledge ...

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 Rutledge (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 Rutledge. 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 Rutledge ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rutledge.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rutledge, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rutledge.

Cemeteries Near Rutledge ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rutledge.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Rutledge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lightfoot Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Vernledge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Siloam Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Emmaus Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Clarke Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Black Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bedgood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Camerons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Howard Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wren Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Spears Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Elam - Davidson Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Wingard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Petrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Butler Cemetery   [Map]     


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Rutledge had a population of 314 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2016, Rutledge had a population of 458 people.

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

Luverne   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rutledge
 - 1895 population of 451 people (with 2,825 people in 2016)
 - Luverne had a post office and railroad service
Patsburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rutledge
 - Patsburg had a post office and railroad service
Vidette   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Rutledge
 - Vidette had a post office and no railroad service
Live Oak   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rutledge
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Live Oak had a post office and no railroad service
Petrey   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rutledge
 - Petrey had a post office and railroad service
Honoraville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rutledge
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Honoraville had a post office and no railroad service
Saville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Rutledge
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Saville had a post office and no railroad service
Brantley   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rutledge
 - Brantley 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 Rutledge. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rutledge 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Rutledge is located in Crenshaw County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Crenshaw County: Butler, Coffee, Covington, Lowndes, Montgomery & Pike.

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

Crenshaw     (The home county for Rutledge)
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Luverne   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clio   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Perote   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jack   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Elba   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Heath   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Red Level   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      County Line   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Opp   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Grady   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ada   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Troy   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Orion   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Banks   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Awin   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 Rutledge:

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 Crenshaw 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      
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alabama

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Rutledge ...

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

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 Rutledge:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
We have found Rutledge in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Rutledge for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Rutledge.
      See our Misc Page for Rutledge for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Crenshaw County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rutledge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7346, Longitude: -86.3060     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rutledge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Rutledge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rutledge.