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Our Genealogy Helper for Safford ...

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 Safford (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 Safford. 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.

Safford 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 Safford. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Safford:

  • Dallas County     (The home county of Safford)
    • Orrville [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orrville
      • Orrville [Dallas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Safford
      • 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>
    • Browns [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Browns
      • Browns [Dallas County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Safford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Browns have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browns
    • Marion Junction [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion Junction
      • Marion Junction [Dallas County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Safford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion Junction
    • Cahaba [Dallas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cahaba
      • Cahaba [Dallas County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Safford
    • Sunset Mill Village [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Mill Village
      • Sunset Mill Village [Dallas County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Safford
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Sunset Mill Village
    • Selma [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selma
      • Selma [Dallas County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Safford
      • 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>
    • Sardis [Dallas County]
    • Valley Grande [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Grande
      • Valley Grande [Dallas County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Safford
      • 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
    • Carlowville [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlowville
      • Carlowville [Dallas County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Safford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlowville
    • Minter [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minter
      • Minter [Dallas County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Safford
      • 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
    • Tyler [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyler
      • Tyler [Dallas County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Safford
      • 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>
    • Old Town [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Town
      • Old Town [Dallas County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Safford
      • 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
  • Choctaw County
    • Pennington [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pennington
      • Pennington [Choctaw County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Safford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 204 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pennington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennington
  • Clarke County
    • Atkeison [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkeison
      • Atkeison [Clarke County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Safford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atkeison
    • Thomasville [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomasville
      • Thomasville [Clarke County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Safford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,836 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomasville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomasville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thomasville<3>
    • Fulton [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
      • Fulton [Clarke County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Safford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 246 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fulton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulton
  • Greene County
    • Forkland [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forkland
      • Forkland [Greene County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Safford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 588 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forkland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forkland
  • Hale County
    • Newbern [Hale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newbern
      • Newbern [Hale County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Safford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 173 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newbern have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newbern
    • Gallion [Hale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gallion
      • Gallion [Hale County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Safford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gallion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gallion
    • Prairieville [Hale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairieville
      • Prairieville [Hale County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Safford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairieville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairieville
    • Arcola [Hale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcola
      • Arcola [Hale County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Safford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
    • Greensboro [Hale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greensboro
      • Greensboro [Hale County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Safford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greensboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greensboro<3>
    • Sawyerville [Hale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawyerville
      • Sawyerville [Hale County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Safford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawyerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawyerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sawyerville<3>
  • Lowndes County
    • Benton [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benton
      • Benton [Lowndes County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Safford
      • 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
    • White Hall [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Hall
      • White Hall [Lowndes County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Safford
      • 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
    • Gordonville [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordonville
      • Gordonville [Lowndes County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Safford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 278 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordonville
  • Marengo County
    • Crenshaw [Marengo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crenshaw
      • Crenshaw [Marengo County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Safford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crenshaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Thomaston [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomaston
      • Thomaston [Marengo County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Safford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 381 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Thomaston
    • Dayton [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayton
      • Dayton [Marengo County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Safford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 46 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Dayton
    • Faunsdale [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Faunsdale
      • Faunsdale [Marengo County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Safford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 92 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Faunsdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Faunsdale<3>
    • Hugo [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hugo
      • Hugo [Marengo County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Safford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hugo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hugo
    • Magnolia [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Marengo County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Safford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
    • Providence [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [Marengo County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Safford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 197 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Vineland [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vineland
      • Vineland [Marengo County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Safford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vineland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vineland
    • Linden [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linden
      • Linden [Marengo County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Safford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,880 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Linden<3>
    • Ellison [Marengo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellison
      • Ellison [Marengo County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Safford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Dixon's Mills [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixon's Mills
      • Dixon's Mills [Marengo County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Safford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dixon's Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixon's Mills
    • Pin Hook [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pin Hook
      • Pin Hook [Marengo County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Safford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pin Hook
  • Monroe County
    • Vredenburgh [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vredenburgh
      • Vredenburgh [Monroe County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Safford
      • 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
    • Beatrice [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beatrice
      • Beatrice [Monroe County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Safford
      • 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>
  • Perry County
    • Freetown [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freetown
      • Freetown [Perry County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Safford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freetown
    • The Village [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Village
      • The Village [Perry County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Safford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for The Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Village
    • Uniontown [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uniontown
      • Uniontown [Perry County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Safford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,227 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Uniontown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Uniontown<3>
    • Suttle [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suttle
      • Suttle [Perry County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Safford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suttle
    • Marion [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Perry County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Safford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,123 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<3>
    • Sprott [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sprott
      • Sprott [Perry County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Safford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sprott
  • Wilcox County
    • Alberta [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alberta
      • Alberta [Wilcox County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Safford
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Alberta
    • Catherine [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catherine
      • Catherine [Wilcox County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Safford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catherine
    • Millers Ferry [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millers Ferry
      • Millers Ferry [Wilcox County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Safford
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Millers Ferry
    • Boykin [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boykin
      • Boykin [Wilcox County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Safford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boykin
    • Anne Manie [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anne Manie
      • Anne Manie [Wilcox County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Safford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anne Manie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anne Manie
    • Camden [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
      • Camden [Wilcox County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Safford
      • 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>
    • Arlington [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
      • Arlington [Wilcox County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Safford
      • Former name for Arlington:
      • Dumas Store
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
    • Kimbrough [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimbrough
      • Kimbrough [Wilcox County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Safford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimbrough have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimbrough
    • Yellow Bluff [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Bluff
      • Yellow Bluff [Wilcox County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Safford
      • 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
    • Pine Hill [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Hill
      • Pine Hill [Wilcox County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Safford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 852 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Hill
    • Ackerville [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ackerville
      • Ackerville [Wilcox County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Safford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ackerville
    • Coy [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coy
      • Coy [Wilcox County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Safford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coy

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

Newspapers Published in Safford ...

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 58 newspapers that have been published in the area around Safford.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Safford, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Safford.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Safford:

  • 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 Safford ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Safford.

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

  • Christian Light Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Christian Light Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Christian Light Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christian Light Cemetery
  • Vaughn Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Vaughn Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Vaughn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaughn Cemetery
  • Hardy Young Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hardy Young Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hardy Young Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardy Young Cemetery
  • Wilsor Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wilsor Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wilsor Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilsor Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #27157<4>
  • Hennon Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hennon Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hennon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hennon Cemetery
  • Martins Station Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Martins Station Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Martins Station Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martins Station Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • New Hope Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Hope Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Hope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hope Cemetery
    • Mt. Zion Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Zion Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Zion Cemetery
    • Welcome Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Welcome Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Welcome Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welcome Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #26999<4>
    • Gross Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gross Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gross Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gross Cemetery
    • St. John Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. John Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. John Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. John Cemetery
    • Boiling Spring Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Boiling Spring Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Boiling Spring Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Boiling Spring Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Safford.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boiling Spring Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #21704<4>
    • Gastonburg Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gastonburg Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gastonburg Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Gastonburg Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Safford.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gastonburg Cemetery
    • Malone Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Malone Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Malone Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Malone Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Safford.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malone Cemetery
    • Young Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Young Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Young Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Young Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Safford.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Young 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 in 1895, Safford had a post office and railroad service.

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

  • Safford [Dallas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Safford
    • Safford [Dallas County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Safford
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Safford had a post office and railroad service
    • 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>
  • Eleanor [Dallas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eleanor
    • Eleanor [Dallas County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Safford
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Eleanor had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eleanor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eleanor
  • Central Mills [Dallas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central Mills
    • Central Mills [Dallas County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Safford
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 33 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Central Mills had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Mills
  • Gastonburg [Wilcox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gastonburg
    • Gastonburg [Wilcox County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Safford
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gastonburg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gastonburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gastonburg
  • Rehoboth [Wilcox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rehoboth
    • Rehoboth [Wilcox County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Safford
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 142 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rehoboth had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rehoboth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rehoboth
  • Bogue Chitto [Dallas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bogue Chitto
    • Bogue Chitto [Dallas County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Safford
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bogue Chitto had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bogue Chitto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bogue Chitto
  • Continue List ...
    • Crumptonia [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crumptonia
      • Crumptonia [Dallas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Safford
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Crumptonia had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crumptonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crumptonia
    • Orrville [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orrville
      • Orrville [Dallas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Safford
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 321 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 168 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Orrville had a post office and railroad service
      • 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>
    • Catherine [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catherine
      • Catherine [Wilcox County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Safford
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Catherine had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catherine
    • McKinley [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKinley
      • McKinley [Marengo County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Safford
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 126 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, McKinley had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McKinley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKinley
    • Prairie Bluff [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Bluff
      • Prairie Bluff [Wilcox County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Safford
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 156 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Prairie Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Bluff
    • Hazen [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazen
      • Hazen [Dallas County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Safford
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hazen had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazen
    • Browns [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Browns
      • Browns [Dallas County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Safford
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 72 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Browns had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Browns have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browns
    • Bethel [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel
      • Bethel [Wilcox County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Safford
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bethel had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel
    • Millers Ferry [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millers Ferry
      • Millers Ferry [Wilcox County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Safford
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Millers Ferry had a post office and no railroad service
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Millers Ferry

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Safford ...

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

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 Safford:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Safford. See our Misc Page for Safford 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 Safford. 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Safford) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Safford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2879, Longitude: -87.3714       In this case, the coordinates for Safford 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>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.
<5>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.
<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 Safford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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