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Our Genealogical Helper for Salitpa ...

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 Salitpa (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 Salitpa. 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 Salitpa ...

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 13 newspapers that have been published in the area around Salitpa.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Salitpa, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Salitpa.

Cemeteries Near Salitpa ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Salitpa.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Overstreet Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Blount Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Faith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old St. Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW St. Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Griffin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stave Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Peniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bumpers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Frankville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Grenade Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S St. Union - Mt. Stoney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Leroy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pine Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cobb Cemetery   [Map]     
  N James Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stoker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McKenzie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Coffeeville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Three Forks Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kiels Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Parker Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jackson Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ESE Gaddies Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hollingsworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Clarkville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Lukes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bell Brewer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Friendship 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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Salitpa had a population of 63 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Saint Stephen's   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Salitpa
 - 1895 population of 387 people
 - Saint Stephen's had a post office and no railroad service
Winn   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Salitpa
 - Winn had a post office and no railroad service
Frankville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Salitpa
 - Frankville had a post office and no railroad service
Bigbee   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Salitpa
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Bigbee had a post office and no railroad service
Jackson   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Salitpa
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 4,907 people in 2016)
 - Jackson had a post office and railroad service
Coffeeville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Salitpa
 - 1895 population of 192 people (with 334 people in 2016)
 - Coffeeville had a post office and no railroad service
Carson   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Salitpa
 - Carson had a post office and railroad service
McEntyre   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Salitpa
 - McEntyre 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 Salitpa. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Salitpa in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors 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.

Salitpa is located in Clarke County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clarke County: Baldwin, Choctaw, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Washington & Wilcox.

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

Clarke     (The home county for Salitpa)
      Stave Creek   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Coffeeville   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fakit Chipunta - Historic   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rockville   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Alma   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Little River   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blacksher   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tensaw   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bladon Springs   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cullomburg   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bolinger   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Silas   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Aquilla   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Gilbertown   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Toxey   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Needham   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Melvin   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Butler   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Putnam   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Barrons - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Calvert   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Movico   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Citronelle   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Uriah   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Frisco City   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Megargel   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Goodway   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Saint Stephen's   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Frankville   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bigbee   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Leroy   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bassetts Creek   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wagarville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hobson   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sunflower   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chatom   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Millry   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Barlow   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Mehaffey - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coy   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Clarke (MS)
      Junction City (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Greene (MS)
      State Line (MS)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Wayne (MS)
      Robinsons Junction (MS)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Waynesboro (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clara (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although 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 Salitpa:

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 Clarke County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mobile County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Salitpa ...

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

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 Salitpa:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Salitpa.
      See our Misc Page for Salitpa for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Clarke County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Salitpa. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Salitpa) 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 Salitpa. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Salitpa

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Salitpa. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6297, Longitude: -88.0198     [Map].

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<2>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 Salitpa, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Salitpa.