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Sand Cut, Alabama
(Conecuh County)

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The location of Sand Cut

Our Genealogy Helper for Sand Cut ...

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 Sand Cut (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 Sand Cut. 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 doctors 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.

Sand Cut is located in Conecuh County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Conecuh County: Butler, Covington, Escambia & Monroe.

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

Conecuh     (The home county for Sand Cut)
  Lenox   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Castleberry   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Range   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Belleville   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Repton   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Nymph   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Bermuda   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Evergreen   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Old Town   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Brooklyn   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Little River   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Perdido   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Blacksher   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  McKenzie   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Georgiana   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Chapman   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bolling   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Forest Home   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Gainestown   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Alma   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Red Level   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  River Falls   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Carolina   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wing   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Andalusia   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Gantt   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Heath   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Libertyville   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Brewton   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  East Brewton   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Riverview   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Pollard   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Huxford   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Flomaton   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Atmore   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bradley   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Excel   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Burnt Corn   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Frisco City   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Monroeville   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Goodway   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Megargel   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Mexia   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Peterman   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Pine Orchard   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Uriah   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Tunnel Springs   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Perdue Hill   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  McWilliams   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Awin   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pine Apple   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Escambia (FL)
  Century (FL)   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  McDavid (FL)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Walnut Hill (FL)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pine Barren (FL)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Okaloosa (FL)
  Otahite (FL) - Historic   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Santa Rosa (FL)
  Jay (FL)   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Belandville (FL) - Historic   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Sand Cut ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sand Cut.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Sand Cut covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WNW Ramah Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Buffington Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Marietta Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Springhill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hamden Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Range Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Hanberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Zion Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oakdale Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Hammac Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Holly Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sparta Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sparta Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Belleville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Repton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Wallace Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Repton Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  E Greater Nazarene Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Riley Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Sand Cut ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sand Cut.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sand Cut, 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 Sand Cut.

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>

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

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

Castleberry   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sand Cut
 - 1895 population of 176 people (with 553 people in 2017)
 - Castleberry had a post office and railroad service
Range   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Sand Cut
 - Range had a post office and no railroad service
Belleville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Sand Cut
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Belleville had a post office and no railroad service
Sparta - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sparta was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sand Cut
 - Sparta had railroad service and no post office
Wallace   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sand Cut
 - Wallace had a post office and railroad service
Repton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sand Cut
 - Repton had a post office and railroad service
Kirkland   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sand Cut
 - Kirkland had a post office and railroad service
Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]
 - While Jay Villa was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sand Cut
 - Jay Villa had a post office and no railroad service
Bermuda   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sand Cut
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Bermuda 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 Sand Cut. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sand Cut in the 1890's.

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 either 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 Sand Cut:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Conecuh County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baldwin County:     Cyndi's



Butler County:     Cyndi's



Clarke County:     Cyndi's



Covington County:     Cyndi's



Escambia County:     Cyndi's



Monroe County:     Cyndi's



Wilcox County:     Cyndi's



Escambia County (FL):     Cyndi's



Okaloosa County (FL):     Cyndi's



Santa Rosa County (FL):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alabama,
Cemeteries of Conecuh County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Alabama, for Conecuh 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 Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Alabama

About Conecuh County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sand Cut. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sand Cut) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sand Cut. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3182, Longitude: -87.1208     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sand Cut 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:

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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 Sand Cut, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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