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Saville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Saville ...

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 Saville (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 Saville. 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 Saville ...

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 Saville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Saville, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Saville.

Cemeteries Near Saville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Saville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Cauthens Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dry Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NE Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Vernledge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Petrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Panola Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Spring Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Black Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lightfoot Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Perdue Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Head Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fair Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Andress Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rutledge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oak Bowery 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 Saville had a population of 39 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Honoraville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Saville
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Honoraville had a post office and no railroad service
Bradleyton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Saville
 - Bradleyton had a post office and railroad service
Highland Home   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Saville
 - Highland Home had a post office and no railroad service
Live Oak   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Saville
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Live Oak had a post office and no railroad service
Lapine   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Saville
 - Lapine had a post office and railroad service
Petrey   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Saville
 - Petrey had a post office and railroad service
Patsburg   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Saville
 - Patsburg had a post office and railroad service
Rutledge   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Saville
 - 1895 population of 314 people (with 458 people in 2016)
 - Rutledge 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 Saville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Saville 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

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

Crenshaw     (The home county for Saville)
      Honoraville   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Perote   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jack   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elba   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Heath   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Red Level   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Grady   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ada   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Orion   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Troy   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Banks   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Awin   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Furman   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pine Apple   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 Saville:

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:

Autauga 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    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon 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 Saville ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Crenshaw County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8774, Longitude: -86.3311     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Saville.