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Sawyerville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Sawyerville ...

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 Sawyerville (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 Sawyerville. 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 Sawyerville ...

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 85 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sawyerville.

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

Cemeteries Near Sawyerville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sawyerville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mays Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rhone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Robertson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jackson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Erie Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Martian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Langham Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ramey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Boston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hatche Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Sample Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Crooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Burk Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Five Mile Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Jenkins Place Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stokes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Creehill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE May Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Greensboro Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rhodes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Akron New Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Christian Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Walton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Greenleaf Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Redick Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Springhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kirksey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW St. Matthew Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Blocker Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Arington Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Eaton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Micken Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ramey Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pruitt Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Martin Mission Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mileous Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Zion Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wills 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 Sawyerville had a population of 20 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Evansville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sawyerville
 - Evansville had railroad service and no post office
Greensboro   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sawyerville
 - 1895 population of 1,759 people (with 2,365 people in 2016)
 - Greensboro had a post office and railroad service
Forkland   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sawyerville
 - 1895 population of 176 people (with 597 people in 2016)
 - Forkland had a post office and no railroad service
Cedarville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sawyerville
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Cedarville had a post office and no railroad service
Havana   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sawyerville
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Havana had a post office and no railroad service
Eutaw   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sawyerville
 - 1895 population of 1,115 people (with 2,749 people in 2016)
 - Eutaw had a post office and railroad service
Arcola   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Sawyerville
 - Arcola had a post office and no railroad service
Whitsitt   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sawyerville
 - Whitsitt had a post office and no railroad service
Newbern   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sawyerville
 - 1895 population of 572 people (with 178 people in 2016)
 - Newbern had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Sawyerville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sawyerville 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Sawyerville is located in Hale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hale County: Bibb, Greene, Marengo, Perry & Tuscaloosa.

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

Hale     (The home county for Sawyerville)
      Akron   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brent   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      East Town   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Browns   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Safford   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Union   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Providence   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Linden   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Marion   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      The Village   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Epes   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sledge - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Panola   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coker   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Northport   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Sawyerville:

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 Hale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa 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 Hale County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Hale 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 Sawyerville ...

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

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 Sawyerville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Sawyerville.
      See our Misc Page for Sawyerville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Hale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sawyerville. 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 'point-to-point' distance starting in Sawyerville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sawyerville) 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 Sawyerville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sawyerville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sawyerville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7518, Longitude: -87.7295     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sawyerville 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 Sawyerville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sawyerville.