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Sellers Landing, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Sellers Landing ...

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 Sellers Landing (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 Sellers Landing. 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.

Name Variations for Sellers Landing ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Sellers Landing.

  • Typical abbreviation for Sellers Landing: Sellers Lndg. (or less commonly used: Sellers Lndng.)
  • While the name of this community is Sellers Landing, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Sellers Landing may originally have been Seller's Landing.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Sellers Landing might be written as Seller Landing.

Newspapers Published in Sellers Landing ...

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 24 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sellers Landing.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sellers Landing, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sellers Landing.

Cemeteries Near Sellers Landing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sellers Landing.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Womack Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S West Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Trotter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hatchet Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Little Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Moores Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Ulcanush Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Barrytown Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Coffeeville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gilbertown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bladon Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McDowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kiels Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE James Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Lusk Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Coopers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cedar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Prospect 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>

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

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

Womack Hill   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sellers Landing
 - 1895 population of 410 people
 - Womack Hill had a post office and no railroad service
West Bend   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Sellers Landing
 - West Bend had a post office and no railroad service
Cunningham   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sellers Landing
 - Cunningham had a post office and no railroad service
Coffeeville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sellers Landing
 - 1895 population of 192 people (with 329 people in 2017)
 - Coffeeville had a post office and no railroad service
Ararat   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Sellers Landing
 - Ararat had a post office and no railroad service
McEntyre   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sellers Landing
 - McEntyre had a post office and no railroad service
Campbell   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sellers Landing
 - Campbell had a post office and no railroad service
Souwilpa   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sellers Landing
 - Souwilpa 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 Sellers Landing. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sellers Landing 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 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.

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

Clarke     (The home county for Sellers Landing)
      Fakit Chipunta - Historic   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Coffeeville   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Salitpa   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bladon Springs   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gilbertown   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Toxey   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bolinger   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Silas   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cullomburg   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Needham   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Butler   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Aquilla   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Melvin   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lisman   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Putnam   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Barrons - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Derby   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ward   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Frankville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bigbee   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Millry   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Saint Stephen's   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mehaffey - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Barlow   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hobson   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Leroy   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bassetts Creek   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chatom   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wagarville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sunflower   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coy   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Clarke (MS)
      Junction City (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Shubuta (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Quitman (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Greene (MS)
      State Line (MS)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lauderdale (MS)
      Whynot (MS)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vimville (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (MS)
      Robinsons Junction (MS)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Waynesboro (MS)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clara (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 Sellers Landing:

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:

Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumter 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    
Lauderdale 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
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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 Sellers Landing. 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 that begins in Sellers Landing. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sellers Landing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sellers Landing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8635, Longitude: -88.1408     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sellers Landing 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 Sellers Landing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sellers Landing.


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