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Slocomb, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Slocomb ...

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 Slocomb (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 Slocomb. 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 the area of Slocomb ...

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 57 newspapers that have been published in the area around Slocomb.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Slocomb. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Slocomb and those printed in the larger area surrounding Slocomb.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> of Slocomb.

Cemeteries Near Slocomb ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Slocomb.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Christian Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Purvis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wright Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Hurricane Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WNW Whaley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Hartford City Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Pondtown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lees Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Spike Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bay Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Pate Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lassiter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Spring Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Adoniram Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Selma Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Registers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Corinth 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 Slocomb in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Slocomb.

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

Dundee   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Slocomb
 - Dundee had a post office and no railroad service
Fadette   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Slocomb
 - Fadette had a post office and no railroad service
Warwick - Historic   [Map]
 - While Warwick was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Slocomb
 - Warwick had a post office and no railroad service
High Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Slocomb
 - High Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
Big Creek   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Slocomb
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Big Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Graceville (FL)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Slocomb
 - 1895 population of 55 people (with 2,199 people in 2017)
 - Graceville had a post office and no railroad service
Clayhatchee   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Slocomb
 - Clayhatchee had a post office and no railroad service
Highfalls   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Slocomb
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Highfalls 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 Slocomb. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Slocomb 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.

Slocomb is located in Geneva County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Geneva County: Coffee, Covington, Dale, Houston, Holmes (FL) & Walton (FL).

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

Geneva     (The home county for Slocomb)
      Malvern   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Black   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Eunola - Historic   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Scranton   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Costilla - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Samson   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Central City   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elba   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Victoria   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jack   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      County Line   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Opp   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Grimes   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Newton   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Napier Field   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Mabson   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Headland   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Newville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Capps   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oakey Grove   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Haleburg   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Abbeville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Graball   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Merritts Crossroads   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Parker Village   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Taylor   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rehobeth   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Madrid   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dothan   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Parish   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cottonwood   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cowarts   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Avon   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kinsey   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Webb   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tennille   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Holmes (FL)
      Noma (FL)   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Esto (FL)   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bonifay (FL)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Westville (FL)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ponce de Leon (FL)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Jackson (FL)
      Graceville (FL)   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Campbellton (FL)   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Jacob City (FL)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Cottondale (FL)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Malone (FL)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Steele City (FL)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bascom (FL)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greenwood (FL)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alford (FL)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Marianna (FL)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Two Egg (FL)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Parramore (FL) - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Walton (FL)
      Argyle (FL)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Washington (FL)
      Chipley (FL)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Caryville (FL)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Five Points (FL)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wausau (FL)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vernon (FL)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coosada Old Town (FL) - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Early (GA)
      Cedar Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jakin (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Slocomb:

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 Geneva County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour 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    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Houston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Holmes County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walton County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Early County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Geneva County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Geneva 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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The Communities of Alabama

About Geneva County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Slocomb. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Slocomb

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Slocomb. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1102, Longitude: -85.5953     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Slocomb 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 Slocomb, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Slocomb.


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