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Southern Junction, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Southern Junction ...

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 Southern Junction (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 Southern Junction. 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 Southern Junction ...

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 Southern Junction.

  • Typical abbreviation for Southern Junction: Southern Jct. (or less commonly used: Southern Jctn.)

Newspapers Published in Southern Junction ...

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 Southern Junction.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Southern Junction, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Southern Junction.

Cemeteries Near Southern Junction ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Southern Junction.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Registers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Registers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Hinson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Marvin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Damascus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lassiter Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Christian Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Selma Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Purvis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NE Memphis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lees Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NW Providence 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 Southern Junction in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Southern Junction.

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

Big Creek   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Southern Junction
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Big Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Fadette   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Southern Junction
 - Fadette had a post office and no railroad service
Graceville (FL)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Southern Junction
 - 1895 population of 55 people (with 2,212 people in 2016)
 - Graceville had a post office and no railroad service
Campbellton (FL)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Southern Junction
 - 1895 population of 105 people (with 221 people in 2016)
 - Campbellton had a post office and no railroad service
Keyton's   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Southern Junction
 - Keyton's had railroad service and no post office
Warwick - Historic   [Map]
 - While Warwick was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Southern Junction
 - Warwick had a post office and no railroad service
Dundee   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Southern Junction
 - Dundee had a post office and no railroad service
Tidwell   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Southern Junction
 - Tidwell 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 Southern Junction. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Southern Junction 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Southern Junction is located in Houston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Houston County: Dale, Geneva, Henry, Jackson (FL), Early (GA) & Seminole (GA).

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

Houston     (The home county for Southern Junction)
      Madrid   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Merritts Crossroads   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Rehobeth   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Parker Village   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Taylor   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cottonwood   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Parish   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dothan   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Avon   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cowarts   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kinsey   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Webb   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Central City   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grimes   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Napier Field   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Newton   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mabson   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Malvern   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Slocomb   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Black   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Eunola - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Scranton   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Costilla - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Samson   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Headland   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Newville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Haleburg   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oakey Grove   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Abbeville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Graball   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bay (FL)
      Fountain (FL)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Calhoun (FL)
      Altha (FL)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Holmes (FL)
      Noma (FL)   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Esto (FL)   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bonifay (FL)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Westville (FL)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ponce de Leon (FL)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Jackson (FL)
      Graceville (FL)   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Campbellton (FL)   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Jacob City (FL)   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cottondale (FL)   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Malone (FL)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Bascom (FL)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Steele City (FL)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Greenwood (FL)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Marianna (FL)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Alford (FL)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Two Egg (FL)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Parramore (FL) - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cypress (FL)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Walton (FL)
      Argyle (FL)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (FL)
      Chipley (FL)   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Caryville (FL)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Five Points (FL)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wausau (FL)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vernon (FL)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Coosada Old Town (FL) - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Early (GA)
      Cedar Springs (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jakin (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Centerville (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Blakely (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Seminole (GA)
      Donalsonville (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Iron City (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 it should be mentioned 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 Southern Junction:

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 Houston County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bay County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County (FL):       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    
Seminole County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Southern Junction. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Southern Junction. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Southern Junction) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southern Junction. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0293, Longitude: -85.4699     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Southern Junction 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 Southern Junction, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Southern Junction.