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Our Genealogy Helper for Stansel ...

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 Stansel (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Stansel. 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.

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 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.

Stansel is located in Pickens County.

To see how the shape of Alabama's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pickens County: Fayette, Greene, Lamar, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Lowndes (MS) & Noxubee (MS).

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

  • Pickens County     (The home county of Stansel)
    • Reform [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reform
      • Reform [Pickens County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Stansel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,552 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reform have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reform
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reform<3>
    • Carrollton [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrollton
      • Carrollton [Pickens County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Stansel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 943 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
    • McShan [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McShan
      • McShan [Pickens County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Stansel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McShan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McShan
    • Gordo [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordo
      • Gordo [Pickens County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Stansel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,614 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gordo<3>
    • Ethelsville [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethelsville
      • Ethelsville [Pickens County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Stansel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 73 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ethelsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethelsville
    • Macedonia [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macedonia
      • Macedonia [Pickens County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Stansel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Macedonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macedonia
    • Beaver Town [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Town
      • Beaver Town [Pickens County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Stansel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Town
    • McMullen [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McMullen
      • McMullen [Pickens County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Stansel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McMullen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McMullen
    • Stafford [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stafford
      • Stafford [Pickens County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Stansel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford
    • Pickensville [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickensville
      • Pickensville [Pickens County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Stansel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 578 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickensville
    • Aliceville [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aliceville
      • Aliceville [Pickens County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Stansel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,254 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aliceville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aliceville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aliceville<3>
    • Memphis [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Memphis
      • Memphis [Pickens County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Stansel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Memphis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memphis
  • Fayette County
    • Ashcraft Corner [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashcraft Corner
      • Ashcraft Corner [Fayette County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Stansel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashcraft Corner
    • Belk [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belk
      • Belk [Fayette County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Stansel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 204 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belk
    • Fayette [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayette
      • Fayette [Fayette County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Stansel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,275 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayette<3>
    • Old Town [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Town
      • Old Town [Fayette County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Stansel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Town
    • Rossland City [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rossland City
      • Rossland City [Fayette County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Stansel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rossland City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rossland City
    • Berry [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berry
      • Berry [Fayette County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Stansel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,095 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berry<3>
  • Greene County
    • Union [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Greene County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Stansel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 209 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Knoxville [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knoxville
      • Knoxville [Greene County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Stansel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knoxville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knoxville
    • West Greene [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Greene
      • West Greene [Greene County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Stansel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Greene have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Greene
    • Clinton [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Greene County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Stansel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
    • Eutaw [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eutaw
      • Eutaw [Greene County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Stansel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,603 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eutaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eutaw<3>
    • Boligee [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boligee
      • Boligee [Greene County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Stansel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 280 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boligee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boligee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boligee<3>
  • Hale County
    • Moundville [Hale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moundville
      • Moundville [Hale County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Stansel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,459 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moundville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moundville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moundville<3>
    • Akron [Hale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Akron
      • Akron [Hale County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Stansel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 328 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Akron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Akron<3>
  • Lamar County
    • Millport [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millport
      • Millport [Lamar County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Stansel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 980 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millport<3>
    • Kennedy [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennedy
      • Kennedy [Lamar County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Stansel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 421 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennedy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennedy
    • Hightogy [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hightogy
      • Hightogy [Lamar County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Stansel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hightogy
    • Vernon [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernon
      • Vernon [Lamar County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Stansel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,850 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vernon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vernon<3>
    • Sulligent [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulligent
      • Sulligent [Lamar County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Stansel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,834 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulligent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulligent
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sulligent<3>
  • Sumter County
    • Panola [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panola
      • Panola [Sumter County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Stansel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panola
    • Geiger [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geiger
      • Geiger [Sumter County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Stansel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 151 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geiger
    • Gainesville [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gainesville
      • Gainesville [Sumter County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Stansel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 183 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gainesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gainesville
  • Tuscaloosa County
    • Echola [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echola
      • Echola [Tuscaloosa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Stansel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echola
    • Elrod [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elrod
      • Elrod [Tuscaloosa County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Stansel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elrod have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elrod
    • Buhl [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buhl
      • Buhl [Tuscaloosa County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Stansel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buhl have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buhl
    • Coker [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coker
      • Coker [Tuscaloosa County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Stansel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 964 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coker
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coker<3>
    • Ralph [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Foster's [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Samantha [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Samantha
      • Samantha [Tuscaloosa County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Stansel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Samantha
    • Lake Front Village [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Front Village
      • Lake Front Village [Tuscaloosa County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Stansel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Front Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Front Village
    • Northport [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northport
      • Northport [Tuscaloosa County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Stansel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,115 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northport<3>
    • Ingleside Village [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ingleside Village
      • Ingleside Village [Tuscaloosa County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Stansel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ingleside Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ingleside Village
    • Tuscaloosa [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuscaloosa
      • Tuscaloosa [Tuscaloosa County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Stansel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 101,129 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuscaloosa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuscaloosa<3>
    • Sahama Village [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sahama Village
      • Sahama Village [Tuscaloosa County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Stansel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sahama Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sahama Village
  • Clay County (MS)
    • West Point [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Point
      • West Point [Clay County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Stansel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,404 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Point<3>
  • Lowndes County (MS)
    • New Hope [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Hope
      • New Hope [Lowndes County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Stansel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hope
    • Columbus [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
      • Columbus [Lowndes County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Stansel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 23,573 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<3>
    • Caledonia [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledonia
      • Caledonia [Lowndes County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Stansel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,058 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caledonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caledonia<3>
    • Bent Oak [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bent Oak
      • Bent Oak [Lowndes County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Stansel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bent Oak
    • Crawford [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crawford
      • Crawford [Lowndes County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Stansel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 650 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crawford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crawford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crawford<3>
    • Artesia [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artesia
      • Artesia [Lowndes County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Stansel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 425 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Artesia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Artesia
  • Monroe County (MS)
    • Hamilton [Monroe County]
    • Gattman [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gattman
      • Gattman [Monroe County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Stansel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gattman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gattman
  • Noxubee County (MS)
    • Deerbrook [Noxubee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deerbrook
      • Deerbrook [Noxubee County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Stansel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deerbrook
    • Brooksville [Noxubee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooksville
      • Brooksville [Noxubee County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Stansel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,083 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooksville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brooksville<3>
    • Macon [Noxubee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macon
      • Macon [Noxubee County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Stansel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,421 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Macon<3>
    • Shuqualak [Noxubee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shuqualak
      • Shuqualak [Noxubee County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Stansel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 436 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shuqualak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shuqualak

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

Newspapers Published in Stansel ...

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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stansel.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Stansel:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Alabama
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Stansel ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stansel.

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

  • Bethel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Cemetery
  • New Providence Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Providence Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Providence Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Providence Cemetery
  • Poplar Springs Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Poplar Springs Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Poplar Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Springs Cemetery
  • Cockrell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cockrell Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cockrell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cockrell Cemetery
  • Holly Springs Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holly Springs Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holly Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Old Sardis Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Sardis Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Glen Echo Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Glen Echo Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Browns Chapel Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Browns Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Graham Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Graham Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hebron Church Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hebron Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Carrollton Cemetery
    • Windle Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Windle Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Liberty Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Liberty Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Thrasher Cemetery
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    • Union Hill Cemetery
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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.<5>

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

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

  • Reform [Pickens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reform
    • Reform [Pickens County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Stansel
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,552 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Reform had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reform have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reform
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reform<3>
  • Bell [Pickens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bell
    • Bell [Pickens County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Stansel
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bell had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Coal Fire [Pickens County]
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    • Coal Fire [Pickens County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Stansel
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Coal Fire had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Fire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Gordo [Pickens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordo
    • Gordo [Pickens County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Stansel
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 106 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,614 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gordo had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gordo<3>
  • Dillburg [Pickens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillburg
    • Dillburg [Pickens County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Stansel
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dillburg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dillburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Olney [Pickens County]
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    • Olney [Pickens County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Stansel
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Olney had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lubbub [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lubbub
      • Lubbub [Pickens County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Stansel
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 33 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lubbub had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lubbub have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Palmetto [Pickens County]
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      • Palmetto [Pickens County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Stansel
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Palmetto had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmetto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Garden [Pickens County]
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      • Garden [Pickens County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Stansel
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 45 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Garden had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pleasant Grove [Pickens County]
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      • Pleasant Grove [Pickens County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Stansel
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 29 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pleasant Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Stafford [Pickens County]
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      • Stafford [Pickens County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Stansel
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Stafford had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Bridgeville [Pickens County]
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      • Bridgeville [Pickens County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Stansel
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bridgeville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Benevola [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benevola
      • Benevola [Pickens County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Stansel
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Benevola had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benevola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Millport [Lamar County]
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      • Millport [Lamar County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Stansel
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 244 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 980 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Millport had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millport<3>
    • Moore's Bridge [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moore's Bridge
      • Moore's Bridge [Tuscaloosa County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Stansel
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Moore's Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moore's Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Stansel. See our List of 1890's Communities around Stansel.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Stansel ...

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

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Stansel. See our Misc Page for Stansel for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Pickens County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Stansel) 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 Stansel. 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 Stansel

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stansel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3194, Longitude: -88.0458    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>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 Stansel, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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