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Surginer, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Surginer ...

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 Surginer (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 Surginer. 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 Surginer ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Surginer.

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

Cemeteries Near Surginer ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Surginer.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Arbor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Hosea Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shop Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Morrisette Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Living Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dunning Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Laurel Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Christian Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dixon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tutt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pearson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Finley Crossing Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Airmount Cemetery   [Map]     
  E DeVan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Paynes Chapel Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Mt. Pilgrim Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mooring Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mormons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Choctaw Corner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Goose Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Pruitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Danzy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Independence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Goshen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Paradise Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hoboken Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Bashi Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Octagon Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McFadden Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pritchard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dunaway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Berry Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Union 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 Surginer in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Surginer.

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

Ellison - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ellison was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Surginer
 - Ellison had a post office and no railroad service
Clayhill   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Surginer
 - Clayhill had a post office and no railroad service
Vineland   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Surginer
 - Vineland had a post office and no railroad service
Dixon's Mills   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Surginer
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Dixon's Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Shiloh   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Surginer
 - 1895 population of 111 people
 - Shiloh had a post office and no railroad service
Hampden   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Surginer
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Hampden had a post office and no railroad service
Atkeison   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Surginer
 - Atkeison had a post office and no railroad service
Magnolia   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Surginer
 - 1895 population of 402 people
 - Magnolia had a post office and no railroad service
Sunny South   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Surginer
 - Sunny South had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Surginer. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Surginer 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 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.

Surginer is located in Marengo County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marengo County: Choctaw, Clarke, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Perry, Sumter & Wilcox.

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

Marengo     (The home county for Surginer)
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Vineland   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Linden   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Barrons - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Putnam   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Butler   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lisman   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cromwell   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bladon Springs   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Toxey   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gilbertown   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Needham   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Coffeeville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fakit Chipunta - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Salitpa   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Safford   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Browns   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      The Village   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ward   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Frankville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bigbee   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Saint Stephen's   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Coy   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Camden   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]

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

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 Surginer:

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 Marengo County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Marengo County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Marengo 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Marengo County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Surginer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0554, Longitude: -87.7092     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Surginer 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 Surginer, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Surginer.