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Our Genealogy Helper for Sweet Water ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Sweet Water (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 Sweet Water. 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.

Name Variations for Sweet Water ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

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

Another variation: Sweetwater.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Sweet Water is located in Marengo 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 Marengo County: Choctaw, Clarke, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Perry, Sumter & Wilcox.

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

  • Marengo County     (The home county of Sweet Water)
    • Aimwell (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aimwell
      • Aimwell lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Sweet Water and is located in Marengo County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aimwell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aimwell
    • Dixon's Mills (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixon's Mills
      • Dixon's Mills lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Sweet Water and is located in Marengo County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dixon's Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixon's Mills
    • Half Acre (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Half Acre
      • Half Acre lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Sweet Water and is located in Marengo County
      • Former names for Half Acre:
      • Hell's Half Acre
      • Luther's Store
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Half Acre
    • Nanafalia (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nanafalia
      • Nanafalia lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Sweet Water and is located in Marengo County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nanafalia
    • Barrons (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barrons
      • Barrons was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Sweet Water and is located in Marengo County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barrons have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ellison (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellison
      • Ellison was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Sweet Water and is located in Marengo County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Putnam (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Putnam
      • Putnam lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Sweet Water and is located in Marengo County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Putnam
    • Myrtlewood (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myrtlewood
      • Myrtlewood lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Sweet Water and is located in Marengo County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 115 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myrtlewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myrtlewood
    • Magnolia (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Sweet Water and is located in Marengo County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
    • Vineland (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vineland
      • Vineland lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Sweet Water and is located in Marengo County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vineland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vineland
    • Beckleys (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beckleys
      • Beckleys was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Sweet Water and is located in Marengo County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beckleys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Blue Lock (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Lock
      • Blue Lock was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Sweet Water and is located in Marengo County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Lock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Choctaw County
    • Pennington (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pennington
      • Pennington lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Sweet Water and is located in Choctaw County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 202 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pennington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennington
    • Choctaw City (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Choctaw City
      • Choctaw City lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Sweet Water and is located in Choctaw County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Choctaw City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Choctaw City
    • Cedahoma (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedahoma
      • Cedahoma was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Sweet Water and is located in Choctaw County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedahoma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jachin (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jachin
      • Jachin lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Sweet Water and is located in Choctaw County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jachin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jachin
    • Pelham (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelham
      • Pelham lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Sweet Water and is located in Choctaw County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelham
    • Butler (20 miles [32.2 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butler
      • Butler lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Sweet Water and is located in Choctaw County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,694 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Butler<3>
    • Red Springs (23 miles [37 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Springs
      • Red Springs lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Sweet Water and is located in Choctaw County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Springs
    • Lisman (24 miles [38.6 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisman
      • Lisman lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Sweet Water and is located in Choctaw County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 476 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lisman
    • Cromwell (25 miles [40.2 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cromwell
      • Cromwell lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Sweet Water and is located in Choctaw County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cromwell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cromwell
    • Toxey (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toxey
      • Toxey lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Sweet Water and is located in Choctaw County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 121 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toxey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toxey
    • Needham (28 miles [45.1 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needham
      • Needham lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Sweet Water and is located in Choctaw County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 79 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Needham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Needham
    • Pushmataha (29 miles [46.7 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pushmataha
      • Pushmataha lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Sweet Water and is located in Choctaw County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pushmataha
  • Clarke County
    • Glover (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glover
      • Glover lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Sweet Water and is located in Clarke County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glover
    • Morvin (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morvin
      • Morvin lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Sweet Water and is located in Clarke County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morvin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morvin
    • Atkeison (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkeison
      • Atkeison lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Sweet Water and is located in Clarke County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atkeison
    • Campbell (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campbell
      • Campbell lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Sweet Water and is located in Clarke County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campbell
    • Thomasville (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomasville
      • Thomasville lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Sweet Water and is located in Clarke County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,766 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomasville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thomasville<3>
    • Fulton (22 miles [35.4 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
      • Fulton lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Sweet Water and is located in Clarke County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 242 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fulton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulton
    • Dickinson (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickinson
      • Dickinson lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Sweet Water and is located in Clarke County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickinson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickinson
    • Nettleboro (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nettleboro
      • Nettleboro lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Sweet Water and is located in Clarke County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nettleboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nettleboro
    • Coffeeville (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coffeeville
      • Coffeeville lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Sweet Water and is located in Clarke County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 305 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coffeeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coffeeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coffeeville<3>
    • Zimco (26 miles [41.8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zimco
      • Zimco lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Sweet Water and is located in Clarke County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zimco
    • Grove Hill (27 miles [43.5 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove Hill
      • Grove Hill lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Sweet Water and is located in Clarke County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,709 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grove Hill<3>
    • Fakit Chipunta (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fakit Chipunta
      • Fakit Chipunta was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Sweet Water and is located in Clarke County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fakit Chipunta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Dallas County
    • Safford (32 miles [51.5 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Safford
      • Safford lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Sweet Water and is located in Dallas County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Safford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Safford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Safford<3>
    • Orrville (39 miles [62.8 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orrville
      • Orrville lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sweet Water and is located in Dallas County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 163 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orrville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orrville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orrville<3>
  • Greene County
    • Forkland (38 miles [61.2 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forkland
      • Forkland lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Sweet Water and is located in Greene County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 583 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forkland
  • Hale County
    • Gallion (29 miles [46.7 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gallion
      • Gallion lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Sweet Water and is located in Hale County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gallion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gallion
    • Prairieville (30 miles [48.3 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairieville
      • Prairieville lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Sweet Water and is located in Hale County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairieville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairieville
    • Newbern (39 miles [62.8 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newbern
      • Newbern lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sweet Water and is located in Hale County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 174 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newbern have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newbern
  • Monroe County
    • Vredenburgh (37 miles [59.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vredenburgh
      • Vredenburgh lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Sweet Water and is located in Monroe County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 284 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vredenburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vredenburgh
  • Perry County
    • Freetown (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freetown
      • Freetown lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Sweet Water and is located in Perry County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freetown
    • Uniontown (32 miles [51.5 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uniontown
      • Uniontown lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Sweet Water and is located in Perry County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,150 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Uniontown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uniontown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Uniontown<3>
  • Sumter County
    • Derby (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derby
      • Derby lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Sweet Water and is located in Sumter County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derby
    • Bellamy (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellamy
      • Bellamy lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Sweet Water and is located in Sumter County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellamy
    • McDowell (29 miles [46.7 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McDowell
      • McDowell lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Sweet Water and is located in Sumter County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McDowell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McDowell
    • Arrington (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arrington
      • Arrington lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Sweet Water and is located in Sumter County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arrington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arrington
    • Intercourse (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Intercourse
      • Intercourse lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Sweet Water and is located in Sumter County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Intercourse
    • Kinterbish (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinterbish
      • Kinterbish lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Sweet Water and is located in Sumter County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kinterbish
    • Ward (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ward
      • Ward lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Sweet Water and is located in Sumter County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ward have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ward
    • York (36 miles [57.9 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York
      • York lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Sweet Water and is located in Sumter County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,218 people
      • Former names for York:
      • New York Station
      • York Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on York
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for York<3>
    • Cuba (37 miles [59.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuba
      • Cuba lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Sweet Water and is located in Sumter County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 287 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuba
    • Livingston (39 miles [62.8 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livingston
      • Livingston lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Sweet Water and is located in Sumter County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,135 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livingston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livingston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Livingston<3>
  • Washington County
    • Saint Stephen's (39 miles [62.8 km] to the south)
  • Wilcox County
    • Arlington (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
      • Arlington lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Sweet Water and is located in Wilcox County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
    • Anne Manie (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anne Manie
      • Anne Manie lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Sweet Water and is located in Wilcox County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anne Manie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anne Manie
    • Kimbrough (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimbrough
      • Kimbrough lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Sweet Water and is located in Wilcox County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimbrough have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimbrough
    • Pine Hill (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Hill
      • Pine Hill lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Sweet Water and is located in Wilcox County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 834 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Hill
    • Catherine (24 miles [38.6 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catherine
      • Catherine lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Sweet Water and is located in Wilcox County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catherine
    • Yellow Bluff (24 miles [38.6 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Bluff
      • Yellow Bluff lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Sweet Water and is located in Wilcox County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 200 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellow Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Bluff
    • Lower Peach Tree (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Peach Tree
      • Lower Peach Tree lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Sweet Water and is located in Wilcox County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Peach Tree
    • Gastonburg (26 miles [41.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gastonburg
      • Gastonburg lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Sweet Water and is located in Wilcox County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gastonburg
    • Millers Ferry (27 miles [43.5 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millers Ferry
      • Millers Ferry lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Sweet Water and is located in Wilcox County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millers Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millers Ferry
    • Prairie Bluff (27 miles [43.5 km] to the east) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Bluff
      • Prairie Bluff was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Sweet Water and is located in Wilcox County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Prairie Bluff has also been known as:
      • Dale
      • Daletown
    • Coy (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coy
      • Coy lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Sweet Water and is located in Wilcox County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coy
    • Alberta (28 miles [45.1 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alberta
      • Alberta lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Sweet Water and is located in Wilcox County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alberta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alberta

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

Newspapers Published in Sweet Water ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sweet Water.

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

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 helpful 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 Sweet Water:

  • 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

Cemeteries Near Sweet Water ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sweet Water.

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

  • Old Union Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Union Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Union Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Union Cemetery
  • Aimwell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Aimwell Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Aimwell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aimwell Cemetery
  • Paynes Chapel Methodist Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Paynes Chapel Methodist Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Paynes Chapel Methodist Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paynes Chapel Methodist Cemetery
  • Hoboken Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hoboken Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hoboken Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoboken Cemetery
  • Pearson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pearson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pearson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearson Cemetery
  • Union Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Union Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Grove Cemetery
  • Berry Chapel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Berry Chapel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Berry Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berry Chapel Cemetery
  • St. Paul Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Paul Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Paul Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Paul Cemetery
  • Antioch Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Antioch Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Antioch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antioch Cemetery
  • Old Liberty Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Liberty Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Liberty Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Liberty Cemetery
  • Pruitt Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pruitt Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pruitt Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pruitt Cemetery
  • Dixon Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dixon Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dixon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixon Cemetery
  • Continue List   (486 more) ...
    • Dunning Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dunning Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dunning Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunning Cemetery
    • Robinson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Robinson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Robinson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinson Cemetery
    • Beaver Creek Baptist Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beaver Creek Baptist Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beaver Creek Baptist Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Creek Baptist Cemetery

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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Sweet Water had a population of 140 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Sweet Water had a population of 243 people.

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

  • Sweet Water (Marengo County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweet Water
    • Sweet Water lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Sweet Water and is located in Marengo County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 140 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 243 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sweet Water had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweet Water
  • Aimwell (Marengo County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aimwell
    • Aimwell lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Sweet Water and is located in Marengo County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Aimwell had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aimwell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aimwell
  • Moss (Marengo County) - Historic
    • While Moss was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moss
    • Moss was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sweet Water and is located in Marengo County
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Moss had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moss have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Dixon's Mills (Marengo County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixon's Mills
    • Dixon's Mills lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Sweet Water and is located in Marengo County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 127 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dixon's Mills had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dixon's Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixon's Mills
  • Nicholsville (Marengo County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nicholsville
    • Nicholsville lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Sweet Water and is located in Marengo County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nicholsville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nicholsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nicholsville
  • Nanafalia (Marengo County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nanafalia
    • Nanafalia lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Sweet Water and is located in Marengo County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 66 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Nanafalia had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nanafalia
  • Bashi (Clarke County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bashi
    • Bashi lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Sweet Water and is located in Clarke County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bashi had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bashi have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bashi
  • Clayhill (Marengo County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayhill
    • Clayhill lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Sweet Water and is located in Marengo County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Clayhill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayhill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayhill
  • Shiloh (Marengo County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shiloh
    • Shiloh lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Sweet Water and is located in Marengo County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 111 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Shiloh had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shiloh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shiloh
  • Rembert (Marengo County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rembert
    • Rembert lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Sweet Water and is located in Marengo County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rembert had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rembert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rembert
  • Putnam (Marengo County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Putnam
    • Putnam lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Sweet Water and is located in Marengo County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Putnam had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Putnam
  • Morvin (Clarke County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morvin
    • Morvin lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Sweet Water and is located in Clarke County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Morvin had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morvin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morvin
  • Continue List   (14 more) ...
    • Glover (Clarke County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glover
      • Glover lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Sweet Water and is located in Clarke County
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Glover had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glover
    • Ellison (Marengo County) - Historic
      • While Ellison was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellison
      • Ellison was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Sweet Water and is located in Marengo County
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ellison had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Octagon (Marengo County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Octagon
      • Octagon lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Sweet Water and is located in Marengo County
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 57 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Octagon had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Octagon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Octagon

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Sweet Water. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sweet Water.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sweet Water) 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 Sweet Water. 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 Sweet WaterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sweet Water. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0938, Longitude: -87.8703    
<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>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 Sweet Water, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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