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Tabernacle, Alabama
(Coffee County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Tabernacle ...

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 Tabernacle (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 Tabernacle. 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 Tabernacle ...

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 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tabernacle.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tabernacle, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tabernacle.

Cemeteries Near Tabernacle ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tabernacle.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hutchson & Russell Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Pea River Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW McGee Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW New Brockton City Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Woodland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Victoria Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rosin Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hawhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mossy Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Enterprise City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wise Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W White Water Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Roeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Selgar Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Strickland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Zions Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rocky Head 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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Tabernacle had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Clintonville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tabernacle
 - 1895 population of 172 people
 - Clintonville had a post office and no railroad service
Victoria   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tabernacle
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Victoria had a post office and no railroad service
Enterprise   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Tabernacle
 - Enterprise had a post office and no railroad service
Elba   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tabernacle
 - 1895 population of 285 people (with 3,893 people in 2016)
 - Elba had a post office and no railroad service
Damascus   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tabernacle
 - Damascus had a post office and no railroad service
Level Plains   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tabernacle
 - Level Plains had a post office and no railroad service
Dillard   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tabernacle
 - Dillard had a post office and railroad service
Edwardsville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Tabernacle
 - Edwardsville had a post office and no railroad service

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

Tabernacle is located in Coffee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Coffee County: Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Geneva & Pike.

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

Coffee     (The home county for Tabernacle)
      New Brockton   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Jack   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Elba   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Central City   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Clio   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Perote   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Opp   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Onycha   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Heath   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Florala   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Newton   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grimes   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Scranton   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Costilla - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Samson   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eunola - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Slocomb   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Malvern   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Black   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Headland   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Newville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Graball   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakey Grove   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Abbeville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Parker Village   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Taylor   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dothan   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kinsey   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Merritts Crossroads   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Parish   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rehobeth   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Webb   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cowarts   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Avon   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Madrid   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Troy   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Banks   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Orion   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Holmes (FL)
      Esto (FL)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Noma (FL)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Jackson (FL)
      Graceville (FL)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

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 Coffee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Houston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Holmes County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Tabernacle ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Tabernacle:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Tabernacle.
      See our Misc Page for Tabernacle for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Coffee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tabernacle. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4513, Longitude: -85.8713     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tabernacle have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Tabernacle, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tabernacle.