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Our Genealogical Helper for Toddtown ...

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 Toddtown (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 Toddtown. 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 Toddtown ...

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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Toddtown.

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

Cemeteries Near Toddtown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Toddtown.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Pine Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Peniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Hollingsworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Jackson Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSE Gaddies Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Bumpers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mathews Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Stave Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Parker Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW McKenzie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Clarkville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Lukes Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pine Crest Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Forman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Coleman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Puyear Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Hotel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cobb Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cammack Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wilson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Grove Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Leroy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dacy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Griffin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Overstreet Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Old St. Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Union - Mt. Stoney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Whatley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Spinks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Magnolia Lawns Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jordan 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 Toddtown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Toddtown.

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

Winn   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Toddtown
 - Winn had a post office and no railroad service
Jackson   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Toddtown
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 4,790 people in 2017)
 - Jackson had a post office and railroad service
Walker Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Toddtown
 - 1895 population of 140 people
 - Walker Springs had a post office and railroad service
Grove Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Toddtown
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 1,456 people in 2017)
 - Grove Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Salitpa   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Toddtown
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Salitpa had a post office and no railroad service
Carson   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Toddtown
 - Carson had a post office and railroad service
Suggsville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Toddtown
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Suggsville had a post office and no railroad service
Whatley   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Toddtown
 - Whatley had a post office and railroad service
Saint Stephen's   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Toddtown
 - 1895 population of 387 people
 - Saint Stephen's 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 Toddtown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Toddtown 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the 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 west 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.

Toddtown is located in Clarke County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clarke County: Baldwin, Choctaw, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Washington & Wilcox.

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

Clarke     (The home county for Toddtown)
      Stave Creek   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Salitpa   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Alma   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rockville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Coffeeville   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gainestown   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Carlton   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Little River   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blacksher   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tensaw   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bladon Springs   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cullomburg   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bolinger   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Silas   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gilbertown   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Toxey   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Aquilla   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Needham   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Butler   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Melvin   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Repton   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Huxford   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Putnam   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Barrons - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Calvert   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Movico   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Frisco City   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Uriah   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Megargel   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hybart   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Goodway   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Excel   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Leroy   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Saint Stephen's   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bassetts Creek   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wagarville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Frankville   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bigbee   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sunflower   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hobson   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Chatom   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      McIntosh   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Barlow   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Millry   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tibbie   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coy   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Greene (MS)
      State Line (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Wayne (MS)
      Robinsons Junction (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - 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 Toddtown:

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 Clarke County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mobile County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe 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    
Greene County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alabama
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The Communities of Alabama

About Clarke County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Toddtown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6188, Longitude: -87.8767     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Toddtown 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 Toddtown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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