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Town and Country Estates, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Town and Country Estates ...

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 Town and Country Estates (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 Town and Country Estates. 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.

Name Variations for Town and Country Estates ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

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

  • Typical abbreviation for Town and Country Estates: Town and Country Ests.

Newspapers Published in Town and Country Estates ...

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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Town and Country Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Town and Country Estates, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Town and Country Estates.

Cemeteries Near Town and Country Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Town and Country Estates.

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 Town and Country Estates covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mullins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Greene Hills Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mossy Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hillard & Howard Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hinson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ballard Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Murphree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Carroll Street Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Spillars Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW William Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Starling Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Ward - Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bethel AME Church Cemetery<2>   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  SSW Sanford - Barron Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Kendrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Smilie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Paran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Elam - Davidson Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Boutwell - Bundy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Driggers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Benson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Henderson Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Carroll Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Williams & Andrew Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Livingston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Springfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wingard Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Banks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Moriah 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.<4>

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

These communities are listed based on their distance from Town and Country Estates, with the one closest to Town and Country Estates listed first.

Little Oak   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Town and Country Estates
 - Little Oak had a post office and no railroad service
Troy   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Town and Country Estates
 - 1895 population of 3,449 people (with 19,191 people in 2016)
 - Troy had a post office and railroad service
Hallsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Town and Country Estates
 - Hallsville had railroad service and no post office
Henderson   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Town and Country Estates
 - 1895 population of 159 people
 - Henderson had a post office and no railroad service
Wingard   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Town and Country Estates
 - Wingard had a post office and no railroad service
Banks   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Town and Country Estates
 - Banks had a post office and no railroad service
Ansley   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Town and Country Estates
 - Ansley had a post office and no railroad service
Vidette   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Town and Country Estates
 - Vidette 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 Town and Country Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Town and Country Estates 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Town and Country Estates is located in Pike County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pike County: Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Crenshaw, Dale & Montgomery.

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

Pike     (The home county for Town and Country Estates)
      Troy   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Banks   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Orion   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clio   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Comer   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Perote   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jack   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Elba   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Central City   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      County Line   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Opp   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Heath   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Newton   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Scranton   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grady   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Ada   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 it should be mentioned 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 Town and Country Estates:

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 Pike 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      
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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About Pike County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Town and Country Estates. 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' distance starting in Town and Country Estates. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Town and Country Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Town and Country Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7688, Longitude: -86.0055     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Town and Country Estates have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>AME is an abbreviation for the African Methodist Episcopal Church

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<3>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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<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 Town and Country Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Town and Country Estates.