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Victoria, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Victoria ...

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 Victoria (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 Victoria. 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 Victoria ...

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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Victoria.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Victoria, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Victoria.

Cemeteries Near Victoria ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Victoria.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Victoria Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Rosin Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hawhill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Wise Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Woodland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Perdue Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hutchson & Russell Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Zions Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW White Water Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pea River Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Selgar Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Strickland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Sharron Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shearon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Rocky Head Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McGee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Roeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NW Clay Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bluff Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Zoar Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Brockton City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Boutwell - Bundy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mossy Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hamilton Crossroads 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 Victoria had a population of 85 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Tabernacle   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Victoria
 - Tabernacle had a post office and no railroad service
Clintonville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Victoria
 - 1895 population of 172 people
 - Clintonville had a post office and no railroad service
Elba   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Victoria
 - 1895 population of 285 people (with 3,893 people in 2016)
 - Elba had a post office and no railroad service
Edwardsville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Victoria
 - Edwardsville had a post office and no railroad service
Tennille   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Victoria
 - Tennille had a post office and railroad service
Henderson   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Victoria
 - 1895 population of 159 people
 - Henderson had a post office and no railroad service
Damascus   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Victoria
 - Damascus had a post office and no railroad service
Enterprise   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Victoria
 - Enterprise had a post office and no railroad service
Dillard   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Victoria
 - Dillard had a post office and railroad service
Brundidge   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Victoria
 - 1895 population of 421 people (with 1,972 people in 2016)
 - Brundidge had a post office and railroad service
Bullock   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Victoria
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Bullock had a post office and no railroad service
Curtis   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Victoria
 - Curtis 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 Victoria. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Victoria 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.

Victoria 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 Victoria. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Victoria:

Coffee     (The home county for Victoria)
      Jack   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      New Brockton   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Elba   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Battens Crossroads   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Central City   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kinston   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clio   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Perote   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Opp   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Babbie   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beulah   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Onycha   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Horn Hill   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sanford   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gantt   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Heath   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Andalusia   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Libertyville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      River Falls   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Level Plains   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Newton   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Scranton   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Chancellor   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coffee Springs   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Costilla - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Samson   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eunola - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Slocomb   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Malvern   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Black   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Headland   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Newville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Graball   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Abbeville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakey Grove   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dothan   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Parker Village   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Taylor   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kinsey   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Parish   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Merritts Crossroads   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rehobeth   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grady   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Troy   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Banks   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Orion   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

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

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    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       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 Victoria ...

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

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 Victoria:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Victoria.
      See our Misc Page for Victoria 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 Victoria. 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 that stretches from Victoria. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Victoria) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Victoria. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5299, Longitude: -85.9383     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Victoria 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 Victoria, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Victoria.