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Vineland, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Vineland ...

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 Vineland (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 Vineland. 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 Vineland ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Vineland.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Vineland, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Vineland.

Cemeteries Near Vineland ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Vineland.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Arbor Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Tutt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E DeVan Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Airmount Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shop Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Finley Crossing Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Living Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hosea Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Christian Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Morrisette Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Independence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Goshen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Goose Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mormons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Laurel Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dunning Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dixon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Danzy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shamburger Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shields Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pritchard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dunaway Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pearson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Choctaw Corner Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Pilgrim Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mooring Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Thornhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Paynes Chapel Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW McFadden Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Andrew Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Grove 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>

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

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

Hampden   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Vineland
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Hampden had a post office and no railroad service
Ellison - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ellison was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Vineland
 - Ellison had a post office and no railroad service
Arlington   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Vineland
 - Arlington had a post office and railroad service
Clayhill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Vineland
 - Clayhill had a post office and no railroad service
Atkeison   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Vineland
 - Atkeison had a post office and no railroad service
Sunny South   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Vineland
 - Sunny South had a post office and railroad service
Pine Hill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Vineland
 - 1895 population of 84 people (with 912 people in 2016)
 - Pine Hill had a post office and railroad service
Kimbrough   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Vineland
 - Kimbrough had a post office and railroad service
Magnolia   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Vineland
 - 1895 population of 402 people
 - Magnolia 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 Vineland. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Vineland 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Vineland is located in Marengo County.

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

Marengo     (The home county for Vineland)
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Linden   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Barrons - Historic   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Putnam   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Butler   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bladon Springs   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lisman   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cromwell   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Needham   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Toxey   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gilbertown   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coffeeville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fakit Chipunta - Historic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Salitpa   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Safford   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Browns   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Minter   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      The Village   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Frankville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Coy   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Camden   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 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 Vineland:

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 Marengo County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumter 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Vineland ...

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

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 Vineland:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Vineland.
      See our Misc Page for Vineland for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Marengo County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Vineland. 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 beginning in Vineland. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Vineland) 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 Vineland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Vineland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vineland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0357, Longitude: -87.6594     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vineland 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 Vineland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Vineland.