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West Greene, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for West Greene ...

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 West Greene (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 West Greene. 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 West Greene ...

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 West Greene.

  • Typical abbreviation for West Greene: W. Greene

Newspapers Published in West Greene ...

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 53 newspapers that have been published in the area around West Greene.

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

Cemeteries Near West Greene ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of West Greene.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Spencer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Demount Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Light Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mobley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Coleman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Speed Quarters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brickyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gotes Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Eatman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Horton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Horton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Ridge Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hogley Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Spencer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Cooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pippen Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jamestown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Odd Fellows Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pippen Place Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hick Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Screptah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Eatman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW William Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shedd Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shea Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hargrove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Trantham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Boatright Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smiths Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sixteenth Section Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Antioch 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, West Greene had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Mount Hebron   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from West Greene
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Mount Hebron had a post office and no railroad service
Clinton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from West Greene
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Clinton had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant Ridge   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from West Greene
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Pleasant Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
Warsaw   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from West Greene
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Warsaw had a post office and no railroad service
Lewiston   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from West Greene
 - Lewiston had a post office and no railroad service
Vienna   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from West Greene
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Vienna had a post office and no railroad service
Boligee   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from West Greene
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 306 people in 2016)
 - Boligee had a post office and railroad service
Union   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from West Greene
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 221 people in 2016)
 - Union had a post office and no railroad service
Bridgeville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from West Greene
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Bridgeville 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 West Greene. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring West Greene 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

West Greene is located in Greene County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Greene County: Hale, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter & Tuscaloosa.

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

Greene     (The home county for West Greene)
      Clinton   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Union   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Akron   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      McShan   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Reform   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Panola   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Epes   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sledge - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      York   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Coker   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Echola   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Northport   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Kemper (MS)
      Scooba (MS)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      De Kalb (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crawford (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Noxubee (MS)
      Shuqualak (MS)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Macon (MS)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brooksville (MS)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 West Greene:

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 Greene County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Greene. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9237, Longitude: -88.0853     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Greene 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 West Greene, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for West Greene.