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Wildcat Landing, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Wildcat Landing ...

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 Wildcat Landing (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 Wildcat Landing. 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 Wildcat Landing ...

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 Wildcat Landing.

  • Typical abbreviation for Wildcat Landing: Wildcat Lndg. (or less commonly used: Wildcat Lndng.)

Newspapers Published in Wildcat Landing ...

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 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wildcat Landing.

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

Cemeteries Near Wildcat Landing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wildcat Landing.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Hatchet Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Putnam Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Trotter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wesley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Little Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lily Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Marvin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cedar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Tallahatta Cemetery for Blacks   [Map]     
  ENE Luker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N White Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Spencer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Moores Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Womack Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bashan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW West Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Canathan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Mariah 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 Wildcat Landing in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wildcat Landing.

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

Ararat   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Wildcat Landing
 - Ararat had a post office and no railroad service
Cunningham   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Wildcat Landing
 - Cunningham had a post office and no railroad service
Morvin   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wildcat Landing
 - Morvin had a post office and no railroad service
Putnam   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wildcat Landing
 - Putnam had a post office and no railroad service
Campbell   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wildcat Landing
 - Campbell had a post office and no railroad service
Womack Hill   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wildcat Landing
 - 1895 population of 410 people
 - Womack Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Sterling   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wildcat Landing
 - 1895 population of 185 people
 - Mount Sterling had a post office and no railroad service
West Bend   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wildcat Landing
 - West Bend 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 Wildcat Landing. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wildcat Landing 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Wildcat Landing is located in Choctaw County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Choctaw County: Clarke, Marengo, Sumter, Washington, Clarke (MS), Lauderdale (MS) & Wayne (MS).

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

Choctaw     (The home county for Wildcat Landing)
      Butler   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Toxey   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gilbertown   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Needham   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bladon Springs   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Lisman   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Bolinger   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Silas   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cromwell   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cullomburg   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Coffeeville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fakit Chipunta - Historic   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Salitpa   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Putnam   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Barrons - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ward   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cuba   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      York   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Frankville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bigbee   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Millry   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Saint Stephen's   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mehaffey - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Barlow   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Leroy   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bassetts Creek   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hobson   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chatom   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wagarville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sunflower   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coy   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Clarke (MS)
      Junction City (MS)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Shubuta (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Quitman (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lauderdale (MS)
      Whynot (MS)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Vimville (MS)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Wayne (MS)
      Waynesboro (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Robinsons Junction (MS)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Wildcat Landing:

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 Choctaw County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe 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    
Clarke County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale 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 Choctaw County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Choctaw 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 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 from Wildcat Landing. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wildcat Landing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wildcat Landing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9652, Longitude: -88.0920     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wildcat Landing 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 Wildcat Landing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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