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Winfield, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Winfield ...

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 Winfield (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 Winfield. 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 the area of Winfield ...

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 74 newspapers that have been published in the area around Winfield.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Winfield. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Winfield and those printed in the larger area surrounding Winfield.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> of Winfield.

Cemeteries Near Winfield ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Winfield.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Goodwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Winfield City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Harmony Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Riley Baccus Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Siloam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Musgrove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Moss Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hodge Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Elam Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Glen Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Vaughn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Marion County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ballard Cemetery   [Map]     
  S White Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Walker Baccus Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Berry Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW May & Akers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mallory Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Whites Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Box Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Weeks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Boston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Scuffle Grit Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Guin City Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Sand Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hubbertville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McCollum Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sprinkle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tidwell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Bostick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brilliant Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Willing Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gilpin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beasley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE O'Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Holcomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hallmark Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Halcomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gold Mine Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Flurry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Housh Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mayfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tidwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Miles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Old Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Holliman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Elbethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hollingsworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dozier Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Colburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Seven Oaks 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 Winfield had a population of 25 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Winfield had a population of 4,531 people.

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

Glen Allen   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Winfield
 - Glen Allen had a post office and railroad service
Wayside   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Winfield
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Wayside had a post office and no railroad service
Texas   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Winfield
 - 1895 population of 306 people
 - Texas had a post office and no railroad service
Guin   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Winfield
 - Guin had a post office and railroad service
Gold Mine   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Winfield
 - Gold Mine had a post office and no railroad service
Stinson   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Winfield
 - Stinson had a post office and no railroad service
Eldridge   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Winfield
 - Eldridge had a post office and railroad service
Pikeville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Winfield
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Pikeville 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 Winfield. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Winfield 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 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.

Winfield is primarily located in Marion County. A portion of Winfield extends into Fayette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marion County: Fayette, Franklin, Lamar, Walker, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Monroe (MS).

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

Marion     (The home county for Winfield)
      Gu-Win   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Twin   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Guin   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Weston   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Belk   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vina   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Millport   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Reform   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Echola   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Townley   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Corona   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Patton   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arley   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Amory (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 helpful 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 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 Winfield:

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 Marion County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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 Winfield:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Winfield in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Winfield for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Winfield.
      See our Misc Page for Winfield for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Marion County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Winfield: www.winfieldcity.org/

The official website for Marion County: www.sonet.net/marioncounty/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Winfield. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Winfield) 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 Winfield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Winfield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winfield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9275, Longitude: -87.7995     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Winfield 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 Winfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Winfield.