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Woodville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Woodville ...

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 Woodville (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 Woodville. 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 Woodville ...

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 18 newspapers that have been published in the area around Woodville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Woodville, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Woodville.

Cemeteries Near Woodville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Woodville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Peters Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Paint Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bullock Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Keel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Whittaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Humpton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dotson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gentle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Erwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hayden Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ashburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Allison Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Rousseau Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Latham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Zions Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Isbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Roberson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Flanagan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kirk Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rousseau Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Click Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Free Home Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Maple Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Trenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Echols Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beason Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brazelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Moon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tipton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cochrane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rousseau Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Moon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Preston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McCamy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gross Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Guffy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Blue Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cobb Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rosson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pinhook Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gold Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nelson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Vinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Big Cove 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 Woodville had a population of 247 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Woodville had a population of 730 people.

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

Paint Rock   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Woodville
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 205 people in 2016)
 - Paint Rock had a post office and railroad service
Nebo   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Woodville
 - Nebo had a post office and no railroad service
Grant   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Woodville
 - Grant had a post office and no railroad service
Swearengin   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Woodville
 - Swearengin had a post office and no railroad service
Lim Rock   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Woodville
 - Lim Rock had a post office and railroad service
Garth   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Woodville
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Garth had a post office and no railroad service
Keel - Historic   [Map]
 - While Keel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Woodville
 - Keel had a post office and no railroad service
Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dry Cove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Woodville
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Dry Cove had a post office and no railroad service
Gurley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Woodville
 - 1895 population of 570 people (with 786 people in 2016)
 - Gurley had a post office and railroad service
Lowe - Historic   [Map]
 - While Lowe was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Woodville
 - Lowe 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 Woodville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Woodville 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 hospitals and 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.

Woodville is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: DeKalb, Madison, Marshall, Dade (GA), Franklin (TN) & Marion (TN).

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

Jackson     (The home county for Woodville)
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Langston   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Section   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Athens   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grant   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - 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 Woodville:

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 Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Woodville. 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 starting in Woodville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Woodville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Woodville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Woodville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woodville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6256, Longitude: -86.2792     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Woodville 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 Woodville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Woodville.