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Yellow Bluff, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Yellow Bluff ...

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 Yellow Bluff (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 Yellow Bluff. 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 Yellow Bluff ...

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 Yellow Bluff.

  • Typical abbreviation for Yellow Bluff: Yellow Blf. (or less commonly used: Yellow Bluf.)

Newspapers Published in Yellow Bluff ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Yellow Bluff.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Yellow Bluff, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Yellow Bluff.

Cemeteries Near Yellow Bluff ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Yellow Bluff.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Mt. Andrew Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shields Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Shamburger Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tait Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Tait Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tait Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sand Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mendenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Burford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bones Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McPherson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pledger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Goshen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Independence Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Thornhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Capell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Lower Peach Tree Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McCarty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old St. Francis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW DeVan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Pritchard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dees Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McIntosh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Canton Bend Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Matthews 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 Yellow Bluff had a population of 30 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2016, Yellow Bluff had a population of 176 people.

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

Coy   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Yellow Bluff
 - Coy had a post office and no railroad service
Rockwest   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Yellow Bluff
 - Rockwest had a post office and no railroad service
Kimbrough   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Yellow Bluff
 - Kimbrough had a post office and railroad service
Pine Hill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Yellow Bluff
 - 1895 population of 84 people (with 912 people in 2016)
 - Pine Hill had a post office and railroad service
Culpeper   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Yellow Bluff
 - Culpeper had a post office and no railroad service
Nellie   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Yellow Bluff
 - Nellie had a post office and no railroad service
Lower Peach Tree   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Yellow Bluff
 - 1895 population of 208 people
 - Lower Peach Tree had a post office and no railroad service
Arlington   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Yellow Bluff
 - Arlington had a post office and railroad service
Sunny South   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Yellow Bluff
 - Sunny South had a post office and railroad service
Tinela   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Yellow Bluff
 - Tinela 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 Yellow Bluff. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Yellow Bluff 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 and hospitals 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.

Yellow Bluff is located in Wilcox County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wilcox County: Butler, Clarke, Dallas, Lowndes, Marengo & Monroe.

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

Wilcox     (The home county for Yellow Bluff)
      Coy   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Camden   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gainestown   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alma   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coffeeville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bermuda   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Repton   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Safford   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Minter   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Browns   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Selma   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Linden   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Providence   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Barrons - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pine Orchard   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      The Village   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Yellow Bluff:

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 Wilcox County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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 Yellow Bluff:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
We have found Yellow Bluff in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Yellow Bluff for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Yellow Bluff.
      See our Misc Page for Yellow Bluff for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Wilcox County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Yellow Bluff. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9623, Longitude: -87.4805     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Yellow Bluff 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 Yellow Bluff, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Yellow Bluff.