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Alpine, Alabama
(Talladega County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Alpine ...

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 Alpine (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 Alpine. 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 Alpine ...

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 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around Alpine.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Alpine, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Alpine.

Cemeteries Near Alpine ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Alpine.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Kingston Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Winterboro Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Armbrester Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  W Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mardisville Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Midway Memorial Gardens [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Nicholls Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Thornhill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Allen - Sims Cemetery [Map]      
  N Freeze Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hepzibah Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Hubbard Cemetery [Map]      
  W Old Reynolds Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Childersburg City Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Rhoden Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Allen Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Smelley Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pilgrim Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Germany Cemetery [Map]      
  E Moberley Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  W Arkwright Cemetery [Map]      
  W Baker Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Chancellor Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Green Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Odena Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Glover Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Vincent Cemetery [Map]      
  W Masters Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NE Needmore Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Macedonia North Cemetery [Map]      
  W Raley Family Cemetery [Map]      
  W Vincent Cemetery [Map]      
  W Williamson 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 Alpine had a population of 121 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Nottingham - Historic   [Map]
 - While Nottingham was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Alpine
 - 1895 population of 146 people
 - Nottingham had a post office and no railroad service
Rendalia   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Alpine
 - Rendalia had a post office and railroad service
Berney's   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Alpine
 - Berney's had a post office and railroad service
Renfroe   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Alpine
 - 1895 population of 202 people
 - Renfroe had a post office and railroad service
Sycamore   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Alpine
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Sycamore had a post office and railroad service
East Bend   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Alpine
 - East Bend had a post office and no railroad service
Childersburg   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Alpine
 - 1895 population of 777 people (with 5,046 people in 2015)
 - Childersburg had a post office and railroad service
Zubers   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Alpine
 - Zubers had a post office and no railroad service
Smelley   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Alpine
 - Smelley 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 Alpine. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Alpine 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Alpine is located in Talladega County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Talladega County: Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Saint Clair & Shelby.

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

Talladega     (The home county for Alpine)
      Winterboro   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Elder   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Delta   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Motley   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Abel   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ray   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Southside   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Alton   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Irondale   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Almond   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Clair
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Westover   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Site   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start 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 Alpine:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives for Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Talladega County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Talladega County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Talladega 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 Alpine ...

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

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 Alpine:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Alpine.
      See our Misc Page for Alpine for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Talladega County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alpine. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alpine. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3487, Longitude: -86.2386     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alpine 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 Alpine, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alpine.


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