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Beehive, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Beehive ...

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 Beehive (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 Beehive. 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 Beehive ...

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 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Beehive.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Beehive, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Beehive.

Cemeteries Near Beehive ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Beehive.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Armstrong Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pine Knot Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Elam Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW McCrary Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Loachapoka Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pine Level Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Union Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Frank McGuire Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cherry Cemetery [Map]      
  W Notasulga City Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hickory Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pine Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Westwood Drive Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Little Texas Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cobb Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Memorial Park [Map]      
  ENE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ridge Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Daniel - Caldwell Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Whatley Cemetery [Map]      
  E Green Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Sinai Cemetery [Map]      
  W Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Rowells Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Darlington Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Holt Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Farmville Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Salem Macon Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Ashdale Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Tuskegee Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW St. James Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  E Chamlee Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Roxana Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Roxanna Cemetery [Map]      
  W Liberty 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 Beehive in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Beehive.

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

Loachapoka   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Beehive
 - 1895 population of 357 people (with 190 people in 2015)
 - Loachapoka had a post office and railroad service
Alliance   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Beehive
 - Alliance had a post office and no railroad service
Notasulga   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Beehive
 - 1895 population of 332 people (with 856 people in 2015)
 - Notasulga had a post office and railroad service
Auburn   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Beehive
 - 1895 population of 1,440 people (with 62,059 people in 2015)
 - Auburn had a post office and railroad service
Chehaw   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Beehive
 - Chehaw had railroad service and no post office
Roxana   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Beehive
 - Roxana had a post office and no railroad service
Tuskegee   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Beehive
 - 1895 population of 1,803 people (with 8,817 people in 2015)
 - Tuskegee had a post office and railroad service
Society Hill   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Beehive
 - 1895 population of 151 people
 - Society Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Church Hill   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Beehive
 - Church Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Gold Hill   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Beehive
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Gold Hill had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Beehive. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Beehive 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 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.

Beehive is located in Lee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lee County: Chambers, Macon, Russell, Tallapoosa, Harris (GA) & Muscogee (GA).

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

Lee     (The home county for Beehive)
      Loachapoka   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Salem   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Comer   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Midway   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Valley   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Penton   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Motley   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Equality   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Kent   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Claud   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Seale   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Holy Trinity   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Chattahoochee (GA)
      Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Baker Village (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 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 Beehive:

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 Lee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattahoochee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lee County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lee 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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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Beehive. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Beehive) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beehive. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5537, Longitude: -85.5780     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Beehive 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 Beehive, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Beehive.


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