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Our Genealogical Helper for Bellwood Plantation ...

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 Bellwood Plantation (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 Bellwood Plantation. 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 Bellwood Plantation ...

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 138 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bellwood Plantation.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bellwood Plantation, there are papers which were published within 4 miles [6.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bellwood Plantation.

Cemeteries Near Bellwood Plantation ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bellwood Plantation.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Flora Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Freeman Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Green Cemetery [Map]      
  N Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  W Holt Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Larkin Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Ray Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pinkston Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Perrys Mill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Eastwood Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  N Wescott Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lincoln Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Remount Park Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  N Marshall Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Joseph Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Troy Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ashurst Cemetery [Map]      
  E Gilder Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Meigs Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Augusta Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Mathis Cemetery [Map]      
  E Grace Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Big Roxanna Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Howell Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wares Quarter Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Old Bingham Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Goodhope Cemetery [Map]      
  N Young Cemetery [Map]      
  W Westcott Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E St. James Cemetery [Map]      
  E Manning Springs / McDade Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Billingslea Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Laurel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Gilmer Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mathis Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Brighter Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lucas Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hickory Bend Cemetery [Map]      
  N Haggerty Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Hardt Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Birch Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Peter Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Kendal 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 Bellwood Plantation in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Bellwood Plantation.

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

Barachias   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Bellwood Plantation
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - Barachias had a post office and no railroad service
 
Perry's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bellwood Plantation
 - Perry's Mill had railroad service and no post office
 
Montgomery   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Bellwood Plantation
 - 1895 population of 21,883 people (with 200,602 people in 2015)
 - Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
 
Mount Meigs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Bellwood Plantation
 - 1895 population of 139 people
 - Mount Meigs had a post office and railroad service
 
Pike Road   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bellwood Plantation
 - 1895 population of 62 people (with 8,274 people in 2015)
 - Pike Road had a post office and railroad service
 
Snowdoun   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bellwood Plantation
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Snowdoun had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hope Hull   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bellwood Plantation
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Hope Hull had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jackson's Lake   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bellwood Plantation
 - Jackson's Lake had railroad service and no post office
 
McGehee's   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bellwood Plantation
 - McGehee's had railroad service and no post office

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

Bellwood Plantation is located in Montgomery County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Montgomery County: Autauga, Bullock, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon & Pike.

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

  DirectionDistance
Montgomery     (The home county for Bellwood Plantation)
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Autauga
      Prattville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Booth   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Bullock
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Perote   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Chilton
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Coosa
      Equality   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ray   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Crenshaw
      Highland Home   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Dallas
      Tyler   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Elmore
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Claud   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
 
Hale
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Lee
      Loachapoka   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lowndes
      Burkville   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Benton   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Macon
      Shorter   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Pike
      Kent   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Orion   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Troy   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tallapoosa
      East Tallassee   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Bellwood Plantation:

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 Montgomery County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas 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    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike 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 Montgomery County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Montgomery 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 Bellwood Plantation. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.org/

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 that starts in Bellwood Plantation. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bellwood Plantation) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bellwood Plantation. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3501, Longitude: -86.1977     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bellwood Plantation 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 Bellwood Plantation, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bellwood Plantation.



 
 
 

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