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Our Genealogical Helper for Blackman ...

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 Blackman (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 Blackman. 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 Blackman ...

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 56 newspapers that have been published in the area around Blackman.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Blackman, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Blackman.

Cemeteries Near Blackman ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Blackman.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Midway Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  E St. John United Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Dean - Shirley Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW McCord Cemetery [Map]      
  SW New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Blanton Cemetery [Map]      
  E Finley Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Poplar Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Waites Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Old Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Fargason Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sturkie Cemetery [Map]      
  NW County Line Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Dudleyville Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  S Smith - Willoughby Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  W Langley Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Slaughters Cemetery [Map]      
  S Peace & Goodwill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Boyds Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
  E Handy Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lafayette Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sandy Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Old Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Spratling Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Buttston Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Punkin Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Gillam Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Morgan Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Waverly Cemetery [Map]      
  S Maddox Family Cemetery [Map]      
  S Gold Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Oak Bowery Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE St. Luke CME Church Cemetery [Map]      
  E Stamps Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hill - Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Mt. Traveler Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bell Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Chappell Cemetery [Map]      
  N Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Germany Family Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sims 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 in 1895, Blackman had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Judson   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Blackman
 - Judson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moorefield   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Blackman
 - Moorefield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dudleyville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blackman
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Dudleyville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marcoot   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Blackman
 - Marcoot had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boyds   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Blackman
 - Boyds had railroad service and no post office
 
LaFayette   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blackman
 - 1895 population of 1,369 people (with 2,990 people in 2015)
 - LaFayette had a post office and railroad service
 
Camp Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Blackman
 - 1895 population of 366 people (with 981 people in 2015)
 - Camp Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Buttston   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blackman
 - Buttston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waverly   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Blackman
 - 1895 population of 185 people (with 148 people in 2015)
 - Waverly 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 Blackman. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Blackman 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 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.

Blackman is located in Chambers County.

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

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

  DirectionDistance
Chambers     (The home county for Blackman)
      LaFayette   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Penton   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Valley   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Clay
      Motley   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Delta   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Coosa
      Ray   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Equality   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Elmore
      Kent   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Claud   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Hale
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Lee
      Waverly   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Macon
      Notasulga   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Randolph
      Wadley   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Almond   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Newell   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Russell
      Crawford   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tallapoosa
      Camp Hill   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      New Site   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hamilton (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cataula (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Muscogee (GA)
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mountville (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 either 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 Blackman:

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 Chambers County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

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    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon 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    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Heard 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 Chambers County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Chambers 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 ...
      Georgia

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Blackman ...

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

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 Blackman:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Blackman.
      See our Misc Page for Blackman for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Chambers County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chambers County: www.chamberscounty.com/

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 Blackman. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blackman) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blackman. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8682, Longitude: -85.5266     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blackman 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 Blackman, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Blackman.



 
 
 

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