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Booth, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Booth ...

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 Booth (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 Booth. 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 Booth ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Booth.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Booth, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Booth.

Cemeteries Near Booth ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Booth.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Booth Cemetery [Map]      
  SW DeJarnett Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lucas Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Old Kingston Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Indian Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Burt Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Golson Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Durden Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Owens Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW St. Joseph Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Daniel Pratt Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Deramus Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Rocky Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hamilton Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Durdin Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Chapman Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Memory Gardens Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Holland Cemetery [Map]      
  N Wilsons Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Stoudemire Cemetery [Map]      
  S Fair Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Rodgers Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Montgomery Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Doster Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pine Level Cemetery [Map]      
  W King Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  E County Line Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Tatum Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Manning Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Powell Cemetery [Map]      
  E Rocky Mount Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ross Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Stoney Point 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 Booth in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Booth.

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

Autaugaville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Booth
 - 1895 population of 216 people (with 859 people in 2015)
 - Autaugaville had a post office and no railroad service
Prattville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Booth
 - 1895 population of 724 people (with 35,420 people in 2015)
 - Prattville had a post office and no railroad service
Independence   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Booth
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Independence had a post office and no railroad service
Robinson Springs   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Booth
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Robinson Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Mulberry   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Booth
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Mulberry had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Clair   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Booth
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Saint Clair had a post office and no railroad service
Burkville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Booth
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Burkville had a post office and railroad service
Manack   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Booth
 - Manack had railroad service and no post office
Deatsville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Booth
 - 1895 population of 112 people (with 1,157 people in 2015)
 - Deatsville had a post office and railroad service
Jackson's Lake   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Booth
 - Jackson's Lake 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 Booth. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Booth 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.

Booth is located in Autauga County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Autauga County: Chilton, Dallas, Elmore, Lowndes & Montgomery.

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

Autauga     (The home county for Booth)
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Jones   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Equality   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Selma   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Minter   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Titus   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Claud   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kent   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Benton   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      English Village   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ada   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Booth:

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 Autauga County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb 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    
Lowndes 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    
Perry 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 Autauga County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Autauga 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 Booth. 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 from Booth. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Booth) 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 Booth. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Booth

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Booth. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5004, Longitude: -86.5719     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Booth 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 Booth, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Booth.


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