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Our Genealogical Helper for Broughton ...

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 Broughton (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 Broughton. 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 Broughton ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Broughton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Broughton, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Broughton.

Cemeteries Near Broughton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Broughton.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cedarwood Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Swan Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Booger Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Wildcat Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gay Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Abanda Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Randolph Memory Gardens [Map]      
  ENE Springfield Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Knight Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Wadley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Milltown Cemetery [Map]      
  S Tatum Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Old Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Boozer Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Highway Ridge Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NE Highway Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Higgins Family Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sky View Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  E Wehadkee Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Old Rocky Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  W Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  W Fisher Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Pisgah Primitive Baptist Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Big Springs 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 Broughton in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Broughton.

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

Cornhouse   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Broughton
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cornhouse had a post office and no railroad service
 
Roanoke   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Broughton
 - 1895 population of 631 people (with 6,005 people in 2015)
 - Roanoke had a post office and railroad service
 
Forester Chapel   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Broughton
 - Forester Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
 
West   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Broughton
 - West had a post office and no railroad service
 
Doublehead   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Broughton
 - Doublehead had a post office and no railroad service
 
High Shoals   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Broughton
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - High Shoals had a post office and no railroad service
 
Louina   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Broughton
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Louina had a post office and no railroad service
 
Malone Ferry   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Broughton
 - Malone Ferry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Potash   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Broughton
 - Potash 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 Broughton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Broughton 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Broughton is located in Randolph County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Randolph County: Chambers, Clay, Cleburne, Tallapoosa, Carroll (GA), Heard (GA) & Troup (GA).

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

  DirectionDistance
Randolph     (The home county for Broughton)
      Roanoke   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Almond   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Newell   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Graham   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Calhoun
      Iron City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Choccolocco   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fort McClellan - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Chambers
      Abanda   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Penton   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Clay
      Motley   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Delta   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Elder   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cleburne
      Micaville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Abel   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Coosa
      Goodwater   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ray   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Hale
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Lee
      Waverly   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Talladega
      Waldo   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Munford   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Tallapoosa
      Frog Eye   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      New Site   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Roopville (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Whitesburg (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Coweta (GA)
      Grantville (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sargent (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Moreland (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Smith City (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      East Newnan (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Newnan (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Haralson (GA)
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Corinth (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Meriwether (GA)
      Lone Oak (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Luthersville (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Troup (GA)
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hogansville (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mountville (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Broughton:

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 Randolph County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Calhoun 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    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa 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    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coweta County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Haralson County (GA):       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    
Meriwether 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 Randolph County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Randolph 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Randolph County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Broughton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1826, Longitude: -85.4416     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Broughton 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 Broughton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Broughton.



 
 
 

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