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Cahaba, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cahaba ...

So far, we have found very little information about Cahaba. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Cahaba to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Cahaba, please Contact Us.

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 Cahaba (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 Cahaba. 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 the area of Cahaba ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cahaba.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Cahaba. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Cahaba and those printed in the larger area surrounding Cahaba.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> of Cahaba.

Cemeteries Near Cahaba ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cahaba.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Cahaba Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW New Cahaba Cemetery [Map]      
  S Matthew Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Henry Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Lk. Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sugar Bottom Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Watts Cemetery [Map]      
  SE King Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Kings Bend Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Parnell Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Adams Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rosehill Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Mt. Leveton Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Live Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNE Live Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lincoln Cemetery [Map]      
  W Fulton Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NE Jerusalem Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Elmwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Prosperity Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Barnes Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Seale Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Witt Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Barnes Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  W Orrville Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Craig Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  SW New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Turner Field Cemetery [Map]      
  S Molette Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Fairlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rasco Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rasco Family 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.

Cahaba itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 30 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

King's Landing   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cahaba
 - 1895 population of 83 people
 - King's Landing had railroad service and no post office
Berlin   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cahaba
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Berlin had a post office and railroad service
Hazen   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cahaba
 - Hazen had a post office and railroad service
Selma   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cahaba
 - 1895 population of 7,622 people (with 19,519 people in 2015)
 - Selma had a post office and railroad service
Tasso   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cahaba
 - Tasso had a post office and no railroad service
Orrville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Cahaba
 - 1895 population of 321 people (with 190 people in 2015)
 - Orrville had a post office and railroad service
Belknap   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cahaba
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Belknap had a post office and no railroad service
Kings   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cahaba
 - Kings had railroad service and no post office
Harrell   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cahaba
 - Harrell 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 Cahaba. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cahaba 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 hospitals and 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Cahaba is historic, it would have been located within present day Dallas County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dallas County: Autauga, Chilton, Lowndes, Marengo, Perry & Wilcox.

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

Dallas     (The home county for Cahaba)
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Selma   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Safford   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Browns   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Minter   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jones   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Booth   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Benton   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Providence   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Linden   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      The Village   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Marion   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Furman   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pine Apple   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

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 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 Cahaba:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Dallas County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Dallas County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Dallas 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Cahaba ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Dallas County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Cahaba, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Cahaba. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cahaba) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cahaba. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cahaba

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cahaba. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3168, Longitude: -87.1014     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cahaba have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cahaba.


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