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Canty, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Canty ...

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 Canty (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 Canty. 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 Canty ...

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 Canty.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Canty, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Canty.

Cemeteries Near Canty ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Canty.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Possum Trot Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Panhandle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Urquhart Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Orange Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Orme Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Frazer - McLeod Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Meriwether Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gilmer Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Chesser Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hardt Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mathis Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Mathis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hills Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pickett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brighter Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Perrys Mill 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 Canty in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Canty.

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

Pine Level   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Canty
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Pine Level had a post office and no railroad service
Meadville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Canty
 - Meadville had a post office and no railroad service
Pike Road   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Canty
 - 1895 population of 62 people (with 8,274 people in 2015)
 - Pike Road had a post office and railroad service
Shopton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Canty
 - Shopton had a post office and no railroad service
Perry's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Canty
 - Perry's Mill had railroad service and no post office
Hector   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Canty
 - Hector had a post office and no railroad service
Le Grand   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Canty
 - Le Grand had a post office and railroad service
Ada   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Canty
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Ada 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 Canty. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Canty 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 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.

Canty 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 Canty. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Canty:

Montgomery     (The home county for Canty)
      Pine Level   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ada   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Grady   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Booth   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Perote   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Midway   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jack   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Claud   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kent   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Titus   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Orion   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kent   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Troy   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Banks   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 - 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 Canty:

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 Montgomery County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Montgomery County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Canty. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1635, Longitude: -86.0830     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Canty 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 Canty, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Canty.


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