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Our Genealogical Helper for Cedar Brook ...

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 Cedar Brook (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 Cedar Brook. 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.

Name Variations for Cedar Brook ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Cedar Brook.

  • Typical abbreviation for Cedar Brook: Cedar Brk.

Newspapers Published in Cedar Brook ...

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 79 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cedar Brook.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cedar Brook, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cedar Brook.

Cemeteries Near Cedar Brook ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cedar Brook.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Westwood Drive Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Cherry Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pine Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Memorial Park [Map]      
  SSE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Sinai Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Daniel - Caldwell Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Ridge Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Farmville Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Green Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  E Garden Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Evergreen Cemetery [Map]      
  E Rosemere Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ross Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Gold Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pine Knot Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Chamlee Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Loachapoka Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pine Level Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Maddox Family Cemetery [Map]      
  W Frank McGuire Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Elam Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  E Morris Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  E Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE St. Luke CME Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Oak Bowery Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Waverly Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Traveler Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rowells Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Armstrong Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pierce Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Spratling Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  N Peace & Goodwill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Smith - Willoughby Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cobb Cemetery [Map]      
  S Whatley Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Penn Young Gravesite [Map]      
  E Memory Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Caldwell 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 Cedar Brook in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Cedar Brook.

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

Auburn   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Cedar Brook
 - 1895 population of 1,440 people (with 62,059 people in 2015)
 - Auburn had a post office and railroad service
 
Loachapoka   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cedar Brook
 - 1895 population of 357 people (with 190 people in 2015)
 - Loachapoka had a post office and railroad service
 
Gold Hill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cedar Brook
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Gold Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Opelika   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Cedar Brook
 - 1895 population of 3,703 people (with 29,527 people in 2015)
 - Opelika had a post office and railroad service
 
Chewacla   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Cedar Brook
 - Chewacla had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oak Bowery   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cedar Brook
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Oak Bowery had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waverly   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cedar Brook
 - 1895 population of 185 people (with 148 people in 2015)
 - Waverly had a post office and railroad service
 
Notasulga   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cedar Brook
 - 1895 population of 332 people (with 856 people in 2015)
 - Notasulga 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 Cedar Brook. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cedar Brook 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.

Cedar Brook is located in Lee County.

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

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

  DirectionDistance
Lee     (The home county for Cedar Brook)
      Auburn   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      The Bottle   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Salem   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
 
Barbour
      Spring Hill   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Bullock
      Three Notch   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Midway   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Chambers
      Cusseta   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Valley   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Penton   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Clay
      Motley   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Coosa
      Ray   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Equality   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Elmore
      Tallassee   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kent   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Claud   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Hale
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Macon
      Notasulga   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Montgomery
      Cecil   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Randolph
      Wadley   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Almond   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Russell
      Crawford   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Seale   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Holy Trinity   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Tallapoosa
      Camp Hill   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Chattahoochee (GA)
      Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cataula (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hamilton (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ellerslie (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Mountain Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Muscogee (GA)
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Baker Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Midland (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 Cedar Brook:

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 Lee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock 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    
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    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery 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    
Chattahoochee 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    
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 Lee County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lee 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 ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Lee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cedar Brook. 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 stretches from Cedar Brook. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cedar Brook) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cedar Brook. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6301, Longitude: -85.4844     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cedar Brook 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 Cedar Brook, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cedar Brook.



 
 
 

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