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Center Point, Alabama
(Montgomery County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Center Point ...

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 Center Point (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 Center Point. 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 Center Point ...

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 Center Point.

  • Typical abbreviation for Center Point: Center Pt.

Cemeteries Near Center Point ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Center Point.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      3 miles [4.8 km]<1>  
  SSW Belsor Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hills Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Orion Cemetery [Map]      
  W Fannin Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  W Garner Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  E McNeil - Townsend Cemetery [Map]      
  N Frazer - McLeod Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Urquhart Cemetery [Map]      
  S Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Gilead Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sentell Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Springfield Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE China Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Edwards Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bethesda Cemetery [Map]      
  N Possum Trot Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Israel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Philadelphia Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Hudson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Head Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  S Sims Cemetery [Map]      
  E Dennis Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Chesser 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Center Point had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Curry   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Center Point
 - Curry had a post office and no railroad service
Orion   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Center Point
 - 1895 population of 172 people
 - Orion had a post office and no railroad service
Pine Level   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Center Point
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Pine Level had a post office and no railroad service
Meadville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Center Point
 - Meadville had a post office and no railroad service
Grady   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Center Point
 - Grady had a post office and no railroad service
Shady Grove   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Center Point
 - Shady Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Ansley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Center Point
 - Ansley had a post office and no railroad service
China Grove   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Center Point
 - 1895 population of 206 people
 - China Grove 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 Center Point. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Center Point 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

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

Montgomery     (The home county for Center Point)
      Pine Level   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Grady   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ada   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clio   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Perote   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Midway   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Jack   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elba   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Claud   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Orion   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Troy   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Banks   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Center Point:

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    
Dale 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    
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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Center Point ...

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

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 Center Point:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Center Point.
      See our Misc Page for Center Point for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Montgomery County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Center Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9899, Longitude: -86.0872     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Center Point 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 Center Point, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Center Point.


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