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Childersburg, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Childersburg ...

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 Childersburg (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 Childersburg. 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 Childersburg ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Childersburg.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Childersburg. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Childersburg and those printed in the larger area surrounding Childersburg.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> of Childersburg.

Cemeteries Near Childersburg ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Childersburg.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Childersburg City Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Rhoden Cemetery [Map]      
  S Green Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Nicholls Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WNW Chancellor Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Allen Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  N Old Reynolds Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bradford Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Caldwell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Holley Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Kahatchee Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Baker Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Arkwright Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Masters Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Odena Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Kidd Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Garden of Memories Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Wilsonville Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Heaslet Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Vincent Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Raley Family Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Vincent Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Williamson Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Glover Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Comers Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Evergreen Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Elliott Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Whitfield Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Heaton Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Rising Star Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Winterboro Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Kingston Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Kirkland Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Old Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Fourmile 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 Childersburg had a population of 777 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2015, Childersburg had a population of 5,046 people.

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

Zubers   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Childersburg
 - Zubers had a post office and no railroad service
Harpersville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Childersburg
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 1,681 people in 2015)
 - Harpersville had a post office and no railroad service
Wilsonville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Childersburg
 - 1895 population of 184 people (with 1,980 people in 2015)
 - Wilsonville had a post office and railroad service
Sylacauga   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Childersburg
 - 1895 population of 464 people (with 12,657 people in 2015)
 - Sylacauga had a post office and railroad service
Vincent   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Childersburg
 - Vincent had a post office and railroad service
Sycamore   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Childersburg
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Sycamore had a post office and railroad service
Alpine   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Childersburg
 - 1895 population of 121 people
 - Alpine had a post office and railroad service
East Bend   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Childersburg
 - East Bend had a post office and no railroad service
Fayetteville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Childersburg
 - 1895 population of 146 people
 - Fayetteville 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 Childersburg. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Childersburg 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 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.

Childersburg is located in Talladega County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Talladega County: Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Saint Clair & Shelby.

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

Talladega     (The home county for Childersburg)
      Bon Air   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Comerdale   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elder   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Delta   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ray   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Equality   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Titus   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Irondale   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Alton   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mountain Brook   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Saint Clair
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Moody   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Westover   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Site   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Childersburg:

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 Talladega County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton 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    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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 Childersburg:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Childersburg in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Childersburg for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Childersburg.
      See our Misc Page for Childersburg for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Talladega County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Childersburg:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Childersburg. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2746, Longitude: -86.3540     [Map].

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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 Childersburg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Childersburg.


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