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Our Genealogical Helper for Comerdale ...

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 Comerdale (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 Comerdale. 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 Comerdale ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Comerdale.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Comerdale, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Comerdale.

Cemeteries Near Comerdale ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Comerdale.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Odena Cemetery [Map]      
  N Allen Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Comers Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Evergreen Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Green Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Rising Star Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rhoden Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Childersburg City Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNE Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  W Kahatchee Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Nicholls Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Chancellor Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Caldwell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Heaslet Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Grimes Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Stewartville Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Old Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Summer Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Reynolds Cemetery [Map]      
  E Westview Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Winterboro Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bradford Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Holley Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Ft. Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hollins Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  E Rocky Mount Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Baker Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  W Wilsonville 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 Comerdale in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Comerdale.

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

Zubers   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Comerdale
 - Zubers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sylacauga   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Comerdale
 - 1895 population of 464 people (with 12,657 people in 2015)
 - Sylacauga had a post office and railroad service
 
Oldfield   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Comerdale
 - Oldfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sycamore   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Comerdale
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Sycamore had a post office and railroad service
 
Childersburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Comerdale
 - 1895 population of 777 people (with 5,046 people in 2015)
 - Childersburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Fayetteville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Comerdale
 - 1895 population of 146 people
 - Fayetteville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stewartville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Comerdale
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Stewartville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Alpine   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Comerdale
 - 1895 population of 121 people
 - Alpine had a post office and railroad service
 
Talladega Springs   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Comerdale
 - Talladega Springs 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 Comerdale. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Comerdale 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Talladega     (The home county for Comerdale)
      Oak Grove   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Mignon   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Autauga
      Marbury   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Bibb
      Brierfield   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Blount
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Calhoun
      Eastaboga   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Chilton
      Clanton   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Clay
      Hollins   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elder   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Motley   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Delta   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Cleburne
      Abel   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Coosa
      Stewartville   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Ray   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Equality   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Elmore
      Titus   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Jefferson
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Irondale   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mountain Brook   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alton   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Randolph
      Almond   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Shelby
      Harpersville   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Westover   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Tallapoosa
      Hackneyville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Site   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Comerdale:

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    
Cleburne 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    
Randolph 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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Talladega County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Comerdale. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Comerdale. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Comerdale) 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 Comerdale. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Comerdale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Comerdale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2132, Longitude: -86.2958     [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 Comerdale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Comerdale.



 
 
 

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