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Our Genealogical Helper for Concord ...

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 Concord (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 Concord. 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 Concord ...

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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Concord.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Concord, 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 Concord.

Cemeteries Near Concord ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Concord.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  E Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mannings Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Old Macedonia Primitive Baptist Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bellview Cemetery [Map]      
  W Campbell Springs Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  S Olive Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mineral Springs Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Poplar Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hassell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Lineville City Cemetery [Map]      
  E Barfield Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Union Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Ashland City Cemetery [Map]      
  S County Memory Gardens [Map]      
  NNW Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Old Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Black Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Springhill Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Old Noles Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Old Field Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Good Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Horse Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  W Clairmont Springs Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE McCollum Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Delta Cemetery [Map]      
  W Providence Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Lystra Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lackey Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Poe Bridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Old Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Old Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Dinglers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Seay Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Burgess 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 Concord in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Concord.

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

Lineville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Concord
 - 1895 population of 234 people (with 2,319 people in 2015)
 - Lineville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ashland   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Concord
 - 1895 population of 635 people (with 1,983 people in 2015)
 - Ashland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Delta   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Concord
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Delta had a post office and no railroad service
 
Christiana   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Concord
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Christiana had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dingler   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Concord
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Dingler had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hopeful   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Concord
 - Hopeful had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ironaton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Concord
 - 1895 population of 562 people
 - Ironaton had a post office and railroad service
 
Chandler Springs   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Concord
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Chandler 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 Concord. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Concord 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.

Concord is located in Clay County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clay County: Cleburne, Coosa, Randolph, Talladega & Tallapoosa.

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

  DirectionDistance
Clay     (The home county for Concord)
      Barfield   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Elder   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Delta   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Motley   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Calhoun
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Choccolocco   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Iron City   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Saks   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Chambers
      Abanda   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Penton   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cleburne
      Abel   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Coosa
      Goodwater   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ray   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Etowah
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Southside   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Randolph
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Almond   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Newell   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Graham   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Riverside   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Shelby
      Vincent   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Talladega
      Munford   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Tallapoosa
      Goldville   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      New Site   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Roopville (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Haralson (GA)
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Heard (GA)
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 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 Concord:

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 Clay County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers 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    
Etowah 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    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Clay County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Clay 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 ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Clay County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Concord. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3721, Longitude: -85.8055     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Concord 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 Concord, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Concord.



 
 
 

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