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Curry, Alabama
(Talladega County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Curry ...

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 Curry (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 Curry. 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 Curry ...

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 44 newspapers that have been published in the area around Curry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Curry, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Curry.

Cemeteries Near Curry ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Curry.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Pine Hill Memorial Park   [Map]     
  E Chief Chenneby Grave   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Stockdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lackey Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Needmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Seay Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Groce - Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Horse Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Coldwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Thornhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Moberley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Burgess Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Plum Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Allen - Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mardisville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Midway Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNW Pattons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Clairmont Springs 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 Curry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Curry.

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

Turner   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Curry
 - Turner had a post office and no railroad service
McElderry   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Curry
 - McElderry had a post office and railroad service
Ironaton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Curry
 - 1895 population of 562 people
 - Ironaton had a post office and railroad service
Munford   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Curry
 - 1895 population of 159 people (with 1,259 people in 2015)
 - Munford had a post office and railroad service
Talladega   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Curry
 - 1895 population of 2,063 people (with 15,709 people in 2015)
 - Talladega had a post office and railroad service
Waldo   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Curry
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 278 people in 2015)
 - Waldo had a post office and no railroad service
Hopeful   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Curry
 - Hopeful had a post office and no railroad service
Jenifer   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Curry
 - 1895 population of 323 people
 - Jenifer had a post office and railroad service
Eastaboga   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Curry
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Eastaboga 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 Curry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Curry 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 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.

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

Talladega     (The home county for Curry)
      Munford   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elder   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Delta   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Motley   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Abel   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Southside   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Banner   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clay   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alton   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Almond   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Newell   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Graham   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Riverside   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Westover   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Site   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Curry:

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 Talladega County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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
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About Talladega County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Curry. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Curry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4865, Longitude: -86.0172     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Curry 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 Curry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Curry.


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