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Dadeville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Dadeville ...

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 Dadeville (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 Dadeville. 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 Dadeville ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dadeville.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Dadeville. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Dadeville and those printed in the larger area surrounding Dadeville.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> of Dadeville.

Cemeteries Near Dadeville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dadeville.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Shepard Graveyard [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW Union Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Tallapoosa County Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  W Williams Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Spain Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Red Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  S Lockhart Cemetery [Map]      
  E Morgan Cemetery [Map]      
  N Woods Cemetery [Map]      
  N Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jacksons Gap Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Holley Cemetery [Map]      
  E Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Farrow Dennis Graveyard [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Slaughters Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Gillam Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Old Rocky Mount Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Benson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Langley Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  N Eagle Creek Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  E Fargason Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  W New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Punkin Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW County Line Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Meadows - Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  E McCord Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Dean - Shirley Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Dudleyville Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Buttston Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mask 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 Dadeville had a population of 873 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2015, Dadeville had a population of 3,150 people.

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

Agricola   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Dadeville
 - Agricola had a post office and no railroad service
Jacksons' Gap   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Dadeville
 - 1895 population of 207 people (with 802 people in 2015)
 - Jacksons' Gap had a post office and railroad service
Camp Hill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Dadeville
 - 1895 population of 366 people (with 981 people in 2015)
 - Camp Hill had a post office and railroad service
Easton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Dadeville
 - Easton had a post office and no railroad service
Mary   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Dadeville
 - Mary had a post office and no railroad service
Walnut Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Dadeville
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Walnut Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Tohopeka   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Dadeville
 - Tohopeka had a post office and no railroad service
Island Home   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Dadeville
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Island Home had a post office and no railroad service
Thornton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Dadeville
 - Thornton 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 Dadeville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Dadeville 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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

Dadeville is located in Tallapoosa County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tallapoosa County: Chambers, Clay, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Macon & Randolph.

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

Tallapoosa     (The home county for Dadeville)
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      New Site   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Penton   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Valley   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Motley   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ray   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Equality   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Claud   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Titus   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Almond   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Dadeville:

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 Tallapoosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Chambers 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    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Dadeville ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Tallapoosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dadeville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8326, Longitude: -85.7675     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dadeville 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 Dadeville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Dadeville.


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