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Daviston, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Daviston ...

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 Daviston (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 Daviston. 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 Daviston ...

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 68 newspapers that have been published in the area around Daviston.

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

Cemeteries Near Daviston ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Daviston.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Daviston Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Daviston Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Mountain Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  E Darian Cemetery [Map]      
  W Milam Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N County Line Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bibby Family Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Old Vickers Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Germany Family Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Gilead Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wadley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sims Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  N Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Hutchinson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Buttston Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Abanda Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Old Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  S Punkin Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Milltown Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  S Dudleyville Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE County Line Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Blanton Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Fisher Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Eagle Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE New Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Old Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Waites Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Chappell Cemetery [Map]      
  E Tatum Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mellow Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bethel 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 Daviston had a population of 141 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2015, Daviston had a population of 210 people.

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

Truett   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Daviston
 - Truett had a post office and no railroad service
Emuckfaw   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Daviston
 - Emuckfaw had a post office and no railroad service
Denver   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Daviston
 - Denver had a post office and no railroad service
Bosworth   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Daviston
 - Bosworth had a post office and no railroad service
Zana - Historic   [Map]
 - While Zana was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Daviston
 - 1895 population of 204 people
 - Zana had a post office and no railroad service
Matilda   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Daviston
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Matilda had a post office and no railroad service
Louina   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Daviston
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Louina had a post office and no railroad service
Almond   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Daviston
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Almond had a post office and no railroad service
Buttston   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Daviston
 - Buttston 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 Daviston. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Daviston 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 hospitals and 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.

Daviston is located in Tallapoosa County.

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

Tallapoosa     (The home county for Daviston)
      Frog Eye   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      New Site   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Penton   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Motley   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Delta   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elder   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Abel   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Ray   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Equality   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Almond   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Newell   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Graham   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Munford   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Roopville (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Troup (GA)
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Daviston:

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:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers 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    
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    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Harris County (GA):       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 Daviston ...

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

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 Daviston:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
We have found Daviston in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Daviston for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Daviston.
      See our Misc Page for Daviston for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Tallapoosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Daviston. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0557, Longitude: -85.6371     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Daviston 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 Daviston, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Daviston.


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