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De Armanville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for De Armanville ...

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 De Armanville (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 De Armanville. 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 De Armanville ...

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 83 newspapers that have been published in the area around De Armanville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of De Armanville, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for De Armanville.

Cemeteries Near De Armanville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of De Armanville.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Oconee Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Forestlawn Gardens Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  NE New Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Pine Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Highland Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hillside Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Davistown Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Iron City Cemetery [Map]      
  W Oxford Memorial Gardens [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hanna Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Edgemont Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Ft. McClellan Military Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Prisoner of War Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Westview Gardens Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E New Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  E Black Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hudson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lloyds Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ragan Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Heflin Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Williamson - Little Cemetery [Map]      
  N Fourmile Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Coldwater Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Halls Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Whites Gap Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Anniston 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 De Armanville had a population of 160 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Choccolocco   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from De Armanville
 - 1895 population of 601 people
 - Choccolocco had a post office and railroad service
Anniston   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from De Armanville
 - 1895 population of 9,998 people (with 22,347 people in 2015)
 - Anniston had a post office and railroad service
Abel   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from De Armanville
 - Abel had a post office and no railroad service
Iron City   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from De Armanville
 - Iron City had a post office and no railroad service
Oxanna   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from De Armanville
 - 1895 population of 748 people
 - Oxanna had a post office and railroad service
Blue Mountain   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from De Armanville
 - Blue Mountain had railroad service and no post office
Oxford   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from De Armanville
 - 1895 population of 1,473 people (with 21,249 people in 2015)
 - Oxford had a post office and railroad service
Kentuck   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from De Armanville
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Kentuck 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 De Armanville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring De Armanville 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

De Armanville is located in Calhoun County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Calhoun County: Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, Saint Clair & Talladega.

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

Calhoun     (The home county for De Armanville)
      Choccolocco   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Fort McClellan - Historic   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Iron City   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Saks   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Weaver   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      White Plains   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Centre   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elder   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Delta   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Motley   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Abel   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Banner   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Newell   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Graham   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Almond   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Ragland   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Steele   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Munford   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Roopville (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Heard (GA)
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 De Armanville:

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 Calhoun County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee 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    
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    
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    
Floyd 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    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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 De Armanville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for De Armanville.
      See our Misc Page for De Armanville for more information.

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About Calhoun County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Calhoun County:

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 begins in De Armanville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- De Armanville) 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 De Armanville. 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 De Armanville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in De Armanville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6265, Longitude: -85.7514     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for De Armanville 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 De Armanville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for De Armanville.


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