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Our Genealogical Helper for Delta ...

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 Delta (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 Delta. 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 Delta ...

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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Delta.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Delta, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Delta.

Cemeteries Near Delta ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Delta.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Delta Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Good Hope Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  N Ragan Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Black Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Union Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Barfield Cemetery [Map]      
  E Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S McCollum Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Fowler Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hepsabah Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Mannings Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bellview Cemetery [Map]      
  S Old Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Dinglers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Valley Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Old Macedonia Primitive Baptist Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lineville City Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Campbell Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bethlehem 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 Delta had a population of 78 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Christiana   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Delta
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Christiana had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chulafinnee   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Delta
 - 1895 population of 116 people
 - Chulafinnee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Abel   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Delta
 - Abel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dingler   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Delta
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Dingler had a post office and no railroad service
 
Milner   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Delta
 - Milner had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lineville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Delta
 - 1895 population of 234 people (with 2,319 people in 2015)
 - Lineville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ofelia   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Delta
 - Ofelia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Micaville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Delta
 - Micaville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kentuck   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Delta
 - 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 Delta. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Delta 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Clay     (The home county for Delta)
      Elder   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Motley   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Calhoun
      De Armanville   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Choccolocco   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Iron City   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fort McClellan - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Saks   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Chambers
      Abanda   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Penton   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cherokee
      Spring Garden   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Cleburne
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Abel   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Coosa
      Goodwater   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Etowah
      Cobb City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Banner   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Randolph
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Newell   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Almond   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Graham   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Riverside   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Talladega
      Grant Town   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Munford   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Colony   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Tallapoosa
      Goldville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      New Site   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Roopville (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Haralson (GA)
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Heard (GA)
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Troup (GA)
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Delta:

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    
Cherokee 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    
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    
Polk 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 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Delta ...

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

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 Delta:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Delta.
      See our Misc Page for Delta for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Clay County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Delta. 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' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Delta. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Delta) 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 Delta. 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 Delta

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Delta. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4402, Longitude: -85.6902     [Map].

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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 Delta, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Delta.



 
 
 

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