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Dudleyville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Dudleyville ...

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 Dudleyville (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 Dudleyville. 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 Dudleyville ...

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 Dudleyville.

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

Cemeteries Near Dudleyville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dudleyville.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE County Line Cemetery [Map]      
  W Dudleyville Cemetery [Map]      
  E Old Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  E New Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  E Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Waites Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Blanton Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Dean - Shirley Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Buttston Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Punkin Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Gillam Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Langley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Germany Family Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
  W Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Fargason Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Slaughters Cemetery [Map]      
  S McCord Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Midway Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Morgan Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Poplar Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sims Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bibby Family Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE St. John United Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Old Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Eagle Creek Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Darian Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Daviston Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Tallapoosa County Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NNW Daviston Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Finley Cemetery [Map]      
  E Sandy Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hill - Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mountain Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  W Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  W Woods Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Shepard Graveyard [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Smith - Willoughby Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sturkie Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Milam Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Chappell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bailey 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 Dudleyville had a population of 50 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Buttston   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Dudleyville
 - Buttston had a post office and no railroad service
Judson   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Dudleyville
 - Judson had a post office and no railroad service
Blackman   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Dudleyville
 - Blackman had a post office and no railroad service
Denver   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Dudleyville
 - Denver had a post office and no railroad service
Easton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Dudleyville
 - Easton had a post office and no railroad service
Matilda   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Dudleyville
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Matilda had a post office and no railroad service
Marcoot   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Dudleyville
 - Marcoot had a post office and no railroad service
Bosworth   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Dudleyville
 - Bosworth had a post office and no railroad service
Camp Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Dudleyville
 - 1895 population of 366 people (with 981 people in 2015)
 - Camp Hill 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 Dudleyville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Dudleyville 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 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 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.

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

Tallapoosa     (The home county for Dudleyville)
      Frog Eye   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      New Site   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Penton   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Motley   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Delta   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elder   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ray   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Equality   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Claud   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Almond   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Newell   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Graham   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Dudleyville:

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    
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    
Russell County:       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 Dudleyville ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Tallapoosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dudleyville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9151, Longitude: -85.6000     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dudleyville 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 Dudleyville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Dudleyville.


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