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Elkahatchee Park, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Elkahatchee Park ...

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 Elkahatchee Park (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 Elkahatchee Park. 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 Elkahatchee Park ...

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 Elkahatchee Park.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Elkahatchee Park, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Elkahatchee Park.

Cemeteries Near Elkahatchee Park ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Elkahatchee Park.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Harper Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Carver Heights Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Hillview Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Fellowship Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Maxwell Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Fishpond Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sunny Level Cemetery [Map]      
  N Kennedy - Christian - Sasser Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Kellyton Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  W Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Craft Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Bice Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Doctor Kellys Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Old Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  S Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mask Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Martin Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Old Rocky Mount Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Seleta Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bradford Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Socapatoy Cemetery [Map]      
  W New Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Peace & Goodwill Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Nixburg Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Farrow Dennis Graveyard [Map]      
  NNW Old Marietta Cemetery [Map]      
  N Graham Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Chapman Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Smyrna Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Jacksons Gap Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Jackson Field Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ephesus Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hillabee Campground Cemetery [Map]      
  W Howard Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Nixburg Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Goodwater Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Crestview Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hackneyville Presbyterian Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hackneyville Cemetery [Map]      
  W Darsey Cemetery [Map]      
  W Concord 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>

While we didn't find Elkahatchee Park in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Elkahatchee Park.

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

Alexander City   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Elkahatchee Park
 - 1895 population of 679 people (with 14,718 people in 2015)
 - Alexander City had a post office and railroad service
Kellyton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Elkahatchee Park
 - 1895 population of 120 people (with 200 people in 2015)
 - Kellyton had a post office and railroad service
Island Home   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Elkahatchee Park
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Island Home had a post office and no railroad service
Jacksons' Gap   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Elkahatchee Park
 - 1895 population of 207 people (with 802 people in 2015)
 - Jacksons' Gap had a post office and railroad service
Hackneyville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Elkahatchee Park
 - 1895 population of 77 people
 - Hackneyville had a post office and no railroad service
Crewsville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Elkahatchee Park
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Crewsville had a post office and no railroad service
Hissop   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Elkahatchee Park
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Hissop had a post office and no railroad service
Nixburg   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Elkahatchee Park
 - 1895 population of 97 people
 - Nixburg had a post office and no railroad service
Goodwater   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Elkahatchee Park
 - 1895 population of 589 people (with 1,343 people in 2015)
 - Goodwater had a post office and railroad service
Cowpens   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Elkahatchee Park
 - Cowpens 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 Elkahatchee Park. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Elkahatchee Park 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

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

Tallapoosa     (The home county for Elkahatchee Park)
      Alexander City   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      New Site   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Penton   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Motley   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elder   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Delta   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ray   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Equality   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kent   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Claud   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Titus   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Almond   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 - 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 Elkahatchee Park:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Tallapoosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elkahatchee Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9196, Longitude: -85.9711     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Elkahatchee Park 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 Elkahatchee Park, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Elkahatchee Park.


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