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Ellisville, Alabama
(Cherokee County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Ellisville ...

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 Ellisville (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 Ellisville. 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 Ellisville ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ellisville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ellisville, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ellisville.

Cemeteries Near Ellisville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ellisville.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Sheepskin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Moshat Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Sardis Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Neal Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Noah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cherokee Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Davis Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Farmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Centre Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Parker Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Goshen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fife Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Calcedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morrison Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Taylors Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ladiga Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sand Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nazareth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pratt Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  E Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tates Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ebenezer Alexis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bates Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Hanks Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cedar Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Tabor 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 Ellisville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Ellisville.

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

Coloma - Historic   [Map]
 - While Coloma was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ellisville
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Coloma had a post office and no railroad service
Moshat   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Ellisville
 - Moshat had a post office and no railroad service
Exie   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ellisville
 - Exie had a post office and no railroad service
Bomar   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ellisville
 - Bomar had a post office and no railroad service
Ricks - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ricks was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Ellisville
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Ricks had a post office and no railroad service
Key   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ellisville
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Key had a post office and no railroad service
Noah   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ellisville
 - Noah had a post office and no railroad service
Gnatville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ellisville
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Gnatville 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 Ellisville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ellisville 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.

Ellisville is located in Cherokee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Calhoun, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Chattooga (GA), Floyd (GA) & Polk (GA).

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

Cherokee     (The home county for Ellisville)
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Centre   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Abernathy - Historic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      White Plains   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Booker T City   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Abel   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Banner   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Horton   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Bartow (GA)
      Taylorsville (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Euharlee (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kingston (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Temple (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Gordon (GA)
      Plainville (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Paulding (GA)
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Aragon (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rockmart (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 websites either 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 Ellisville:

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 Cherokee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bartow County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gordon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Paulding County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Communities in Alabama

About Cherokee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Ellisville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ellisville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ellisville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0648, Longitude: -85.6100     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ellisville 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 Ellisville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ellisville.


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