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Elmore, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Elmore ...

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 Elmore (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 Elmore. 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 the area of Elmore ...

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 139 newspapers that have been published in the area around Elmore.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Elmore. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Elmore and those printed in the larger area surrounding Elmore.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> of Elmore.

Cemeteries Near Elmore ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Elmore.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Mt. Hebron West Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E New Home Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW McKeithen Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Coosada Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bibbs Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rives Cemetery [Map]      
  S Glenn Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Thrasher Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ross Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW County Line Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pine View Memorial Gardens [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Rocky Mount Cemetery [Map]      
  E Wetumpka City Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Stoney Point Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Memory Gardens Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Haggerty Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Harwell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Batchler Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Little Flock Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pine Level Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ENE Tunnell Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Speigner Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Tatum Cemetery [Map]      
  W Owens Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Burt Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Durden Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Daniel Pratt Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Chapman Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Doster Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Marshall Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Goodhope Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Young Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Holman Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Holland 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 Elmore had a population of 175 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2015, Elmore had a population of 1,271 people.

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

Robinson Springs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Elmore
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Robinson Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Deatsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Elmore
 - 1895 population of 112 people (with 1,157 people in 2015)
 - Deatsville had a post office and railroad service
Jackson's Lake   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Elmore
 - Jackson's Lake had railroad service and no post office
Wetumpka   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Elmore
 - 1895 population of 619 people (with 7,994 people in 2015)
 - Wetumpka had a post office and railroad service
Holtville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Elmore
 - Holtville had a post office and no railroad service
Coosa River   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Elmore
 - Coosa River had a post office and no railroad service
Prattville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Elmore
 - 1895 population of 724 people (with 35,420 people in 2015)
 - Prattville had a post office and no railroad service
Dexter   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Elmore
 - Dexter 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 Elmore. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Elmore 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 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.

Elmore is located in Elmore County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Elmore County: Autauga, Chilton, Coosa, Macon, Montgomery & Tallapoosa.

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

Elmore     (The home county for Elmore)
      Coosada   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Titus   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Claud   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kent   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Booth   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Jones   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Equality   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Benton   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Town   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 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 Elmore:

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 Elmore County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Elmore ...

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

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 Elmore:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Elmore in these Censuses: 2010-2000
      See our Census Page for Elmore for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Elmore.
      See our Misc Page for Elmore for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Elmore County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Elmore County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Elmore. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Elmore

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elmore. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5451, Longitude: -86.3224     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Elmore 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 Elmore, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Elmore.


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