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Enterprise, Alabama
(Chilton County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Enterprise ...

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 Enterprise (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 Enterprise. 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 Enterprise ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Enterprise.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Enterprise, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Enterprise.

Cemeteries Near Enterprise ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Enterprise.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Bethsalem Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Floyd Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Eastview Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Lily Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  E Evergreen Cemetery [Map]      
  E Crossroad Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Old Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Pisgah - Zion Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Maple Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW New Cedron Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bildee Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Verbena Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Chestnut Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Aldridge Family Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Highland Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Popwell Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  N Samaria Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE New Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Poplar Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Peach Cemetery [Map]      
  W Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  W New Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Billingsley Cemetery [Map]      
  S Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Marbury Church of God Cemetery [Map]      
  E Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  N Clanton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Oak Grove Church of God Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Temple Cemetery [Map]      
  N Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Old Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Hinton Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Manning Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sunny Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Marbury Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE St. Paul Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mountain Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  E Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  E Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  E Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  N Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Glad Tidings Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Walnut Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  N Chilton County Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  N Martin Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  W Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Big Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Wilsons Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sunshine Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Old Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Vermont Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N New Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Lomax Cemetery [Map]      
  S Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  E Jo Anna Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bell Lane Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Old Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Refuge Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pinedale Cemetery [Map]      
  W Donavan Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  N Jacksons Chapel 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 Enterprise in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Enterprise.

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

Cooper   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Enterprise
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Cooper had a post office and railroad service
Kincheon   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Enterprise
 - Kincheon had a post office and no railroad service
Verbena   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Enterprise
 - 1895 population of 756 people
 - Verbena had a post office and railroad service
Billingsley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Enterprise
 - 1895 population of 16 people (with 141 people in 2015)
 - Billingsley had a post office and no railroad service
Clanton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Enterprise
 - 1895 population of 623 people (with 8,844 people in 2015)
 - Clanton had a post office and railroad service
Mountain Creek   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Enterprise
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Mountain Creek had a post office and railroad service
Lomax   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Enterprise
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Lomax had a post office and railroad service
Wadsworth   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Enterprise
 - 1895 population of 224 people
 - Wadsworth had a post office and railroad service
Lightwood   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Enterprise
 - Lightwood 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 Enterprise. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Enterprise 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Enterprise is located in Chilton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chilton County: Autauga, Bibb, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore & Shelby.

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

Chilton     (The home county for Enterprise)
      Verbena   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Booth   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Jones   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      East Town   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brent   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Equality   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ray   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Selma   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Titus   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Claud   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kent   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Benton   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Calera   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 Enterprise:

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 Chilton County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bibb 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    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry 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 Chilton County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Chilton 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Chilton County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Enterprise. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7349, Longitude: -86.6180     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Enterprise 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 Enterprise, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Enterprise.


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