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Ewing, Alabama
(Cherokee County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Ewing ...

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 Ewing (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 Ewing. 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 Ewing ...

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 18 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ewing.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ewing, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ewing.

Cemeteries Near Ewing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ewing.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Cedar Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Yellow Creek Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Mackey Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sand Rock Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  E Chesnut Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Lookout Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hunts Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pratt Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Tates Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Sewell Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sand Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Starling Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Plunket Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Smith Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Welcome Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Longshore Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Black Creek Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Shepard Cemetery [Map]      
  S Smith Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Parker Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Centre Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Daniels Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Coffey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Tuckers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Morrison Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cherokee Memory Gardens [Map]      
  SE Neal Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Kerley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Collinsville Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Boyd Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pilgrims Rest Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Croft Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cedar Bluff Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Black Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Smith Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Anthony Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Nicholson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mathis Cemetery [Map]      
  W Harbour Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Unity Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Copeland Bridge Cemetery [Map]      
  W Patrick Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  N Killian Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Moshat Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Warren Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Stories Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Red Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wesson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bristow 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 Ewing in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Ewing.

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

Leesburg   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ewing
 - 1895 population of 161 people (with 1,014 people in 2015)
 - Leesburg had a post office and railroad service
Mackey   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ewing
 - Mackey had a post office and no railroad service
Sand Rock   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Ewing
 - 1895 population of 113 people (with 558 people in 2015)
 - Sand Rock had a post office and no railroad service
Leonard   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Ewing
 - Leonard had a post office and no railroad service
Round Mountain   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Ewing
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Round Mountain had a post office and railroad service
Slackland   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ewing
 - Slackland had a post office and no railroad service
Maple Grove   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Ewing
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Maple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Plano   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ewing
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Plano 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 Ewing. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ewing 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 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.

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

Cherokee     (The home county for Ewing)
      Leesburg   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Sand Rock   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Snead   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Craig   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Booker T City   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Banner   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Section   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Horton   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Ewing:

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 Cherokee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Cherokee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ewing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2026, Longitude: -85.7644     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ewing 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 Ewing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ewing.


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