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Our Genealogical Helper for Feddisburg ...

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 Feddisburg (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 Feddisburg. 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 Feddisburg ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Feddisburg.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Feddisburg, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Feddisburg.

Cemeteries Near Feddisburg ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Feddisburg.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Hubbard Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Freeze Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hepzibah Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Kingston Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Armbrester Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Allen - Sims Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mardisville Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Midway Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  E Thornhill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  N Old Florence Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Glover Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  S Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Winterboro Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Macedonia North Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Vincent Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Arkwright Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Baker Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Old Reynolds Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Nicholls Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Walkers Family Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Raley Family Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Vincent Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Williamson Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Masters Cemetery [Map]      
  E Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Valley Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Elliott Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Moberley Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Needmore Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mays Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE McCellan Cemetery [Map]      
  N Robert Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  W Allen 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 Feddisburg in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Feddisburg.

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

Renfroe   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Feddisburg
 - 1895 population of 202 people
 - Renfroe had a post office and railroad service
 
East Bend   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Feddisburg
 - East Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Alpine   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Feddisburg
 - 1895 population of 121 people
 - Alpine had a post office and railroad service
 
Nottingham - Historic   [Map]
 - While Nottingham was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Feddisburg
 - 1895 population of 146 people
 - Nottingham had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stemley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Feddisburg
 - Stemley had a post office and railroad service
 
Vincent   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Feddisburg
 - Vincent had a post office and railroad service
 
Berney's   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Feddisburg
 - Berney's had a post office and railroad service
 
Rendalia   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Feddisburg
 - Rendalia had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Feddisburg. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Feddisburg 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.

Feddisburg is located in Talladega County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Talladega County: Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Saint Clair & Shelby.

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

  DirectionDistance
Talladega     (The home county for Feddisburg)
      Alpine   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Blount
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Calhoun
      Eastaboga   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Clay
      Hollins   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elder   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Delta   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Motley   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cleburne
      Abel   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Coosa
      Stewartville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ray   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Etowah
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Southside   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jefferson
      Leeds   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Alton   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Irondale   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Shelby
      Vincent   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Westover   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Tallapoosa
      Hackneyville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Site   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 Feddisburg:

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 Talladega 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    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby 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 Talladega County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Talladega 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 ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Talladega County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Feddisburg. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4146, Longitude: -86.2625     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Feddisburg 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 Feddisburg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Feddisburg.



 
 
 

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