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Our Genealogical Helper for Fleta ...

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 Fleta (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 Fleta. 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 Fleta ...

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 138 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fleta.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Fleta, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Fleta.

Cemeteries Near Fleta ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fleta.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Ganey Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Ball Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Center Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Hickory Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mosleys Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Magnolia Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sprague Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sharp Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sankey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Murrell Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Armstrong Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Shackelford Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Underwood Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Sawyer Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Fair Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Woodland Hills Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Gilbert Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Powell Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Relf Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Letohatchee Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rogers Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rogers Cemetery [Map]      
  W Lamar Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Payne Cemetery [Map]      
  N Strokes Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Chesser Cemetery [Map]      
  E Orme Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bullock Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Panola Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Rocky Mount Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sentell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW New Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Kennedy 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 in 1895, Fleta had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Mount Carmel   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Fleta
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Mount Carmel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sellers   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Fleta
 - Sellers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ada   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Fleta
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Ada had a post office and railroad service
 
Strata   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Fleta
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Strata had a post office and railroad service
 
Le Grand   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Fleta
 - Le Grand had a post office and railroad service
 
Naftel   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Fleta
 - Naftel had a post office and railroad service
 
Tharin   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Fleta
 - Tharin had a post office and railroad service
 
Sandy Ridge   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Fleta
 - Sandy Ridge 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 Fleta. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Fleta 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Fleta is located in Montgomery County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Montgomery County: Autauga, Bullock, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon & Pike.

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

  DirectionDistance
Montgomery     (The home county for Fleta)
      Ada   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Grady   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Autauga
      Prattville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Booth   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Bullock
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Perote   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Butler
      Greenville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Crenshaw
      Highland Home   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Dallas
      Old Town   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Minter   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Elmore
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Claud   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lowndes
      Davenport   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Benton   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Macon
      Hardaway   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Pike
      Kent   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Orion   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Troy   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Banks   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Tallapoosa
      East Tallassee   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Wilcox
      Furman   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Awin   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Apple   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 - you should note 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 Fleta:

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 Montgomery 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    
Butler 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    
Elmore 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    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Montgomery County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Montgomery 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 Fleta ...

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

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 Fleta:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Fleta.
      See our Misc Page for Fleta for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Montgomery County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.org/

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 from Fleta. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fleta) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fleta. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1096, Longitude: -86.3522     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fleta 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 Fleta, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Fleta.



 
 
 

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