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Forester Chapel, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Forester Chapel ...

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 Forester Chapel (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 Forester Chapel. 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 Forester Chapel ...

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 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Forester Chapel.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Forester Chapel, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Forester Chapel.

Cemeteries Near Forester Chapel ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Forester Chapel.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Wadley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Knight Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Swan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Abanda Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Darian Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Milltown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wildcat Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tatum Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sweetwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Leander Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW Daviston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Daviston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bibby Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cedarwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Boozer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jehovah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cragford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Chappell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Booger Hill 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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Forester Chapel had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Louina   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Forester Chapel
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Louina had a post office and no railroad service
Malone Ferry   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Forester Chapel
 - Malone Ferry had a post office and no railroad service
Almond   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Forester Chapel
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Almond had a post office and no railroad service
Truett   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Forester Chapel
 - Truett had a post office and no railroad service
Cornhouse   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Forester Chapel
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cornhouse had a post office and no railroad service
Milltown   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Forester Chapel
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Milltown had a post office and no railroad service
Emuckfaw   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Forester Chapel
 - Emuckfaw had a post office and no railroad service
Daviston   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Forester Chapel
 - 1895 population of 141 people (with 210 people in 2015)
 - Daviston had a post office and no railroad service
Bosworth   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Forester Chapel
 - Bosworth had a post office and no railroad service
Doublehead   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Forester Chapel
 - Doublehead had a post office and no railroad service
Roanoke   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Forester Chapel
 - 1895 population of 631 people (with 6,005 people in 2015)
 - Roanoke had a post office and railroad service
West   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Forester Chapel
 - West had a post office and no railroad service
Wedowee   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Forester Chapel
 - 1895 population of 318 people (with 809 people in 2015)
 - Wedowee 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 Forester Chapel. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Forester Chapel 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 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.

Forester Chapel is located in Randolph County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Randolph County: Chambers, Clay, Cleburne, Tallapoosa, Carroll (GA), Heard (GA) & Troup (GA).

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

Randolph     (The home county for Forester Chapel)
      Wadley   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Almond   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Newell   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Graham   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Choccolocco   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Iron City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fort McClellan - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Saks   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Penton   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Motley   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Delta   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elder   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Abel   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ray   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Munford   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      New Site   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Roopville (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Coweta (GA)
      Grantville (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Corinth (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Troup (GA)
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hogansville (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mountville (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 websites either 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 Forester Chapel:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Randolph County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coweta County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Forester Chapel ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Randolph County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forester Chapel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1612, Longitude: -85.5388     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Forester Chapel have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Forester Chapel, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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