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Friendship, Alabama
(Elmore County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Friendship ...

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 Friendship (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 Friendship. 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 Friendship ...

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 57 newspapers that have been published in the area around Friendship.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Friendship, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Friendship.

Cemeteries Near Friendship ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Friendship.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Warren Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Good Hope Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Rosehill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW China Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Strahan Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Marshall Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Anthony Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hornsby Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wall Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Peter Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Dawson Bradford Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Green Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Bullard Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Watson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Billingslea Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hickory Bend Cemetery [Map]      
  S Tysonville Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Walker Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sheppard Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Laurel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Wares Quarter Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cotton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Thrash Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Reeltown Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Guthrie 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 Friendship in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Friendship.

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

Good Hope   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Friendship
 - 1895 population of 83 people
 - Good Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Tallassee   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Friendship
 - 1895 population of 1,413 people (with 4,778 people in 2015)
 - Tallassee had a post office and no railroad service
Kent   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Friendship
 - Kent had a post office and no railroad service
Ware   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Friendship
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Ware had a post office and no railroad service
Eclectic   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Friendship
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,029 people in 2015)
 - Eclectic had a post office and no railroad service
Shorter   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Friendship
 - Shorter had railroad service and no post office
Franklin   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Friendship
 - Franklin had railroad service and no post office
Jordan   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Friendship
 - Jordan had a post office and no railroad service
La Place   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Friendship
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - La Place 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 Friendship. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Friendship 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.

Friendship is located in Elmore County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Elmore County: Autauga, Chilton, Coosa, Macon, Montgomery & Tallapoosa.

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

Elmore     (The home county for Friendship)
      Tallassee   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Kent   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Claud   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Titus   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Booth   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Equality   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ray   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Orion   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      New Site   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 Friendship:

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 Elmore 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    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee 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    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Russell 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 Elmore County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Elmore 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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Elmore County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Elmore County:

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Friendship. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5371, Longitude: -85.9747     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Friendship 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 Friendship, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Friendship.


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