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Goldville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Goldville ...

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 Goldville (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 Goldville. 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 Goldville ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Goldville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Goldville, 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 Goldville.

Cemeteries Near Goldville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Goldville.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Old Vickers Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Valley Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hutchinson Cemetery [Map]      
  W New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Old Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Patterson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Milam Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Gilead Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Ararat Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Hillabee Campground Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Ephesus Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Jackson Field Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE County Line Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mellow Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE County Line Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gutherie Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Hackneyville Presbyterian Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Seleta Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW New Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Daviston Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Daviston Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE McDaniel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Old Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hackneyville Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Graham Cemetery [Map]      
  S Eagle Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  W Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Germany Family Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Darian Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Big Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  N Old Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lystra Cemetery [Map]      
  W New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  W Dillard 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 Goldville had a population of 42 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2015, Goldville had a population of 54 people.

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

New Site   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Goldville
 - 1895 population of 109 people (with 755 people in 2015)
 - New Site had a post office and no railroad service
Cowpens   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Goldville
 - Cowpens had a post office and no railroad service
Zana - Historic   [Map]
 - While Zana was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Goldville
 - 1895 population of 204 people
 - Zana had a post office and no railroad service
Emuckfaw   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Goldville
 - Emuckfaw had a post office and no railroad service
Bluff Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Goldville
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Bluff Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Mellow Valley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Goldville
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Mellow Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Gibsonville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Goldville
 - Gibsonville had a post office and no railroad service
Hackneyville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Goldville
 - 1895 population of 77 people
 - Hackneyville 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 Goldville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Goldville 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 south 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.

Goldville is located in Tallapoosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tallapoosa County: Chambers, Clay, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Macon & Randolph.

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

Tallapoosa     (The home county for Goldville)
      New Site   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Choccolocco   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Iron City   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Penton   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Motley   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Delta   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elder   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Abel   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ray   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Equality   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kent   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Claud   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Titus   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Almond   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Newell   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Graham   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Troup (GA)
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 - 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 Goldville:

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 Tallapoosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers 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    
Elmore 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    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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 Goldville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
We have found Goldville in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Goldville for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Goldville.
      See our Misc Page for Goldville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Tallapoosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Goldville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Goldville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Goldville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0841, Longitude: -85.7831     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Goldville 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 Goldville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Goldville.


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