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Graham, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Graham ...

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 Graham (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 Graham. 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 Graham ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Graham.

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

Cemeteries Near Graham ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Graham.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Old Shiloh Church Cemetery [Map]      
  E Unity Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  W Bethena Church Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Sardis Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E Buchanan Memorial Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Corinth Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Midway Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  W Rice Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Sandy Flat Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  WNW Goldridge Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Coats Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  SE Ephesus Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Veal Community Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ENE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Mt. Gilread Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Mt. Gilead Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hopewell Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNW Cleburne Memorial Garden [Map]      
  NNE First Methodist Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE Bowdon Baptist Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE Bowdon City Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE Town Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Bear Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Zachry Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E Laurel Hill Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E Tyus Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Red Oak Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  SSE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Caney Head Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Crews Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Unity Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Unity Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Lummie Layton Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ENE Hillside Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NW Crumbleys Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Crumley's Chapel Church of God Cemetery [Map]      
  W Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  N Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Liberty Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S East Napoleon Church of Christ Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Lancaster Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Walls Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ENE Bethesda Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Antioch Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Rolling Acres Memory Gardens [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE Indian Creek Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  N Garretts Chapel Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Union Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Old Cool Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Old Rocky Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE High Point Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  SE Antioch Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Welcome Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E Roopville City Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E Union Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ENE Salem Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE Poplar Springs Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NW Wise Chapel 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, Graham had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Sewell   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Graham
 - Sewell had a post office and no railroad service
Joel (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Graham
 - Joel had a post office and no railroad service
Lofty   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Graham
 - Lofty had a post office and no railroad service
Newell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Graham
 - Newell had a post office and no railroad service
Lamar   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Graham
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Lamar had a post office and no railroad service
Bowdon (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Graham
 - 1895 population of 354 people (with 2,072 people in 2015)
 - Bowdon had a post office and no railroad service
Hightower   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Graham
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Hightower had a post office and no railroad service
Victory (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Graham
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Victory 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 Graham. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Graham 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 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.

Graham 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 Graham. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Graham:

Randolph     (The home county for Graham)
      Newell   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Almond   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Iron City   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Choccolocco   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Abernathy - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      White Plains   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fort McClellan - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Penton   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Delta   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Elder   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Motley   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Abel   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Munford   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Site   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Roopville (GA)   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Whitesburg (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Temple (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Villa Rica (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Coweta (GA)
      Sargent (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Newnan (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grantville (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      East Newnan (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moreland (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Smith City (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sharpsburg (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Turin (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Douglas (GA)
      Tyree (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Winston (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      White City (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Springwood Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Windwood Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Douglasville (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Fulton (GA)
      Chattahoochee Hills (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Palmetto (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Heard (GA)
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Corinth (GA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Meriwether (GA)
      Lone Oak (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Luthersville (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Troup (GA)
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hogansville (GA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mountville (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 - 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 Graham:

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    
Cherokee 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    
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    
Douglas County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fulton County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meriwether County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Polk 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 Graham ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Randolph County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Graham. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Graham

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Graham. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4578, Longitude: -85.3201     [Map].

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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 Graham, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Graham.


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