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Green Acres, Alabama
(Montgomery County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Green Acres ...

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 Green Acres (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 Green Acres. 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 Green Acres ...

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 139 newspapers that have been published in the area around Green Acres.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Green Acres, there are papers which were published within 7 miles [11.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Green Acres.

Cemeteries Near Green Acres ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Green Acres.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Holt Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Green Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Flora Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  N Larkin Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Lincoln Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Remount Park Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Joseph Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Troy Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Freeman Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NW Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Big Roxanna Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Perrys Mill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wescott Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Westcott Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Ray Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pinkston Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Eastwood Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NE Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Marshall Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Ashurst Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Augusta Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Howell Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mathis Cemetery [Map]      
  E Gilder Cemetery [Map]      
  E Grace Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Meigs Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Old Bingham Cemetery [Map]      
  W Kendal Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Woodland Hills Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wares Quarter Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Goodhope Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Young Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Strokes Cemetery [Map]      
  E St. James Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Billingslea Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Laurel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Haggerty 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 Green Acres in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Green Acres.

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

Montgomery   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Green Acres
 - 1895 population of 21,883 people (with 200,602 people in 2015)
 - Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
Barachias   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Green Acres
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - Barachias had a post office and no railroad service
Perry's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Green Acres
 - Perry's Mill had railroad service and no post office
Snowdoun   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Green Acres
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Snowdoun had a post office and no railroad service
Pike Road   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Green Acres
 - 1895 population of 62 people (with 8,274 people in 2015)
 - Pike Road had a post office and railroad service
Hope Hull   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Green Acres
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Hope Hull had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Meigs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Green Acres
 - 1895 population of 139 people
 - Mount Meigs had a post office and railroad service
McGehee's   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Green Acres
 - McGehee's had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Green Acres. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Green Acres 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 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.

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

Montgomery     (The home county for Green Acres)
      Montgomery   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Booth   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Equality   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ray   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Claud   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Benton   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kent   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Orion   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Troy   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - 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 Green Acres:

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    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa 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    
Hale 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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 Green Acres. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Montgomery County:

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Green Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3418, Longitude: -86.2369     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Green Acres 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 Green Acres, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Green Acres.


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