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Hackneyville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hackneyville ...

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 Hackneyville (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 Hackneyville. 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 Hackneyville ...

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 50 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hackneyville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hackneyville, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hackneyville.

Cemeteries Near Hackneyville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hackneyville.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Hackneyville Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hackneyville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hillabee Campground Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Seleta Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dillard Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Craft Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Martin Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bice Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kennedy - Christian - Sasser Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sunny Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Valley Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gutherie Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Greenview Memorial Park   [Map]     
  W Smyrna Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oaks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Old Marietta Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Carver Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hillview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ephesus Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Goodwater Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kellyton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSW Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jackson Field Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Ararat Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Millerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hatchett Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crestview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Socapatoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hutchinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Marvin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Big Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rozelle & Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wilsons 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 Hackneyville had a population of 77 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Cowpens   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hackneyville
 - Cowpens had a post office and no railroad service
Goodwater   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Hackneyville
 - 1895 population of 589 people (with 1,343 people in 2015)
 - Goodwater had a post office and railroad service
Kellyton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hackneyville
 - 1895 population of 120 people (with 200 people in 2015)
 - Kellyton had a post office and railroad service
Goldville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Hackneyville
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 54 people in 2015)
 - Goldville had a post office and no railroad service
Alexander City   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Hackneyville
 - 1895 population of 679 people (with 14,718 people in 2015)
 - Alexander City had a post office and railroad service
New Site   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hackneyville
 - 1895 population of 109 people (with 755 people in 2015)
 - New Site had a post office and no railroad service
Bluff Springs   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hackneyville
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Bluff Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Millerville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Hackneyville
 - Millerville had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Olive   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Hackneyville
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Mount Olive 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 Hackneyville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hackneyville 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.

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

Tallapoosa     (The home county for Hackneyville)
      Goldville   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      New Site   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Penton   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Motley   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Elder   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Delta   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Abel   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ray   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Equality   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kent   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Titus   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Claud   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Almond   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Newell   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Clair
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Westover   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Hackneyville:

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 Tallapoosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton 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    
Elmore 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    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Hackneyville ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Tallapoosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hackneyville. 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 that stretches from Hackneyville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hackneyville) 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 Hackneyville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hackneyville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hackneyville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0602, Longitude: -85.9322     [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 Hackneyville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hackneyville.


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