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Our Genealogical Helper for Halcyon ...

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 Halcyon (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 Halcyon. 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 Halcyon ...

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 138 newspapers that have been published in the area around Halcyon.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Halcyon, there are papers which were published within 5 miles [8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Halcyon.

Cemeteries Near Halcyon ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Halcyon.

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

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

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

Barachias   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Halcyon
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - Barachias had a post office and no railroad service
 
Perry's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Halcyon
 - Perry's Mill had railroad service and no post office
 
Mount Meigs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Halcyon
 - 1895 population of 139 people
 - Mount Meigs had a post office and railroad service
 
Montgomery   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Halcyon
 - 1895 population of 21,883 people (with 200,602 people in 2015)
 - Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
 
Pike Road   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Halcyon
 - 1895 population of 62 people (with 8,274 people in 2015)
 - Pike Road had a post office and railroad service
 
Ware   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Halcyon
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Ware had a post office and no railroad service
 
Snowdoun   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Halcyon
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Snowdoun had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jackson's Lake   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Halcyon
 - Jackson's Lake 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 Halcyon. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Halcyon 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Montgomery     (The home county for Halcyon)
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      New Town   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Autauga
      Prattville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Booth   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Bullock
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Perote   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Chilton
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Coosa
      Equality   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ray   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Crenshaw
      Highland Home   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Elmore
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Claud   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Titus   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Hale
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Lee
      Loachapoka   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Lowndes
      Burkville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Benton   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Macon
      Shorter   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Pike
      Kent   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Orion   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Troy   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tallapoosa
      East Tallassee   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 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 Halcyon:

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    
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    
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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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 ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Montgomery County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Halcyon. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Halcyon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Halcyon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3585, Longitude: -86.1736     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Halcyon 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 Halcyon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Halcyon.



 
 
 

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