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Our Genealogical Helper for Highland Gardens ...

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 Highland Gardens (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 Highland Gardens. 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.

Name Variations for Highland Gardens ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Highland Gardens.

  • Typical abbreviation for Highland Gardens: Highland Gdns. (or less commonly used: Highland Gardns., Highland Grdens. or Highland Grdns.)

Newspapers Published in Highland Gardens ...

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 Highland Gardens.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Highland Gardens, there are papers which were published within 4 miles [6.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Highland Gardens.

Cemeteries Near Highland Gardens ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Highland Gardens.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Remount Park Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Lincoln Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Larkin Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Westcott Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Holt Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Green Cemetery [Map]      
  E Wescott Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Marshall Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Glenn Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Rives Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Flora Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Freeman Cemetery [Map]      
  E Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Kendal Cemetery [Map]      
  S Big Roxanna Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  S Joseph Cemetery [Map]      
  E Eastwood Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  E Augusta Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bibbs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Coosada Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Goodhope Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Young Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Haggerty Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Troy Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Old Bingham Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rocky Mount Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Stones Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ray Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pinkston Cemetery [Map]      
  E Wares Quarter Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Laurel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Home Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Harwell Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Mt. Hebron West Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Perrys Mill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ashurst Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW McKeithen Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wetumpka City Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Memory Gardens Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Doster Cemetery [Map]      
  W Montgomery 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 Highland Gardens in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Highland Gardens.

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

Montgomery   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Highland Gardens
 - 1895 population of 21,883 people (with 200,602 people in 2015)
 - Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
 
Jackson's Lake   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Highland Gardens
 - Jackson's Lake had railroad service and no post office
 
Barachias   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Highland Gardens
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - Barachias had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stone's   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Highland Gardens
 - Stone's had railroad service and no post office
 
Elmore   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Highland Gardens
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 1,271 people in 2015)
 - Elmore had a post office and railroad service
 
Robinson Springs   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Highland Gardens
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Robinson Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
McGehee's   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Highland Gardens
 - McGehee's had railroad service and no post office
 
Hope Hull   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Highland Gardens
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Hope Hull had a post office and no railroad service
 
Perry's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Highland Gardens
 - Perry's Mill had railroad service and no post office
 
Mount Meigs   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Highland Gardens
 - 1895 population of 139 people
 - Mount Meigs had a post office and railroad service
 
Wetumpka   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Highland Gardens
 - 1895 population of 619 people (with 7,994 people in 2015)
 - Wetumpka had a post office and railroad service
 
Catoma   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Highland Gardens
 - Catoma 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 Highland Gardens. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Highland Gardens 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 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Montgomery     (The home county for Highland Gardens)
      New Town   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      English Village   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Autauga
      Prattville   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Booth   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jones   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Bullock
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Chilton
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Coosa
      Equality   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ray   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Crenshaw
      Highland Home   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Dallas
      Tyler   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Elmore
      Coosada   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Claud   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Titus   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Hale
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Lowndes
      Burkville   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Benton   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Macon
      Shorter   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Pike
      Kent   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Orion   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tallapoosa
      East Tallassee   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 Highland Gardens:

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
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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Montgomery County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Highland Gardens. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4071, Longitude: -86.2800     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Highland Gardens 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 Highland Gardens, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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