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Hugley, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hugley ...

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 Hugley (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 Hugley. 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 Hugley ...

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 43 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hugley.

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

Cemeteries Near Hugley ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hugley.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Union Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Jowers Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Crawford Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NW Jenkins Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bush Cemetery [Map]      
  S St. Peters Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Key Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Boykin Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Phillips - Barnett Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  N Meadows Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Dupree Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Watoola Cemetery [Map]      
  W Rising Star Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Uchee Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Walker Williamson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Porter Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Charnel Garden of Rest Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Joshua Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Good Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bass Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Carden Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Williams Dudley Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Evans Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Stroud Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Providence Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Seale United Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sunset Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  E Dudleyville Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Philadelphia Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pierce 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>

While we didn't find Hugley in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hugley.

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

Crawford   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hugley
 - Crawford had a post office and no railroad service
Hyram   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Hugley
 - Hyram had a post office and no railroad service
Uchee   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hugley
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Uchee had a post office and no railroad service
Seale   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hugley
 - 1895 population of 299 people
 - Seale had a post office and railroad service
Ladonia   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hugley
 - Ladonia had a post office and no railroad service
Smith's Station   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hugley
 - 1895 population of 49 people (with 5,300 people in 2015)
 - Smith's Station had a post office and railroad service
Hatchechubbee   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Hugley
 - 1895 population of 205 people
 - Hatchechubbee had a post office and railroad service
Salem   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Hugley
 - 1895 population of 166 people
 - Salem had a post office and railroad service
Society Hill   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Hugley
 - 1895 population of 151 people
 - Society Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Chewacla   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hugley
 - Chewacla 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 Hugley. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hugley 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.

Hugley is located in Russell County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Russell County: Barbour, Bullock, Lee, Macon, Chattahoochee (GA), Muscogee (GA) & Stewart (GA).

Below are the counties that are near Hugley. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Hugley:

Russell     (The home county for Hugley)
      Crawford   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Seale   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Holy Trinity   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Comer   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Eufaula   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Midway   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Valley   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Salem   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chattahoochee (GA)
      Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Heineburg Village (GA) - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cusseta (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Harris (GA)
      Cataula (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ellerslie (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hamilton (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Waverly Hall (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pine Mountain Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Baker Village (GA)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Midland (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Upatoi (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Quitman (GA)
      Georgetown (GA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Stewart (GA)
      Omaha (GA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Louvale (GA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lumpkin (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Talbot (GA)
      Box Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Hugley:

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 Russell County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers 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    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattahoochee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Stewart County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talbot County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Russell County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hugley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4321, Longitude: -85.2461     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hugley 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 Hugley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hugley.


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