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Jordan Chapel, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Jordan Chapel ...

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 Jordan Chapel (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 Jordan Chapel. 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 Jordan Chapel ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Jordan Chapel.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Jordan Chapel, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Jordan Chapel.

Cemeteries Near Jordan Chapel ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Jordan Chapel.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Williams Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Union Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Valley Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Old Cool Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Gilead Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Gilread Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Fowler Cemetery [Map]      
  W Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Rice Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Goldridge Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Liberty Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bear Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Beason Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hepsabah Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Old Shiloh Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Crumbleys Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Crumley's Chapel Church of God Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wise Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bethena Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cleburne Memorial Garden [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNE Fordham Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Ragan Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bethel 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 Jordan Chapel in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Jordan Chapel.

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

Micaville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Jordan Chapel
 - Micaville had a post office and no railroad service
Milner   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Jordan Chapel
 - Milner had a post office and no railroad service
Newell   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Jordan Chapel
 - Newell had a post office and no railroad service
Rockdale   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Jordan Chapel
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Rockdale had a post office and no railroad service
Cambridge   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Jordan Chapel
 - Cambridge had a post office and no railroad service
Lofty   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Jordan Chapel
 - Lofty had a post office and no railroad service
Lamar   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Jordan Chapel
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Lamar had a post office and no railroad service
Hightower   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Jordan Chapel
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Hightower had a post office and no railroad service
Arbacoochee   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Jordan Chapel
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Arbacoochee 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 Jordan Chapel. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Jordan Chapel 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.

Jordan Chapel is located in Randolph County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Randolph County: Chambers, Clay, Cleburne, Tallapoosa, Carroll (GA), Heard (GA) & Troup (GA).

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

Randolph     (The home county for Jordan Chapel)
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Newell   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Graham   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Almond   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Iron City   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Choccolocco   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fort McClellan - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Abernathy - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      White Plains   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Penton   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Delta   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Elder   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Motley   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Abel   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Munford   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Site   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Roopville (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Whitesburg (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Temple (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Villa Rica (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Coweta (GA)
      Sargent (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Douglas (GA)
      Tyree (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Heard (GA)
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Corinth (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Troup (GA)
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hogansville (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Jordan Chapel:

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 Randolph County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coweta County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Douglas County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Polk 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 Randolph County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Randolph 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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Communities in Alabama

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About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jordan Chapel. 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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Jordan Chapel. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Jordan Chapel) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jordan Chapel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4568, Longitude: -85.4977     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jordan Chapel 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 Jordan Chapel, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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