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Our Genealogical Helper for King's Landing ...

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 King's Landing (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 King's Landing. 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 King's Landing ...

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 King's Landing.

  • Typical abbreviation for King's Landing: Kings Lndg. (or less commonly used: Kings Lndng.)

Newspapers Published in King's Landing ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around King's Landing.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of King's Landing, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for King's Landing.

Cemeteries Near King's Landing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of King's Landing.

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 King's Landing covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE King Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Mt. Leveton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Matthew Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW New Cahaba Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Adams Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Cahaba Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WNW Lk. Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Watts Cemetery [Map]      
  W Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Molette Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Seale Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Turner Field Cemetery [Map]      
  S Center Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  N Henry Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SW McMillan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sugar Bottom Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Parnell Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  N Kings Bend Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Rosehill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Fulton Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Underwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Jerusalem Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Live Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Live Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Orrville Cemetery [Map]      
  W Providence 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 King's Landing had a population of 83 people in 1895 with railroad service and no post office.

These communities are listed based on their distance from King's Landing, with the one closest to King's Landing listed first.

Cahaba - Historic   [Map]
 - While Cahaba was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from King's Landing
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Cahaba had a post office and no railroad service
 
Berlin   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from King's Landing
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Berlin had a post office and railroad service
 
Belknap   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from King's Landing
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Belknap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kings   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from King's Landing
 - Kings had railroad service and no post office
 
Tasso   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from King's Landing
 - Tasso had a post office and no railroad service
 
Portland - Historic   [Map]
 - While Portland was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from King's Landing
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Portland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Hill Station   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from King's Landing
 - Pleasant Hill Station had railroad service and no post office
 
Richmond   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from King's Landing
 - 1895 population of 176 people
 - Richmond 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 King's Landing. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring King's Landing 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 northeast 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 north.

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 north 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.

King's Landing is located in Dallas County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dallas County: Autauga, Chilton, Lowndes, Marengo, Perry & Wilcox.

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

  DirectionDistance
Dallas     (The home county for King's Landing)
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Selma   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Minter   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Safford   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Browns   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Autauga
      Jones   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Booth   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      White City   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Butler
      Forest Home   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Chilton
      Stanton   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Hale
      Newbern   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lowndes
      Benton   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marengo
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Providence   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Monroe
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Perry
      The Village   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Marion   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Wilcox
      Boykin   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Furman   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Pine Apple   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Awin   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

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 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 King's Landing:

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 Dallas County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton 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    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Dallas County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Dallas 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for King's Landing ...

While our initial data for King's Landing came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of King's Landing 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 King's Landing.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Dallas County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 starting from King's Landing. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- King's Landing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in King's Landing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2560, Longitude: -87.0819     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for King's Landing 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 King's Landing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for King's Landing.



 
 
 

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