RoadsideThoughs depends on cookies for its operation. Please refer to our Privacy page for details. By closing this banner or continuing to browse RoadsideThoughts, you agree to the use of cookies.

A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
>> >> >> >>

Kingston, Alabama
(Talladega County)

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other AL

 The location of Kingston 

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(Location provided by the GNIS)
Click here for an interactive map for Kingston
and the surrounding area.
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
The Commemorative Quarter for Alabama

Our Genealogical Helper for Kingston ...

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 Kingston (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 Kingston. 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 Kingston ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Kingston.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Kingston, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Kingston.

Cemeteries Near Kingston ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Kingston.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Kingston Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Armbrester Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Winterboro Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mardisville Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Midway Memorial Gardens [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Thornhill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hepzibah Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Allen - Sims Cemetery [Map]      
  N Freeze Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Hubbard Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Old Reynolds Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Nicholls Cemetery [Map]      
  E Moberley Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Smelley Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Germany Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  W Baker Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Childersburg City Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Rhoden Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Allen Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pilgrim Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Needmore Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Glover Cemetery [Map]      
  W Arkwright Cemetery [Map]      
  W Masters Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Chancellor Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Green Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Florence Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Macedonia North Cemetery [Map]      
  W Vincent Cemetery [Map]      
  W Raley Family Cemetery [Map]      
  W Vincent Cemetery [Map]      
  W Williamson 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 Kingston in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Kingston.

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

Alpine   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Kingston
 - 1895 population of 121 people
 - Alpine had a post office and railroad service
Renfroe   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Kingston
 - 1895 population of 202 people
 - Renfroe had a post office and railroad service
Rendalia   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Kingston
 - Rendalia had a post office and railroad service
Berney's   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Kingston
 - Berney's had a post office and railroad service
East Bend   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Kingston
 - East Bend had a post office and no railroad service
Sycamore   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Kingston
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Sycamore had a post office and railroad service
Talladega   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Kingston
 - 1895 population of 2,063 people (with 15,709 people in 2015)
 - Talladega had a post office and railroad service
Childersburg   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Kingston
 - 1895 population of 777 people (with 5,046 people in 2015)
 - Childersburg had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Kingston. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Kingston 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 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.

Kingston is located in Talladega County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Talladega County: Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Saint Clair & Shelby.

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

Talladega     (The home county for Kingston)
      Alpine   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Winterboro   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Elder   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Delta   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Motley   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Abel   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ray   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Southside   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alton   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Irondale   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Almond   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Clair
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Westover   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Site   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 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 Kingston:

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 Talladega County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton 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    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby 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 Talladega County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Talladega 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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Talladega County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kingston. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3668, Longitude: -86.2319     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kingston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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 Kingston, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Kingston.


Tidbits &
Other   AL

Sitemap Privacy
of Use


Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 22 Oct 2016
By John Hall