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Knollwood, Alabama
(Elmore County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Knollwood ...

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 Knollwood (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 Knollwood. 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 Knollwood ...

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 Knollwood.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Knollwood, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Knollwood.

Cemeteries Near Knollwood ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Knollwood.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N McKeithen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Coosada Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Rives Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Glenn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Memory Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Hebron West Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Burt Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Durden Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Doster Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stoney Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pine Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Daniel Pratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Durdin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Indian Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tatum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pine View Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Rodgers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Westcott Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wetumpka City Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lucas 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 Knollwood in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Knollwood.

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

Elmore   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Knollwood
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 1,271 people in 2015)
 - Elmore had a post office and railroad service
Deatsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Knollwood
 - 1895 population of 112 people (with 1,157 people in 2015)
 - Deatsville had a post office and railroad service
Jackson's Lake   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Knollwood
 - Jackson's Lake had railroad service and no post office
Prattville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Knollwood
 - 1895 population of 724 people (with 35,420 people in 2015)
 - Prattville had a post office and no railroad service
Holtville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Knollwood
 - Holtville had a post office and no railroad service
Coosa River   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Knollwood
 - Coosa River had a post office and no railroad service
Wetumpka   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Knollwood
 - 1895 population of 619 people (with 7,994 people in 2015)
 - Wetumpka had a post office and railroad service
Stone's   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Knollwood
 - Stone's had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Knollwood. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Knollwood 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Knollwood is located in Elmore County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Elmore County: Autauga, Chilton, Coosa, Macon, Montgomery & Tallapoosa.

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

Elmore     (The home county for Knollwood)
      Millbrook   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Coosada   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Titus   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Claud   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kent   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Booth   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Jones   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Equality   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Selma   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Benton   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      English Village   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Kent   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 either 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 Knollwood:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Elmore County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Elmore County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Knollwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5118, Longitude: -86.3755     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Knollwood 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 Knollwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Knollwood.


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