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Langdon, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Langdon ...

So far, we have found very little information about Langdon. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Langdon to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Langdon, please Contact Us.

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 Langdon (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 Langdon. 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 Langdon ...

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 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around Langdon.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Langdon, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Langdon.

Cemeteries Near Langdon ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Langdon.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Chappell Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hill - Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Sharps Cemetery [Map]      
  N Tatum Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  S Old Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  S Sandy Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Milltown Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Higgins Family Cemetery [Map]      
  W Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Finney Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sims Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Poplar Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Abanda Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Blanton Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Waites Cemetery [Map]      
  S Finley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Handy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Lafayette Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Emory Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Pisgah Primitive Baptist Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sky View Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mountain Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bibby Family Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  SW New Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Old Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Stamps Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Holstum Cemetery [Map]      
  E New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  E Swint - Hammack Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Darian Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Dudleyville Cemetery [Map]      
  SW County Line Cemetery [Map]      
  S St. John United Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wadley 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.

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

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

Chapel Hill   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Langdon
 - Chapel Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Milltown   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Langdon
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Milltown had a post office and no railroad service
Marcoot   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Langdon
 - Marcoot had a post office and no railroad service
Buffalo   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Langdon
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Buffalo had a post office and railroad service
Five Points   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Langdon
 - Five Points had a post office and railroad service
Doublehead   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Langdon
 - Doublehead had a post office and no railroad service
Bosworth   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Langdon
 - Bosworth had a post office and no railroad service
Stroud   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Langdon
 - 1895 population of 285 people
 - Stroud 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 Langdon. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Langdon 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Langdon is historic, it would have been located within present day Cherokee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Calhoun, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Chattooga (GA), Floyd (GA) & Polk (GA).

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

      Penton   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Five Points   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Motley   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Delta   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elder   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Abel   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ray   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Almond   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Newell   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Graham   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      New Site   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Roopville (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Coweta (GA)
      Grantville (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hamilton (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pine Mountain Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Corinth (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Meriwether (GA)
      Lone Oak (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Troup (GA)
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hogansville (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mountville (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

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 - 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 Langdon:

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 Cherokee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Chambers 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    
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    
Randolph 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    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Meriwether County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Muscogee 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 Cherokee County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cherokee 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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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Langdon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Langdon. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Langdon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Langdon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0093, Longitude: -85.4547     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Langdon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Langdon.


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