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Leggett Landing, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Leggett 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 Leggett 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 Leggett 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 Leggett 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 Leggett Landing.

  • Typical abbreviation for Leggett Landing: Leggett Lndg. (or less commonly used: Leggett Lndng.)

Newspapers Published in Leggett 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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Leggett Landing.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Leggett Landing, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Leggett Landing.

Cemeteries Near Leggett Landing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Leggett 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 Leggett Landing covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Powell Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Fellowship Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Springhill Cemetery [Map]      
  E St. Peter Cemetery [Map]      
  E York Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Kennedy Cemetery [Map]      
  W Wright Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Forehand Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Bryant Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bryant - Deer Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Tinela Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Red Hills Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hybart Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pine Flat Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Lower Peach Tree Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  W Gates Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Carry Mt. Cemetery [Map]      
  E New Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE McCarty Cemetery [Map]      
  W Salem 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 Leggett Landing in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Leggett Landing.

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

Finchburg - Historic   [Map]
 - While Finchburg was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Leggett Landing
 - Finchburg had a post office and no railroad service
Tinela   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Leggett Landing
 - Tinela had a post office and no railroad service
Lower Peach Tree   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Leggett Landing
 - 1895 population of 208 people
 - Lower Peach Tree had a post office and no railroad service
Vashti   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Leggett Landing
 - Vashti had a post office and no railroad service
River Ridge - Historic   [Map]
 - While River Ridge was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Leggett Landing
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - River Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
Gosport   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Leggett Landing
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Gosport had a post office and no railroad service
Coy   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Leggett Landing
 - Coy had a post office and no railroad service
Axle   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Leggett Landing
 - Axle 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 Leggett Landing. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Leggett 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Leggett Landing is located in Monroe County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Monroe County: Baldwin, Butler, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia & Wilcox.

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

Monroe     (The home county for Leggett Landing)
      Franklin   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Little River   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gainestown   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Alma   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rockville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Repton   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lenox   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Range   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Castleberry   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Minter   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Safford   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Huxford   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Putnam   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Leroy   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saint Stephen's   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bassetts Creek   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wagarville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sunflower   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Frankville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bigbee   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Coy   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Camden   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]

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

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 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 Leggett 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 Monroe County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Washington 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 Monroe County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Monroe 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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Monroe County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Leggett Landing. 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 beginning in Leggett Landing. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Leggett Landing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leggett Landing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7277, Longitude: -87.4828     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Leggett 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 Leggett Landing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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