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Our Genealogical Helper for Liberty ...

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 Liberty (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 Liberty. 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 Liberty ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Liberty.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Liberty, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Liberty.

Cemeteries Near Liberty ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Liberty.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Warren Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W China Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Good Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Strahan Cemetery [Map]      
  W Marshall Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Anthony Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Peter Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Dawson Bradford Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Rosehill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Wall Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Billingslea Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Green Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Laurel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hickory Bend Cemetery [Map]      
  S Tysonville Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hornsby Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Old Bingham Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Wares Quarter Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bullard Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Walker Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sheppard Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Young Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Goodhope Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lucas Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Birch Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Tunnell Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Thrash Cemetery [Map]      
  W Harwell 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 Liberty in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Liberty.

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

Good Hope   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Liberty
 - 1895 population of 83 people
 - Good Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ware   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Liberty
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Ware had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tallassee   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Liberty
 - 1895 population of 1,413 people (with 4,778 people in 2015)
 - Tallassee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kent   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Liberty
 - Kent had a post office and no railroad service
 
Eclectic   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Liberty
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,029 people in 2015)
 - Eclectic had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shorter   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Liberty
 - Shorter had railroad service and no post office
 
Mount Meigs   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Liberty
 - 1895 population of 139 people
 - Mount Meigs had a post office and railroad service
 
Jordan   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Liberty
 - Jordan had a post office and no railroad service
 
La Place   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Liberty
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - La Place had a post office and no railroad service
 
Franklin   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Liberty
 - Franklin had railroad service and no post office
 
Central   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Liberty
 - Central had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dexter   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Liberty
 - Dexter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wetumpka   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Liberty
 - 1895 population of 619 people (with 7,994 people in 2015)
 - Wetumpka had a post office and railroad service
 
Cross Keys   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Liberty
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Cross Keys 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 Liberty. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Liberty 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.

Liberty 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 Liberty. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Liberty:

  DirectionDistance
Elmore     (The home county for Liberty)
      Claud   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Titus   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Autauga
      Pine Level   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Booth   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Bullock
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Chilton
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Coosa
      Equality   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ray   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Hale
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Lee
      Loachapoka   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Lowndes
      Burkville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Macon
      Shorter   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Montgomery
      Waugh   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      English Village   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Pike
      Orion   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kent   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Russell
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Tallapoosa
      East Tallassee   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 - although 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 Liberty:

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 Elmore County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa 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    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Russell 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 Elmore County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Elmore County: www.elmoreco.org/

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 beginning in Liberty. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Liberty) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Liberty. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5215, Longitude: -85.9980     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Liberty 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 Liberty, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Liberty.



 
 
 

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