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Liberty, Alabama
(Tallapoosa County)

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The location of Liberty

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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 40 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 19 miles [30.6 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 &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dillard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Hackneyville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Hackneyville Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oaks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Greenview Memorial Park   [Map]     
  S Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hillabee Campground Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gutherie Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Smyrna Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Seleta Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hatchett Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Goodwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Martin Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Valley Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Millerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Bice Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Craft Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Ararat Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Marvin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wilsons Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Crestview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Marietta Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kennedy - Christian - Sasser Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sunny Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Big Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rozelle & Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Carver Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kellyton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSW Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hillview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ephesus Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jackson Field Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hatchett Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Darby 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.

Hackneyville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Liberty
 - 1895 population of 77 people
 - Hackneyville had a post office and no railroad service
Goodwater   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Liberty
 - 1895 population of 589 people (with 1,343 people in 2015)
 - Goodwater had a post office and railroad service
Millerville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Liberty
 - Millerville had a post office and no railroad service
Cowpens   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Liberty
 - Cowpens had a post office and no railroad service
Bluff Springs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Liberty
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Bluff Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Goldville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Liberty
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 54 people in 2015)
 - Goldville had a post office and no railroad service
Kellyton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Liberty
 - 1895 population of 120 people (with 200 people in 2015)
 - Kellyton had a post office and railroad service
New Site   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Liberty
 - 1895 population of 109 people (with 755 people in 2015)
 - New Site had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Olive   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Liberty
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Mount Olive 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and 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.

Liberty is located in Tallapoosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tallapoosa County: Chambers, Clay, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Macon & Randolph.

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:

Tallapoosa     (The home county for Liberty)
      Hackneyville   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      New Site   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Choccolocco   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Penton   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Motley   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elder   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Delta   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Abel   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ray   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Equality   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kent   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Titus   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Claud   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Almond   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Newell   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Clair
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Westover   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 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 begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Liberty:

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 Tallapoosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Liberty. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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: 33.1035, Longitude: -85.9466     [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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