RoadsideThoughs depends on cookies for its operation. Please refer to our Privacy page for details. By closing this banner or continuing to browse RoadsideThoughts, you agree to the use of cookies.

  RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
  Sitemap
     
>> >> >> >>
 
   
 

Loachapoka, Alabama

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Other AL
Communities

 The location of Loachapoka 

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
Click here for an interactive map for Loachapoka
and the surrounding area.
 
 
 
 
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
Alabama
 
The Commemorative Quarter for Alabama

Our Genealogical Helper for Loachapoka ...

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 Loachapoka (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 Loachapoka. 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 Loachapoka ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Loachapoka.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Loachapoka, 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 Loachapoka.

Cemeteries Near Loachapoka ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Loachapoka.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Loachapoka Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pine Level Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Frank McGuire Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Notasulga City Cemetery [Map]      
  S Armstrong Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pine Knot Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cherry Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ridge Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Daniel - Caldwell Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Rowells Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pine Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Westwood Drive Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Sinai Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW McCrary Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Elam Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  E Memorial Park [Map]      
  E Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Farmville Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Roxana Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Roxanna Cemetery [Map]      
  N Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Salem Macon Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Meadows - Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Traveler Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hickory Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Gold Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Maddox Family Cemetery [Map]      
  N Waverly Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pentecost Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Green Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Shiloh 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Loachapoka had a population of 357 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2015, Loachapoka had a population of 190 people.

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

Notasulga   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Loachapoka
 - 1895 population of 332 people (with 856 people in 2015)
 - Notasulga had a post office and railroad service
 
Auburn   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Loachapoka
 - 1895 population of 1,440 people (with 62,059 people in 2015)
 - Auburn had a post office and railroad service
 
Roxana   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Loachapoka
 - Roxana had a post office and no railroad service
 
Alliance   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Loachapoka
 - Alliance had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waverly   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Loachapoka
 - 1895 population of 185 people (with 148 people in 2015)
 - Waverly had a post office and railroad service
 
Gold Hill   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Loachapoka
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Gold Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Church Hill   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Loachapoka
 - Church Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chehaw   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Loachapoka
 - Chehaw 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 Loachapoka. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Loachapoka 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.

Loachapoka is located in Lee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lee County: Chambers, Macon, Russell, Tallapoosa, Harris (GA) & Muscogee (GA).

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

  DirectionDistance
Lee     (The home county for Loachapoka)
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Salem   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Barbour
      Spring Hill   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Bullock
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Midway   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Chambers
      Cusseta   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Penton   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Valley   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Clay
      Motley   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Coosa
      Equality   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Elmore
      Tallassee   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kent   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Claud   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Hale
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Macon
      Notasulga   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Montgomery
      Waugh   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Randolph
      Wadley   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Almond   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Russell
      Crawford   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Seale   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Tallapoosa
      Reeltown   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Chattahoochee (GA)
      Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Muscogee (GA)
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Baker Village (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Loachapoka:

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 Lee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay 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    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph 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    
Chattahoochee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Harris 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 Lee County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lee 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
 
Also see ...
      Georgia

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Loachapoka ...

While our initial data for Loachapoka came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Loachapoka in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Loachapoka.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Loachapoka:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
 
We have found Loachapoka in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Loachapoka for more information.
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Loachapoka.
      See our Misc Page for Loachapoka for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Lee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Loachapoka. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Loachapoka

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Loachapoka. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6043, Longitude: -85.5976     [Map].

- Return to Citation

<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 Loachapoka, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation


For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Loachapoka.



 
 
 

Community
Profile
Nearby
 
Census
 
Genealogy
Helper
Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Summarized
 
Misc
 
Other   AL
Communities
 
 
 

Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 
 

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 26 Nov 2016
By John Hall