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Logan Martin Dam, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Logan Martin Dam ...

Although we found mention of Logan Martin Dam during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Logan Martin Dam was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists.

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 Logan Martin Dam (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 Logan Martin Dam. 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 Logan Martin Dam ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Logan Martin Dam.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Logan Martin Dam, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Logan Martin Dam.

Cemeteries Near Logan Martin Dam ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Logan Martin Dam.

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 Logan Martin Dam covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Glover Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Macedonia North Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hubbard Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Raley Family Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Vincent Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Vincent Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Arkwright Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hepzibah Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Elliott Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Williamson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Masters Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Baker Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Old Reynolds Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Freeze Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Old Florence Cemetery [Map]      
  W Allen Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Nicholls Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Kingston Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Kidd Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Garden of Memories Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Armbrester Cemetery [Map]      
  E Allen - Sims Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Lawleys Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Old Sterrett Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sterrett Cemetery [Map]      
  W Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Chancellor Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Walkers Family Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Valley Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bradford Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Caldwell Cemetery [Map]      
  S Childersburg City Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rhoden Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Winterboro Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mardisville Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Midway Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NW Hollis Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Stewarts Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Vandiver Negro Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Weldon 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.<3>

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

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

East Bend   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Logan Martin Dam
 - East Bend had a post office and no railroad service
Vincent   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Logan Martin Dam
 - Vincent had a post office and railroad service
Lowery   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Logan Martin Dam
 - Lowery had a post office and no railroad service
Wolf Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Logan Martin Dam
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Wolf Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Alpine   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Logan Martin Dam
 - 1895 population of 121 people
 - Alpine had a post office and railroad service
Nottingham - Historic   [Map]
 - While Nottingham was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Logan Martin Dam
 - 1895 population of 146 people
 - Nottingham had a post office and no railroad service
Renfroe   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Logan Martin Dam
 - 1895 population of 202 people
 - Renfroe had a post office and railroad service
Sterrett   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Logan Martin Dam
 - Sterrett 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 Logan Martin Dam. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Logan Martin Dam 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 south 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.

Logan Martin Dam is primarily located in Talladega County. A portion of Logan Martin Dam extends into Saint Clair County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Talladega County: Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Saint Clair & Shelby.

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

Talladega     (The home county for Logan Martin Dam)
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elder   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Delta   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Abel   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ray   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Alton   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Irondale   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Saint Clair
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Westover   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Logan Martin Dam:

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 Talladega County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton 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    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby 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 Talladega County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Talladega 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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Talladega County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Logan Martin Dam and then turned east". While Logan Martin Dam could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Logan Martin Dam as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Logan Martin Dam could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Alabama community named Logan Martin Dam.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Logan Martin Dam. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Logan Martin Dam) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Logan Martin Dam. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Logan Martin Dam

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Logan Martin Dam. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4238, Longitude: -86.3347     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Logan Martin Dam have been estimated.

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<3>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 Logan Martin Dam, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Logan Martin Dam.


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