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Maplesville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Maplesville ...

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 Maplesville (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 Maplesville. 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 Maplesville ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Maplesville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Maplesville, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Maplesville.

Cemeteries Near Maplesville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Maplesville.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Maplesville Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Foshee Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Foshee Cemetery [Map]      
  NE New Convert Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Stanton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Old Maplesville Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Reeds Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cox Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE University Highway Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Donavan Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Isabella Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mulberry Cemetery [Map]      
  N Abney Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Vermont Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Old Raspberry Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Griffin Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Lovelady Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Randolph Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Alpine Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Campbell Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rehobeth Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Valley Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  E Old Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Old Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Tabernacle Cemetery [Map]      
  W Conwill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Griffin Cemetery [Map]      
  W Smith Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Medline Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Plantersville Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Peeples Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE New Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  N Crumpton Cemetery [Map]      
  N Union Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE New Cedron Cemetery [Map]      
  E Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  E Peach Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  N Posey Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Olive 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 Maplesville had a population of 115 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2015, Maplesville had a population of 704 people.

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

Stanton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Maplesville
 - Stanton had a post office and no railroad service
Dixie   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Maplesville
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Dixie had a post office and railroad service
Randolph   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Maplesville
 - 1895 population of 286 people
 - Randolph had a post office and railroad service
Plantersville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Maplesville
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Plantersville had a post office and railroad service
Oakmulgee   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Maplesville
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Oakmulgee had a post office and no railroad service
Kincheon   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Maplesville
 - Kincheon had a post office and no railroad service
Vine Hill   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Maplesville
 - Vine Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Trio   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Maplesville
 - Trio had a post office and no railroad service
Pinetucky   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Maplesville
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Pinetucky had a post office and no railroad service
Billingsley   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Maplesville
 - 1895 population of 16 people (with 141 people in 2015)
 - Billingsley 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 Maplesville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Maplesville 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.

Maplesville is located in Chilton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chilton County: Autauga, Bibb, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore & Shelby.

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

Chilton     (The home county for Maplesville)
      Stanton   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Jones   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Booth   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      East Town   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brent   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Selma   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Browns   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Titus   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Benton   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Marion   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Calera   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vance   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Maplesville:

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 Chilton County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas 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    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Maplesville ...

While our initial data for Maplesville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Maplesville 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 Maplesville.

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 Maplesville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Maplesville in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Maplesville for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Maplesville.
      See our Misc Page for Maplesville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Chilton County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Maplesville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Maplesville) 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 Maplesville. 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 Maplesville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Maplesville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7868, Longitude: -86.8785     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Maplesville 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 Maplesville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Maplesville.


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