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McAding, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for McAding ...

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 McAding (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 McAding. 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 McAding ...

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 McAding.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of McAding, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for McAding.

Cemeteries Near McAding ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of McAding.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Pine Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  N Oxford Memorial Gardens [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Oconee Cemetery [Map]      
  W Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Forestlawn Gardens Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Coldwater Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  N Highland Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hillside Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Westview Gardens Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  N Edgemont Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Chief Chenneby Grave [Map]      
  NNW Lloyds Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Good Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ragan Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Lackey Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Horse Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  NE New Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  N Prisoner of War 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 McAding in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of McAding.

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

Kentuck   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from McAding
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Kentuck had a post office and no railroad service
Oxford   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from McAding
 - 1895 population of 1,473 people (with 21,249 people in 2015)
 - Oxford had a post office and railroad service
Silver Run   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from McAding
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Silver Run had a post office and no railroad service
Coldwater   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from McAding
 - Coldwater had railroad service and no post office
Hopeful   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from McAding
 - Hopeful had a post office and no railroad service
Abel   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from McAding
 - Abel had a post office and no railroad service
De Armanville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from McAding
 - 1895 population of 160 people
 - De Armanville had a post office and railroad service
Oxanna   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from McAding
 - 1895 population of 748 people
 - Oxanna had a post office and railroad service
Jenifer   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from McAding
 - 1895 population of 323 people
 - Jenifer had a post office and railroad service
Munford   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from McAding
 - 1895 population of 159 people (with 1,259 people in 2015)
 - Munford 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 McAding. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring McAding 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 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.

McAding is located in Talladega 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 McAding. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to McAding:

Talladega     (The home county for McAding)
      Grant Town   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Munford   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Saks   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Choccolocco   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fort McClellan - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Elder   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Delta   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Motley   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Abel   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Banner   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Newell   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Graham   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Almond   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Riverside   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Steele   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Site   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Roopville (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Heard (GA)
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 websites either 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 McAding:

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    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee 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    
Randolph 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    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Polk County (GA):       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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for McAding. 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 stretches from McAding. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- McAding) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McAding. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5612, Longitude: -85.8311     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for McAding 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 McAding, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for McAding.


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