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McCannsville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for McCannsville ...

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 McCannsville (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 McCannsville. 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 McCannsville ...

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 McCannsville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of McCannsville, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for McCannsville.

Cemeteries Near McCannsville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of McCannsville.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Needmore Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Pine Hill Memorial Park [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Thornhill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Stockdale Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Midway Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SW Mardisville Cemetery [Map]      
  S Moberley Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  E Seay Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Armbrester Cemetery [Map]      
  W Allen - Sims Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Germany Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Burgess Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lackey Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Smelley Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pilgrim Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Chief Chenneby Grave [Map]      
  W Freeze Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hepzibah Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Kingston Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Winterboro Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Horns Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  E Horse Creek Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Clairmont Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mays Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hubbard 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 McCannsville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of McCannsville.

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

Waldo   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from McCannsville
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 278 people in 2015)
 - Waldo had a post office and no railroad service
Berney's   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from McCannsville
 - Berney's had a post office and railroad service
Smelley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from McCannsville
 - Smelley had a post office and no railroad service
Ironaton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from McCannsville
 - 1895 population of 562 people
 - Ironaton had a post office and railroad service
Renfroe   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from McCannsville
 - 1895 population of 202 people
 - Renfroe had a post office and railroad service
Nottingham - Historic   [Map]
 - While Nottingham was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from McCannsville
 - 1895 population of 146 people
 - Nottingham had a post office and no railroad service
Rendalia   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from McCannsville
 - Rendalia had a post office and railroad service
Chandler Springs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from McCannsville
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Chandler Springs had a post office and no railroad service
McElderry   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from McCannsville
 - McElderry had a post office and railroad service
Turner   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from McCannsville
 - Turner had a post office and no railroad service
Alpine   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from McCannsville
 - 1895 population of 121 people
 - Alpine 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 McCannsville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring McCannsville 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 and doctors 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.

McCannsville 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 McCannsville. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to McCannsville:

Talladega     (The home county for McCannsville)
      Talladega   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Waldo   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Munford   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elder   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Delta   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Motley   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Abel   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ray   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Southside   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alton   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Irondale   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Almond   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Newell   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Cropwell   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Westover   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Site   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 - 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 McCannsville:

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 Talladega County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers 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    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson 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      
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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
Also see ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Talladega County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for McCannsville. 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 that begins in McCannsville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- McCannsville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McCannsville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4259, Longitude: -86.0875     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for McCannsville 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 McCannsville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for McCannsville.


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