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Mechanicsville, Alabama
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Our Genealogical Helper for Mechanicsville ...

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 Mechanicsville (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 Mechanicsville. 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 Mechanicsville ...

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 59 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mechanicsville.

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

Cemeteries Near Mechanicsville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mechanicsville.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Rocky Mount Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mechanicsville Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Flint Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Lamb Cemetery [Map]      
  NW John Calhoun Tillery Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NW Bolton Family Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Holt Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Burrell Chapel AME Church Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW County Line Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Mountain Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  E Antioch Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  W Pitts Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Bethel Mission Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hephzibah Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW New Hope CME Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  N Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Glass Cemetery [Map]      
  S Stroud Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Hope Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  WNW Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Memory Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Fairfax Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hall Memorial CME Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Rehobeth Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Old Smyrna Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE Billingslea Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NW Sweet Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  N Langdale Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Philadelphia Cemetery [Map]      
  E Richardson Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E Bingham Chapel Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  N Cooks Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  W Liberty 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 in 1895, Mechanicsville had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Beulah   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Mechanicsville
 - 1895 population of 118 people
 - Beulah had a post office and no railroad service
Osanippa   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Mechanicsville
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Osanippa had a post office and no railroad service
Salem   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Mechanicsville
 - 1895 population of 166 people
 - Salem had a post office and railroad service
Smith's Station   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Mechanicsville
 - 1895 population of 49 people (with 5,300 people in 2015)
 - Smith's Station had a post office and railroad service
Acton (GA) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Acton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Mechanicsville
 - Acton had a post office and no railroad service
Mountain Hill (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Mechanicsville
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Mountain Hill had a post office and no railroad service
River View   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Mechanicsville
 - River View had a post office and no railroad service
Chewacla   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Mechanicsville
 - Chewacla 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 Mechanicsville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mechanicsville 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 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.

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

Lee     (The home county for Mechanicsville)
      Salem   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Valley   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Penton   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Seale   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Holy Trinity   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Chattahoochee (GA)
      Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Heineburg Village (GA) - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cusseta (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cataula (GA)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hamilton (GA)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ellerslie (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pine Mountain Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Waverly Hall (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Shiloh (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Corinth (GA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Meriwether (GA)
      Warm Springs (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Harris City (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Manchester (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greenville (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lone Oak (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Woodbury (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Midland (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Baker Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Upatoi (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Stewart (GA)
      Omaha (GA)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Louvale (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Talbot (GA)
      Box Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Woodland (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Geneva (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Talbotton (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Junction City (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mountville (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hogansville (GA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Mechanicsville:

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:

Chambers 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    
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    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Meriwether County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Stewart County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talbot 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     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Mechanicsville ...

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

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 Mechanicsville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Mechanicsville.
      See our Misc Page for Mechanicsville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Lee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mechanicsville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6668, Longitude: -85.1469     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mechanicsville 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 Mechanicsville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mechanicsville.


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