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Monterey Park, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Monterey Park ...

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 Monterey Park (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 Monterey Park. 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 Monterey Park ...

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 139 newspapers that have been published in the area around Monterey Park.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Monterey Park, there are papers which were published within 5 miles [8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Monterey Park.

Cemeteries Near Monterey Park ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Monterey Park.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Troy Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Big Roxanna Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Flora Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Larkin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Remount Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Perrys Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Westcott Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Woodland Hills Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mathis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pinkston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wescott Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Strokes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ashurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gilder Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Meigs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Eastwood Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Marshall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kendal Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ENE Grace Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Augusta Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sankey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gilmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mathis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Bingham 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 Monterey Park in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Monterey Park.

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

Barachias   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Monterey Park
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - Barachias had a post office and no railroad service
Montgomery   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Monterey Park
 - 1895 population of 21,883 people (with 200,602 people in 2015)
 - Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
Perry's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Monterey Park
 - Perry's Mill had railroad service and no post office
Snowdoun   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Monterey Park
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Snowdoun had a post office and no railroad service
Pike Road   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Monterey Park
 - 1895 population of 62 people (with 8,274 people in 2015)
 - Pike Road had a post office and railroad service
Hope Hull   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Monterey Park
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Hope Hull had a post office and no railroad service
Tharin   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Monterey Park
 - Tharin had a post office and railroad service
McGehee's   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Monterey Park
 - McGehee's had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Monterey Park. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Monterey Park 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Monterey Park is located in Montgomery County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Montgomery County: Autauga, Bullock, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon & Pike.

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

Montgomery     (The home county for Monterey Park)
      Montgomery   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Booth   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Perote   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Equality   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Claud   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Benton   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kent   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Orion   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Troy   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Monterey Park:

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 Montgomery County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Montgomery County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Montgomery County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monterey Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3057, Longitude: -86.2389     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Monterey Park have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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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 Monterey Park, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Monterey Park.


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