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Our Genealogical Helper for Montgomery ...

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 Montgomery (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 Montgomery. 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 the area of Montgomery ...

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 Montgomery.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Montgomery. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Montgomery and those printed in the larger area surrounding Montgomery.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> of Montgomery.

Cemeteries Near Montgomery ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Montgomery.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lincoln Cemetery [Map]      
  N Remount Park Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Holt Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Larkin Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Joseph Cemetery [Map]      
  S Troy Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Flora Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Green Cemetery [Map]      
  W Westcott Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Big Roxanna Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  E Freeman Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NE Wescott Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNE Marshall Cemetery [Map]      
  W Kendal Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Perrys Mill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ray Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Eastwood Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NE Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Pinkston Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Augusta Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Strokes Cemetery [Map]      
  S Woodland Hills Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ashurst Cemetery [Map]      
  E Gilder Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Meigs Cemetery [Map]      
  E Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Old Bingham Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Goodhope Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Young Cemetery [Map]      
  W Stones Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Glenn Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Rives Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Howell Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mathis Cemetery [Map]      
  E Grace Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wares Quarter Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Laurel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Haggerty Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cantelous 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 Montgomery had a population of 21,883 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2015, Montgomery had a population of 200,602 people.

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

Barachias   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Montgomery
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - Barachias had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hope Hull   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Montgomery
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Hope Hull had a post office and no railroad service
 
Snowdoun   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Montgomery
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Snowdoun had a post office and no railroad service
 
Perry's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Montgomery
 - Perry's Mill had railroad service and no post office
 
Jackson's Lake   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Montgomery
 - Jackson's Lake had railroad service and no post office
 
McGehee's   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Montgomery
 - McGehee's had railroad service and no post office
 
Stone's   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Montgomery
 - Stone's had railroad service and no post office
 
Catoma   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Montgomery
 - Catoma 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 Montgomery. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Montgomery 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.

Montgomery is located in Montgomery County and is the County Seat.

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

  DirectionDistance
Montgomery     (The home county for Montgomery)
      New Town   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      English Village   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ada   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Autauga
      Prattville   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Booth   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jones   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Bullock
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Chilton
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Coosa
      Equality   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ray   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Crenshaw
      Highland Home   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Dallas
      Tyler   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Elmore
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Claud   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Titus   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Hale
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Lowndes
      Burkville   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Benton   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Macon
      Shorter   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Pike
      Kent   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Orion   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Tallapoosa
      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   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Montgomery:

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 Montgomery County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Crenshaw 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    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Montgomery ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Montgomery County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Montgomery: www.montgomery.al.us/

The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Montgomery. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Montgomery) 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 Montgomery. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Montgomery

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Montgomery. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3480, Longitude: -86.2674     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Montgomery 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 Montgomery, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Montgomery.



 
 
 

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