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Mount Andrew, Alabama
(Macon County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Mount Andrew ...

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 Mount Andrew (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 Mount Andrew. 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.

Name Variations for Mount Andrew ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Mount Andrew.

  • Typical abbreviation for Mount Andrew: Mt. Andrew

Newspapers Published in Mount Andrew ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mount Andrew.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mount Andrew, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mount Andrew.

Cemeteries Near Mount Andrew ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mount Andrew.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Mt. Andrews Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Cloud Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Green - Cook Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Fort Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ligon Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  E Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Rush Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S St. Mark Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ivory Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Elizabeth Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Whitlow Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Tuskegee Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cole Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Hardaway Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Grimm Cemetery [Map]      
  NE St. James Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ashdale Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bradford Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sweet Gum Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ambers Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N St. John Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE St. Paul Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW New Elam Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sweet Pilgrim Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Neils Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Ramsey Cemetery [Map]      
  E Magnolia Cemetery [Map]      
  N Zion Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NW Walker Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Penile Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hickory Grove 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 Mount Andrew in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Mount Andrew.

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

Cotton Valley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Mount Andrew
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Cotton Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Tuskegee   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Mount Andrew
 - 1895 population of 1,803 people (with 8,817 people in 2015)
 - Tuskegee had a post office and railroad service
Fort Davis   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Mount Andrew
 - Fort Davis had a post office and no railroad service
La Place   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Mount Andrew
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - La Place had a post office and no railroad service
Franklin   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Mount Andrew
 - Franklin had railroad service and no post office
Chehaw   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Mount Andrew
 - Chehaw had railroad service and no post office
Cross Keys   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Mount Andrew
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Cross Keys had a post office and no railroad service
Warriorstand   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Mount Andrew
 - 1895 population of 215 people
 - Warriorstand 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 Mount Andrew. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mount Andrew 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Mount Andrew is located in Macon County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Macon County: Bullock, Elmore, Lee, Montgomery, Russell & Tallapoosa.

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

Macon     (The home county for Mount Andrew)
      Tuskegee   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Comer   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Midway   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Perote   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Equality   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Claud   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Salem   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Town   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ada   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Orion   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Banks   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Troy   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Seale   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 Mount Andrew:

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 Macon County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa 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    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Macon County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Andrew. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3446, Longitude: -85.7361     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mount Andrew 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 Mount Andrew, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mount Andrew.


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