RoadsideThoughs depends on cookies for its operation. Please refer to our Privacy page for details. By closing this banner or continuing to browse RoadsideThoughts, you agree to the use of cookies.

A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
>> >> >> >>

New Harmony, Alabama
(Chambers County)

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other AL

 The location of New Harmony 

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(Location provided by the GNIS)
Click here for an interactive map for New Harmony
and the surrounding area.
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
The Commemorative Quarter for Alabama

Our Genealogical Helper for New Harmony ...

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 New Harmony (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 New Harmony. 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 New Harmony ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around New Harmony.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of New Harmony, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for New Harmony.

Cemeteries Near New Harmony ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of New Harmony.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Smith - Willoughby Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Peace & Goodwill Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Maddox Family Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sturkie Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Mt. Traveler Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Waverly Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gold Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Spratling Cemetery [Map]      
  N Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  NW McCord Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Oak Bowery Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE St. Luke CME Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Dean - Shirley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE St. John United Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Fargason Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE Boyds Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Slaughters Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Meadows - Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Rowells Cemetery [Map]      
  S Daniel - Caldwell Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ridge Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Sinai Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Farmville Cemetery [Map]      
  E Caldwell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Finley Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Langley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW New Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Waites Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Robertson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Poplar Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Morgan Cemetery [Map]      
  W Holley Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Roxana Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Roxanna Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW County Line Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ross Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Dudleyville Cemetery [Map]      
  E Simms Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Handy Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Gillam Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Tallapoosa County Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  N Blanton 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 New Harmony in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of New Harmony.

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

Waverly   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from New Harmony
 - 1895 population of 185 people (with 148 people in 2015)
 - Waverly had a post office and railroad service
Gold Hill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from New Harmony
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Gold Hill had a post office and railroad service
Oak Bowery   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from New Harmony
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Oak Bowery had a post office and no railroad service
Moorefield   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from New Harmony
 - Moorefield had a post office and no railroad service
Judson   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from New Harmony
 - Judson had a post office and no railroad service
Blackman   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from New Harmony
 - Blackman had a post office and no railroad service
Boyds   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from New Harmony
 - Boyds had railroad service and no post office
Camp Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from New Harmony
 - 1895 population of 366 people (with 981 people in 2015)
 - Camp Hill had a post office and railroad service
Mary   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from New Harmony
 - Mary 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 New Harmony. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring New Harmony 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 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.

New Harmony is located in Chambers County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chambers County: Lee, Randolph, Tallapoosa, Harris (GA) & Troup (GA).

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

Chambers     (The home county for New Harmony)
      LaFayette   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Penton   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Valley   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Motley   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ray   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Equality   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Claud   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Almond   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Seale   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      New Site   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hamilton (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cataula (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 New Harmony:

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 Chambers County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Clay 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    
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    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Muscogee 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 Chambers County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Chambers 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 ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Chambers County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chambers County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Harmony. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7801, Longitude: -85.5300     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New Harmony have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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 New Harmony, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for New Harmony.


Tidbits &
Other   AL

Sitemap Privacy
of Use


Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 27 Oct 2016
By John Hall