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New London, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for New London ...

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 London (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 London. 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 London ...

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 14 newspapers that have been published in the area around New London.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of New London, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for New London.

Cemeteries Near New London ...

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

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Macedonia North Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Allen Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hubbard Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Old Florence Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lawleys Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Glover Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Old Sterrett Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Sterrett Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Raley Family Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Vincent Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hepzibah Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Valley Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Boykin Truitt Cemetery [Map]      
  N Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hollis Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Stewarts Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Weldon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Elliott Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Vincent Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Williamson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Freeze Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Walkers Family Cemetery [Map]      
  W Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Vandiver Negro Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Masters Cemetery [Map]      
  S Arkwright Cemetery [Map]      
  S Baker Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Robert Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Oak Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bowman Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sand Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hollis Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Kidd Cemetery [Map]      
  S Old Reynolds Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Kingston Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Allen - Sims Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mays Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE McCellan Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Seddon Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Moody Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Olive 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 London in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of New London.

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

Wolf Creek   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from New London
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Wolf Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Lowery   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from New London
 - Lowery had a post office and no railroad service
East Bend   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from New London
 - East Bend had a post office and no railroad service
Sterrett   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from New London
 - Sterrett had a post office and railroad service
Vincent   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from New London
 - Vincent had a post office and railroad service
Cook's Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from New London
 - Cook's Springs had a post office and railroad service
Cropwell   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from New London
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - Cropwell had a post office and railroad service
Stemley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from New London
 - Stemley had a post office and 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 London. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring New London 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 and hospitals 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.

New London is located in Saint Clair County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Clair County: Blount, Calhoun, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby & Talladega.

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

Saint Clair     (The home county for New London)
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elder   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Delta   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Abel   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Alton   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Irondale   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Westover   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned 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 London:

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 Saint Clair County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega 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 Saint Clair County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Saint Clair 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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Clair County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New London. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4818, Longitude: -86.3594     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New London 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 New London, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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