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Our Genealogical Helper for Oceola ...

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 Oceola (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 Oceola. 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 Oceola ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Oceola.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Oceola, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Oceola.

Cemeteries Near Oceola ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Oceola.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Howell Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Fife Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Davenport Cemetery [Map]      
  N Waterhouse Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Ebenezer Alexis Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Nazareth Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE State Line Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ENE Coosa River Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NW Barnett Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Howell Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Noah Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Calcedonia Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW McCoy Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Clemones Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NW Lawrence Cemetery [Map]      
  N Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hardman Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bates Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Rehobeth Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  SE Ellis Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE Vann Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE Indian Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Moshat Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Sheepskin Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mountain Spring Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Hemphill Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E Cedar Creek Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ENE Round Hill Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ENE Livingston Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE Carr Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  WNW Cedar Bluff Cemetery [Map]      
  W Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Oak Bowery Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mill Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Butler Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Sardis Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NW Randall Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  W Neal Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Cherokee Memory Gardens [Map]      
  NNW Forest Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pisgah Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NW Cannon Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Dixons Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Stories Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sand Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  W Centre 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 Oceola in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Oceola.

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

Alexis   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Oceola
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Alexis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waterhouse   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Oceola
 - Waterhouse had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kirk's Grove   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Oceola
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Kirk's Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grantville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Grantville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Oceola
 - Grantville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Noah   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Oceola
 - Noah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Melson (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Oceola
 - Melson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sterling - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sterling was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Oceola
 - 1895 population of 124 people
 - Sterling had a post office and no railroad service
 
Key   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Oceola
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Key had a post office and no railroad service
 
Forney   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Oceola
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Forney had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lawrence   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Oceola
 - Lawrence had a post office and railroad service
 
Farill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Oceola
 - Farill had a post office and railroad service
 
Bomar   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Oceola
 - Bomar 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 Oceola. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Oceola 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Oceola is located in Cherokee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Calhoun, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Chattooga (GA), Floyd (GA) & Polk (GA).

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

  DirectionDistance
Cherokee     (The home county for Oceola)
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Centre   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Calhoun
      Dailey   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Abernathy - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      White Plains   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Booker T City   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Cleburne
      Borden Springs   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
DeKalb
      Lickskillet   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Etowah
      Banner   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Jackson
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Section   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marshall
      Boaz   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Bartow (GA)
      Taylorsville (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Euharlee (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kingston (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Adairsville (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cassville (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Country Village (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cartersville (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Temple (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Chattooga (GA)
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Floyd (GA)
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Gordon (GA)
      Plainville (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Calhoun (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sugar Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hill City (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Haralson (GA)
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Paulding (GA)
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dallas (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Aragon (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rockmart (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Walker (GA)
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Oceola:

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 Cherokee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bartow County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Gordon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Paulding County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Cherokee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 begins in Oceola. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Oceola) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oceola. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1651, Longitude: -85.4869     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oceola 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 Oceola, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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