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Old Bingham, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Old Bingham ...

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 Old Bingham (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 Old Bingham. 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 Old Bingham ...

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 138 newspapers that have been published in the area around Old Bingham.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Old Bingham, 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 Old Bingham.

Cemeteries Near Old Bingham ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Old Bingham.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Old Bingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wares Quarter Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Laurel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Eastwood Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSW Augusta Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Billingslea Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Goodhope Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Young Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Wescott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Peter Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Haggerty Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  W Marshall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hickory Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dawson Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Anthony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Marshall Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pinkston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ashurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gilder Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Meigs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Grace Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE China Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Larkin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Flora Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Manning Springs / McDade Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lucas Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Strahan Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Birch Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tysonville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wetumpka City Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WSW Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Remount Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Green Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tunnell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Perrys Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brighter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Judkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pine View Memorial Gardens   [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.<3>

While we didn't find Old Bingham in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Old Bingham.

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

Ware   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Old Bingham
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Ware had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Meigs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Old Bingham
 - 1895 population of 139 people
 - Mount Meigs had a post office and railroad service
Wetumpka   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Old Bingham
 - 1895 population of 619 people (with 7,994 people in 2015)
 - Wetumpka had a post office and railroad service
Montgomery   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Old Bingham
 - 1895 population of 21,883 people (with 200,602 people in 2015)
 - Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
Barachias   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Old Bingham
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - Barachias had a post office and no railroad service
Perry's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Old Bingham
 - Perry's Mill had railroad service and no post office
Shorter   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Old Bingham
 - Shorter had railroad service and no post office
Good Hope   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Old Bingham
 - 1895 population of 83 people
 - Good Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Pike Road   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Old Bingham
 - 1895 population of 62 people (with 8,274 people in 2015)
 - Pike Road 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 Old Bingham. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Old Bingham 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.

Old Bingham is located in Elmore County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Elmore County: Autauga, Chilton, Coosa, Macon, Montgomery & Tallapoosa.

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

Elmore     (The home county for Old Bingham)
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Claud   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Booth   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Equality   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ray   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      New Town   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kent   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Orion   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 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 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 Old Bingham:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Elmore County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Elmore County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Elmore 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 Old Bingham. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Elmore County:

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Old Bingham. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4418, Longitude: -86.1302     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Old Bingham have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Old Bingham, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Old Bingham.


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