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Our Genealogical Helper for Omaha ...

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 Omaha (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 Omaha. 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 Omaha ...

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 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Omaha.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Omaha, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Omaha.

Cemeteries Near Omaha ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Omaha.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Big Springs Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Highway Ridge Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  ENE High Point Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Highway Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Beulah Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  SE Beulah Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  SE Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ridgeway Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Red Oak Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Almon Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ENE Noles Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Lancaster Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  WNW Old Rocky Branch Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Springfield Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cooper Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE New Hope Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Rooks - Lewis Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E Merrill - Roop Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E Ridley - Davis Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Zachry Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE Coats Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Allen Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  SE Bethel Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  SE Prospect Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE James Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE Ephesus Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NW Bear Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Liberty Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Pittman Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E Wood Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E Salem Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ENE New Springs Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Caney Head Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Hopewell Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Wehadkee Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Brown Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  SE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Lashley Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ENE Antioch Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Walls Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Crews Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  N Sardis Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Wildcat Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Shiloh Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cedarwood Cemetery [Map]      
  S Randolph Memory Gardens [Map]      
  SSE Lewis Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  SE Persons Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Hearn Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Cheek Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E Miller Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E Olive Branch Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Unity Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Unity Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Lummie Layton Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE Veal Community Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  N Buchanan Memorial Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  N Unity Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NW Mt. Gilead Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Gilread Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bethena Church 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Omaha had a population of 46 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Potash   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Omaha
 - Potash had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waldrep   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Omaha
 - Waldrep had a post office and no railroad service
 
Frolona (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Omaha
 - Frolona had a post office and no railroad service
 
Haywood   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Omaha
 - 1895 population of 318 people
 - Haywood had a post office and no railroad service
 
High Shoals   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Omaha
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - High Shoals had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wehadkee   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Omaha
 - Wehadkee had a post office and no railroad service
 
West   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Omaha
 - West had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sewell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Omaha
 - Sewell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Texas (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Omaha
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Texas 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 Omaha. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Omaha 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 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.

Omaha is located in Randolph County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Randolph County: Chambers, Clay, Cleburne, Tallapoosa, Carroll (GA), Heard (GA) & Troup (GA).

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

  DirectionDistance
Randolph     (The home county for Omaha)
      Woodland   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Graham   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Newell   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Almond   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Calhoun
      Iron City   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Choccolocco   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Abernathy - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fort McClellan - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      White Plains   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Saks   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Chambers
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Penton   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Valley   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Clay
      Cragford   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Delta   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Motley   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elder   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Cleburne
      Ranburne   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Abel   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Talladega
      Grant Town   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Munford   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tallapoosa
      Frog Eye   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      New Site   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Carroll (GA)
      Roopville (GA)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Whitesburg (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Temple (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Villa Rica (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Coweta (GA)
      Sargent (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grantville (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      East Newnan (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Moreland (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Newnan (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Smith City (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sharpsburg (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Jade Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Turin (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Douglas (GA)
      Tyree (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Winston (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Fulton (GA)
      Chattahoochee Hills (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Palmetto (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Haralson (GA)
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Heard (GA)
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Corinth (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Meriwether (GA)
      Lone Oak (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Luthersville (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greenville (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Troup (GA)
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hogansville (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mountville (GA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Omaha:

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 Randolph County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers 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    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coweta County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Douglas County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fulton County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Haralson County (GA):       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    
Meriwether 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 Randolph County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Randolph 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Omaha ...

While our initial data for Omaha came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Omaha in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Omaha.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Omaha:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Omaha.
      See our Misc Page for Omaha for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Randolph County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Omaha. 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 beginning in Omaha. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Omaha) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Omaha. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3026, Longitude: -85.3102     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Omaha 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 Omaha, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Omaha.



 
 
 

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