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Park Manor, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Park Manor ...

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 Park Manor (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 Park Manor. 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.

Name Variations for Park Manor ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Park Manor.

  • Typical abbreviation for Park Manor: Park Mnr.

Newspapers Published in Park Manor ...

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 141 newspapers that have been published in the area around Park Manor.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Park Manor, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Park Manor.

Cemeteries Near Park Manor ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Park Manor.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Rives Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Westcott Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Remount Park Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Lincoln Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Larkin Cemetery [Map]      
  E Marshall Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Glenn Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Green Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Kendal Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Holt Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bibbs Cemetery [Map]      
  E Wescott Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Coosada Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Flora Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Freeman Cemetery [Map]      
  E Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Young Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Haggerty Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rocky Mount Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Big Roxanna Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Joseph Cemetery [Map]      
  E Eastwood Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  E Augusta Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Goodhope Cemetery [Map]      
  W Doster Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Stones Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Troy Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  E Old Bingham Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Laurel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW McKeithen Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Harwell Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Home Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Memory Gardens Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Chapman Cemetery [Map]      
  W Montgomery Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Hebron West Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Cantelous Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ray Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pinkston Cemetery [Map]      
  E Wares Quarter Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wetumpka City Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pine View Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NW Ross Cemetery [Map]      
  NW County Line Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Daniel Pratt Cemetery [Map]      
  W Durdin 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 Park Manor in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Park Manor.

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

Jackson's Lake   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Park Manor
 - Jackson's Lake had railroad service and no post office
Montgomery   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Park Manor
 - 1895 population of 21,883 people (with 200,602 people in 2015)
 - Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
Robinson Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Park Manor
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Robinson Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Elmore   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Park Manor
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 1,271 people in 2015)
 - Elmore had a post office and railroad service
Stone's   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Park Manor
 - Stone's had railroad service and no post office
Wetumpka   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Park Manor
 - 1895 population of 619 people (with 7,994 people in 2015)
 - Wetumpka had a post office and railroad service
Prattville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Park Manor
 - 1895 population of 724 people (with 35,420 people in 2015)
 - Prattville had a post office and no railroad service
Catoma   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Park Manor
 - Catoma 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 Park Manor. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Park Manor 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.

Park Manor is located in Montgomery County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Montgomery County: Autauga, Bullock, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon & Pike.

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

Montgomery     (The home county for Park Manor)
      New Town   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Highland Village   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Booth   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jones   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Equality   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Claud   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Titus   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Benton   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kent   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Orion   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 websites either 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 Park Manor:

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 Montgomery County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas 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    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike 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 Montgomery County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Montgomery 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 Park Manor. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Park Manor. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4199, Longitude: -86.2966     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Park Manor 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 Park Manor, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Park Manor.


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