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Our Genealogical Helper for Pearson Chapel ...

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 Pearson Chapel (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 Pearson Chapel. 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 Pearson Chapel ...

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 50 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pearson Chapel.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pearson Chapel, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pearson Chapel.

Cemeteries Near Pearson Chapel ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pearson Chapel.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Kennedy - Christian - Sasser Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bice Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Kellyton Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SSW Maxwell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Carver Heights Cemetery [Map]      
  E Sunny Level Cemetery [Map]      
  E Craft Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Harper Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Fellowship Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hillview Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Martin Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Seleta Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Graham Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Old Marietta Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bradford Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  S Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Smyrna Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hackneyville Cemetery [Map]      
  W Chapman Cemetery [Map]      
  W Socapatoy Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Doctor Kellys Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hillabee Campground Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hackneyville Presbyterian Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Goodwater Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Greenview Memorial Park [Map]      
  N Dillard Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Crestview Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW New Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Fishpond Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ephesus Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Old Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Jackson Field Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Howard Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Peace & Goodwill Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Nixburg Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Old Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hatchett Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Old Rocky Mount Cemetery [Map]      
  N Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Valley Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  N Oaks Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW 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 Pearson Chapel in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pearson Chapel.

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

Kellyton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Pearson Chapel
 - 1895 population of 120 people (with 200 people in 2015)
 - Kellyton had a post office and railroad service
 
Alexander City   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pearson Chapel
 - 1895 population of 679 people (with 14,718 people in 2015)
 - Alexander City had a post office and railroad service
 
Hackneyville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pearson Chapel
 - 1895 population of 77 people
 - Hackneyville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Goodwater   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pearson Chapel
 - 1895 population of 589 people (with 1,343 people in 2015)
 - Goodwater had a post office and railroad service
 
Crewsville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pearson Chapel
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Crewsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cowpens   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pearson Chapel
 - Cowpens had a post office and no railroad service
 
Island Home   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pearson Chapel
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Island Home had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Olive   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pearson Chapel
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Mount Olive had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hissop   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pearson Chapel
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Hissop 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 Pearson Chapel. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pearson Chapel 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 north 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.

Pearson Chapel is located in Tallapoosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tallapoosa County: Chambers, Clay, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Macon & Randolph.

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

  DirectionDistance
Tallapoosa     (The home county for Pearson Chapel)
      Hackneyville   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      New Site   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Autauga
      Marbury   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Chambers
      Abanda   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Penton   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Chilton
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Clay
      Hollins   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Motley   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elder   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Delta   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Coosa
      Kellyton   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ray   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Equality   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Elmore
      Eclectic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kent   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Titus   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Claud   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Hale
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Lee
      Waverly   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Macon
      Liberty City   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Randolph
      Almond   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Shelby
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Westover   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Talladega
      Sylacauga   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]

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

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 Pearson Chapel:

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 Tallapoosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa 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    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tallapoosa County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tallapoosa 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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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pearson Chapel. 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 starting from Pearson Chapel. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pearson Chapel) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pearson Chapel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9862, Longitude: -85.9825     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pearson Chapel 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 Pearson Chapel, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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