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Prattville Junction, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Prattville Junction ...

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 Prattville Junction (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 Prattville Junction. 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 Prattville Junction ...

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 Prattville Junction.

  • Typical abbreviation for Prattville Junction: Prattville Jct. (or less commonly used: Prattville Jctn.)

Newspapers Published in Prattville Junction ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Prattville Junction.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Prattville Junction, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Prattville Junction.

Cemeteries Near Prattville Junction ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Prattville Junction.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Rives Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Glenn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Coosada Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW McKeithen Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NW Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Memory Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Doster Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Hebron West Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Durdin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Westcott Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Marshall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Daniel Pratt Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Kendal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Remount Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Larkin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Burt Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Durden Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Rodgers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wescott Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Haggerty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wetumpka City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stoney Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pine View Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Goodhope Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Harwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pine Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Indian Hill 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.<3>

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

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

Jackson's Lake   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Prattville Junction
 - Jackson's Lake had railroad service and no post office
Robinson Springs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Prattville Junction
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Robinson Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Elmore   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Prattville Junction
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 1,271 people in 2015)
 - Elmore had a post office and railroad service
Prattville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Prattville Junction
 - 1895 population of 724 people (with 35,420 people in 2015)
 - Prattville had a post office and no railroad service
Deatsville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Prattville Junction
 - 1895 population of 112 people (with 1,157 people in 2015)
 - Deatsville had a post office and railroad service
Montgomery   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Prattville Junction
 - 1895 population of 21,883 people (with 200,602 people in 2015)
 - Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
Wetumpka   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Prattville Junction
 - 1895 population of 619 people (with 7,994 people in 2015)
 - Wetumpka had a post office and railroad service
Stone's   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Prattville Junction
 - Stone's had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Prattville Junction. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Prattville Junction 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.

Prattville Junction 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 Prattville Junction. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Prattville Junction:

Elmore     (The home county for Prattville Junction)
      Coosada   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Titus   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Claud   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Booth   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jones   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Equality   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Selma   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Benton   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kent   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Orion   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Prattville Junction:

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    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Elmore County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Elmore County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prattville Junction. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4674, Longitude: -86.3427     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Prattville Junction 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 Prattville Junction, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Prattville Junction.


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