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Our Genealogical Helper for Prattville ...

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 (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. 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 the area of Prattville ...

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 146 newspapers that have been published in the area around Prattville.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Prattville. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Prattville and those printed in the larger area surrounding Prattville.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> of Prattville.

Cemeteries Near Prattville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Prattville.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Chapman Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Durdin Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Doster Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Memory Gardens Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Durden Cemetery [Map]      
  W Daniel Pratt Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Montgomery Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Burt Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Hamilton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Rocky Mount Cemetery [Map]      
  W Indian Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Rodgers Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Owens Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE County Line Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NE McKeithen Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ross Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lucas Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE Bibbs Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Coosada Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Booth Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW DeJarnett Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Fair Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Holland Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cantelous Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Stones Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Rives Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Glenn Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pine Level Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Kendal Cemetery [Map]      
  N Stoney Point Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Yankee Town Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Stone Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Graves Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Westcott Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  N Tatum Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Hebron West 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 Prattville had a population of 724 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2015, Prattville had a population of 35,420 people.

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

Robinson Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Prattville
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Robinson Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jackson's Lake   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Prattville
 - Jackson's Lake had railroad service and no post office
 
Stone's   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Prattville
 - Stone's had railroad service and no post office
 
Manack   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Prattville
 - Manack had railroad service and no post office
 
Elmore   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Prattville
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 1,271 people in 2015)
 - Elmore had a post office and railroad service
 
Deatsville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Prattville
 - 1895 population of 112 people (with 1,157 people in 2015)
 - Deatsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Burkville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Prattville
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Burkville had a post office and railroad service
 
Catoma   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Prattville
 - Catoma had a post office and no railroad service
 
Autaugaville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Prattville
 - 1895 population of 216 people (with 859 people in 2015)
 - Autaugaville 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 Prattville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Prattville 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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 is primarily located in Autauga County and is the County Seat. A portion of Prattville extends into Elmore County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Autauga County: Chilton, Dallas, Elmore, Lowndes & Montgomery.

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

  DirectionDistance
Autauga     (The home county for Prattville)
      Booth   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Jones   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Bibb
      Lawley   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Bullock
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Chilton
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Coosa
      Equality   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Crenshaw
      Highland Home   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Dallas
      Tyler   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Selma   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Minter   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Elmore
      Millbrook   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Titus   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Claud   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kent   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Lowndes
      Burkville   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Benton   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Macon
      Shorter   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Montgomery
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      English Village   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ada   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Pike
      Kent   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Tallapoosa
      East Tallassee   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 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 Prattville:

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 Autauga County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb 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    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery 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 Autauga County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Autauga 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Prattville ...

While our initial data for Prattville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Prattville 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 Prattville.

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 Prattville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
We have found Prattville in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Prattville for more information.
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Prattville.
      See our Misc Page for Prattville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Autauga County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Prattville: www.prattville.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Prattville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Prattville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prattville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4599, Longitude: -86.4592     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Prattville 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 Prattville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Prattville.



 
 
 

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