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Our Genealogical Helper for Prickettville ...

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 Prickettville (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 Prickettville. 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 Prickettville ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Prickettville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Prickettville, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Prickettville.

Cemeteries Near Prickettville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Prickettville.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Seven Springs Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Tredagar - Boozer Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Crystal Springs Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Alexandria Cemetery [Map]      
  E Munger Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Crooks Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Gladden Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  S Halls Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
  E Greenlawn Cemetery [Map]      
  E Carpenter Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Hampton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW New Mt. Sellers Cemetery [Map]      
  S Anniston Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Jacksonville Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ohatchee #2 Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Middleton Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Fourmile Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Whites Gap Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE McCain's Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wellborn Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Boozer Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Landers Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Ohatchee Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Prisoner of War Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ft. McClellan Military Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Community Congregational Holiness Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Lloyds Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Edgemont Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Ten Island Cemetery [Map]      
  S Westview Gardens Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Youngs Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pilgrims Rest 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 Prickettville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Prickettville.

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

Duke   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Prickettville
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Duke had a post office and railroad service
 
Mack - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mack was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Prickettville
 - Mack had a post office and no railroad service
 
Alexandria   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Prickettville
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Alexandria had a post office and railroad service
 
Hebron - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hebron was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Prickettville
 - Hebron had a post office and railroad service
 
Laney   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Prickettville
 - Laney had a post office and railroad service
 
Peek's Hill - Historic   [Map]
 - While Peek's Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Prickettville
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Peek's Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grayton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Prickettville
 - Grayton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peaceburg   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Prickettville
 - Peaceburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jacksonville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Prickettville
 - 1895 population of 1,237 people (with 12,222 people in 2015)
 - Jacksonville had a post office and railroad service
 
Leatherwood   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Prickettville
 - Leatherwood 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 Prickettville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Prickettville 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 and hospitals 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.

Prickettville is located in Calhoun County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Calhoun County: Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, Saint Clair & Talladega.

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

  DirectionDistance
Calhoun     (The home county for Prickettville)
      Wellington   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Alexandria   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Booker T City   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Weaver   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
 
Blount
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Snead   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Craig   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Cherokee
      Spring Garden   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Centre   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Clay
      Elder   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Delta   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Cleburne
      Edwardsville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Abel   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
DeKalb
      Collinsville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Etowah
      Cobb City   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Banner   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Jefferson
      Ayres   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marshall
      Boaz   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Randolph
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Newell   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Graham   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Ragland   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Steele   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Talladega
      Grant Town   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Munford   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Floyd (GA)
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Haralson (GA)
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - 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 Prickettville:

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 Calhoun County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee 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    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall 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    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Calhoun County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Calhoun 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 ...
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About Calhoun County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

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 from Prickettville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Prickettville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prickettville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8293, Longitude: -85.8639     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Prickettville 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 Prickettville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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