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Quail Run, Alabama
(Elmore County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Quail Run ...

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 Quail Run (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 Quail Run. 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 Quail Run ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Quail Run.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Quail Run, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Quail Run.

Cemeteries Near Quail Run ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Quail Run.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Pine View Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Wetumpka City Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Batchler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Harwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tunnell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  N Little Flock Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Hebron West Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Glenn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Haggerty Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Coosada Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rives Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Goodhope Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW McKeithen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Speigner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sheppard Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Holman Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Marshall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Laurel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Marshall Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wescott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Bingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE China Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wall 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 Quail Run in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Quail Run.

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

Wetumpka   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Quail Run
 - 1895 population of 619 people (with 7,994 people in 2015)
 - Wetumpka had a post office and railroad service
Elmore   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Quail Run
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 1,271 people in 2015)
 - Elmore had a post office and railroad service
Dexter   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Quail Run
 - Dexter had a post office and no railroad service
Holtville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Quail Run
 - Holtville had a post office and no railroad service
Robinson Springs   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Quail Run
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Robinson Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Coosa River   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Quail Run
 - Coosa River had a post office and no railroad service
Deatsville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Quail Run
 - 1895 population of 112 people (with 1,157 people in 2015)
 - Deatsville had a post office and railroad service
Buyck   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Quail Run
 - Buyck had a post office and no railroad service
Jackson's Lake   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Quail Run
 - Jackson's Lake 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 Quail Run. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Quail Run 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 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.

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

Elmore     (The home county for Quail Run)
      Wetumpka   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Claud   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Titus   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Kent   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Booth   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jones   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Equality   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Benton   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      New Town   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      English Village   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 Quail Run:

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    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa 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      
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega 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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Elmore County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Quail Run. 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' distance from Quail Run. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Quail Run) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Quail Run. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5640, Longitude: -86.2333     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Quail Run 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 Quail Run, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Quail Run.


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