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Quinsey, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Quinsey ...

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 Quinsey (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 Quinsey. 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 Quinsey ...

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 64 newspapers that have been published in the area around Quinsey.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Quinsey, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Quinsey.

Cemeteries Near Quinsey ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Quinsey.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Quinsey Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Ham Lewis Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Duke Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  W Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Jennings Cemetery [Map]      
  W McKee Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  N Marble Valley Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Refuge Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Unity Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  W Lime Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Cane Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Mountain Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Sunshine Cemetery [Map]      
  S Old Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  N Blue Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Pinedale Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Glad Tidings Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Oak Grove Church of God Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Sinai Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE O J Mooney Family Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Weogufka Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Stewarts Cemetery [Map]      
  W Davis Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Robinson Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Bell Lane Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Chilton County Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SW Walnut Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Temple Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Old Union Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mineral Springs 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 in 1895, Quinsey had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Dollar   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Quinsey
 - Dollar had a post office and no railroad service
Gold Branch   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Quinsey
 - Gold Branch had a post office and no railroad service
Moriah   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Quinsey
 - Moriah had a post office and no railroad service
Marble Valley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Quinsey
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Marble Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Jumbo   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Quinsey
 - Jumbo had a post office and no railroad service
Weogufka   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Quinsey
 - Weogufka had a post office and no railroad service
Clanton   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Quinsey
 - 1895 population of 623 people (with 8,844 people in 2015)
 - Clanton had a post office and railroad service
Travelers Rest   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Quinsey
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Travelers Rest had a post office and no railroad service
Bentleyville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Quinsey
 - Bentleyville had a post office and no railroad service
Talladega Springs   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Quinsey
 - Talladega Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Lomax   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Quinsey
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Lomax had a post office and railroad service

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

Quinsey is located in Coosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Coosa County: Chilton, Clay, Elmore, Shelby, Talladega & Tallapoosa.

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

Coosa     (The home county for Quinsey)
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Equality   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ray   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Booth   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jones   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Town   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Titus   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Claud   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Homewood   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mountain Brook Village   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mountain Brook   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Village   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Town   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Calera   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Site   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Quinsey:

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 Coosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bibb 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    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery 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    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Coosa County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Coosa 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 Quinsey ...

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

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 Quinsey:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Quinsey.
      See our Misc Page for Quinsey for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Coosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Quinsey. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9496, Longitude: -86.4644     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Quinsey 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 Quinsey, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Quinsey.


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