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Our Genealogical Helper for Rabbittown ...

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 Rabbittown (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 Rabbittown. 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 Rabbittown ...

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 Rabbittown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rabbittown, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rabbittown.

Cemeteries Near Rabbittown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rabbittown.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW Nances Creek Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Dunn Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Williamson - Little Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Whites Gap Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hudson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cole Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Grimes Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Community Congregational Holiness Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Wellborn Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Boozer Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW McCain's Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Jacksonville Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNE Hanks Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Memorial Garden [Map]      
  N Highland Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Carpenter Cemetery [Map]      
  W Greenlawn Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Fourmile Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hanna Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Littlejohn Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Stead Cemetery [Map]      
  W Munger Cemetery [Map]      
  W Tredagar - Boozer Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNE Ladiga Cemetery [Map]      
  N Goshen Cemetery [Map]      
  W Moore Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Ft. McClellan Military Cemetery [Map]      
  SW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  S Iron City Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Edwardsville Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Farmer Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Ohatchee #2 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 Rabbittown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Rabbittown.

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

Jenkins   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rabbittown
 - Jenkins had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nances Creek   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rabbittown
 - Nances Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
White Plains   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rabbittown
 - 1895 population of 202 people
 - White Plains had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grantley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rabbittown
 - Grantley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Merrellton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rabbittown
 - Merrellton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jacksonville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Rabbittown
 - 1895 population of 1,237 people (with 12,222 people in 2015)
 - Jacksonville had a post office and railroad service
 
Piedmont   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Rabbittown
 - 1895 population of 711 people (with 4,714 people in 2015)
 - Piedmont had railroad service and no post office
 
Oak Level   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rabbittown
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Oak Level 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 Rabbittown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rabbittown 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 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Calhoun     (The home county for Rabbittown)
      Nances Creek   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Abernathy - Historic   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      White Plains   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Booker T City   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
 
Cherokee
      Spring Garden   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Centre   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Clay
      Elder   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Delta   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Cleburne
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Abel   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
DeKalb
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Etowah
      Banner   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Southside   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Marshall
      Boaz   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Randolph
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Newell   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Graham   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Ragland   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Steele   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Talladega
      Grant Town   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Munford   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Temple (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Roopville (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Floyd (GA)
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Haralson (GA)
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Heard (GA)
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Paulding (GA)
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rockmart (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Aragon (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Rabbittown:

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:

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    
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    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Paulding 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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Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Calhoun County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rabbittown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8198, Longitude: -85.6427     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rabbittown 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 Rabbittown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rabbittown.



 
 
 

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