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Our Genealogical Helper for Redland Bluffs ...

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 Redland Bluffs (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 Redland Bluffs. 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.

Name Variations for Redland Bluffs ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Redland Bluffs.

  • Typical abbreviation for Redland Bluffs: Redland Blfs.

Newspapers Published in Redland Bluffs ...

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 139 newspapers that have been published in the area around Redland Bluffs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Redland Bluffs, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Redland Bluffs.

Cemeteries Near Redland Bluffs ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Redland Bluffs.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Young Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Goodhope Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Haggerty Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Old Bingham Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Laurel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Marshall Cemetery [Map]      
  S Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Eastwood Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SSE Augusta Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Wares Quarter Cemetery [Map]      
  N Harwell Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Wescott Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Billingslea Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Wetumpka City Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE China Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Marshall Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Larkin Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Green Cemetery [Map]      
  S Freeman Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pinkston Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Dawson Bradford Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Peter Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pine View Memorial Gardens [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Remount Park Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Lincoln Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Holt Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Flora Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ray Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ashurst Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gilder Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Meigs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Grace Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hickory Bend Cemetery [Map]      
  E Anthony Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Green Cemetery [Map]      
  N Tunnell Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Glenn Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rives Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  E Strahan Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Warren Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Home Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  SE St. James Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Manning Springs / McDade Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Lucas Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Birch Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Coosada Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bibbs Cemetery [Map]      
  N Batchler 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 Redland Bluffs in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Redland Bluffs.

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

Wetumpka   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Redland Bluffs
 - 1895 population of 619 people (with 7,994 people in 2015)
 - Wetumpka had a post office and railroad service
 
Ware   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Redland Bluffs
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Ware had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Meigs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Redland Bluffs
 - 1895 population of 139 people
 - Mount Meigs had a post office and railroad service
 
Montgomery   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Redland Bluffs
 - 1895 population of 21,883 people (with 200,602 people in 2015)
 - Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
 
Elmore   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Redland Bluffs
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 1,271 people in 2015)
 - Elmore had a post office and railroad service
 
Jackson's Lake   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Redland Bluffs
 - Jackson's Lake had railroad service and no post office
 
Barachias   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Redland Bluffs
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - Barachias had a post office and no railroad service
 
Perry's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Redland Bluffs
 - Perry's Mill had railroad service and no post office
 
Good Hope   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Redland Bluffs
 - 1895 population of 83 people
 - Good Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dexter   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Redland Bluffs
 - Dexter 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 Redland Bluffs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Redland Bluffs 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Elmore     (The home county for Redland Bluffs)
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Claud   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Autauga
      Prattville   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Booth   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Bullock
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Chilton
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Coosa
      Equality   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ray   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Crenshaw
      Highland Home   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Hale
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Lee
      Loachapoka   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lowndes
      Burkville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Benton   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Macon
      Shorter   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Montgomery
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Pike
      Kent   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Orion   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tallapoosa
      East Tallassee   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 - 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 Redland Bluffs:

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 Elmore County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga 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    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee 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 Elmore County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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 ...

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About Elmore County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Elmore County: www.elmoreco.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 Redland Bluffs. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Redland Bluffs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Redland Bluffs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4635, Longitude: -86.1694     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Redland Bluffs 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 Redland Bluffs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Redland Bluffs.



 
 
 

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