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Saint Clair, Alabama
(Elmore County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Saint Clair ...

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 Saint Clair (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 Saint Clair. 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 Saint Clair ...

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 Saint Clair.

  • Typical abbreviation for Saint Clair: St. Clair

Newspapers Published in Saint Clair ...

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 138 newspapers that have been published in the area around Saint Clair.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Saint Clair, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Saint Clair.

Cemeteries Near Saint Clair ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Saint Clair.

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

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

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

Wetumpka   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Saint Clair
 - 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 (W) from Saint Clair
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 1,271 people in 2015)
 - Elmore had a post office and railroad service
Robinson Springs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Saint Clair
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Robinson Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Jackson's Lake   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Saint Clair
 - Jackson's Lake had railroad service and no post office
Dexter   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Saint Clair
 - Dexter had a post office and no railroad service
Holtville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Saint Clair
 - Holtville had a post office and no railroad service
Deatsville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Saint Clair
 - 1895 population of 112 people (with 1,157 people in 2015)
 - Deatsville had a post office and railroad service
Ware   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Saint Clair
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Ware 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 Saint Clair. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Saint Clair 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.

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

Elmore     (The home county for Saint Clair)
      Wetumpka   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Claud   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Titus   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kent   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Booth   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jones   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Equality   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tyler   [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   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Benton   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      New Town   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kent   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Saint Clair:

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    
Clay 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    
Dallas 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    
Shelby 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     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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Saint Clair. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Saint Clair) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Clair. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5349, Longitude: -86.2333     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saint Clair 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 Saint Clair, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Saint Clair.


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