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Seasha, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Seasha ...

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 Seasha (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 Seasha. 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 Seasha ...

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 52 newspapers that have been published in the area around Seasha.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Seasha, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Seasha.

Cemeteries Near Seasha ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Seasha.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Green - Cook Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Mt. Andrews Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Tuskegee Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW St. John Cemetery [Map]      
  S Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Rush Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ashdale Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Elam Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Cloud Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Neils Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Ramsey Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bradford Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Sweet Gum Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Cole Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE St. James Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Ambers Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Fort Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ligon Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Walker Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hickory Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Woodland Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hardaway Cemetery [Map]      
  S St. Mark Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Whitlow Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Magnolia Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McCrary Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Grimm Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ivory Cemetery [Map]      
  S Elizabeth Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sweet Pilgrim Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Little Texas Cemetery [Map]      
  N Antioch 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 Seasha in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Seasha.

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

Tuskegee   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Seasha
 - 1895 population of 1,803 people (with 8,817 people in 2015)
 - Tuskegee had a post office and railroad service
Chehaw   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Seasha
 - Chehaw had railroad service and no post office
Franklin   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Seasha
 - Franklin had railroad service and no post office
Cotton Valley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Seasha
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Cotton Valley had a post office and no railroad service
La Place   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Seasha
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - La Place had a post office and no railroad service
Cross Keys   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Seasha
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Cross Keys had a post office and no railroad service
Fort Davis   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Seasha
 - Fort Davis had a post office and no railroad service
Alliance   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Seasha
 - Alliance 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 Seasha. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Seasha 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 hospitals 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.

Seasha is located in Macon County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Macon County: Bullock, Elmore, Lee, Montgomery, Russell & Tallapoosa.

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

Macon     (The home county for Seasha)
      Tuskegee   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Comer   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Midway   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Perote   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Equality   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Claud   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Salem   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Town   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Orion   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Banks   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Seale   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 Seasha:

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 Macon County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore 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    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Russell 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 Macon County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Macon 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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The Communities of Alabama

About Macon County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seasha. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3965, Longitude: -85.7416     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Seasha 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 Seasha, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Seasha.


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