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Our Genealogical Helper for Shawmut ...

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 Shawmut (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 Shawmut. 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 Shawmut ...

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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Shawmut.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Shawmut, 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 Shawmut.

Cemeteries Near Shawmut ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Shawmut.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Shawmut Cemetery [Map]     Chambers County  
  W Pine Hill Cemetery [Map]     Chambers County  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Huguley Cemetery [Map]     Chambers County  
  SSE Langdale Cemetery [Map]     Chambers County  
  NNW Oak Wood Cemetery [Map]     Chambers County  
  NNE Eastview Cemetery [Map]     Troup County (GA)  
  NNE Pinewood Cemetery [Map]     Troup County (GA)  
  N Forty Tyler Cemetery [Map]     Troup County (GA)  
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Fairfax Cemetery [Map]     Chambers County  
  S Glass Cemetery [Map]     Chambers County  
  NW Hillcrest Garden Cemetery [Map]     Chambers County  
  W Greenwood Cemetery [Map]     Chambers County  
  W Greenwood Church Cemetery [Map]     Chambers County  
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Fairview Cemetery [Map]     Chambers County  
  ESE Cooks Cemetery [Map]     Harris County (GA)  
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Lovelace Cemetery [Map]     Troup County (GA)  
  WNW Providence Cemetery [Map]     Chambers County  
  W Rest Haven Memorial Gardens [Map]     Chambers County  
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Hutchinson Cemetery [Map]     Harris County (GA)  
  NE Bethel Cemetery [Map]     Troup County (GA)  
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Cusseta Cemetery [Map]     Chambers County  
  SE New Hope Cemetery [Map]     Harris County (GA)  
  ESE Billingslea Cemetery [Map]     Harris County (GA)  
  ENE Rivers Cemetery [Map]     Harris County (GA)  
  ENE Williams Cemetery [Map]     Troup County (GA)  
  NNE Friendship Cemetery [Map]     Troup County (GA)  
  NNE Traylor Cemetery [Map]     Troup County (GA)  
  NW Holstun Cemetery [Map]     Chambers County  
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]     Chambers County  
  SW Sweet Hope Cemetery [Map]     Chambers County  
  S Beulah Cemetery [Map]     Lee County  
  SE Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]     Harris County (GA)  
  NNE Long Cane Cemetery [Map]     Troup County (GA)  
  NW Sharon Cemetery [Map]     Chambers County  
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Burrell Chapel AME Church Cemetery [Map]     Lee County  
  S Bolton Family Cemetery [Map]     Lee County  
  S Holt Cemetery [Map]     Lee County  
  S Lamb Cemetery [Map]     Lee County  
  NE Lebanon Cemetery [Map]     Troup County (GA)  
  NW Holstum Cemetery [Map]     Chambers County  
  W Bell Chapel Cemetery [Map]     Chambers County  
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S John Calhoun Tillery Cemetery [Map]     Lee County  
  E Hadley Cemetery [Map]     Harris County (GA)  

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Can You Help With These Cemeteries ...

We're always in search of cemeteries, whether it's still active or long abandoned and largely forgotten. When we find mention of a cemetery, we add it with the hope that we'll be able to provide more detail in the future.

We believe that the following cemeteries can be found in Chambers County, but we don't have their location (or it may be that we have the name wrong). If you can help us with any of these cemeteries or have one that we should add, please contact us.

Bowling-Brisky CemeteryKilgore Family Cemetery
Boyd CemeteryMcJunkins Cemetery
Bucklew Family CemeteryOld Ebenezer Cemetery
Griggsby CemeterySmith Cemetery
Hicks CemeteryTucker Cemetery
Holoway CemeteryVaughns Mill Cemetery

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 Shawmut in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Shawmut.

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

West Point (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Shawmut
 - 1895 population of 1,254 people (with 3,770 people in 2014)
 - West Point had a post office and railroad service
River View   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Shawmut
 - River View had a post office and no railroad service
Osanippa   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Shawmut
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Osanippa had a post office and no railroad service
Gabbettville (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shawmut
 - Gabbettville had a post office and railroad service
Cusseta   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Shawmut
 - 1895 population of 98 people (with 123 people in 2014)
 - Cusseta had a post office and railroad service
Beulah   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Shawmut
 - 1895 population of 118 people
 - Beulah had a post office and no railroad service
Whitesville (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Shawmut
 - 1895 population of 91 people
 - Whitesville had a post office and no railroad service
Long Cane (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shawmut
 - Long Cane had a post office and no railroad service
Fredonia   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Shawmut
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Fredonia 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 Shawmut. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Shawmut 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 and 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.

Shawmut is located in Chambers County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chambers County: Lee, Randolph, Tallapoosa, Harris (GA) & Troup (GA).

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

Chambers     (The home county for Shawmut)
      Plant City   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Eady City   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Lanett   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Valley   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Motley   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Salem   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Almond   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Seale   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Site   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattahoochee (GA)
      Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Heineburg Village (GA) - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Coweta (GA)
      Grantville (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Moreland (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Smith City (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hamilton (GA)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pine Mountain Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cataula (GA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ellerslie (GA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Shiloh (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Waverly Hall (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Corinth (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Meriwether (GA)
      Harris City (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Warm Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greenville (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Manchester (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lone Oak (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Luthersville (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Woodbury (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gay (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Midland (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Baker Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Upatoi (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Talbot (GA)
      Woodland (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Box Springs (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Talbotton (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Geneva (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mountville (GA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Hogansville (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]

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

Websites to Help Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we depend on the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, 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 - 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 Shawmut:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Chambers County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Clay 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    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph 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    
Chattahoochee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coweta County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Meriwether County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talbot County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chambers County

The Panormaio photo collection might have pictures for the area around Shawmut:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins at Shawmut. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shawmut) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shawmut. The point that we use is located at the coordinates of 32.8404, -85.1833   [Map]. The coordinates we use for Shawmut 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 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 Shawmut, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Shawmut.


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