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Sikes, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Sikes ...

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 Sikes (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 Sikes. 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 Sikes ...

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 Sikes.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sikes, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sikes.

Cemeteries Near Sikes ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sikes.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Old Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Waites Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dean - Shirley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Blanton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dudleyville Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Langley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fargason Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McCord Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. John United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Slaughters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Finley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Buttston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Punkin Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gillam Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sandy Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Germany Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Smith - Willoughby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sturkie Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Handy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Bibby Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Peace & Goodwill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lafayette Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hill - Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Tallapoosa County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  S Waverly Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Maddox Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Spratling Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Boyds Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stamps Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chappell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ebenezer 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.<3>

While we didn't find Sikes in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sikes.

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

Blackman   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sikes
 - Blackman had a post office and no railroad service
Judson   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sikes
 - Judson had a post office and no railroad service
Dudleyville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sikes
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Dudleyville had a post office and no railroad service
Marcoot   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sikes
 - Marcoot had a post office and no railroad service
Buttston   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sikes
 - Buttston had a post office and no railroad service
Denver   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sikes
 - Denver had a post office and no railroad service
Moorefield   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sikes
 - Moorefield had a post office and no railroad service
Camp Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sikes
 - 1895 population of 366 people (with 981 people in 2015)
 - Camp Hill had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Sikes. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sikes 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

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

Chambers     (The home county for Sikes)
      LaFayette   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Penton   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Motley   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Delta   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ray   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Equality   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Claud   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Almond   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Newell   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      New Site   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hamilton (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mountville (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Sikes:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Chambers County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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.

Disaster Stories from Alabama
Also see ...

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The Communities of Alabama

About Chambers County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chambers County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sikes. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8887, Longitude: -85.5586     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sikes have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Sikes, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sikes.


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