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Simpson, Alabama
(Tallapoosa County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Simpson ...

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 Simpson (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 Simpson. 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 Simpson ...

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 43 newspapers that have been published in the area around Simpson.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Simpson, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Simpson.

Cemeteries Near Simpson ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Simpson.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Old Vickers Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Leander Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hutchinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Daviston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Daviston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Darian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Germany Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Valley Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mellow Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ephesus Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jackson Field Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bibby Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McDaniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Eagle Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Buttston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wadley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Ararat Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Punkin Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gutherie Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hillabee Campground 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 Simpson in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Simpson.

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

Emuckfaw   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Simpson
 - Emuckfaw had a post office and no railroad service
Zana - Historic   [Map]
 - While Zana was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Simpson
 - 1895 population of 204 people
 - Zana had a post office and no railroad service
Goldville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Simpson
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 54 people in 2015)
 - Goldville had a post office and no railroad service
New Site   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Simpson
 - 1895 population of 109 people (with 755 people in 2015)
 - New Site had a post office and no railroad service
Daviston   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Simpson
 - 1895 population of 141 people (with 210 people in 2015)
 - Daviston had a post office and no railroad service
Cowpens   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Simpson
 - Cowpens had a post office and no railroad service
Matilda   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Simpson
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Matilda had a post office and no railroad service
Truett   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Simpson
 - Truett had a post office and no railroad service
Almond   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Simpson
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Almond had a post office and no railroad service
Mellow Valley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Simpson
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Mellow Valley 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 Simpson. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Simpson 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.

Simpson is located in Tallapoosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tallapoosa County: Chambers, Clay, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Macon & Randolph.

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

Tallapoosa     (The home county for Simpson)
      Goldville   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      New Site   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Choccolocco   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Penton   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Motley   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Delta   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elder   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Abel   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ray   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Equality   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kent   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Claud   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Almond   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Newell   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Graham   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Munford   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Troup (GA)
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 - 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 Simpson:

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 Tallapoosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne 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    
Talladega County:       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 Tallapoosa County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tallapoosa 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Tallapoosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Simpson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0718, Longitude: -85.7219     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Simpson 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 Simpson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Simpson.


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