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Slaughters, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Slaughters ...

So far, we have found very little information about Slaughters. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Slaughters to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Slaughters, please Contact Us.

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 Slaughters (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 Slaughters. 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 Slaughters ...

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 57 newspapers that have been published in the area around Slaughters.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Slaughters, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Slaughters.

Cemeteries Near Slaughters ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Slaughters.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Slaughters Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Tallapoosa County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Holley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fargason Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Langley Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Gillam Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McCord Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shepard Graveyard   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  N Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dean - Shirley Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Lockhart Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Red Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Meadows - Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dudleyville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Punkin Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Spain Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Traveler Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Waverly Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Smith - Willoughby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Waites Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Buttston Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Roxana Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Roxanna Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rowells Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Eagle Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Blanton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jacksons Gap Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Maddox Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Peace & Goodwill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Germany Family 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.

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

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

Camp Hill   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Slaughters
 - 1895 population of 366 people (with 981 people in 2015)
 - Camp Hill had a post office and railroad service
Mary   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Slaughters
 - Mary had a post office and no railroad service
Agricola   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Slaughters
 - Agricola had a post office and no railroad service
Easton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Slaughters
 - Easton had a post office and no railroad service
Judson   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Slaughters
 - Judson had a post office and no railroad service
Dadeville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Slaughters
 - 1895 population of 873 people (with 3,150 people in 2015)
 - Dadeville had a post office and railroad service
Dudleyville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Slaughters
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Dudleyville had a post office and no railroad service
Waverly   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Slaughters
 - 1895 population of 185 people (with 148 people in 2015)
 - Waverly 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 Slaughters. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Slaughters 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 and doctors 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Slaughters is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Slaughters. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Slaughters:

Tallapoosa     (The home county for Slaughters)
      Camp Hill   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      New Site   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Penton   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Valley   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Motley   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ray   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Equality   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Claud   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Titus   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Almond   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Slaughters:

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:

Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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    
Montgomery 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    
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 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
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The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Slaughters, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Slaughters. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Slaughters) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Slaughters. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Slaughters

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Slaughters. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8254, Longitude: -85.6725     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Slaughters have been estimated.

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Slaughters.


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