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Stone's, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Stone's ...

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 Stone's (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 Stone's. 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 Stone's ...

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 149 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stone's.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stone's, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Stone's.

Cemeteries Near Stone's ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stone's.

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 Stone's covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Stones Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cantelous Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Kendal Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  W Graves Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Westcott Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Yankee Town Cemetery [Map]      
  W Stone Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Haigler Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Montgomery Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hamilton Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rodgers Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Young Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Doster Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Strokes Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Durdin Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Big Roxanna Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Chapman Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Wooten Cemetery [Map]      
  S Gilbert Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Daniel Pratt Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Troy Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Joseph Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lincoln Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Remount Park Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  N Rocky Mount Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Fair Cemetery [Map]      
  N Memory Gardens Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Meadow Cemetery [Map]      
  SW McQueen Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Durden Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Larkin Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Indian Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  W Powell 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Stone's had railroad service and no post office.

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

Catoma   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Stone's
 - Catoma had a post office and no railroad service
McGehee's   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Stone's
 - McGehee's had railroad service and no post office
Hope Hull   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Stone's
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Hope Hull had a post office and no railroad service
Manack   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Stone's
 - Manack had railroad service and no post office
Burkville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Stone's
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Burkville had a post office and railroad service
Prattville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Stone's
 - 1895 population of 724 people (with 35,420 people in 2015)
 - Prattville had a post office and no railroad service
Montgomery   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Stone's
 - 1895 population of 21,883 people (with 200,602 people in 2015)
 - Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
Jackson's Lake   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Stone's
 - Jackson's Lake had railroad service and no post office
Snowdoun   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Stone's
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Snowdoun 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 Stone's. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stone's 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Stone's is located in Montgomery County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Montgomery County: Autauga, Bullock, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon & Pike.

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

Montgomery     (The home county for Stone's)
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      English Village   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Ada   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Booth   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jones   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Equality   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Selma   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Minter   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Titus   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Claud   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Benton   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Orion   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Furman   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 - although it should be mentioned 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 Stone's:

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 Montgomery County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Stone's ...

While our initial data for Stone's came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Stone's in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Stone's.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Stone's:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, Express Office, no Post Office mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Stone's.
      See our Misc Page for Stone's for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Montgomery County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Montgomery County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stone's. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3374, Longitude: -86.4208     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stone's 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 Stone's, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Stone's.


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