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Our Genealogical Helper for Stoney Point ...

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 Stoney Point (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 Stoney Point. 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.

Name Variations for Stoney Point ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Stoney Point.

  • Typical abbreviation for Stoney Point: Stoney Pt.

Newspapers Published in Stoney Point ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stoney Point.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stoney Point, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Stoney Point.

Cemeteries Near Stoney Point ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stoney Point.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Stoney Point Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Pine Level Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW Tatum Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  W Holland Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Owens Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE County Line Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ross Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SE McKeithen Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Manning Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Mt. Hebron West Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sunny Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Burt Cemetery [Map]      
  S Memory Gardens Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Coosada Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Wilsons Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW St. Paul Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Durden Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Marbury Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mountain Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Rocky Mount Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bibbs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Marbury Church of God Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE New Home Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Lucas Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Daniel Pratt Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Chapman Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Rives Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Glenn Cemetery [Map]      
  E Thrasher Cemetery [Map]      
  N Jo Anna Cemetery [Map]      
  W Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  W Old Kingston Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Booth Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Indian Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Durdin Cemetery [Map]      
  S Doster Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Speigner Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Harmony 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>

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

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

Deatsville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Stoney Point
 - 1895 population of 112 people (with 1,157 people in 2015)
 - Deatsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Wadsworth   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Stoney Point
 - 1895 population of 224 people
 - Wadsworth had a post office and railroad service
 
Coosa River   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Stoney Point
 - Coosa River had a post office and no railroad service
 
Robinson Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Stoney Point
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Robinson Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Holtville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Stoney Point
 - Holtville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elmore   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Stoney Point
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 1,271 people in 2015)
 - Elmore had a post office and railroad service
 
Mountain Creek   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Stoney Point
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Mountain Creek had a post office and railroad service
 
Lightwood   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Stoney Point
 - Lightwood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Prattville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Stoney Point
 - 1895 population of 724 people (with 35,420 people in 2015)
 - Prattville 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 Stoney Point. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stoney Point 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 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.

Stoney Point is located in Autauga County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Autauga County: Chilton, Dallas, Elmore, Lowndes & Montgomery.

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

  DirectionDistance
Autauga     (The home county for Stoney Point)
      Pine Level   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Marbury   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Booth   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Jones   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Bibb
      Lawley   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Bullock
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Chilton
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Clay
      Hollins   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Coosa
      Equality   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Dallas
      Plantersville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Selma   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Elmore
      Deatsville   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Titus   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Claud   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Kent   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Hale
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Lowndes
      Burkville   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Benton   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Macon
      Shorter   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Montgomery
      New Town   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      English Village   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Shelby
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Talladega
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Tallapoosa
      East Tallassee   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start 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 - although 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 Stoney Point:

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 Autauga County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa 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    
Hale 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    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Autauga County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Autauga 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Autauga County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stoney Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5910, Longitude: -86.4322     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stoney Point 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 Stoney Point, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Stoney Point.



 
 
 

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