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Talasse, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Talasse ...

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

We've added Talasse to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Talasse, 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 Talasse (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 Talasse. 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 Talasse ...

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 Talasse.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Talasse, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Talasse.

Cemeteries Near Talasse ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Talasse.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Walker Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Neils Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ramsey Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE New Elam Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Bradford Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE St. John Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Rosehill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Woodland Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Sweet Gum Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Ambers Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cole Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Green - Cook Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Reeltown Cemetery [Map]      
  W Warren Cemetery [Map]      
  W Strahan Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Tysonville Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Tuskegee Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ashdale Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Salem Macon Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Anthony Cemetery [Map]      
  SW White Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hornsby Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shiloh 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 Talasse in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Talasse.

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

Franklin   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Talasse
 - Franklin had railroad service and no post office
Tallassee   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Talasse
 - 1895 population of 1,413 people (with 4,778 people in 2015)
 - Tallassee had a post office and no railroad service
Shorter   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Talasse
 - Shorter had railroad service and no post office
La Place   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Talasse
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - La Place had a post office and no railroad service
Chehaw   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Talasse
 - Chehaw had railroad service and no post office
Cross Keys   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Talasse
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Cross Keys had a post office and no railroad service
Kent   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Talasse
 - Kent had a post office and no railroad service
Tuskegee   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Talasse
 - 1895 population of 1,803 people (with 8,817 people in 2015)
 - Tuskegee 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 Talasse. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Talasse 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Talasse is historic, it would have been located within present day Macon County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Macon County: Bullock, Elmore, Lee, Montgomery, Russell & Tallapoosa.

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

Macon     (The home county for Talasse)
      Franklin   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Midway   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Perote   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Equality   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ray   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Claud   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Titus   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Salem   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Town   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      English Village   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Orion   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Site   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 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 Talasse:

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 Macon 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    
Chambers 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    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Russell 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 Macon County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Macon 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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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 Talasse, 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 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Talasse. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Talasse) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Talasse. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4821, Longitude: -85.8555     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Talasse have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Talasse.


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