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Titus, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Titus ...

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 Titus (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 Titus. 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 Titus ...

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 67 newspapers that have been published in the area around Titus.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Titus, 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 Titus.

Cemeteries Near Titus ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Titus.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Speigner Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sewell Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Holman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wayside Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Little Flock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Proctor Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Murchison Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Swamp Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jo Anna Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hollybranch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Marbury Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Sinai Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mountain Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Marbury Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Stoney Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Hebron West Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Batchler Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mann Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shady Grove 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Titus had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Buyck   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Titus
 - Buyck had a post office and no railroad service
Lightwood   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Titus
 - Lightwood had a post office and no railroad service
Coosa River   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Titus
 - Coosa River had a post office and no railroad service
Holtville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Titus
 - Holtville had a post office and no railroad service
Speed   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Titus
 - Speed had a post office and no railroad service
Weoka   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Titus
 - Weoka had a post office and no railroad service
Travelers Rest   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Titus
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Travelers Rest had a post office and no railroad service
Wadsworth   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Titus
 - 1895 population of 224 people
 - Wadsworth 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 Titus. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Titus 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Titus is located in Elmore County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Elmore County: Autauga, Chilton, Coosa, Macon, Montgomery & Tallapoosa.

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

Elmore     (The home county for Titus)
      Holtville   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Claud   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kent   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Booth   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jones   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Equality   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Benton   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Town   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Calera   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Site   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 Titus:

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 Elmore County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chilton 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    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lowndes 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    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

While our initial data for Titus came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Titus 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 Titus.

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 Titus:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Titus.
      See our Misc Page for Titus for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Elmore County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Elmore County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Titus. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Titus) 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 Titus. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Titus

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Titus. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7124, Longitude: -86.3183     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Titus 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 Titus, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Titus.


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