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Tooktocaugee, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Tooktocaugee ...

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

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

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 86 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tooktocaugee.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tooktocaugee, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tooktocaugee.

Cemeteries Near Tooktocaugee ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tooktocaugee.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Hanna Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Iron City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Davistown Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Williamson - Little Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WNW Ft. McClellan Military Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  WNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Forestlawn Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Whites Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cole Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fourmile Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Prisoner of War Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Oconee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Heflin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Edgemont Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jacksonville Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Oxford Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SW Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Evans Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Halls Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Westview Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Greenlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Happy Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Edwardsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nances Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Anniston Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lloyds Chapel 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 Tooktocaugee in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Tooktocaugee.

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

Choccolocco   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Tooktocaugee
 - 1895 population of 601 people
 - Choccolocco had a post office and railroad service
Iron City   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tooktocaugee
 - Iron City had a post office and no railroad service
White Plains   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Tooktocaugee
 - 1895 population of 202 people
 - White Plains had a post office and no railroad service
De Armanville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tooktocaugee
 - 1895 population of 160 people
 - De Armanville had a post office and railroad service
Anniston   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tooktocaugee
 - 1895 population of 9,998 people (with 22,347 people in 2015)
 - Anniston had a post office and railroad service
Jenkins   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tooktocaugee
 - Jenkins had a post office and no railroad service
Oxanna   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tooktocaugee
 - 1895 population of 748 people
 - Oxanna had a post office and railroad service
Jacksonville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tooktocaugee
 - 1895 population of 1,237 people (with 12,222 people in 2015)
 - Jacksonville had a post office and railroad service
Belltown   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tooktocaugee
 - 1895 population of 65 people
 - Belltown had a post office and no railroad service
Heflin   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Tooktocaugee
 - 1895 population of 383 people (with 3,499 people in 2015)
 - Heflin had a post office and railroad service
Blue Mountain   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Tooktocaugee
 - Blue Mountain had railroad service and no post office
Abel   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Tooktocaugee
 - Abel 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 Tooktocaugee. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tooktocaugee 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.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Calhoun County: Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, Saint Clair & Talladega.

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

Calhoun     (The home county for Tooktocaugee)
      Choccolocco   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Iron City   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Fort McClellan - Historic   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      White Plains   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Weaver   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Booker T City   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Saks   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Centre   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Elder   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Delta   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Motley   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Abel   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Banner   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Newell   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Graham   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Almond   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Ragland   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Steele   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Munford   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Colony   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Roopville (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Temple (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Heard (GA)
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

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 websites either 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 Tooktocaugee:

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 Calhoun County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Calhoun County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Calhoun County:

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 Tooktocaugee, 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 starting from Tooktocaugee. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tooktocaugee) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tooktocaugee. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6932, Longitude: -85.6986     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tooktocaugee have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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:

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tooktocaugee.


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