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Upper Gordon Landing, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Upper Gordon Landing ...

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 Upper Gordon Landing (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 Upper Gordon Landing. 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 Upper Gordon Landing ...

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 Upper Gordon Landing.

  • Typical abbreviation for Upper Gordon Landing: Upper Gordon Lndg. (or less commonly used: Upper Gordon Lndng.)

Newspapers Published in Upper Gordon Landing ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Upper Gordon Landing.

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

Cemeteries Near Upper Gordon Landing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Upper Gordon Landing.

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 Upper Gordon Landing covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Gordon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE St. Stephen Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WNW Union Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW St. Stephens Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cedar Springs Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  W Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Rocky Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hunters Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Ashford City Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NE Green Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NW Cedar Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Bluff Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Clayton Cemetery [Map]      
  S Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hodges Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Zion Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NW Poplar Spring 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 Upper Gordon Landing in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Upper Gordon Landing.

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

Cedar Springs (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Upper Gordon Landing
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Cedar Springs had no post office or railroad service
Ashford   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Upper Gordon Landing
 - Ashford had a post office and railroad service
Jakin (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Upper Gordon Landing
 - Jakin had a post office and no railroad service
Barber   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Upper Gordon Landing
 - Barber had a post office and no railroad service
Mayhaw (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Upper Gordon Landing
 - Mayhaw had a post office and no railroad service
Horns Cross Road (GA) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Horns Cross Road was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Upper Gordon Landing
 - Horns Cross Road had a post office and no railroad service
Keyton's   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Upper Gordon Landing
 - Keyton's had railroad service and no post office
Bascom (FL)   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) from Upper Gordon Landing
 - Bascom had a post office and no railroad service
Spooner (GA) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Spooner was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Upper Gordon Landing
 - Spooner 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 Upper Gordon Landing. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Upper Gordon Landing 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Upper Gordon Landing is located in Houston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Houston County: Dale, Geneva, Henry, Jackson (FL), Early (GA) & Seminole (GA).

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

Houston     (The home county for Upper Gordon Landing)
      Gordon   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Ashford   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Columbia   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Avon   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Webb   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cowarts   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cottonwood   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kinsey   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Parish   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dothan   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Madrid   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rehobeth   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grimes   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Napier Field   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Midland City   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Newton   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clayhatchee   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fort Rucker   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Holiday Village   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Malvern   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Slocomb   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Black   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Haleburg   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Headland   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Newville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oakey Grove   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Shorterville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Abbeville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Gadsden (FL)
      Chattahoochee (FL)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Holmes (FL)
      Noma (FL)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Esto (FL)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Jackson (FL)
      Malone (FL)   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bascom (FL)   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Greenwood (FL)   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Parramore (FL) - Historic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Two Egg (FL)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Campbellton (FL)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Jacob City (FL)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Marianna (FL)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Graceville (FL)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cottondale (FL)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cypress (FL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grand Ridge (FL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Washington (FL)
      Chipley (FL)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Calhoun (GA)
      Arlington (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Edison (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Morgan (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Clay (GA)
      Bluffton (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fort Gaines (GA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bellville (GA)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Decatur (GA)
      Brinson (GA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bainbridge (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Early (GA)
      Cedar Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Jakin (GA)   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Centerville (GA)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Blakely (GA)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bancroft (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Damascus (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Douglasville (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Miller (GA)
      Colquitt (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Boykin (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Randolph (GA)
      Coleman (GA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Seminole (GA)
      Donalsonville (GA)   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Iron City (GA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]

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

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 Upper Gordon Landing:

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 Houston County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gadsden County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Holmes County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Decatur County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Early County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Miller County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Seminole County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Upper Gordon Landing. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Upper Gordon Landing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Upper Gordon Landing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1663, Longitude: -85.1033     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Upper Gordon Landing 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 Upper Gordon Landing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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