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Upper Kingston, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Upper Kingston ...

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 Kingston (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 Kingston. 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 Upper Kingston ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Upper Kingston.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Upper Kingston, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Upper Kingston.

Cemeteries Near Upper Kingston ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Upper Kingston.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Daniel Pratt Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Durden Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Chapman Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Burt Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Indian Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Durdin Cemetery [Map]      
  E Memory Gardens Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Montgomery Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Doster Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Hamilton Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rodgers Cemetery [Map]      
  E Rocky Mount Cemetery [Map]      
  N Owens Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lucas Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE County Line Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Booth Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NE Ross Cemetery [Map]      
  W DeJarnett Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Fair Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE McKeithen Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pine Level Cemetery [Map]      
  N Holland Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bibbs Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Coosada Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Stoney Point Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Cantelous Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Stones Cemetery [Map]      
  E Rives Cemetery [Map]      
  E Glenn Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  N Tatum Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Old Kingston Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Golson Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW St. Joseph Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Powell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Yankee Town Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Stone Cemetery [Map]      
  S Graves Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Kendal Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Wilsons Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Stewart 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 Kingston in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Upper Kingston.

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

Prattville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Upper Kingston
 - 1895 population of 724 people (with 35,420 people in 2015)
 - Prattville had a post office and no railroad service
Robinson Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Upper Kingston
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Robinson Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Jackson's Lake   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Upper Kingston
 - Jackson's Lake had railroad service and no post office
Stone's   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Upper Kingston
 - Stone's had railroad service and no post office
Deatsville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Upper Kingston
 - 1895 population of 112 people (with 1,157 people in 2015)
 - Deatsville had a post office and railroad service
Autaugaville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Upper Kingston
 - 1895 population of 216 people (with 859 people in 2015)
 - Autaugaville had a post office and no railroad service
Burkville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Upper Kingston
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Burkville had a post office and railroad service
Manack   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Upper Kingston
 - Manack had railroad service and no post office
Elmore   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Upper Kingston
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 1,271 people in 2015)
 - Elmore had a post office and railroad service
Catoma   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Upper Kingston
 - Catoma 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 Kingston. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Upper Kingston 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 and hospitals 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.

Upper Kingston 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 Upper Kingston. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Upper Kingston:

Autauga     (The home county for Upper Kingston)
      Prattville   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Booth   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Jones   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Equality   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Selma   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Minter   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Titus   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Claud   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kent   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Benton   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      English Village   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Kingston:

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 Autauga County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for 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     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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    
Pike 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 Autauga County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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 ...

Communities in Alabama

About Autauga County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Upper Kingston. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4724, Longitude: -86.4819     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Upper Kingston 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 Kingston, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Upper Kingston.


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