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Valley View, Alabama
(Tallapoosa County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Valley View ...

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 Valley View (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 Valley View. 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 Valley View ...

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 Valley View.

  • Typical abbreviation for Valley View: Valley Vw.

Newspapers Published in Valley View ...

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 49 newspapers that have been published in the area around Valley View.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Valley View, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Valley View.

Cemeteries Near Valley View ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Valley View.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Hillview Cemetery [Map]      
  N Fellowship Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Harper Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Carver Heights Cemetery [Map]      
  W Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Kennedy - Christian - Sasser Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sunny Level Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Old Rocky Mount Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Maxwell Cemetery [Map]      
  N Craft Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Fishpond Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Farrow Dennis Graveyard [Map]      
  NW Kellyton Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  W Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Mask Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Jacksons Gap Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Jackson Field Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ephesus Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bice Cemetery [Map]      
  N Seleta Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  N Graham Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Old Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Woods Cemetery [Map]      
  E Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hillabee Campground Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Martin Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Old Marietta Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bradford Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Socapatoy Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Doctor Kellys Cemetery [Map]      
  W New Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Hackneyville Presbyterian Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Peace & Goodwill Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Nixburg Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Benson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hackneyville Cemetery [Map]      
  E Eagle Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Smyrna Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Old Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Chapman 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 Valley View in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Valley View.

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

Island Home   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Valley View
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Island Home had a post office and no railroad service
Jacksons' Gap   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Valley View
 - 1895 population of 207 people (with 802 people in 2015)
 - Jacksons' Gap had a post office and railroad service
Kellyton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Valley View
 - 1895 population of 120 people (with 200 people in 2015)
 - Kellyton had a post office and railroad service
Hackneyville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Valley View
 - 1895 population of 77 people
 - Hackneyville had a post office and no railroad service
Dadeville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Valley View
 - 1895 population of 873 people (with 3,150 people in 2015)
 - Dadeville had a post office and railroad service
Tohopeka   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Valley View
 - Tohopeka had a post office and no railroad service
Cowpens   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Valley View
 - Cowpens had a post office and no railroad service
New Site   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Valley View
 - 1895 population of 109 people (with 755 people in 2015)
 - New Site 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 Valley View. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Valley View 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Valley View is located in Tallapoosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tallapoosa County: Chambers, Clay, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Macon & Randolph.

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

Tallapoosa     (The home county for Valley View)
      Alexander City   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      New Site   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Penton   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Motley   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Delta   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elder   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ray   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Equality   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kent   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Claud   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Titus   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Almond   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

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 Valley View:

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 Tallapoosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga 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    
Clay 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    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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The Communities of Alabama

About Tallapoosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Valley View. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9157, Longitude: -85.9291     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Valley View 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 Valley View, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Valley View.


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