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Our Genealogical Helper for Weathers ...

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 Weathers (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 Weathers. 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 Weathers ...

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 53 newspapers that have been published in the area around Weathers.

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

Cemeteries Near Weathers ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Weathers.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Burgess Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Springhill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Clairmont Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  N Providence Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Poe Bridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Old Noles Cemetery [Map]      
  E Poplar Springs Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Horns Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Seay Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mineral Springs Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Harvell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Campbell Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Horse Creek Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Pilgrim Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hatchett Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Old Field Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hassell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Stockdale Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lackey Cemetery [Map]      
  W Germany Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Campbell Cemetery [Map]      
  S Simmons Cemetery [Map]      
  S Wilsons Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ashland City Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Moberley Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Smelley Cemetery [Map]      
  S Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Old Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  E Olive Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pine Hill Memorial Park [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Marvin Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Millerville Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Big Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE County Memory Gardens [Map]      
  E Old Macedonia Primitive Baptist Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mannings Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Chief Chenneby Grave [Map]      
  NW Needmore Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Oak Hill 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 Weathers in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Weathers.

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

Chandler Springs   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Weathers
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Chandler Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waldo   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Weathers
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 278 people in 2015)
 - Waldo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ironaton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Weathers
 - 1895 population of 562 people
 - Ironaton had a post office and railroad service
 
Smelley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Weathers
 - Smelley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hatchet Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Weathers
 - Hatchet Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ashland   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Weathers
 - 1895 population of 635 people (with 1,983 people in 2015)
 - Ashland had a post office and no railroad service
 
McElderry   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Weathers
 - McElderry had a post office and railroad service
 
Millerville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Weathers
 - Millerville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Talladega   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Weathers
 - 1895 population of 2,063 people (with 15,709 people in 2015)
 - Talladega had a post office and railroad service
 
Berney's   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Weathers
 - Berney's had a post office and railroad service
 
Hopeful   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Weathers
 - Hopeful 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 Weathers. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Weathers 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.

Weathers is located in Clay County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clay County: Cleburne, Coosa, Randolph, Talladega & Tallapoosa.

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

  DirectionDistance
Clay     (The home county for Weathers)
      Ashland   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Elder   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Delta   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Motley   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
 
Calhoun
      Oxford   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Chambers
      Abanda   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Penton   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Cleburne
      Abel   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Coosa
      Goodwater   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ray   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Equality   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Etowah
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Southside   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jefferson
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Randolph
      Almond   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Newell   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Graham   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Cropwell   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Shelby
      Vincent   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Westover   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Talladega
      Waldo   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Munford   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Tallapoosa
      Hackneyville   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      New Site   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Heard (GA)
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Weathers:

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 Clay County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair 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    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Clay County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Clay 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 ...
      Georgia

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Clay County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Weathers. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3348, Longitude: -85.9625     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Weathers 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 Weathers, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Weathers.



 
 
 

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