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Weogufka, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Weogufka ...

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 Weogufka (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 Weogufka. 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 Weogufka ...

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 65 newspapers that have been published in the area around Weogufka.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Weogufka, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Weogufka.

Cemeteries Near Weogufka ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Weogufka.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Stewarts Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE O J Mooney Family Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Weogufka Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Unity Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE New Site Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Bell Rattle Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Jennings Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Grimes Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Flint Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Poplar Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Duke Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Miller - Patterson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Andrews Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Old Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Stewartville Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE McEwen Cemetery [Map]      
  SE McEwen Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Marble Valley Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Old Union Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Old Rockford Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Rockford Methodist Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Quinsey Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Union Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Rockford Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Rising Star Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Talladega Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Blue Springs 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Weogufka had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Gold Branch   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Weogufka
 - Gold Branch had a post office and no railroad service
Bentleyville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Weogufka
 - Bentleyville had a post office and no railroad service
Stewartville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Weogufka
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Stewartville had a post office and no railroad service
Moriah   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Weogufka
 - Moriah had a post office and no railroad service
Hanover   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Weogufka
 - Hanover had a post office and no railroad service
Marble Valley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Weogufka
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Marble Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Quinsey   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Weogufka
 - Quinsey had a post office and no railroad service
Rockford   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Weogufka
 - 1895 population of 240 people (with 449 people in 2015)
 - Rockford 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 Weogufka. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Weogufka 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.

Weogufka is located in Coosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Coosa County: Chilton, Clay, Elmore, Shelby, Talladega & Tallapoosa.

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

Coosa     (The home county for Weogufka)
      Stewartville   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ray   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Equality   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Booth   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Motley   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Titus   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Claud   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mountain Brook   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Almond   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Calera   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Westover   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Site   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Weogufka:

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 Coosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bibb 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    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Weogufka ...

While our initial data for Weogufka came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Weogufka in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Weogufka.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Weogufka:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Weogufka.
      See our Misc Page for Weogufka for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Coosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Weogufka. 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 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Weogufka. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Weogufka) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Weogufka. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Weogufka

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Weogufka. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0167, Longitude: -86.3121     [Map].

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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 Weogufka, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Weogufka.


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