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Weoka, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Weoka ...

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 Weoka (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 Weoka. 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 Weoka ...

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 43 newspapers that have been published in the area around Weoka.

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

Cemeteries Near Weoka ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Weoka.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Mann Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Holman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Equality Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Speigner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Little Flock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Murchison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wayside Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Batchler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Tunnell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sheppard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Nixburg Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bullard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thrash Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cotton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hollybranch Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Swamp Creek 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.<3>

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

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

Buyck   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Weoka
 - Buyck had a post office and no railroad service
Speed   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Weoka
 - Speed had a post office and no railroad service
Dexter   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Weoka
 - Dexter had a post office and no railroad service
Central   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Weoka
 - Central had a post office and no railroad service
Equality   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Weoka
 - Equality had a post office and no railroad service
Pentonville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Weoka
 - Pentonville had a post office and no railroad service
Titus   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Weoka
 - Titus had a post office and no railroad service
Nixburg   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Weoka
 - 1895 population of 97 people
 - Nixburg 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 Weoka. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Weoka 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.

Weoka is primarily located in Elmore County. A portion of Weoka extends into Coosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Elmore County: Autauga, Chilton, Coosa, Macon, Montgomery & Tallapoosa.

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

Elmore     (The home county for Weoka)
      Titus   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Claud   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Booth   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Equality   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      New Town   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Weoka:

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 Elmore County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lee 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    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega 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 Elmore County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Elmore 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 Weoka ...

While our initial data for Weoka came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Weoka 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 Weoka.

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 Weoka:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Weoka.
      See our Misc Page for Weoka for more information.

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About Elmore County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Elmore County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Weoka. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7176, Longitude: -86.1841     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Weoka have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Weoka, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Weoka.


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