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Our Genealogical Helper for Westview Gardens ...

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 Westview Gardens (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 Westview Gardens. 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 Westview Gardens ...

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 Westview Gardens.

  • Typical abbreviation for Westview Gardens: Westview Gdns. (or less commonly used: Westview Gardns., Westview Grdens. or Westview Grdns.)

Newspapers Published in Westview Gardens ...

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 147 newspapers that have been published in the area around Westview Gardens.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Westview Gardens, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Westview Gardens.

Cemeteries Near Westview Gardens ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Westview Gardens.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Kendal Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Westcott Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Stones Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Cantelous Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Big Roxanna Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Joseph Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Remount Park Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lincoln Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Strokes Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Troy Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Larkin Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Doster Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Montgomery Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Graves Cemetery [Map]      
  N Rocky Mount Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW New Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  E Holt Cemetery [Map]      
  E Green Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Durdin Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hamilton Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rodgers Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Stone Cemetery [Map]      
  W Yankee Town Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Haigler Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Memory Gardens Cemetery [Map]      
  E Flora Cemetery [Map]      
  E Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Chapman Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Young Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Gilbert Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Woodland Hills Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  E Freeman Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Marshall Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Glenn Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Rives Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bibbs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Daniel Pratt 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 Westview Gardens in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Westview Gardens.

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

Stone's   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Westview Gardens
 - Stone's had railroad service and no post office
 
Catoma   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Westview Gardens
 - Catoma had a post office and no railroad service
 
McGehee's   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Westview Gardens
 - McGehee's had railroad service and no post office
 
Hope Hull   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Westview Gardens
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Hope Hull had a post office and no railroad service
 
Montgomery   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Westview Gardens
 - 1895 population of 21,883 people (with 200,602 people in 2015)
 - Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
 
Jackson's Lake   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Westview Gardens
 - Jackson's Lake had railroad service and no post office
 
Snowdoun   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Westview Gardens
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Snowdoun had a post office and no railroad service
 
Manack   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Westview Gardens
 - Manack had railroad service and no post office
 
Prattville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Westview Gardens
 - 1895 population of 724 people (with 35,420 people in 2015)
 - Prattville 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 Westview Gardens. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Westview Gardens 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.

Westview Gardens is located in Montgomery County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Montgomery County: Autauga, Bullock, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon & Pike.

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

  DirectionDistance
Montgomery     (The home county for Westview Gardens)
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Highland Village   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      English Village   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ada   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
 
Autauga
      Prattville   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Booth   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jones   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Bullock
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Butler
      Greenville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Chilton
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Coosa
      Equality   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Crenshaw
      Highland Home   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Dallas
      Tyler   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Selma   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Minter   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Elmore
      Coosada   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Claud   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Titus   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Lowndes
      Burkville   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Benton   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Macon
      Shorter   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pike
      Kent   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Orion   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Tallapoosa
      East Tallassee   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Westview Gardens:

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 Montgomery County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike 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 Montgomery County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Montgomery 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 Montgomery County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.org/

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 Westview Gardens. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Westview Gardens) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westview Gardens. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3468, Longitude: -86.3697     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Westview Gardens 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 Westview Gardens, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Westview Gardens.



 
 
 

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