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Whipporwill Estates, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Whipporwill Estates ...

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 Whipporwill Estates (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 Whipporwill Estates. 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 Whipporwill Estates ...

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 Whipporwill Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Whipporwill Estates: Whipporwill Ests.

Newspapers Published in Whipporwill Estates ...

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 70 newspapers that have been published in the area around Whipporwill Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Whipporwill Estates, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Whipporwill Estates.

Cemeteries Near Whipporwill Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Whipporwill Estates.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Cherry Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Memorial Park [Map]      
  NNE Pine Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Pine Knot Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  E Green Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Westwood Drive Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Elam Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Cobb Cemetery [Map]      
  E Chamlee Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Farmville Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Daniel - Caldwell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Ridge Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Whatley Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Garden Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Sinai Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Armstrong Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Holt Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pierce Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Rosemere Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Evergreen Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Loachapoka Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pine Level Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  E Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  E Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ross Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Frank McGuire Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW McCrary Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Little Texas Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Darlington Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Society Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Morris Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Hickory Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Watoola Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Dupree Cemetery [Map]      
  E Penn Young Gravesite [Map]      
  W Notasulga City 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 Whipporwill Estates in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Whipporwill Estates.

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

Auburn   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Whipporwill Estates
 - 1895 population of 1,440 people (with 62,059 people in 2015)
 - Auburn had a post office and railroad service
Loachapoka   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Whipporwill Estates
 - 1895 population of 357 people (with 190 people in 2015)
 - Loachapoka had a post office and railroad service
Alliance   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Whipporwill Estates
 - Alliance had a post office and no railroad service
Society Hill   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Whipporwill Estates
 - 1895 population of 151 people
 - Society Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Chewacla   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Whipporwill Estates
 - Chewacla had a post office and no railroad service
Opelika   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Whipporwill Estates
 - 1895 population of 3,703 people (with 29,527 people in 2015)
 - Opelika had a post office and railroad service
Gold Hill   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Whipporwill Estates
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Gold Hill had a post office and railroad service
Notasulga   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Whipporwill Estates
 - 1895 population of 332 people (with 856 people in 2015)
 - Notasulga had a post office and railroad service
Waverly   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Whipporwill Estates
 - 1895 population of 185 people (with 148 people in 2015)
 - Waverly had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Whipporwill Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Whipporwill Estates 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 and doctors 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.

Whipporwill Estates is located in Lee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lee County: Chambers, Macon, Russell, Tallapoosa, Harris (GA) & Muscogee (GA).

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

Lee     (The home county for Whipporwill Estates)
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Salem   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Comer   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Midway   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Valley   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Penton   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Motley   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Equality   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Kent   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Claud   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Almond   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Seale   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Holy Trinity   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Chattahoochee (GA)
      Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cataula (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hamilton (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ellerslie (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Baker Village (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Midland (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Stewart (GA)
      Omaha (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 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 Whipporwill Estates:

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 Lee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers 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    
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    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattahoochee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Stewart County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whipporwill Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5646, Longitude: -85.4883     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whipporwill Estates 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 Whipporwill Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Whipporwill Estates.


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