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Abanda, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Abanda ...

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 Abanda (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 Abanda. 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 Abanda ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Abanda.

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

Cemeteries Near Abanda ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Abanda.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Abanda Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Milltown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wadley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Darian Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tatum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Bibby Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Chappell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  W County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Leander Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WSW Daviston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Daviston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Knight Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Swan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Hill - Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Higgins Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gay Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cedarwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Germany Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sharps Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Finney Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Booger Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Hope 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>

While we didn't find Abanda in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Abanda.

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

Louina   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Abanda
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Louina had a post office and no railroad service
Truett   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Abanda
 - Truett had a post office and no railroad service
Milltown   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Abanda
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Milltown had a post office and no railroad service
Forester Chapel   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Abanda
 - Forester Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
Bosworth   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Abanda
 - Bosworth had a post office and no railroad service
Daviston   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Abanda
 - 1895 population of 141 people (with 209 people in 2016)
 - Daviston had a post office and no railroad service
Almond   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Abanda
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Almond had a post office and no railroad service
Malone Ferry   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Abanda
 - Malone Ferry 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 Abanda. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Abanda 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 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.

Abanda is located in Chambers County.

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

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

Chambers     (The home county for Abanda)
      Penton   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Valley   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Choccolocco   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Iron City   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Motley   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Delta   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elder   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chambers Springs   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Abel   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ray   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Equality   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Almond   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Newell   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Graham   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chandler Springs   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Munford   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      New Site   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Roopville (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Corinth (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Troup (GA)
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hogansville (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mountville (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 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 Abanda:

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 website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Chambers County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne 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    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Chambers County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chambers County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Abanda. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Abanda

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abanda. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1012, Longitude: -85.5294     [Map].

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Abanda.