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Agricola, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Agricola ...

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 Agricola (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 Agricola. 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 Agricola ...

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 55 newspapers that have been published in the area around Agricola.

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

Cemeteries Near Agricola ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Agricola.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Lockhart Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Holley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Red Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Tallapoosa County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Spain Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Meadows - Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shepard Graveyard   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Roxana Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Roxanna Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Slaughters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW John Johnston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Harper Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pentecost Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rowells Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fargason Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Langley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gillam Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Farrow Dennis Graveyard   [Map]     
  W Benson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Old Sharon Primitive Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Traveler Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Waverly Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Jacksons Gap Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McCord Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Guthrie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  W County Line 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, Agricola had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Mary   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Agricola
 - Mary had a post office and no railroad service
Walnut Hill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Agricola
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Walnut Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Thornton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Agricola
 - Thornton had a post office and no railroad service
Dadeville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Agricola
 - 1895 population of 873 people (with 3,128 people in 2016)
 - Dadeville had a post office and railroad service
Camp Hill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Agricola
 - 1895 population of 366 people (with 975 people in 2016)
 - Camp Hill had a post office and railroad service
Roxana   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Agricola
 - Roxana had a post office and no railroad service
Church Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Agricola
 - Church Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Waverly   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Agricola
 - 1895 population of 185 people (with 148 people in 2016)
 - 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 Agricola. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Agricola 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

Agricola is located in Tallapoosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tallapoosa County: Chambers, Clay, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Macon & Randolph.

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

Tallapoosa     (The home county for Agricola)
      Dadeville   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      New Site   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Penton   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Valley   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Motley   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chambers Springs   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Equality   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Claud   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Titus   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Salem   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Almond   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 - you should note 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 Agricola:

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 Tallapoosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chambers 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    
Elmore 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    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County:       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 Tallapoosa County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tallapoosa 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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Agricola ...

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

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 Agricola:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Agricola.
      See our Misc Page for Agricola for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Tallapoosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Agricola. 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 'straight-line' distance starting from Agricola. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Agricola) 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 Agricola. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Agricola

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Agricola. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7685, Longitude: -85.7386     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Agricola 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 Agricola, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Agricola.