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Our Genealogical Helper for Alkehatchee ...

So far, we have found very little information about Alkehatchee. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Alkehatchee to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Alkehatchee, please Contact Us.

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 Alkehatchee (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 Alkehatchee. 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 Alkehatchee ...

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 49 newspapers that have been published in the area around Alkehatchee.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Alkehatchee, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Alkehatchee.

Cemeteries Near Alkehatchee ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Alkehatchee.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Farrow Dennis Graveyard   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Mask Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hillview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jacksons Gap Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fishpond Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Benson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Carver Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Craft Cemetery   [Map]     
  S County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kennedy - Christian - Sasser Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sunny Level Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  SE Spain Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Red Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shepard Graveyard   [Map]     
  NNE Jackson Field Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ephesus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  W Old Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Harmony Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Benson - Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Seleta Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bice Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Eagle Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kellyton 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.

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

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

Island Home   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Alkehatchee
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Island Home had a post office and no railroad service
Alexander City   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Alkehatchee
 - 1895 population of 679 people (with 14,595 people in 2017)
 - Alexander City had a post office and railroad service
Jacksons' Gap   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Alkehatchee
 - 1895 population of 207 people (with 814 people in 2017)
 - Jacksons' Gap had a post office and railroad service
Dadeville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Alkehatchee
 - 1895 population of 873 people (with 3,106 people in 2017)
 - Dadeville had a post office and railroad service
Kowaliga   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Alkehatchee
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Kowaliga had a post office and no railroad service
Tohopeka   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Alkehatchee
 - Tohopeka had a post office and no railroad service
Kellyton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Alkehatchee
 - 1895 population of 120 people (with 202 people in 2017)
 - Kellyton had a post office and railroad service
Nixburg   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Alkehatchee
 - 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 Alkehatchee. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Alkehatchee 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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Alkehatchee is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Alkehatchee. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Alkehatchee:

Tallapoosa     (The home county for Alkehatchee)
      Alexander City   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      New Site   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Penton   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Motley   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chambers Springs   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ray   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Equality   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kent   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Claud   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Titus   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Capitol Heights   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Almond   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chandler Springs   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 Alkehatchee:

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:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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    
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    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Tallapoosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Alkehatchee, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Alkehatchee. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alkehatchee) 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 Alkehatchee. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alkehatchee

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alkehatchee. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8668, Longitude: -85.9097     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alkehatchee have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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