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Alliance, Alabama
(Macon County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Alliance ...

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 Alliance (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 Alliance. 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 Alliance ...

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 44 newspapers that have been published in the area around Alliance.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Alliance, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Alliance.

Cemeteries Near Alliance ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Alliance.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Little Texas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Elam Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Darlington Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pine Knot Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McCrary Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Cobb Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Whatley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Society Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Ashdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Tuskegee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rush Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cherry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Notasulga City Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Loachapoka Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pine Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNE Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Frank McGuire Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Green Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Westwood Drive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. John Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Mt. Zion 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, Alliance had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Society Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Alliance
 - 1895 population of 151 people
 - Society Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Tuskegee   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Alliance
 - 1895 population of 1,803 people (with 8,722 people in 2016)
 - Tuskegee had a post office and railroad service
Loachapoka   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Alliance
 - 1895 population of 357 people (with 199 people in 2016)
 - Loachapoka had a post office and railroad service
Notasulga   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Alliance
 - 1895 population of 332 people (with 850 people in 2016)
 - Notasulga had a post office and railroad service
Auburn   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Alliance
 - 1895 population of 1,440 people (with 63,118 people in 2016)
 - Auburn had a post office and railroad service
Chehaw   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Alliance
 - Chehaw had railroad service and no post office
Warriorstand   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Alliance
 - 1895 population of 215 people
 - Warriorstand had a post office and no railroad service
Creek Stand   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Alliance
 - Creek Stand 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 Alliance. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Alliance 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.

Alliance is located in Macon County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Macon County: Bullock, Elmore, Lee, Montgomery, Russell & Tallapoosa.

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

Macon     (The home county for Alliance)
      Notasulga   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Comer   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Midway   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Perote   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Valley   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Penton   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Equality   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Claud   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Salem   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Seale   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Holy Trinity   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chattahoochee (GA)
      Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Baker Village (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Stewart (GA)
      Omaha (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 - 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 Alliance:

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 Macon County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chambers 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    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattahoochee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stewart 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 Macon County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Macon 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 Alliance ...

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

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 Alliance:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Alliance.
      See our Misc Page for Alliance for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Macon County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alliance. 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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Alliance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alliance) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alliance. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4810, Longitude: -85.5622     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alliance 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 Alliance, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alliance.