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Armstrong, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Armstrong ...

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 Armstrong (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 Armstrong. 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 Armstrong ...

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 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around Armstrong.

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

Cemeteries Near Armstrong ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Armstrong.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W St. Paul Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shepherd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sweet Pilgrim Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Whitlow Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Elizabeth Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Moultrie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fort Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Mark Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ivory Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Ligon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Cloud Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Perpetual Care Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jericho Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ridgeley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chapple Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kendrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Warrior Stand Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Andrews Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Grimm Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Johnston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Peniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Paulk Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Three Notch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Provo Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Glenford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Creek Stand Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Creek Stand Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rush Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Penile 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 Armstrong in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Armstrong.

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

Fort Davis   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Armstrong
 - Fort Davis had a post office and no railroad service
Cotton Valley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Armstrong
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Cotton Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Suspension   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Armstrong
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Suspension had a post office and railroad service
Union Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Armstrong
 - 1895 population of 2,049 people (with 3,749 people in 2016)
 - Union Springs had a post office and railroad service
Warriorstand   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Armstrong
 - 1895 population of 215 people
 - Warriorstand had a post office and no railroad service
Guerryton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Armstrong
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Guerryton had a post office and railroad service
Thompson   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Armstrong
 - 1895 population of 147 people
 - Thompson had a post office and railroad service
Three Notch   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Armstrong
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Three Notch had a post office and railroad service
Aberfoil   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Armstrong
 - 1895 population of 65 people
 - Aberfoil 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 Armstrong. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Armstrong 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 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.

Armstrong 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 Armstrong. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Armstrong:

Macon     (The home county for Armstrong)
      Fort Davis   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Comer   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clio   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Eufaula   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Midway   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Perote   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Claud   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Salem   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grady   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ada   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Town   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Orion   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Banks   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Troy   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Seale   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Holy Trinity   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Quitman (GA)
      Georgetown (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Stewart (GA)
      Omaha (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 it should be mentioned 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 Armstrong:

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      
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    
Pike 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    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stewart 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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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 ...

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About Macon County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Armstrong. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Armstrong) 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 Armstrong. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Armstrong

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Armstrong. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2396, Longitude: -85.6577     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Armstrong 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 Armstrong, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Armstrong.