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Bama Park, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Bama Park ...

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 Bama Park (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 Bama Park. 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 Bama Park ...

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 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bama Park.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bama Park, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bama Park.

Cemeteries Near Bama Park ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bama Park.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S John Johnston Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Guthrie Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harper Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Benson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Spain Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Red Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lovejoy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Old Sharon Primitive Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lockhart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Benson - Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Watson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hornsby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pentecost Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Reeltown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mask Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Farrow Dennis Graveyard   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Cotton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Holley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Thrash Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Roxana Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Roxanna Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tallapoosa County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE Shepard Graveyard   [Map]     
  NNE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Liberty 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 Bama Park in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Bama Park.

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

Walnut Hill   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Bama Park
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Walnut Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Thornton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Bama Park
 - Thornton had a post office and no railroad service
Church Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bama Park
 - Church Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Agricola   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bama Park
 - Agricola had a post office and no railroad service
Kowaliga   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bama Park
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Kowaliga had a post office and no railroad service
Kent   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bama Park
 - Kent had a post office and no railroad service
Jordan   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Bama Park
 - Jordan had a post office and no railroad service
Island Home   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bama Park
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Island Home 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 Bama Park. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bama Park 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.

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

Tallapoosa     (The home county for Bama Park)
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Penton   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Valley   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Motley   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Equality   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Claud   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Titus   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Salem   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Almond   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 Bama Park:

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    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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    
Talladega County:       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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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 ...

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 Bama Park. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Bama Park. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bama Park) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bama Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7162, Longitude: -85.8519     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bama Park 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: findagrave.com.

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bama Park.