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Barnesville, Alabama
(Tallapoosa County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Barnesville ...

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 Barnesville (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 Barnesville. 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 Barnesville ...

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 Barnesville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Barnesville, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Barnesville.

Cemeteries Near Barnesville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Barnesville.

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

Distance &

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

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

Walnut Hill   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Barnesville
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Walnut Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Thornton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Barnesville
 - Thornton had a post office and no railroad service
Church Hill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Barnesville
 - Church Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Agricola   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Barnesville
 - Agricola had a post office and no railroad service
Roxana   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Barnesville
 - Roxana had a post office and no railroad service
Mary   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Barnesville
 - Mary had a post office and no railroad service
Kent   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Barnesville
 - Kent had a post office and no railroad service
Dadeville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Barnesville
 - 1895 population of 873 people (with 3,128 people in 2016)
 - Dadeville had a post office and railroad service
Kowaliga   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Barnesville
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Kowaliga had a post office and no railroad service
Jordan   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Barnesville
 - Jordan 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 Barnesville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Barnesville 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.

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

Tallapoosa     (The home county for Barnesville)
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Penton   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Valley   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Motley   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Equality   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Claud   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Titus   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Waverly   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Salem   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Capitol Heights   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Almond   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Barnesville:

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    
Russell 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     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 ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barnesville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7057, Longitude: -85.8158     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Barnesville 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 Barnesville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Barnesville.