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Bauxite, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Bauxite ...

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 Bauxite (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 Bauxite. 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 Bauxite ...

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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bauxite.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bauxite, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bauxite.

Cemeteries Near Bauxite ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bauxite.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sheepskin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nazareth Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Pleasant Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Arrington Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mountain Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Cherry Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hemphill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Edmondson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fife Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Noah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Davenport Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Farmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ladiga Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hutching Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ebenezer Alexis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N State Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Coosa River Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Goshen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pine Bower Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chubb Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cedar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Calcedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Moshat Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Providence 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 Bauxite in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Bauxite.

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

Rock Run   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bauxite
 - 1895 population of 360 people
 - Rock Run had a post office and no railroad service
Forney   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Bauxite
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Forney had a post office and no railroad service
Bluffton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bauxite
 - Bluffton had a post office and no railroad service
Tecumseh   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bauxite
 - 1895 population of 287 people
 - Tecumseh had a post office and railroad service
Rock Run Station   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bauxite
 - Rock Run Station had a post office and no railroad service
Etna (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bauxite
 - Etna had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant Gap   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bauxite
 - Pleasant Gap had a post office and no railroad service
Prior (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bauxite
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Prior had a post office and railroad service
Key   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bauxite
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Key had a post office and no railroad service
Exie   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Bauxite
 - Exie had a post office and no railroad service
Spring Garden   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bauxite
 - Spring Garden had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Bauxite. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bauxite 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Bauxite is located in Cherokee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Calhoun, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Chattooga (GA), Floyd (GA) & Polk (GA).

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

Cherokee     (The home county for Bauxite)
      Rock Run   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Centre   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Abernathy - Historic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      White Plains   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Booker T City   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Abel   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Banner   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Bartow (GA)
      Taylorsville (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Euharlee (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kingston (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Country Village (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cassville (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Adairsville (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cartersville (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Emerson (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Temple (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hart Town (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Villa Rica (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Gordon (GA)
      Plainville (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Paulding (GA)
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dallas (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Aragon (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Rockmart (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]

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

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 websites either 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 Bauxite:

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 Cherokee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bartow County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gordon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Paulding County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cherokee County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cherokee 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 ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Cherokee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bauxite. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0473, Longitude: -85.4597     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bauxite 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 Bauxite, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bauxite.