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Beasley, Alabama
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Our Genealogical Helper for Beasley ...

So far, we have found very little information about Beasley. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Beasley to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Beasley, please Contact Us.

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 Beasley (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 Beasley. 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 Beasley ...

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 64 newspapers that have been published in the area around Beasley.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Beasley, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Beasley.

Cemeteries Near Beasley ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Beasley.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Ohatchee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Mt. Sellers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Crooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ragan Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gladden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ten Island Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Alexandria Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Anniston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Creswell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lloyds Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Halls Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Westview Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Crystal Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  SSW Pattons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Plum Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Edgemont Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Seven Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Heald Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Wester Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Refuge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Prisoner of War Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Garden of Memories 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.

While we didn't find Beasley in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Beasley.

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

Morrisville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Beasley
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Morrisville had a post office and no railroad service
Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Cane Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Beasley
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cane Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Grayton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Beasley
 - Grayton had a post office and no railroad service
Ohatchee   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Beasley
 - Ohatchee had a post office and railroad service
Francis   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Beasley
 - Francis had a post office and no railroad service
Bera - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bera was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Beasley
 - Bera had a post office and no railroad service
Peaceburg   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Beasley
 - Peaceburg had a post office and no railroad service
Ottery   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Beasley
 - Ottery had a post office and no railroad service
Macon   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Beasley
 - Macon 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 Beasley. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Beasley 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Beasley is historic, it would have been located within present day Calhoun County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Calhoun County: Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, Saint Clair & Talladega.

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

Calhoun     (The home county for Beasley)
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Snead   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Centre   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rock Run   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elder   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Delta   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chambers Springs   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Abel   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Southside   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clay   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Newell   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Clair
      Ragland   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Steele   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Calcis   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Munford   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chandler Springs   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 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 Beasley:

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 Calhoun County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay 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    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson 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 Calhoun County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Calhoun 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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Calhoun County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Calhoun County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Beasley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Beasley. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Beasley) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Beasley. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Beasley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beasley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7576, Longitude: -85.9816     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Beasley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Beasley.