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Beauregard, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Beauregard ...

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 Beauregard (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 Beauregard. 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 Beauregard ...

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 67 newspapers that have been published in the area around Beauregard.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Beauregard, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Beauregard.

Cemeteries Near Beauregard ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Beauregard.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Pierce Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chamlee Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Green Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Dupree Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Penn Young Gravesite   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Garden Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Watoola Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Morris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Whatley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Memorial Park   [Map]     
  N Rosemere Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Cobb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rising Star Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Memory Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Hope CME Church Cemetery<3>   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Westwood Drive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cherry Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Elam Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Society Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pine Knot Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NE Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE County Line Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Farmville 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.<4>

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

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

Chewacla   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Beauregard
 - Chewacla had a post office and no railroad service
Salem   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Beauregard
 - 1895 population of 166 people
 - Salem had a post office and railroad service
Opelika   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Beauregard
 - 1895 population of 3,703 people (with 29,869 people in 2016)
 - Opelika had a post office and railroad service
Auburn   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Beauregard
 - 1895 population of 1,440 people (with 63,118 people in 2016)
 - Auburn had a post office and railroad service
Society Hill   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Beauregard
 - 1895 population of 151 people
 - Society Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Alliance   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Beauregard
 - Alliance had a post office and no railroad service
Crawford   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Beauregard
 - Crawford had a post office and no railroad service
Uchee   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Beauregard
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Uchee 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 Beauregard. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Beauregard 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.

Beauregard is located in Lee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lee County: Chambers, Macon, Russell, Tallapoosa, Harris (GA) & Muscogee (GA).

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

Lee     (The home county for Beauregard)
      Marvyn   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Salem   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Comer   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Midway   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Valley   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Penton   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kent   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Claud   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Seale   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Holy Trinity   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chattahoochee (GA)
      Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Heineburg Village (GA) - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cusseta (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cataula (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hamilton (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ellerslie (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pine Mountain Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Waverly Hall (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Baker Village (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Midland (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Upatoi (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Stewart (GA)
      Omaha (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Louvale (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although 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 Beauregard:

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 Lee 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      
Chambers 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      
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery 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    
Chattahoochee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stewart County (GA):       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 Lee County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lee 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
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About Lee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beauregard. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5432, Longitude: -85.3708     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Beauregard 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>CME is an abbreviation for the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

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<4>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 Beauregard, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Beauregard.