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Bevelle, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Bevelle ...

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 Bevelle (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 Bevelle. 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 Bevelle ...

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 49 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bevelle.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bevelle, 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 Bevelle.

Cemeteries Near Bevelle ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bevelle.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hillview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Carver Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kennedy - Christian - Sasser Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Craft Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sunny Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Old Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Fishpond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bice Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Seleta Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kellyton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  W Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Farrow Dennis Graveyard   [Map]     
  ESE Jacksons Gap Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jackson Field Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ephesus Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mask Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hillabee Campground Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Martin Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Marietta Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Socapatoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Doctor Kellys Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Old Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Smyrna Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hackneyville Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hackneyville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Peace & Goodwill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Nixburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Eagle Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Salem 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 Bevelle in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Bevelle.

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

Island Home   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bevelle
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Island Home had a post office and no railroad service
Kellyton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bevelle
 - 1895 population of 120 people (with 197 people in 2016)
 - Kellyton had a post office and railroad service
Jacksons' Gap   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bevelle
 - 1895 population of 207 people (with 801 people in 2016)
 - Jacksons' Gap had a post office and railroad service
Hackneyville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Bevelle
 - 1895 population of 77 people
 - Hackneyville had a post office and no railroad service
Tohopeka   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Bevelle
 - Tohopeka had a post office and no railroad service
Cowpens   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bevelle
 - Cowpens had a post office and no railroad service
Dadeville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bevelle
 - 1895 population of 873 people (with 3,128 people in 2016)
 - Dadeville had a post office and railroad service
New Site   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bevelle
 - 1895 population of 109 people (with 754 people in 2016)
 - New Site had a post office and no railroad service
Goodwater   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bevelle
 - 1895 population of 589 people (with 1,324 people in 2016)
 - Goodwater had a post office and railroad service
Crewsville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Bevelle
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Crewsville had a post office and no railroad service
Hissop   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Bevelle
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Hissop 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 Bevelle. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bevelle 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 and doctors 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.

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

Tallapoosa     (The home county for Bevelle)
      Alexander City   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      New Site   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Penton   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Motley   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chambers Springs   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Delta   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elder   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ray   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Equality   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kent   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Claud   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Titus   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Almond   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chandler Springs   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 - 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 Bevelle:

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    
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    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bevelle. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Bevelle. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bevelle) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bevelle. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9260, Longitude: -85.9389     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bevelle 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 Bevelle, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bevelle.