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Billingsley, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Billingsley ...

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 Billingsley (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 Billingsley. 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 Billingsley ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Billingsley.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Billingsley, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Billingsley.

Cemeteries Near Billingsley ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Billingsley.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Billingsley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Big Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hinton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N New Cedron Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Bethsalem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Coee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Vermont Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NE Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW University Highway Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Alpine Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Kingston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE New Lily Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Floyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Donavan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Milton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S King Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Deramus Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Golson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wilsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Eastview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Pisgah - Zion Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Crossroad Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Peach Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Foshee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Foshee 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Billingsley had a population of 16 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2016, Billingsley had a population of 141 people.

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

Kincheon   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Billingsley
 - Kincheon had a post office and no railroad service
Milton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Billingsley
 - Milton had a post office and no railroad service
Independence   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Billingsley
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Independence had a post office and no railroad service
Vine Hill   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Billingsley
 - Vine Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Cooper   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Billingsley
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Cooper had a post office and railroad service
Stanton   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Billingsley
 - Stanton had a post office and no railroad service
Dixie   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Billingsley
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Dixie had a post office and railroad service
Plantersville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Billingsley
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Plantersville had a post office and railroad service
Mountain Creek   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Billingsley
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Mountain Creek 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 Billingsley. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Billingsley 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.

Billingsley is located in Autauga County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Autauga County: Chilton, Dallas, Elmore, Lowndes & Montgomery.

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

Autauga     (The home county for Billingsley)
      White City   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Jones   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Booth   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      East Town   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brent   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Equality   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Selma   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Titus   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Claud   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Benton   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Capitol Heights   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Marion   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Calera   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 - 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 Billingsley:

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 Autauga County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry 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 Autauga County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Autauga 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Billingsley ...

While our initial data for Billingsley came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Billingsley in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Billingsley.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Billingsley:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
We have found Billingsley in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Billingsley for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Billingsley.
      See our Misc Page for Billingsley for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Autauga County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Billingsley. 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 beginning in Billingsley. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Billingsley) 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 Billingsley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Billingsley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Billingsley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6610, Longitude: -86.7087     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Billingsley 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 Billingsley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Billingsley.