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Buyck, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Buyck ...

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 Buyck (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 Buyck. 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 Buyck ...

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 52 newspapers that have been published in the area around Buyck.

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

Cemeteries Near Buyck ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Buyck.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Holman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sewell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Speigner Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Little Flock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Murchison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wayside Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Thelma Baptist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Mt. Canaan Missionary Baptist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Bachelor Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Mann Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Wetumpka Church of God Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Swamp Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hollybranch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Nazareth Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Pine View Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSE Tunnell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Proctor Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Mt. Hebron West Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Faith Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Sheppard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Equality Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethesda 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 in 1895, Buyck had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Titus   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Buyck
 - Titus had a post office and no railroad service
Weoka   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Buyck
 - Weoka had a post office and no railroad service
Speed   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Buyck
 - Speed had a post office and no railroad service
Holtville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Buyck
 - Holtville had a post office and no railroad service
Coosa River   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Buyck
 - Coosa River had a post office and no railroad service
Dexter   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Buyck
 - Dexter had a post office and no railroad service
Pentonville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Buyck
 - Pentonville had a post office and no railroad service
Lightwood   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Buyck
 - Lightwood had a post office and no railroad service
Central   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Buyck
 - Central 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 Buyck. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Buyck 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.

Buyck is located in Elmore County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Elmore County: Autauga, Chilton, Coosa, Macon, Montgomery & Tallapoosa.

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

Elmore     (The home county for Buyck)
      Titus   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Claud   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kent   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Booth   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Jones   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Equality   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Town   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      English Village   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Calera   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 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 Buyck:

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 Elmore County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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    
Dallas 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    
Lowndes 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    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

While our initial data for Buyck came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Buyck 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 Buyck.

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 Buyck:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Buyck.
      See our Misc Page for Buyck for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Elmore County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Elmore County: www.elmoreco.org/

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' distance starting from Buyck. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Buyck) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buyck. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7046, Longitude: -86.2569     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Buyck 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Buyck, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Buyck.