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Chewacla, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Chewacla ...

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 Chewacla (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 Chewacla. 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 Chewacla ...

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 56 newspapers that have been published in the area around Chewacla.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Chewacla, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Chewacla.

Cemeteries Near Chewacla ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Chewacla.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Morris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Memory Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Penn Young Gravesite   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rosemere Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Garden Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Chamlee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Hope CME Church Cemetery<3>   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Green Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pierce Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE County Line Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pitts Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hephzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Memorial Park   [Map]     
  W Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Cherry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dupree Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Flint Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE John Calhoun Tillery Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bolton Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Burrell Chapel AME Church Cemetery<4>   [Map]     
  NNE Sweet Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Simms Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Farmville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Westwood Drive Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Robertson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Watoola Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lamb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Luke CME Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Oak Bowery Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Sinai 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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Chewacla had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Opelika   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Chewacla
 - 1895 population of 3,703 people (with 29,869 people in 2016)
 - Opelika had a post office and railroad service
Salem   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Chewacla
 - 1895 population of 166 people
 - Salem had a post office and railroad service
Auburn   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Chewacla
 - 1895 population of 1,440 people (with 63,118 people in 2016)
 - Auburn had a post office and railroad service
Tuckersburg   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Chewacla
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Tuckersburg had a post office and railroad service
Beulah   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Chewacla
 - 1895 population of 118 people
 - Beulah had a post office and no railroad service
Oak Bowery   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Chewacla
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Oak Bowery had a post office and no railroad service
Mechanicsville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Chewacla
 - Mechanicsville had a post office and no railroad service
Cusseta   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Chewacla
 - 1895 population of 98 people (with 123 people in 2016)
 - Cusseta had a post office and railroad service
Gold Hill   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Chewacla
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Gold Hill 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 Chewacla. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Chewacla 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 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 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.

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

Lee     (The home county for Chewacla)
      Opelika   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Salem   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Comer   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Midway   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Valley   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Penton   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Motley   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kent   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Almond   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Seale   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Holy Trinity   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Chattahoochee (GA)
      Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Heineburg Village (GA) - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cusseta (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cataula (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hamilton (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ellerslie (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pine Mountain Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Waverly Hall (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Shiloh (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Baker Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Midland (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Upatoi (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Stewart (GA)
      Omaha (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Talbot (GA)
      Box Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mountville (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 websites either 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 Chewacla:

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    
Clay 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    
Randolph 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    
Heard 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    
Talbot 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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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
Also see ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Chewacla ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Lee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chewacla. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6201, Longitude: -85.3372     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chewacla 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>CME is an abbreviation for the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

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<4>AME is an abbreviation for the African Methodist Episcopal Church

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<5>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 Chewacla, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Chewacla.