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Chigger Ridge, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Chigger Ridge ...

So far, we have found very little information about Chigger Ridge. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Chigger Ridge to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Chigger Ridge, please Contact Us.

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 Chigger Ridge (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 Chigger Ridge. 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.

Name Variations for Chigger Ridge ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Chigger Ridge.

  • Typical abbreviation for Chigger Ridge: Chigger Rdg. (or less commonly used: Chigger Rdge. or Chigger Ridg.)

Newspapers Published in Chigger Ridge ...

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 Chigger Ridge.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Chigger Ridge, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Chigger Ridge.

Cemeteries Near Chigger Ridge ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Chigger Ridge.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Crooks Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gladden Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE New Mt. Sellers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ohatchee Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Alexandria Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Ragan Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Anniston Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Crystal Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ten Island Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Halls Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Seven Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Lloyds Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Westview Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Creswell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Edgemont Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Prisoner of War Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tredagar - Boozer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Moore Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  N Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Heald Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Ft. McClellan Military Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Fourmile Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Greenlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Munger Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Macedonia 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.

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

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

Grayton   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Chigger Ridge
 - Grayton had a post office and no railroad service
Morrisville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Chigger Ridge
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Morrisville had a post office and no railroad service
Peaceburg   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Chigger Ridge
 - Peaceburg had a post office and no railroad service
Alexandria   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Chigger Ridge
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Alexandria had a post office and railroad service
Hebron - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hebron was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Chigger Ridge
 - Hebron had a post office and railroad service
Peek's Hill - Historic   [Map]
 - While Peek's Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Chigger Ridge
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Peek's Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Ohatchee   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Chigger Ridge
 - Ohatchee had a post office and railroad service
Francis   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Chigger Ridge
 - Francis had a post office and no railroad service
Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Cane Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Chigger Ridge
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cane Creek 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 Chigger Ridge. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Chigger Ridge 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Chigger Ridge is historic, it would have been located within present day Calhoun County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Calhoun County: Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, Saint Clair & Talladega.

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

Calhoun     (The home county for Chigger Ridge)
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Saks   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Snead   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Craig   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Centre   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rock Run   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Elder   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Delta   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Abel   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Banner   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clay   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Newell   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Clair
      Ragland   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Steele   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Calcis   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Munford   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 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 Chigger Ridge:

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 Calhoun County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair 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    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Calhoun County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Chigger Ridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Chigger Ridge. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chigger Ridge) 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 Chigger Ridge. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Chigger Ridge

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chigger Ridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7843, Longitude: -85.9519     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chigger Ridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Chigger Ridge.