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Coosa River, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Coosa River ...

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 Coosa River (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 Coosa River. 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 Coosa River ...

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 Coosa River.

  • Typical abbreviation for Coosa River: Coosa Riv.

Newspapers Published in Coosa River ...

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 72 newspapers that have been published in the area around Coosa River.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Coosa River, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Coosa River.

Cemeteries Near Coosa River ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Coosa River.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Nazareth Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Stoney Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Speigner Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Tatum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pine Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Hebron West Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jo Anna Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Ross Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S McKeithen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Little Flock Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Holman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mountain Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Marbury Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sunny Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Marbury Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Manning Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Coosada Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thelma Baptist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Mt. Canaan Missionary Baptist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Faith Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Pine View Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ESE Bachelor Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wayside Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Proctor Creek 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, Coosa River had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Holtville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Coosa River
 - Holtville had a post office and no railroad service
Lightwood   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Coosa River
 - Lightwood had a post office and no railroad service
Deatsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Coosa River
 - 1895 population of 112 people (with 1,157 people in 2016)
 - Deatsville had a post office and railroad service
Titus   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Coosa River
 - Titus had a post office and no railroad service
Wadsworth   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Coosa River
 - 1895 population of 224 people
 - Wadsworth had a post office and railroad service
Elmore   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Coosa River
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 1,307 people in 2016)
 - Elmore had a post office and railroad service
Buyck   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Coosa River
 - Buyck had a post office and no railroad service
Mountain Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Coosa River
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Mountain Creek had a post office and railroad service
Robinson Springs   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Coosa River
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Robinson Springs 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 Coosa River. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Coosa River 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 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.

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

Elmore     (The home county for Coosa River)
      Holtville   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Titus   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Claud   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kent   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Booth   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jones   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Equality   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Benton   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Town   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Capitol Heights   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      English Village   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Calera   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 Coosa River:

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      
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    
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    
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     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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 Coosa River ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Elmore County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Elmore County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Coosa River. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6479, Longitude: -86.3697     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Coosa River 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 Coosa River, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Coosa River.