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Coosada, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Coosada ...

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 Coosada (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 Coosada. 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 Coosada ...

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 138 newspapers that have been published in the area around Coosada.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Coosada, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Coosada.

Cemeteries Near Coosada ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Coosada.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Rives Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Glenn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Coosada Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NW McKeithen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Hebron West Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ross Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WNW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Memory Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Faith Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE Wetumpka City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Pine View Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Doster Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Nazareth Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Marshall Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Haggerty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stoney Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Daniel Pratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Durdin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Westcott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Remount Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Wescott Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Goodhope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Thelma Baptist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Pine Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Burt Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Durden Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Kendal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Larkin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bachelor Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Mt. Canaan Missionary Baptist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Tatum 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>

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

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

Robinson Springs   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Coosada
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Robinson Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Jackson's Lake   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Coosada
 - Jackson's Lake had railroad service and no post office
Elmore   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Coosada
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 1,307 people in 2016)
 - Elmore had a post office and railroad service
Wetumpka   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Coosada
 - 1895 population of 619 people (with 8,219 people in 2016)
 - Wetumpka had a post office and railroad service
Deatsville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Coosada
 - 1895 population of 112 people (with 1,157 people in 2016)
 - Deatsville had a post office and railroad service
Prattville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Coosada
 - 1895 population of 724 people (with 35,606 people in 2016)
 - Prattville had a post office and no railroad service
Holtville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Coosada
 - Holtville had a post office and no railroad service
Coosa River   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Coosada
 - Coosa River 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 Coosada. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Coosada 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.

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

Elmore     (The home county for Coosada)
      Millbrook   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Titus   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Claud   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kent   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Booth   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jones   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Equality   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Benton   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Town   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kent   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 Coosada:

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    
Bullock 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    
Crenshaw 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    
Pike 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

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Coosada. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Coosada

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Coosada. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4979, Longitude: -86.3282     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Coosada 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 Coosada, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Coosada.