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Cornhouse, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cornhouse ...

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 Cornhouse (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 Cornhouse. 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 Cornhouse ...

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 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cornhouse.

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

Cemeteries Near Cornhouse ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cornhouse.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Swan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wildcat Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Gay Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Boozer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Highway Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Knight Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Booger Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cedarwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Highway Ridge Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE Old Rocky Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Springfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wadley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Abanda Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Randolph Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE Big Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE East Napoleon Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Liberty Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wehadkee Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sweetwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Hope 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 Cornhouse had a population of 40 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

West   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cornhouse
 - West had a post office and no railroad service
Forester Chapel   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cornhouse
 - Forester Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
Wedowee   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cornhouse
 - 1895 population of 318 people (with 806 people in 2016)
 - Wedowee had a post office and no railroad service
High Shoals   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Cornhouse
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - High Shoals had a post office and no railroad service
Haywood   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cornhouse
 - 1895 population of 318 people
 - Haywood had a post office and no railroad service
Malone Ferry   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Cornhouse
 - Malone Ferry had a post office and no railroad service
Roanoke   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cornhouse
 - 1895 population of 631 people (with 5,984 people in 2016)
 - Roanoke had a post office and railroad service
Potash   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Cornhouse
 - Potash had a post office and no railroad service
Louina   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cornhouse
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Louina 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 Cornhouse. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cornhouse 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 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.

Cornhouse is located in Randolph County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Randolph County: Chambers, Clay, Cleburne, Tallapoosa, Carroll (GA), Heard (GA) & Troup (GA).

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

Randolph     (The home county for Cornhouse)
      Wedowee   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Almond   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Newell   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Graham   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Iron City   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Choccolocco   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fort McClellan - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Penton   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Motley   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Delta   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elder   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chambers Springs   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Abel   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ray   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chandler Springs   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Munford   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      New Site   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Roopville (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Whitesburg (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Coweta (GA)
      Grantville (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sargent (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Moreland (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      East Newnan (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Newnan (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Smith City (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Corinth (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Meriwether (GA)
      Lone Oak (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Troup (GA)
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hogansville (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mountville (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 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 Cornhouse:

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 Randolph County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers 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    
Coosa 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    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coweta County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson 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    
Meriwether County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Randolph County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Randolph 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 Diaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Cornhouse ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Randolph County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cornhouse. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2226, Longitude: -85.4558     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cornhouse 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 Cornhouse, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cornhouse.