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Cusseta, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cusseta ...

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 Cusseta (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 Cusseta. 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 Cusseta ...

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 50 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cusseta.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cusseta, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cusseta.

Cemeteries Near Cusseta ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cusseta.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Cusseta Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Simms Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Robertson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sweet Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rest Haven Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Bell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fairfax Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hall Memorial CME Church Cemetery<2>   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  ENE Rehobeth Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Huguley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Greenwood Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Boyds Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW St. Luke CME Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hephzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Burrell Chapel AME Church Cemetery<4>   [Map]     
  E Glass Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Oak Bowery Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pitts Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE John Calhoun Tillery Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bolton Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lamb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stamps Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Langdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shawmut Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hillcrest Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Holstun Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Spratling Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Memory Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Holstum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lafayette Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Handy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sturkie Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Emory Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rosemere Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE County Line Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Eastview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pinewood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Forty Tyler Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sharon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Finley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Antioch 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 Cusseta had a population of 98 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Cusseta had a population of 123 people.

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

Tuckersburg   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cusseta
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Tuckersburg had a post office and railroad service
Boyds   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cusseta
 - Boyds had railroad service and no post office
Oak Bowery   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cusseta
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Oak Bowery had a post office and no railroad service
Beulah   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cusseta
 - 1895 population of 118 people
 - Beulah had a post office and no railroad service
Moorefield   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cusseta
 - Moorefield had a post office and no railroad service
Opelika   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cusseta
 - 1895 population of 3,703 people (with 29,869 people in 2016)
 - Opelika had a post office and railroad service
Osanippa   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Cusseta
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Osanippa had a post office and no railroad service
River View   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Cusseta
 - River View had a post office and no railroad service
LaFayette   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cusseta
 - 1895 population of 1,369 people (with 2,968 people in 2016)
 - LaFayette had a post office and railroad service
West Point (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cusseta
 - 1895 population of 1,254 people (with 3,728 people in 2015)
 - West Point 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 Cusseta. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cusseta 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 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 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.

Cusseta is located in Chambers County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chambers County: Lee, Randolph, Tallapoosa, Harris (GA) & Troup (GA).

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

Chambers     (The home county for Cusseta)
      Huguley   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Valley   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Penton   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Motley   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kent   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Salem   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Almond   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Seale   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      New Site   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Chattahoochee (GA)
      Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hamilton (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cataula (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pine Mountain Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ellerslie (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Waverly Hall (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shiloh (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corinth (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Meriwether (GA)
      Harris City (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Warm Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greenville (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Manchester (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lone Oak (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Midland (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Baker Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Upatoi (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Mountville (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hogansville (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Cusseta:

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 Chambers County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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      
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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    
Meriwether County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Muscogee 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 Chambers County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Chambers 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 Cusseta ...

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

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 Cusseta:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Cusseta in these Censuses: 2010-2000
      See our Census Page for Cusseta for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Cusseta.
      See our Misc Page for Cusseta for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Chambers County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chambers County: www.chamberscounty.com/

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' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Cusseta. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cusseta) 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 Cusseta. 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 Cusseta

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cusseta. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7786, Longitude: -85.3096     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cusseta have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>CME is an abbreviation for the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

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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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<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 Cusseta, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cusseta.