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Dollar, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Dollar ...

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 Dollar (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 Dollar. 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 Dollar ...

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 43 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dollar.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Dollar, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Dollar.

Cemeteries Near Dollar ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dollar.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW Ham Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Mt. Sinai Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Quinsey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Proctor Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Duke Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Swamp Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jennings Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Oak Grove Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Refuge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sunshine Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Temple Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Chestnut Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hollybranch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Flint Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McKee Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Glad Tidings Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Aldridge Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bildee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Verbena Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jo Anna Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wayside Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE O J Mooney Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Weogufka Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lime Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cane Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pinedale Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chilton County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  W Walnut 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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Dollar had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Quinsey   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Dollar
 - Quinsey had a post office and no railroad service
Moriah   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Dollar
 - Moriah had a post office and no railroad service
Travelers Rest   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Dollar
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Travelers Rest had a post office and no railroad service
Gold Branch   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Dollar
 - Gold Branch had a post office and no railroad service
Cooper   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Dollar
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Cooper had a post office and railroad service
Verbena   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Dollar
 - 1895 population of 756 people
 - Verbena had a post office and railroad service
Bentleyville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Dollar
 - Bentleyville had a post office and no railroad service
Clanton   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Dollar
 - 1895 population of 623 people (with 8,846 people in 2016)
 - Clanton 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 Dollar. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Dollar 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 southwest 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 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 west 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.

Dollar is located in Coosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Coosa County: Chilton, Clay, Elmore, Shelby, Talladega & Tallapoosa.

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

Coosa     (The home county for Dollar)
      Weogufka   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Equality   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ray   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Booth   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jones   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Titus   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Claud   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Town   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Calera   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Site   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 - 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 Dollar:

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 Coosa 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      
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas 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      
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes 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 Coosa County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Coosa 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 Dollar ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Coosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dollar. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8787, Longitude: -86.4241     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dollar have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Dollar, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Dollar.