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Dupree, Alabama
(Lee County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Dupree ...

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 Dupree (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 Dupree. 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 Dupree ...

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 110 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dupree.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Dupree, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Dupree.

Cemeteries Near Dupree ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dupree.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Watoola Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dupree Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Rising Star Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pierce Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Whatley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Society Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Chamlee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cobb Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Joshua Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Green Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Walker Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Uchee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Penn Young Gravesite   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Darlington Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Memorial Park   [Map]     
  WNW Elam Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oak Grove 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>

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

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

Society Hill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Dupree
 - 1895 population of 151 people
 - Society Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Uchee   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Dupree
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Uchee had a post office and no railroad service
Hyram   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Dupree
 - Hyram had a post office and no railroad service
Crawford   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Dupree
 - Crawford had a post office and no railroad service
Chewacla   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Dupree
 - Chewacla had a post office and no railroad service
Salem   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Dupree
 - 1895 population of 166 people
 - Salem had a post office and railroad service
Alliance   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Dupree
 - Alliance had a post office and no railroad service
Auburn   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Dupree
 - 1895 population of 1,440 people (with 63,118 people in 2016)
 - Auburn 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 Dupree. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Dupree 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

Dupree is located in Lee County.

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

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

Lee     (The home county for Dupree)
      Marvyn   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Salem   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Comer   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eufaula   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Midway   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Valley   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Penton   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kent   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Seale   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Holy Trinity   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chattahoochee (GA)
      Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Heineburg Village (GA) - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cusseta (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cataula (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ellerslie (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hamilton (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pine Mountain Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Waverly Hall (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Baker Village (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Midland (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Upatoi (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Stewart (GA)
      Omaha (GA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Louvale (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Dupree:

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 Lee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chambers 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      
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery 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    
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stewart 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 Lee County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lee 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dupree. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4685, Longitude: -85.3677     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dupree 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 Dupree, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Dupree.