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Five Points, Alabama
(Elmore County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Five Points ...

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 Five Points (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 Five Points. 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.

Name Variations for Five Points ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Five Points.

  • Typical abbreviation for Five Points: Five Pts.

Newspapers Published in Five Points ...

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 Five Points.

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

Cemeteries Near Five Points ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Five Points.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Bibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Coosada Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rives Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Glenn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW McKeithen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NW Ross Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NE New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Hebron West Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Memory Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Doster Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Daniel Pratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Durdin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Durden Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ENE Faith Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Pine View Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNW Stoney Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pine Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Burt Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Nazareth Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Indian Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Westcott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Remount Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Marshall Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Haggerty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wetumpka City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rodgers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Stones Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kendal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Larkin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wescott Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Goodhope Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tatum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holland 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 Five Points in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Five Points.

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

Robinson Springs   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Five Points
 - 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 (S) from Five Points
 - Jackson's Lake had railroad service and no post office
Elmore   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Five Points
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 1,307 people in 2016)
 - Elmore had a post office and railroad service
Prattville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Five Points
 - 1895 population of 724 people (with 35,606 people in 2016)
 - Prattville had a post office and no railroad service
Deatsville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Five Points
 - 1895 population of 112 people (with 1,157 people in 2016)
 - Deatsville had a post office and railroad service
Wetumpka   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Five Points
 - 1895 population of 619 people (with 8,219 people in 2016)
 - Wetumpka had a post office and railroad service
Montgomery   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Five Points
 - 1895 population of 21,883 people (with 200,022 people in 2016)
 - Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
Holtville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Five Points
 - Holtville had a post office and no railroad service
Coosa River   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Five Points
 - Coosa River had a post office and no railroad service
Stone's   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Five Points
 - Stone's had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Five Points. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Five Points 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 hospitals and 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.

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

Elmore     (The home county for Five Points)
      Coosada   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Millbrook   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Elmore   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Titus   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Claud   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kent   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Booth   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jones   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Equality   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Selma   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Benton   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      English Village   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Kent   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 - 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 Five Points:

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 ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Elmore County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Five Points. 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 beginning in Five Points. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Five Points) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Five Points. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4896, Longitude: -86.3516     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Five Points 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 Five Points, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Five Points.