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Our Genealogy Helper for Fort Davis ...

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 Fort Davis (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Fort Davis. 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 Fort Davis ...

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, abbreviations or people who just guessed at the name.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Fort Davis: Ft. Davis

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 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.

Fort Davis is located in Macon County.

To see how the shape of Alabama's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Macon County: Bullock, Elmore, Lee, Montgomery, Russell & Tallapoosa.

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

  • Macon County     (The home county of Fort Davis)
    • Armstrong [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armstrong
      • Armstrong [Macon County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Fort Davis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Armstrong have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Armstrong
    • Hardaway [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardaway
      • Hardaway [Macon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Fort Davis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardaway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardaway
    • Tuskegee [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuskegee
      • Tuskegee [Macon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Fort Davis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,142 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuskegee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuskegee<3>
    • Calebee [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calebee
      • Calebee [Macon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Fort Davis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calebee
    • Franklin [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Macon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Fort Davis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 512 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<3>
    • Shorter [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shorter
      • Shorter [Macon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Fort Davis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 395 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shorter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shorter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shorter<3>
    • Notasulga [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Notasulga
      • Notasulga [Macon County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Fort Davis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 823 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Notasulga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Notasulga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Notasulga<3>
    • Liberty City [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty City
      • Liberty City [Macon County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Fort Davis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty City
  • Barbour County
    • Comer [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comer
      • Comer [Barbour County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Fort Davis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comer
    • Spring Hill [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Hill
      • Spring Hill [Barbour County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Fort Davis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Hill
    • Clayton [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton
      • Clayton [Barbour County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Fort Davis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,847 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<3>
    • Louisville [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisville
      • Louisville [Barbour County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Fort Davis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 462 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisville
    • Clio [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clio
      • Clio [Barbour County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Fort Davis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,274 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clio
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clio<3>
    • Bakerhill [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bakerhill
      • Bakerhill [Barbour County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Fort Davis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 252 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bakerhill
    • Eufaula [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eufaula
      • Eufaula [Barbour County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Fort Davis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,709 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eufaula
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eufaula<3>
  • Bullock County
    • Union Springs [Bullock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Springs
      • Union Springs [Bullock County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Fort Davis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,410 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union Springs<3>
    • Fitzpatrick [Bullock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fitzpatrick
      • Fitzpatrick [Bullock County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Fort Davis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fitzpatrick
    • Three Notch [Bullock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Notch
      • Three Notch [Bullock County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Fort Davis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Notch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Notch
    • Mitchell [Bullock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell
      • Mitchell [Bullock County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Fort Davis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell
    • Inverness [Bullock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inverness
      • Inverness [Bullock County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Fort Davis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inverness have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inverness
    • Midway [Bullock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midway
      • Midway [Bullock County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Fort Davis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 466 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midway
    • Smuteye [Bullock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smuteye
      • Smuteye [Bullock County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Fort Davis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smuteye
    • Perote [Bullock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perote
      • Perote [Bullock County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Fort Davis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perote have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perote
  • Crenshaw County
    • Petrey [Crenshaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petrey
      • Petrey [Crenshaw County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Fort Davis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 56 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petrey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petrey
    • Highland Home [Crenshaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland Home
      • Highland Home [Crenshaw County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Fort Davis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland Home have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Home
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highland Home<3>
  • Elmore County
    • Tallassee [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallassee
      • Tallassee [Elmore County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Fort Davis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,502 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tallassee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tallassee<3>
    • Fusihatchi [Elmore County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fusihatchi
      • Fusihatchi [Elmore County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Fort Davis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fusihatchi have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Kent [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent
      • Kent [Elmore County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Fort Davis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kent
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kent<3>
    • Eclectic [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eclectic
      • Eclectic [Elmore County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Fort Davis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,013 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eclectic
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eclectic<3>
    • Wetumpka [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wetumpka
      • Wetumpka [Elmore County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Fort Davis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,371 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wetumpka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wetumpka<3>
    • Coosada [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coosada
      • Coosada [Elmore County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Fort Davis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,298 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coosada
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coosada<3>
    • Elmore [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmore
      • Elmore [Elmore County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Fort Davis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,348 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elmore<3>
  • Lee County
    • Marvyn [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marvyn
      • Marvyn [Lee County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Fort Davis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marvyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marvyn
    • Loachapoka [Lee County]
    • Ridgewood Village [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgewood Village
      • Ridgewood Village [Lee County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Fort Davis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgewood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgewood Village
    • Auburn [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
      • Auburn [Lee County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Fort Davis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 66,259 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<3>
    • Beauregard [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beauregard
      • Beauregard [Lee County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Fort Davis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beauregard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beauregard
    • Waverly [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waverly
      • Waverly [Lee County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Fort Davis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 144 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waverly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waverly
    • Opelika [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Opelika
      • Opelika [Lee County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Fort Davis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 30,908 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Opelika have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Opelika
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Opelika<3>
    • Salem [Lee County]
    • Smith's Station [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smith's Station
      • Smith's Station [Lee County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Fort Davis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,391 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smith's Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith's Station
  • Montgomery County
    • Cecil [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cecil
      • Cecil [Montgomery County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Fort Davis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cecil have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cecil
    • Waugh [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waugh
      • Waugh [Montgomery County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Fort Davis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waugh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waugh
    • Pine Level [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Level
      • Pine Level [Montgomery County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Fort Davis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Level have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Level
    • Mount Meigs [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Meigs
      • Mount Meigs [Montgomery County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Fort Davis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Meigs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Meigs
    • Pike Road [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pike Road
      • Pike Road [Montgomery County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Fort Davis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,159 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pike Road have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pike Road
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pike Road<3>
    • Red Level [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Level
      • Red Level [Montgomery County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Fort Davis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Level
    • Sunshine Village [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunshine Village
      • Sunshine Village [Montgomery County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Fort Davis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunshine Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunshine Village
    • Ramer [Montgomery County]
    • Grady [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grady
      • Grady [Montgomery County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Fort Davis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grady have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grady
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grady<3>
    • Montgomery [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
      • Montgomery [Montgomery County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Fort Davis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 198,525 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<3>
    • Hope Hull [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope Hull
      • Hope Hull [Montgomery County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Fort Davis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hope Hull have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope Hull
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hope Hull<3>
  • Pike County
    • Saco [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saco
      • Saco [Pike County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Fort Davis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saco
    • Orion [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orion
      • Orion [Pike County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Fort Davis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orion
    • Needmore [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needmore
      • Needmore [Pike County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Fort Davis
      • Former name for Needmore:
      • Rough Log
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Needmore
    • Meeksville [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meeksville
      • Meeksville [Pike County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Fort Davis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meeksville
    • Banks [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banks
      • Banks [Pike County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Fort Davis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 164 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Banks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Banks<3>
    • Troy [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troy
      • Troy [Pike County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Fort Davis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,957 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troy<3>
    • Brundidge [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brundidge
      • Brundidge [Pike County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Fort Davis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,902 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brundidge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brundidge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brundidge<3>
  • Russell County
    • Hurtsboro [Russell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurtsboro
      • Hurtsboro [Russell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Fort Davis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 589 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurtsboro
    • Hatchechubbee [Russell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatchechubbee
      • Hatchechubbee [Russell County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Fort Davis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatchechubbee
    • Hugley [Russell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hugley
      • Hugley [Russell County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Fort Davis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hugley
    • Seale [Russell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seale
      • Seale [Russell County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Fort Davis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seale<3>
    • Pittsview [Russell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsview
      • Pittsview [Russell County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Fort Davis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pittsview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pittsview<3>
    • Fort Mitchell [Russell County]
  • Tallapoosa County
    • Tallapoosa City [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallapoosa City
      • Tallapoosa City [Tallapoosa County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Fort Davis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tallapoosa City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tallapoosa City
    • East Tallassee [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Tallassee
      • East Tallassee [Tallapoosa County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Fort Davis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Tallassee
    • Reeltown [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reeltown
      • Reeltown [Tallapoosa County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Fort Davis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reeltown
    • Camp Hill [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Hill
      • Camp Hill [Tallapoosa County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Fort Davis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 950 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camp Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camp Hill<3>
    • Dadeville [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dadeville
      • Dadeville [Tallapoosa County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Fort Davis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,053 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dadeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dadeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dadeville<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Fort Davis ...

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 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fort Davis.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Fort Davis:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Alabama

Cemeteries Near Fort Davis ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fort Davis.

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

  • Elizabeth Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Elizabeth Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Elizabeth Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth Cemetery
  • Ivory Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ivory Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ivory Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivory Cemetery
  • St. Mark Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Mark Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Mark Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Mark Cemetery
  • St. Paul Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Bethlehem Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethlehem Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethlehem Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethlehem Cemetery
  • Ft. Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ft. Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ft. Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ft. Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Moultrie Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Moultrie Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Moultrie Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moultrie Cemetery
    • Liberty Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Liberty Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Liberty Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Hill Cemetery
    • Shepherd Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shepherd Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shepherd Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shepherd Cemetery
    • Sweet Pilgrim Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sweet Pilgrim Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sweet Pilgrim Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweet Pilgrim Cemetery
    • Whitlow Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Whitlow Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Whitlow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitlow Cemetery
    • Mt. Pisgah Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Pisgah Cemetery
    • Grimm Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grimm Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grimm Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grimm Cemetery
    • Oak Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Oak Hill Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Fort Davis.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill Cemetery
    • Perpetual Care Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Perpetual Care Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Perpetual Care Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Perpetual Care Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Fort Davis.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perpetual Care Cemetery

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.<4>

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

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

  • Fort Davis [Macon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Davis
    • Fort Davis [Macon County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Fort Davis
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fort Davis had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Davis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Davis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Davis<3>
  • Cotton Valley [Macon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Valley
    • Cotton Valley [Macon County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Fort Davis
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 39 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cotton Valley had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton Valley
  • Thompson [Bullock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompson
    • Thompson [Bullock County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Fort Davis
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 147 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Thompson had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompson
  • Union Springs [Bullock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Springs
    • Union Springs [Bullock County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Fort Davis
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,049 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,410 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Union Springs had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union Springs<3>
  • Suspension [Bullock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suspension
    • Suspension [Bullock County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Fort Davis
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Suspension had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Suspension have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suspension
  • Warriorstand [Macon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warriorstand
    • Warriorstand [Macon County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Fort Davis
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 215 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Warriorstand had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warriorstand have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warriorstand
  • Continue List ...
    • Aberfoil [Bullock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberfoil
      • Aberfoil [Bullock County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Fort Davis
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 65 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Aberfoil had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aberfoil have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberfoil
    • Three Notch [Bullock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Notch
      • Three Notch [Bullock County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Fort Davis
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Three Notch had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Notch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Notch
    • Guerryton [Bullock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guerryton
      • Guerryton [Bullock County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Fort Davis
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 60 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Guerryton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guerryton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guerryton
    • Tuskegee [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuskegee
      • Tuskegee [Macon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Fort Davis
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,803 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,142 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Tuskegee had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuskegee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuskegee<3>
    • La Place [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Place
      • La Place [Macon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Fort Davis
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 85 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, La Place had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Place
    • Cross Keys [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Keys
      • Cross Keys [Macon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Fort Davis
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cross Keys had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Keys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Keys
    • Enon [Bullock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enon
      • Enon [Bullock County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Fort Davis
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Enon had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enon
    • Hector [Bullock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hector
      • Hector [Bullock County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Fort Davis
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hector had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hector have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hector
    • Creek Stand [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creek Stand
      • Creek Stand [Macon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Fort Davis
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Creek Stand had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creek Stand have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creek Stand

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Fort Davis. See our List of 1890's Communities around Fort Davis.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Fort Davis ...

While our initial data about Fort Davis came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Fort Davis 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 Fort Davis.

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 Fort Davis:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Fort Davis. See our Misc Page for Fort Davis for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Macon County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fort Davis) 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 Fort Davis. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort Davis

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Davis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2432, Longitude: -85.7097       In this case, the coordinates for Fort Davis have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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 Fort Davis, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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