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Fredonia, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Fredonia ...

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 Fredonia (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 Fredonia. 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 Fredonia ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fredonia.

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

Cemeteries Near Fredonia ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fredonia.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Swint - Hammack Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Sharon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Holstum Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Emory Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Holstun Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Pisgah Primitive Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Finney Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Sky View Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wehadkee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Standing Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sharps Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Higgins Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Lafayette Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stamps Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hillcrest Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Traylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Long Cane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Old Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sandy Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Handy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rest Haven Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSE Oak Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Forty Tyler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lovelace Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Loyd Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Whatley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hill - Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Greenwood Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Eastview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pinewood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tatum Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chappell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Salem Primitive Baptist Church 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 Fredonia had a population of 175 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Finley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Fredonia
 - Finley had a post office and no railroad service
Five Points   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Fredonia
 - Five Points had a post office and railroad service
Stroud   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Fredonia
 - 1895 population of 285 people
 - Stroud had a post office and railroad service
Crowder (GA) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Crowder was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Fredonia
 - Crowder had a post office and no railroad service
Evansville (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Fredonia
 - Evansville had a post office and no railroad service
Buffalo   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Fredonia
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Buffalo had a post office and railroad service
LaFayette   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Fredonia
 - 1895 population of 1,369 people (with 2,968 people in 2016)
 - LaFayette had a post office and railroad service
Long Cane (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Fredonia
 - Long Cane had a post office and no railroad service
Vernon (GA) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Vernon was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Fredonia
 - Vernon had a post office and no railroad service
Chapel Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Fredonia
 - Chapel Hill had a post office and no railroad service
West Point (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Fredonia
 - 1895 population of 1,254 people (with 3,728 people in 2015)
 - West Point had a post office and railroad service

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

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Fredonia is located in Chambers County.

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

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

Chambers     (The home county for Fredonia)
      Five Points   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Penton   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Valley   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Motley   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Delta   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Salem   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Almond   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Newell   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Graham   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Site   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Roopville (GA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Whitesburg (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Coweta (GA)
      Grantville (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Smith City (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moreland (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      East Newnan (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sargent (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Newnan (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hamilton (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pine Mountain Valley (GA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cataula (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shiloh (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ellerslie (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Waverly Hall (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Corinth (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Meriwether (GA)
      Lone Oak (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greenville (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Harris City (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Luthersville (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Warm Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Manchester (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Woodbury (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Midland (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Troup (GA)
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mountville (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Hogansville (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 Fredonia:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Chambers County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coweta County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meriwether County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Chambers County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Chambers County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alabama
Also see ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Fredonia ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Chambers County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fredonia. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fredonia

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fredonia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9893, Longitude: -85.2889     [Map].

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Fredonia.