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Frog Mountain, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Frog Mountain ...

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 Frog Mountain (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 Frog Mountain. 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 Frog Mountain ...

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 Frog Mountain.

  • Typical abbreviation for Frog Mountain: Frog Mtn. (or less commonly used: Frog Mntn.)

Newspapers Published in Frog Mountain ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Frog Mountain.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Frog Mountain, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Frog Mountain.

Cemeteries Near Frog Mountain ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Frog Mountain.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Sheepskin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Farmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Goshen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Ladiga Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  N Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Hanks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Moshat Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Arrington Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Noah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sardis Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Davis Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nazareth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Taylors Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cherry Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Neal Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fife Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cherokee Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Littlejohn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Centre Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Calcedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Parker Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morrison 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 Frog Mountain in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Frog Mountain.

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

Exie   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Frog Mountain
 - Exie had a post office and no railroad service
Spring Garden   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Frog Mountain
 - Spring Garden had a post office and railroad service
Pleasant Gap   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Frog Mountain
 - Pleasant Gap had a post office and no railroad service
Rock Run   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Frog Mountain
 - 1895 population of 360 people
 - Rock Run had a post office and no railroad service
Coloma - Historic   [Map]
 - While Coloma was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Frog Mountain
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Coloma had a post office and no railroad service
Ladiga   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Frog Mountain
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Ladiga had a post office and no railroad service
Rock Run Station   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Frog Mountain
 - Rock Run Station had a post office and no railroad service
Key   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Frog Mountain
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Key had a post office and no railroad service
Bomar   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Frog Mountain
 - Bomar had a post office and no railroad service
Gnatville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Frog Mountain
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Gnatville had a post office and no railroad service

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

Frog Mountain is located in Cherokee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Calhoun, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Chattooga (GA), Floyd (GA) & Polk (GA).

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

Cherokee     (The home county for Frog Mountain)
      Spring Garden   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Rock Run   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Centre   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Abernathy - Historic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      White Plains   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Booker T City   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Delta   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Elder   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Abel   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Banner   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Munford   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bartow (GA)
      Taylorsville (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Euharlee (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kingston (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Temple (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hart Town (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Gordon (GA)
      Plainville (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Paulding (GA)
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Aragon (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rockmart (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned 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 Frog Mountain:

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 Cherokee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bartow County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gordon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Paulding County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Cherokee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Frog Mountain. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0226, Longitude: -85.5741     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Frog Mountain 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 Frog Mountain, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Frog Mountain.