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Our Genealogical Helper for Gage ...

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 Gage (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 Gage. 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 Gage ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Gage.

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

Cemeteries Near Gage ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Gage.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harvell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hatchett Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Marvin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wilsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Poe Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Horns Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Rozelle & Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Millerville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Springhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Rocky Mount Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oaks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Big Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Noles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Burgess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Germany Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Smelley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Westview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hatchett Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Field Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Clairmont Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gutherie Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ashland City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Summer Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dillard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hassell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moberley 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 Gage in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Gage.

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

Hatchet Creek   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Gage
 - Hatchet Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Millerville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Gage
 - Millerville had a post office and no railroad service
Chandler Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Gage
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Chandler Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Smelley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Gage
 - Smelley had a post office and no railroad service
Ashland   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Gage
 - 1895 population of 635 people (with 1,932 people in 2017)
 - Ashland had a post office and no railroad service
Waldo   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Gage
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 272 people in 2017)
 - Waldo had a post office and no railroad service
Berney's   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Gage
 - Berney's had a post office and railroad service
Rendalia   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Gage
 - Rendalia had a post office and railroad service
Bluff Springs   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Gage
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Bluff Springs 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 Gage. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Gage 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.

Gage is located in Clay County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clay County: Cleburne, Coosa, Randolph, Talladega & Tallapoosa.

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

Clay     (The home county for Gage)
      Chambers Springs   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Elder   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Motley   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Delta   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Penton   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Abel   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Ray   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Equality   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Almond   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Newell   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Saint Clair
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Calcis   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Westover   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chandler Springs   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      New Site   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Gage:

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 Clay County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega 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 Clay County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Clay County

Of Special Interest ...

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

Disaster Stories from Alabama
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Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Clay County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gage. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2454, Longitude: -86.0008     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gage 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:

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

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