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Glendale Acres, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Glendale Acres ...

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 Glendale Acres (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 Glendale Acres. 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 Glendale Acres ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Glendale Acres.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Glendale Acres, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Glendale Acres.

Cemeteries Near Glendale Acres ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Glendale Acres.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Wall Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bullard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sheppard Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Thrash Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cotton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Marshall Cemetery   [Map]     
  S China Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Watson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wetumpka Church of God Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hornsby Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tunnell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNE Benson - Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mann Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bachelor Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Harwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rosehill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lovejoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Canaan Missionary Baptist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Thelma Baptist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Pine View Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WSW Wetumpka City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Anthony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Strahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Harmony Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  


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 Glendale Acres in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Glendale Acres.

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

Good Hope   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Glendale Acres
 - 1895 population of 83 people
 - Good Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Eclectic   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Glendale Acres
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,026 people in 2016)
 - Eclectic had a post office and no railroad service
Kent   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Glendale Acres
 - Kent had a post office and no railroad service
Central   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Glendale Acres
 - Central had a post office and no railroad service
Dexter   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Glendale Acres
 - Dexter had a post office and no railroad service
Jordan   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Glendale Acres
 - Jordan had a post office and no railroad service
Wetumpka   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Glendale Acres
 - 1895 population of 619 people (with 8,219 people in 2016)
 - Wetumpka had a post office and railroad service
Ware   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Glendale Acres
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Ware had a post office and no railroad service
Tallassee   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Glendale Acres
 - 1895 population of 1,413 people (with 4,759 people in 2016)
 - Tallassee had a post office and no railroad service
Kowaliga   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Glendale Acres
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Kowaliga had a post office and no railroad service
Equality   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Glendale Acres
 - Equality 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 Glendale Acres. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Glendale Acres 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.

Glendale Acres is located in Elmore County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Elmore County: Autauga, Chilton, Coosa, Macon, Montgomery & Tallapoosa.

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

Elmore     (The home county for Glendale Acres)
      Eclectic   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Claud   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Kent   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Titus   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Booth   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Equality   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ray   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Glendale Acres:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

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

These pages are specific to Elmore County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay 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      
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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 Elmore County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Elmore County

Of Special Interest ...

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

Disaster Stories from Alabama

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Elmore County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Elmore County: www.elmoreco.org/

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glendale Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6037, Longitude: -86.0469     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Glendale Acres have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Glendale Acres, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Glendale Acres.