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Halawaka, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Halawaka ...

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 Halawaka (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 Halawaka. 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 Halawaka ...

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 60 newspapers that have been published in the area around Halawaka.

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

Cemeteries Near Halawaka ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Halawaka.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Flint Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mechanicsville Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW John Calhoun Tillery Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW County Line Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Lamb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bolton Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Burrell Chapel AME Church Cemetery<3>   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hephzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pitts Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW New Hope CME Church Cemetery<4>   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethel Mission Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Stroud Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Memory Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Glass Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sweet Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairfax Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Penn Young Gravesite   [Map]     
  NNE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Langdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hall Memorial CME Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Rehobeth Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Morris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Charnel Garden of Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Smyrna Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Billingslea 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.<5>

While we didn't find Halawaka in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Halawaka.

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

Mechanicsville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Halawaka
 - Mechanicsville had a post office and no railroad service
Beulah   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Halawaka
 - 1895 population of 118 people
 - Beulah had a post office and no railroad service
Salem   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Halawaka
 - 1895 population of 166 people
 - Salem had a post office and railroad service
Osanippa   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Halawaka
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Osanippa had a post office and no railroad service
River View   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Halawaka
 - River View had a post office and no railroad service
Smith's Station   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Halawaka
 - 1895 population of 49 people (with 5,341 people in 2016)
 - Smith's Station had a post office and railroad service
Acton (GA) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Acton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Halawaka
 - Acton had a post office and no railroad service
Mountain Hill (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Halawaka
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Mountain Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Chewacla   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Halawaka
 - Chewacla 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 Halawaka. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Halawaka 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 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.

Halawaka is located in Lee County.

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

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

Lee     (The home county for Halawaka)
      Salem   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Valley   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Penton   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Seale   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Holy Trinity   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattahoochee (GA)
      Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Heineburg Village (GA) - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cusseta (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cataula (GA)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hamilton (GA)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Ellerslie (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pine Mountain Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Waverly Hall (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Shiloh (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Meriwether (GA)
      Warm Springs (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Harris City (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Manchester (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greenville (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lone Oak (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Woodbury (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Midland (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Baker Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Upatoi (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Stewart (GA)
      Omaha (GA)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Louvale (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Talbot (GA)
      Box Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Geneva (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Talbotton (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Woodland (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mountville (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hogansville (GA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 - although 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 Halawaka:

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 Lee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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    
Chattahoochee 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    
Stewart County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talbot 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 Lee County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lee 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 ...

Communities in Alabama

About Lee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Halawaka. 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 in Halawaka. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Halawaka) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Halawaka. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6646, Longitude: -85.1713     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Halawaka 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>AME is an abbreviation for the African Methodist Episcopal Church

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<4>CME is an abbreviation for the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

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<5>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 Halawaka, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Halawaka.