A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Hannon, Alabama

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other AL

The location of Hannon

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(GPS coordinates provided by the GNIS)
Click here for an interactive map for Hannon
and the surrounding area.
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
The Commemorative Quarter for Alabama

Our Genealogical Helper for Hannon ...

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 Hannon (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 Hannon. 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 Hannon ...

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 80 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hannon.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hannon, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hannon.

Cemeteries Near Hannon ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hannon.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Provo Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Glenford Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Chapple Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Creek Stand Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Creek Stand Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Warrior Stand Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Shepherd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jericho Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sweet Pilgrim Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Brown Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hurtsboro Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Borom Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Kendrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Whitlow Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Paul Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Three Notch Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ligon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Moultrie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ridgeley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Peniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Johnston Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fort Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Elizabeth 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 Hannon in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hannon.

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

Guerryton   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Hannon
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Guerryton had a post office and railroad service
Suspension   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hannon
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Suspension had a post office and railroad service
Creek Stand   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hannon
 - Creek Stand had a post office and no railroad service
Warriorstand   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hannon
 - 1895 population of 215 people
 - Warriorstand had a post office and no railroad service
Enon   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hannon
 - Enon had a post office and no railroad service
Hurtsboro   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Hannon
 - 1895 population of 433 people (with 593 people in 2016)
 - Hurtsboro had a post office and railroad service
Three Notch   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hannon
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Three Notch had a post office and railroad service
Cotton Valley   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hannon
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Cotton Valley 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 Hannon. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hannon 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Hannon is located in Macon County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Macon County: Bullock, Elmore, Lee, Montgomery, Russell & Tallapoosa.

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

Macon     (The home county for Hannon)
      Armstrong   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Comer   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Eufaula   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clio   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Midway   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Perote   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Claud   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Screamer   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Salem   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Banks   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Orion   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Troy   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Seale   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Holy Trinity   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Chattahoochee (GA)
      Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Baker Village (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Quitman (GA)
      Georgetown (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Stewart (GA)
      Omaha (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 - 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 Hannon:

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 Macon County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike 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    
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stewart County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Macon County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hannon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2393, Longitude: -85.5261     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hannon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

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

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hannon.