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Hurtsboro, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hurtsboro ...

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 Hurtsboro (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 Hurtsboro. 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 the area of Hurtsboro ...

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 118 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hurtsboro.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Hurtsboro. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Hurtsboro and those printed in the larger area surrounding Hurtsboro.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> of Hurtsboro.

Cemeteries Near Hurtsboro ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hurtsboro.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hurtsboro Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Brown Road Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Glenford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Provo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Borom Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NW Creek Stand Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Creek Stand Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ENE Carden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Walker Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Joshua Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Warrior Stand Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chapple Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Ramah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Uchee Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Jericho 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Hurtsboro had a population of 433 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Hurtsboro had a population of 593 people.

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

Guerryton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hurtsboro
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Guerryton had a post office and railroad service
Creek Stand   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hurtsboro
 - Creek Stand had a post office and no railroad service
Enon   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hurtsboro
 - Enon had a post office and no railroad service
Hatchechubbee   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hurtsboro
 - 1895 population of 205 people
 - Hatchechubbee had a post office and railroad service
Uchee   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hurtsboro
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Uchee had a post office and no railroad service
Warriorstand   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hurtsboro
 - 1895 population of 215 people
 - Warriorstand had a post office and no railroad service
Suspension   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hurtsboro
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Suspension had a post office and railroad service
Midway   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hurtsboro
 - 1895 population of 612 people (with 476 people in 2016)
 - Midway had a post office and railroad service

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

Hurtsboro is located in Russell County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Russell County: Barbour, Bullock, Lee, Macon, Chattahoochee (GA), Muscogee (GA) & Stewart (GA).

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

Russell     (The home county for Hurtsboro)
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Seale   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Holy Trinity   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Comer   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Eufaula   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clio   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Midway   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Perote   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Screamer   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Salem   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Banks   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Orion   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Chattahoochee (GA)
      Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cusseta (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Heineburg Village (GA) - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Baker Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Quitman (GA)
      Georgetown (GA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Stewart (GA)
      Omaha (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Louvale (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lumpkin (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 - 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 Hurtsboro:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Hurtsboro ...

While our initial data for Hurtsboro came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Hurtsboro in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Hurtsboro.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Hurtsboro:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Hurtsboro in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Hurtsboro for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Hurtsboro.
      See our Misc Page for Hurtsboro for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Russell County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hurtsboro. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hurtsboro

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hurtsboro. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2401, Longitude: -85.4147     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hurtsboro 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 Hurtsboro, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hurtsboro.