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Kaylor, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Kaylor ...

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 Kaylor (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 Kaylor. 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 Kaylor ...

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 55 newspapers that have been published in the area around Kaylor.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Kaylor, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Kaylor.

Cemeteries Near Kaylor ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Kaylor.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Bethena Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Shiloh Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Goldridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Cleburne Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  ESE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Buchanan Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sandy Flat Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Gilread Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crumbleys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crumley's Chapel Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE First Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Coats Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ephesus Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Veal Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bowdon Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bowdon City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Union Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tyus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Garretts Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wise Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Old Cool Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Liberty Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Red Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Zachry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lummie Layton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Laurel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rolling Acres Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  NE Indian Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S East Napoleon Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lancaster Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Caney Head Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crews Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Unity Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fordham 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 Kaylor in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Kaylor.

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

Graham   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Kaylor
 - Graham had a post office and no railroad service
Lofty   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Kaylor
 - Lofty had a post office and no railroad service
Hightower   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Kaylor
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Hightower had a post office and no railroad service
Newell   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Kaylor
 - Newell had a post office and no railroad service
Lamar   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Kaylor
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Lamar had a post office and no railroad service
Sewell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Kaylor
 - Sewell had a post office and no railroad service
Joel (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Kaylor
 - Joel had a post office and no railroad service
Bowdon (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Kaylor
 - 1895 population of 354 people (with 2,097 people in 2016)
 - Bowdon 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 Kaylor. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Kaylor 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 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.

Kaylor is located in Randolph County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Randolph County: Chambers, Clay, Cleburne, Tallapoosa, Carroll (GA), Heard (GA) & Troup (GA).

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

Randolph     (The home county for Kaylor)
      Graham   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Newell   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Almond   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Iron City   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Choccolocco   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Abernathy - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      White Plains   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fort McClellan - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Penton   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rock Run   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Delta   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Elder   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Motley   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Abel   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Munford   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Site   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Roopville (GA)   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Whitesburg (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Temple (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Villa Rica (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Coweta (GA)
      Sargent (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      East Newnan (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Newnan (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grantville (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Moreland (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Smith City (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Douglas (GA)
      Tyree (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Winston (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      White City (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Springwood Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Windwood Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Douglasville (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fulton (GA)
      Chattahoochee Hills (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Palmetto (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Heard (GA)
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Corinth (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Meriwether (GA)
      Lone Oak (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Luthersville (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Troup (GA)
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hogansville (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mountville (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Kaylor:

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 Randolph 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    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne 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    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coweta County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Douglas County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fulton County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson 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      
Polk 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 Randolph County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Randolph 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 ...

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About Randolph County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kaylor. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4715, Longitude: -85.3483     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kaylor 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 Kaylor, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Kaylor.