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Kellyton, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Kellyton ...

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 Kellyton (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 Kellyton. 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 Kellyton ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Kellyton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Kellyton, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Kellyton.

Cemeteries Near Kellyton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Kellyton.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Kellyton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Socapatoy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Old Marietta Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Doctor Kellys Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bice Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Martin Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Carver Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kennedy - Christian - Sasser Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Goodwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crestview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sunny Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Craft Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smyrna Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hillview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Fishpond Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Seleta Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Greenview Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Darsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Howard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Peace & Goodwill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Nixburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hillabee Campground Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hackneyville Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hackneyville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dillard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Andrews Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW McEwen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McEwen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oaks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hatchett Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Poplar Springs 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 Kellyton had a population of 120 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Kellyton had a population of 197 people.

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

Goodwater   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Kellyton
 - 1895 population of 589 people (with 1,324 people in 2016)
 - Goodwater had a post office and railroad service
Crewsville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Kellyton
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Crewsville had a post office and no railroad service
Alexander City   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Kellyton
 - 1895 population of 679 people (with 14,773 people in 2016)
 - Alexander City had a post office and railroad service
Hackneyville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Kellyton
 - 1895 population of 77 people
 - Hackneyville had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Olive   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Kellyton
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Mount Olive had a post office and no railroad service
Hissop   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Kellyton
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Hissop had a post office and no railroad service
Hanover   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Kellyton
 - Hanover had a post office and no railroad service
Nixburg   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Kellyton
 - 1895 population of 97 people
 - Nixburg 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 Kellyton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Kellyton 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.

Kellyton is located in Coosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Coosa County: Chilton, Clay, Elmore, Shelby, Talladega & Tallapoosa.

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

Coosa     (The home county for Kellyton)
      Goodwater   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Ray   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Equality   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Penton   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Motley   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elder   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Delta   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Titus   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kent   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Claud   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Almond   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Westover   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      New Site   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 it should be mentioned 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 Kellyton:

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 Coosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay 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      
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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 Coosa County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Coosa 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 Kellyton ...

While our initial data for Kellyton came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Kellyton 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 Kellyton.

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 Kellyton:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Kellyton in these Censuses: 2010-2000
      See our Census Page for Kellyton for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Kellyton.
      See our Misc Page for Kellyton for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Coosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Kellyton. 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 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Kellyton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kellyton) 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 Kellyton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kellyton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kellyton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9792, Longitude: -86.0357     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kellyton 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 Kellyton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Kellyton.