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Kings Chapel, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Kings Chapel ...

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 Kings Chapel (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 Kings Chapel. 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.

Name Variations for Kings Chapel ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Kings Chapel.

  • While the name of this community is Kings Chapel, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Kings Chapel may originally have been King's Chapel.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Kings Chapel might be written as King Chapel.

Newspapers Published in Kings Chapel ...

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 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around Kings Chapel.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Kings Chapel, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Kings Chapel.

Cemeteries Near Kings Chapel ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Kings Chapel.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Raley Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Masters Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Arkwright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Baker Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Nicholls Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kingston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hubbard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Macedonia North Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Armbrester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Freeze Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE Allen - Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Kidd Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Garden of Memories Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Chancellor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Childersburg City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rhoden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Winterboro Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Florence Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mardisville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Midway Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  E Thornhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sterrett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW Holley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lawleys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Sterrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beulah 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 Kings Chapel in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Kings Chapel.

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

East Bend   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Kings Chapel
 - East Bend had a post office and no railroad service
Alpine   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Kings Chapel
 - 1895 population of 121 people
 - Alpine had a post office and railroad service
Nottingham - Historic   [Map]
 - While Nottingham was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Kings Chapel
 - 1895 population of 146 people
 - Nottingham had a post office and no railroad service
Vincent   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Kings Chapel
 - Vincent had a post office and railroad service
Renfroe   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Kings Chapel
 - 1895 population of 202 people
 - Renfroe had a post office and railroad service
Harpersville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Kings Chapel
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 1,680 people in 2016)
 - Harpersville had a post office and no railroad service
Childersburg   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Kings Chapel
 - 1895 population of 777 people (with 4,997 people in 2016)
 - Childersburg had a post office and railroad service
Lowery   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Kings Chapel
 - Lowery had a post office and no railroad service
Wolf Creek   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Kings Chapel
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Wolf Creek 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 Kings Chapel. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Kings Chapel 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 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.

Kings Chapel is located in Talladega County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Talladega County: Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Saint Clair & Shelby.

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

Talladega     (The home county for Kings Chapel)
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elder   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Delta   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Abel   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ray   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Alton   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cahaba Landing   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Irondale   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Saint Clair
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Calcis   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Westover   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Site   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 Kings Chapel:

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 Talladega County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun 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    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson 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      
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Talladega County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kings Chapel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3929, Longitude: -86.3144     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kings Chapel 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 Kings Chapel, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Kings Chapel.