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La Place, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for La Place ...

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 La Place (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 La Place. 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 La Place ...

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 La Place.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of La Place, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for La Place.

Cemeteries Near La Place ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of La Place.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Sweet Gum Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ambers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cole Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Bradford Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Green - Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Walker Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Oswalt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Silah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hardaway Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Elam Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Neils Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ramsey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Andrews Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tysonville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Judkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Grimm Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Birch Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cloud Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tuskegee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ashdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Strahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Anthony Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dawson Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hickory Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lucas Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Manning Springs / McDade 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 La Place had a population of 85 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Cross Keys   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from La Place
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Cross Keys had a post office and no railroad service
Shorter   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from La Place
 - Shorter had railroad service and no post office
Franklin   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from La Place
 - Franklin had railroad service and no post office
Chehaw   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from La Place
 - Chehaw had railroad service and no post office
Cotton Valley   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from La Place
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Cotton Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Tuskegee   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from La Place
 - 1895 population of 1,803 people (with 8,722 people in 2016)
 - Tuskegee had a post office and railroad service
Tallassee   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from La Place
 - 1895 population of 1,413 people (with 4,759 people in 2016)
 - Tallassee had a post office and no railroad service
Fort Davis   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from La Place
 - Fort Davis 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 La Place. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring La Place 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.

La Place 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 La Place. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to La Place:

Macon     (The home county for La Place)
      Calebee   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Shorter   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Comer   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Midway   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Perote   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Equality   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ray   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kent   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Claud   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Titus   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Salem   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Town   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Orion   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Banks   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Troy   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Seale   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 - 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 La Place:

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:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw 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    
Lowndes 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    

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for La Place ...

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

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 La Place:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for La Place.
      See our Misc Page for La Place for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Macon County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in La Place. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3785, Longitude: -85.8627     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for La Place 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 La Place, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for La Place.