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Lecta, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Lecta ...

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 Lecta (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 Lecta. 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 Lecta ...

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 64 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lecta.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lecta, 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 Lecta.

Cemeteries Near Lecta ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lecta.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Wise Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fordham Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Crumbleys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Crumley's Chapel Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cleburne Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  N Ai Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Garretts Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Happy Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Beason Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Goldridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Evans Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sandy Flat Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kansas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Edwardsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Heflin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Upper Cane Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harmony Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Shiloh Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethena Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE First Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bowdon Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bowdon City Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Indian Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Black 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 Lecta in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Lecta.

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

Hightower   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lecta
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Hightower had a post office and no railroad service
Hopewell   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Lecta
 - Hopewell had a post office and no railroad service
Abernathy   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lecta
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Abernathy had a post office and no railroad service
Arbacoochee   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Lecta
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Arbacoochee had a post office and no railroad service
Micaville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lecta
 - Micaville had a post office and no railroad service
Lofty   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lecta
 - Lofty had a post office and no railroad service
Heflin   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lecta
 - 1895 population of 383 people (with 3,474 people in 2016)
 - Heflin had a post office and railroad service
Edwardsville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lecta
 - 1895 population of 446 people (with 202 people in 2016)
 - Edwardsville 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 Lecta. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lecta 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 and hospitals 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.

Lecta is located in Cleburne County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cleburne County: Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Randolph, Talladega, Carroll (GA), Haralson (GA) & Polk (GA).

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

Cleburne     (The home county for Lecta)
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Abel   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Iron City   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Abernathy - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Choccolocco   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      White Plains   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Fort McClellan - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Penton   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rock Run   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Delta   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Elder   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Motley   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Banner   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Newell   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Graham   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Almond   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Munford   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Roopville (GA)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Temple (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Whitesburg (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Villa Rica (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Coweta (GA)
      Sargent (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Newnan (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Douglas (GA)
      Tyree (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Winston (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      White City (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Douglasville (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Springwood Village (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Windwood Village (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Fulton (GA)
      Chattahoochee Hills (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Heard (GA)
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Corinth (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Paulding (GA)
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rockmart (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Aragon (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Troup (GA)
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - 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 Lecta:

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 Cleburne 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    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph 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    
Floyd 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    
Paulding County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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 Cleburne County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cleburne 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Cleburne County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lecta. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5884, Longitude: -85.4327     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lecta 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 Lecta, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lecta.