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Ledbetters, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Ledbetters ...

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 Ledbetters (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 Ledbetters. 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 Ledbetters ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ledbetters.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ledbetters, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ledbetters.

Cemeteries Near Ledbetters ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ledbetters.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Winterboro Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Smelley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Kingston Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rocky Mount Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Germany Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Mardisville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Armbrester Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Odena Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Westview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Moberley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Midway Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Comers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Horns Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Thornhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rising Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Summer Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hatchett Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harvell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Allen - Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nicholls Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Childersburg City Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rhoden Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Freeze Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rozelle & Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Reynolds 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 Ledbetters in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Ledbetters.

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

Sycamore   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ledbetters
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Sycamore had a post office and railroad service
Rendalia   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ledbetters
 - Rendalia had a post office and railroad service
Berney's   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ledbetters
 - Berney's had a post office and railroad service
Alpine   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ledbetters
 - 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 North Northwest (NNW) from Ledbetters
 - 1895 population of 146 people
 - Nottingham had a post office and no railroad service
Oldfield   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ledbetters
 - Oldfield had a post office and no railroad service
Zubers   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ledbetters
 - Zubers had a post office and no railroad service
Smelley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ledbetters
 - Smelley had a post office and no railroad service
Sylacauga   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ledbetters
 - 1895 population of 464 people (with 12,540 people in 2016)
 - Sylacauga had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Ledbetters. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ledbetters 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 southwest 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 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 west 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.

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

Talladega     (The home county for Ledbetters)
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Winterboro   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Anniston   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elder   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Delta   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Motley   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Abel   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ray   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Equality   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Titus   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alton   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Irondale   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mountain Brook   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Almond   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Westover   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Site   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Ledbetters:

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    
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    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson 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      
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 ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Talladega County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ledbetters. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2909, Longitude: -86.1880     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ledbetters 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 Ledbetters, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ledbetters.