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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 Little Shawmut (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Little Shawmut. 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.

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 and doctors 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.

Little Shawmut is located in Chambers County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chambers County: Lee, Randolph, Tallapoosa, Harris (GA) & Troup (GA).

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

Chambers     (The home county for Little Shawmut)
  Plant City   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Lanett   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles
  Huguley   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles
  Eady City   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Valley   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Cusseta   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Fredonia   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  LaFayette   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Five Points   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Evansville   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Standing Rock   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Penton   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Motley   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cragford   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Mellow Valley   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Erie - Historic   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Opelika   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Salem   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  The Bottle   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Smith's Station   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Prince Crossroads   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Smiths   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Auburn   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Beauregard   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Waverly   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Ridgewood Village   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Loachapoka   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Marvyn   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Notasulga   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Liberty City   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Tuskegee   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Rock Mills   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Roanoke   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Wadley   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Almond   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Wedowee   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Woodland   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Crawford   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Ladonia   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Phenix City   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Fontaine Village   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fort Mitchell   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Seale   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hatchechubbee   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Frog Eye   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Camp Hill   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Slaughters - Historic   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Daviston   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Agricola   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Dadeville   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Jacksons' Gap   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  New Site   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Goldville   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Reeltown   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Benson - Historic   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattahoochee (GA)
  Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Heineburg Village (GA) - Historic   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Coweta (GA)
  Grantville (GA)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Smith City (GA)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Moreland (GA)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Harris (GA)
  Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Hamilton (GA)   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Pine Mountain Valley (GA)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cataula (GA)   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Ellerslie (GA)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Shiloh (GA)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Waverly Hall (GA)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Heard (GA)
  Glenn (GA)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Franklin (GA)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Corinth (GA)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ephesus (GA)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Roosterville (GA)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Meriwether (GA)
  Harris City (GA)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Warm Springs (GA)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Greenville (GA)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lone Oak (GA)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Manchester (GA)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Luthersville (GA)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Woodbury (GA)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Gay (GA)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Muscogee (GA)
  Fortson (GA)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bibb City (GA)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  City Village (GA)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Columbus (GA)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Midland (GA)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Baker Village (GA)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Upatoi (GA)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Talbot (GA)
  Woodland (GA)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Box Springs (GA)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Talbotton (GA)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Troup (GA)
  West Point (GA)   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  LaGrange (GA)   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Asta Village (GA)   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Mountville (GA)   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hogansville (GA)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Little Shawmut ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Little Shawmut.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Little Shawmut covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Huguley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shawmut Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Greenwood Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Evangel Temple Assembly of God Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Hillcrest Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Forty Tyler Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Fairfax Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hall Memorial CME Church Cemetery<3>   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Rehobeth Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Langdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Eastview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pinewood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rest Haven Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Glass Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lovelace Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holstun Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Cusseta Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sweet Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hutchinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Traylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sharon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rivers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Long Cane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holstum Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Burrell Chapel AME Church Cemetery<4>   [Map]     
  S Bolton Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lamb Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Billingslea Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Emory Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stamps Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Robertson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Simms Cemetery   [Map]     
  S John Calhoun Tillery Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Little Shawmut ...

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 49 newspapers that have been published in the area around Little Shawmut.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Little Shawmut, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Little Shawmut.

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.<5>

While we didn't find Little Shawmut in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Little Shawmut.

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

West Point (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Little Shawmut
 - 1895 population of 1,254 people (with 3,743 people in 2018)
 - West Point had a post office and railroad service
River View   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Little Shawmut
 - River View had a post office and no railroad service
Osanippa   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Little Shawmut
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Osanippa had a post office and no railroad service
Cusseta   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Little Shawmut
 - 1895 population of 98 people (with 123 people in 2018)
 - Cusseta had a post office and railroad service
Gabbettville (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Little Shawmut
 - Gabbettville had a post office and railroad service
Long Cane (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Little Shawmut
 - Long Cane had a post office and no railroad service
Beulah   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Little Shawmut
 - 1895 population of 118 people
 - Beulah had a post office and no railroad service
Tuckersburg   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Little Shawmut
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Tuckersburg 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 Little Shawmut. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Little Shawmut in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 Little Shawmut:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Chambers County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clay County:     Cyndi's



Hale County:     Cyndi's



Lee County:     Cyndi's



Macon County:     Cyndi's



Randolph County:     Cyndi's



Russell County:     Cyndi's



Tallapoosa County:     Cyndi's



Chattahoochee County (GA):     Cyndi's



Coweta County (GA):     Cyndi's



Harris County (GA):     Cyndi's



Heard County (GA):     Cyndi's



Meriwether County (GA):     Cyndi's



Muscogee County (GA):     Cyndi's



Talbot County (GA):     Cyndi's



Troup County (GA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alabama,
Cemeteries of Chambers County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Alabama, for Chambers 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 Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Chambers County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Little Shawmut. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Chambers County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Little Shawmut) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Little Shawmut. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8468, Longitude: -85.2099     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Little Shawmut 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:

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<3>CME is an abbreviation for the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Although we don't have a link to the cemetery itself, you might be curious about the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. See their website at: Christian Methodist Episcopal Church website.

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<4>AME is the abbreviation for the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Although we don't have a link to the cemetery itself, you might be curious about the African Methodist Episcopal Church. See their website at: African Methodist Episcopal Church

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<5>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 Little Shawmut, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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