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Mona, Alabama
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Our Genealogical Helper for Mona ...

So far, we have found very little information about Mona. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Mona to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Mona, please Contact Us.

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 Mona (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 Mona. 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 Mona ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mona.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mona, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mona.

Cemeteries Near Mona ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mona.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Farmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sheepskin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Goshen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Goshen Valley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  SSE Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sardis Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Davis Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Highland Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Ladiga Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Moshat Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Taylors Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shady Grove Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  S Hanks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Noah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Neal Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cherokee Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Parker Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morrison Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Littlejohn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Arrington Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Centre Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nazareth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fife Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sewell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Borden Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Calcedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Bethel 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.

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

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

Coloma - Historic   [Map]
 - While Coloma was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Mona
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Coloma had a post office and no railroad service
Exie   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Mona
 - Exie had a post office and no railroad service
Gnatville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Mona
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Gnatville had a post office and no railroad service
Spring Garden   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Mona
 - Spring Garden had a post office and railroad service
Ladiga   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Mona
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Ladiga had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant Gap   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Mona
 - Pleasant Gap had a post office and no railroad service
Bomar   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Mona
 - Bomar had a post office and no railroad service
Ricks - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ricks was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Mona
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Ricks had a post office and no railroad service
Piedmont   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Mona
 - 1895 population of 711 people (with 4,618 people in 2017)
 - Piedmont had railroad service and no post office

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

Although our information shows that the community of Mona is historic, it would have been located within present day Cherokee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Calhoun, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Chattooga (GA), Floyd (GA) & Polk (GA).

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

Cherokee     (The home county for Mona)
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Rock Run   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Centre   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Abernathy - Historic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Angel   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Booker T City   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Delta   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Elder   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Abel   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Banner   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Turkeytown   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Munford   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bartow (GA)
      Taylorsville (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Euharlee (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kingston (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Temple (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Berryton (GA)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Paulding (GA)
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Aragon (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rockmart (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 - 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 Mona:

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 Cherokee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun 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    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bartow County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Cherokee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Mona, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Mona. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mona) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mona. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0251, Longitude: -85.6038     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mona have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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