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Our Genealogical Helper for Mount Jefferson ...

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 Mount Jefferson (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 Mount Jefferson. 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.

Name Variations for Mount Jefferson ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Mount Jefferson.

  • Typical abbreviation for Mount Jefferson: Mt. Jefferson

Newspapers Published in Mount Jefferson ...

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 70 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mount Jefferson.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mount Jefferson, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mount Jefferson.

Cemeteries Near Mount Jefferson ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mount Jefferson.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Simms Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Robertson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Flat Rock Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Luke CME Church Cemetery<3>   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Oak Bowery Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Garden Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rosemere Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Memory Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sweet Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cusseta Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Spratling Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Farmville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Boyds Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hephzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gold Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mt. Sinai Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Penn Young Gravesite   [Map]     
  ESE Pitts Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sturkie Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Peace & Goodwill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Maddox Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Daniel - Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ridge Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Westwood Drive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SSW Green Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE County Line Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bolton Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Burrell Chapel AME Church Cemetery<4>   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Chamlee Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Hope CME Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E John Calhoun Tillery Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lamb Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Smith - Willoughby Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Olive 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.<5>

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

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

Opelika   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Mount Jefferson
 - 1895 population of 3,703 people (with 30,240 people in 2017)
 - Opelika had a post office and railroad service
Tuckersburg   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Mount Jefferson
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Tuckersburg had a post office and railroad service
Oak Bowery   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Mount Jefferson
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Oak Bowery had a post office and no railroad service
Chewacla   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Mount Jefferson
 - Chewacla had a post office and no railroad service
Cusseta   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Mount Jefferson
 - 1895 population of 98 people (with 121 people in 2017)
 - Cusseta had a post office and railroad service
Boyds   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Mount Jefferson
 - Boyds had railroad service and no post office
Gold Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Mount Jefferson
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Gold Hill had a post office and railroad service
Moorefield   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Mount Jefferson
 - Moorefield 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 Mount Jefferson. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mount Jefferson 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.

Mount Jefferson is located in Lee County.

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

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

Lee     (The home county for Mount Jefferson)
      Opelika   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Valley   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Penton   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Motley   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ray   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kent   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Almond   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Seale   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Holy Trinity   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Site   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Chattahoochee (GA)
      Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cataula (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hamilton (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pine Mountain Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ellerslie (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Waverly Hall (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shiloh (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Baker Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Midland (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Upatoi (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mountville (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Mount Jefferson:

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 Lee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay 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    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph 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    
Chattahoochee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Muscogee 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 Lee County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lee 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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Lee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Jefferson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7096, Longitude: -85.3724     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mount Jefferson 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

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<4>AME is an abbreviation for the 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 Mount Jefferson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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