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New Georgia, Alabama
(Winston County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for New Georgia ...

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 New Georgia (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 New Georgia. 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 New Georgia ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around New Georgia.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of New Georgia, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for New Georgia.

Cemeteries Near New Georgia ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of New Georgia.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Northside Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Inmanfield Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Alston Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Addison Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wilkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sardis #2 Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fairview Missionary Baptist Church #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Suddeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kemp Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hickory Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Penn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Cantrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nesmith Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Dragout Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Eagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hadder Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hefner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jones Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cave Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Holmes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Houston Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Williams Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Williams - Everett Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hamner Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Chances Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Asherbraner Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Home Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Freeman - Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Houston Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Houston Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Houston Union Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Littles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Burdick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Arley Congregational Christian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bates Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Central Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Penn Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Barnett Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Trussell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Arbor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Day - Speegle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Simms Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Shipman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McClinton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Hill #1 Community Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Emeus Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethlehem West Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Campground Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cheatham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lowrimore 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 New Georgia in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of New Georgia.

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

Addison   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from New Georgia
 - Addison had a post office and no railroad service
Upshaw   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from New Georgia
 - Upshaw had a post office and no railroad service
Nesmith   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from New Georgia
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Nesmith had a post office and no railroad service
Jones' Chapel   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from New Georgia
 - Jones' Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
Clifty   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from New Georgia
 - Clifty had a post office and no railroad service
Houston   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from New Georgia
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Houston had a post office and no railroad service
Ellaville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from New Georgia
 - Ellaville had a post office and no railroad service
Battleground   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from New Georgia
 - Battleground 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 New Georgia. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring New Georgia 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 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.

New Georgia is located in Winston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Winston County: Cullman, Franklin, Lawrence, Marion & Walker.

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

Winston     (The home county for New Georgia)
      Addison   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Arley   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Summit   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      West Point   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      East Point   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Media   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Danville   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Eva   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 New Georgia:

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 Winston County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Winston County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Winston 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 located in Alabama

About Winston County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Georgia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2373, Longitude: -87.1622     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New Georgia 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 New Georgia, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for New Georgia.