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Our Genealogical Helper for New Prospect ...

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 Prospect (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 Prospect. 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 Prospect ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around New Prospect.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of New Prospect, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for New Prospect.

Cemeteries Near New Prospect ...

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

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Manning Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sunny Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pentecost African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Wilsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Marbury Church of God Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW New Lily Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Marbury Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Mountain Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Floyd Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Crossroad Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tatum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bildee Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Eastview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jo Anna Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Verbena Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Chestnut Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Kingston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pine Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Stoney Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethsalem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Hinton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Big Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Aldridge Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Maple Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Pisgah - Zion Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McCord Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Golson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Popwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Nazareth Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Cedron Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Billingsley 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 Prospect in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of New Prospect.

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

Mountain Creek   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from New Prospect
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Mountain Creek had a post office and railroad service
Wadsworth   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from New Prospect
 - 1895 population of 224 people
 - Wadsworth had a post office and railroad service
Verbena   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from New Prospect
 - 1895 population of 756 people
 - Verbena had a post office and railroad service
Cooper   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from New Prospect
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Cooper had a post office and railroad service
Coosa River   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from New Prospect
 - Coosa River had a post office and no railroad service
Lightwood   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from New Prospect
 - Lightwood had a post office and no railroad service
Billingsley   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from New Prospect
 - 1895 population of 16 people (with 138 people in 2017)
 - Billingsley had a post office and no railroad service
Deatsville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from New Prospect
 - 1895 population of 112 people (with 1,164 people in 2017)
 - Deatsville 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 New Prospect. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring New Prospect 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 Prospect is located in Autauga County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Autauga County: Chilton, Dallas, Elmore, Lowndes & Montgomery.

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

Autauga     (The home county for New Prospect)
      White City   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Booth   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Jones   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      East Town   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Equality   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Selma   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Titus   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Claud   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kent   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Benton   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Capitol Heights   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      English Village   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Calera   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 either 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 Prospect:

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 Autauga County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chilton 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    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

The Communities of Alabama

About Autauga County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Prospect. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6651, Longitude: -86.5386     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New Prospect 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>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 Prospect, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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