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Notasulga, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Notasulga ...

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 Notasulga (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 Notasulga. 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 the area of Notasulga ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Notasulga.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Notasulga. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Notasulga and those printed in the larger area surrounding Notasulga.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> of Notasulga.

Cemeteries Near Notasulga ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Notasulga.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Notasulga City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McCrary Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW St. John Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Salem Macon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NE Pine Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Loachapoka Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Frank McGuire Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Woodland Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pine Knot Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pentecost Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ashdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tuskegee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Elam Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Reeltown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW New Elam Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Little Texas Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cherry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rowells Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Roxana Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Roxanna Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Sharon Primitive Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Ramsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Neils Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Daniel - Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ridge Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Meadows - Robinson 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Notasulga had a population of 332 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Notasulga had a population of 850 people.

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

Loachapoka   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Notasulga
 - 1895 population of 357 people (with 199 people in 2016)
 - Loachapoka had a post office and railroad service
Chehaw   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Notasulga
 - Chehaw had railroad service and no post office
Church Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Notasulga
 - Church Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Alliance   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Notasulga
 - Alliance had a post office and no railroad service
Roxana   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Notasulga
 - Roxana had a post office and no railroad service
Tuskegee   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Notasulga
 - 1895 population of 1,803 people (with 8,722 people in 2016)
 - Tuskegee had a post office and railroad service
Franklin   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Notasulga
 - Franklin had railroad service and no post office
Thornton   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Notasulga
 - Thornton 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 Notasulga. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Notasulga 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Notasulga is primarily located in Macon County. A portion of Notasulga extends into Lee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Macon County: Bullock, Elmore, Lee, Montgomery, Russell & Tallapoosa.

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

Macon     (The home county for Notasulga)
      Liberty City   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Comer   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Midway   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Penton   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Valley   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Motley   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Equality   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kent   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Claud   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Titus   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Salem   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Town   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Almond   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Seale   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Notasulga:

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 Macon County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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      
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery 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    
Harris 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 Macon County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Macon 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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Notasulga ...

While our initial data for Notasulga came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Notasulga in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Notasulga.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Notasulga:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Notasulga in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Notasulga for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Notasulga.
      See our Misc Page for Notasulga for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Macon County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Notasulga. 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 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Notasulga. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Notasulga) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Notasulga. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Notasulga

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Notasulga. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5569, Longitude: -85.6695     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Notasulga 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 Notasulga, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Notasulga.