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Pate, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pate ...

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 Pate (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 Pate. 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 Pate ...

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 138 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pate.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pate, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pate.

Cemeteries Near Pate ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pate.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Burt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Indian Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Durden Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Daniel Pratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Durdin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Memory Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Doster Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Booth Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Rodgers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  W DeJarnett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Thompson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Fair Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Ross Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Pine Level Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Davis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE McKeithen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Stoney Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tatum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Kingston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Golson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wilsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Coosada Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Rocky Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cantelous Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stones Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rives Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Manning Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Deramus 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 Pate in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pate.

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

Prattville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pate
 - 1895 population of 724 people (with 35,606 people in 2016)
 - Prattville had a post office and no railroad service
Robinson Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pate
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Robinson Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Autaugaville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pate
 - 1895 population of 216 people (with 854 people in 2016)
 - Autaugaville had a post office and no railroad service
Jackson's Lake   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pate
 - Jackson's Lake had railroad service and no post office
Deatsville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Pate
 - 1895 population of 112 people (with 1,157 people in 2016)
 - Deatsville had a post office and railroad service
Burkville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Pate
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Burkville had a post office and railroad service
Manack   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Pate
 - Manack had railroad service and no post office
Stone's   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pate
 - Stone's 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 Pate. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pate 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 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.

Pate 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 Pate. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Pate:

Autauga     (The home county for Pate)
      Prattville   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Booth   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Jones   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Equality   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Selma   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Minter   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Titus   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Claud   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kent   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Benton   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ada   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 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 Pate:

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      
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw 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      
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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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 ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Autauga County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pate. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4826, Longitude: -86.5058     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pate 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 Pate, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pate.