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Red Level, Alabama
(Chambers County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Red Level ...

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 Red Level (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 Red Level. 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 Red Level ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Red Level.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Red Level, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Red Level.

Cemeteries Near Red Level ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Red Level.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Milltown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tatum Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Abanda Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Chappell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Higgins Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wadley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Darian Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bibby Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hill - Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sharps Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Finney Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Booger Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cedarwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Swan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Pisgah Primitive Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sky View Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Daviston Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Knight Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Daviston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sandy Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Randolph Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  W County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Leander Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  


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 Red Level in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Red Level.

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

Milltown   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Red Level
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Milltown had a post office and no railroad service
Doublehead   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Red Level
 - Doublehead had a post office and no railroad service
Louina   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Red Level
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Louina had a post office and no railroad service
Bosworth   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Red Level
 - Bosworth had a post office and no railroad service
Forester Chapel   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Red Level
 - Forester Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
Truett   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Red Level
 - Truett had a post office and no railroad service
Chapel Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Red Level
 - Chapel Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Roanoke   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Red Level
 - 1895 population of 631 people (with 5,984 people in 2016)
 - Roanoke had a post office and railroad service
Five Points   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Red Level
 - Five Points 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 Red Level. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Red Level 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 north 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.

Red Level is located in Chambers County.

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

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

Chambers     (The home county for Red Level)
      Abanda   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Penton   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Motley   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Delta   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Elder   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Abel   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ray   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Almond   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Newell   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Graham   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Munford   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      New Site   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Roopville (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Coweta (GA)
      Grantville (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Corinth (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Meriwether (GA)
      Lone Oak (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Troup (GA)
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hogansville (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mountville (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 - 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 Red Level:

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 Chambers County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa 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    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coweta 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    
Meriwether County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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About Chambers County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chambers County: www.chamberscounty.com/

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 beginning in Red Level. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Red Level) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Red Level. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0898, Longitude: -85.4777     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Red Level 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 Red Level, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Red Level.