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Our Genealogy Helper for Riddle ...

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 Riddle (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Riddle. 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.

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 doctors 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.

Riddle is located in Elmore County.

To see how the shape of Alabama's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Elmore County: Autauga, Chilton, Coosa, Macon, Montgomery & Tallapoosa.

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

  • Elmore County     (The home county of Riddle)
    • Adkin Hill [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adkin Hill
      • Adkin Hill [Elmore County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Riddle
      • Adkin Hill has also been known as:
      • Atkins Hill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adkin Hill
    • Holtville [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holtville
      • Holtville [Elmore County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Riddle
      • Holtville has also been known as:
      • Slapout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holtville
    • Titus [Elmore County]
    • Central [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central
      • Central [Elmore County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Riddle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
    • Wetumpka [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wetumpka
      • Wetumpka [Elmore County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Riddle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,371 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wetumpka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wetumpka<2>
    • Elmore [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmore
      • Elmore [Elmore County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Riddle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,348 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elmore<2>
    • Deatsville [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deatsville
      • Deatsville [Elmore County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Riddle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,237 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deatsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deatsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deatsville<2>
    • Blue Ridge [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Ridge
      • Blue Ridge [Elmore County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Riddle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Ridge
    • Claud [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claud
      • Claud [Elmore County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Riddle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claud have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claud
    • Coosada [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coosada
      • Coosada [Elmore County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Riddle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,298 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coosada have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coosada
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coosada<2>
    • Eclectic [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eclectic
      • Eclectic [Elmore County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Riddle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,013 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eclectic
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eclectic<2>
    • Millbrook [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millbrook
      • Millbrook [Elmore County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Riddle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,896 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millbrook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millbrook<2>
  • Autauga County
    • Marbury [Autauga County]
    • Pine Level [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Level
      • Pine Level [Autauga County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Riddle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Level
    • Prattville [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prattville
      • Prattville [Autauga County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Riddle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 35,957 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prattville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prattville<2>
    • Melmar [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melmar
      • Melmar [Autauga County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Riddle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melmar
    • White City [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White City
      • White City [Autauga County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Riddle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White City
    • Booth [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Booth
      • Booth [Autauga County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Riddle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Booth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booth
    • Gibbons [Autauga County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gibbons
      • Gibbons [Autauga County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Riddle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibbons have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Billingsley [Autauga County]
    • Autaugaville [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Autaugaville
      • Autaugaville [Autauga County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Riddle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 871 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Autaugaville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Autaugaville
  • Chilton County
    • Mountain Creek [Chilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Creek
      • Mountain Creek [Chilton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Riddle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Creek
    • Verbena [Chilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verbena
      • Verbena [Chilton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Riddle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Verbena have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verbena
    • Clanton [Chilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clanton
      • Clanton [Chilton County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Riddle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,794 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clanton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clanton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clanton<2>
    • Thorsby [Chilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thorsby
      • Thorsby [Chilton County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Riddle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,057 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thorsby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thorsby<2>
    • Jemison [Chilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jemison
      • Jemison [Chilton County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Riddle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,672 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jemison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jemison<2>
    • Maplesville [Chilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maplesville
      • Maplesville [Chilton County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Riddle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 700 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maplesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maplesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maplesville<2>
  • Coosa County
    • Equality [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Equality
      • Equality [Coosa County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Riddle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Equality
    • Nixburg [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nixburg
      • Nixburg [Coosa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Riddle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nixburg
    • Rockford [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockford
      • Rockford [Coosa County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Riddle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 436 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockford<2>
    • Hissop [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hissop
      • Hissop [Coosa County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Riddle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hissop
    • Fishpond [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishpond
      • Fishpond [Coosa County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Riddle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishpond
    • Ray [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ray
      • Ray [Coosa County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Riddle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ray
    • Weogufka [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weogufka
      • Weogufka [Coosa County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Riddle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weogufka
    • Kellyton [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellyton
      • Kellyton [Coosa County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Riddle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 198 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellyton
    • Mount Olive [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
      • Mount Olive [Coosa County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Riddle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
    • Stewartville [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stewartville
      • Stewartville [Coosa County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Riddle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stewartville
    • Aucheucaula [Coosa County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aucheucaula
      • Aucheucaula [Coosa County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Riddle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aucheucaula have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Goodwater [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodwater
      • Goodwater [Coosa County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Riddle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodwater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodwater<2>
  • Hale County
    • Erie [Hale County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erie
      • Erie [Hale County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Riddle
  • Lee County
    • Loachapoka [Lee County]
    • Waverly [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waverly
      • Waverly [Lee County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Riddle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 144 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waverly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waverly
  • Lowndes County
    • Burkville [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burkville
      • Burkville [Lowndes County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Riddle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burkville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burkville
    • Lowndesboro [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowndesboro
      • Lowndesboro [Lowndes County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Riddle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 93 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowndesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowndesboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lowndesboro<2>
    • White Hall [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Hall
      • White Hall [Lowndes County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Riddle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 751 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Hall
    • Hayneville [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayneville
      • Hayneville [Lowndes County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Riddle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 784 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayneville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hayneville<2>
    • Benton [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benton
      • Benton [Lowndes County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Riddle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 41 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
  • Macon County
    • Shorter [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shorter
      • Shorter [Macon County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Riddle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 395 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shorter have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shorter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shorter<2>
    • Calebee [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calebee
      • Calebee [Macon County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Riddle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calebee
    • Liberty City [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty City
      • Liberty City [Macon County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Riddle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty City
    • Franklin [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Macon County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Riddle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 512 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<2>
    • Notasulga [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Notasulga
      • Notasulga [Macon County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Riddle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 823 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Notasulga have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Notasulga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Notasulga<2>
    • Tuskegee [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuskegee
      • Tuskegee [Macon County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Riddle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,142 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuskegee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuskegee<2>
  • Montgomery County
    • Boylston [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boylston
      • Boylston [Montgomery County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Riddle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boylston
    • Capitol Heights [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capitol Heights
      • Capitol Heights [Montgomery County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Riddle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capitol Heights
    • New Town [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Town
      • New Town [Montgomery County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Riddle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
    • Sunshine Village [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunshine Village
      • Sunshine Village [Montgomery County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Riddle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunshine Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunshine Village
    • Montgomery [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
      • Montgomery [Montgomery County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Riddle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 198,525 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<2>
    • Highland Village [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland Village
      • Highland Village [Montgomery County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Riddle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Village
    • Gibbs Village [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gibbs Village
      • Gibbs Village [Montgomery County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Riddle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibbs Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibbs Village
    • Mount Meigs [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Meigs
      • Mount Meigs [Montgomery County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Riddle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Meigs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Meigs
    • Young Forte Village [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Young Forte Village
      • Young Forte Village [Montgomery County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Riddle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Young Forte Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Young Forte Village
    • Waugh [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waugh
      • Waugh [Montgomery County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Riddle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waugh have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waugh
    • English Village [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for English Village
      • English Village [Montgomery County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Riddle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for English Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on English Village
    • Hope Hull [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope Hull
      • Hope Hull [Montgomery County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Riddle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hope Hull have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope Hull
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hope Hull<2>
  • Shelby County
  • Talladega County
    • Talladega Springs [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talladega Springs
      • Talladega Springs [Talladega County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Riddle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 159 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Talladega Springs
    • Sylacauga [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylacauga
      • Sylacauga [Talladega County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Riddle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,034 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylacauga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sylacauga<2>
    • Oak Grove [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Talladega County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Riddle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 521 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
  • Tallapoosa County
    • Our Town [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Our Town
      • Our Town [Tallapoosa County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Riddle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Our Town
    • Benson [Tallapoosa County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benson
      • Benson [Tallapoosa County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Riddle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • East Tallassee [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Tallassee
      • East Tallassee [Tallapoosa County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Riddle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Tallassee
    • Tallapoosa City [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallapoosa City
      • Tallapoosa City [Tallapoosa County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Riddle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tallapoosa City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tallapoosa City
    • Alkehatchee [Tallapoosa County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alkehatchee
      • Alkehatchee [Tallapoosa County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Riddle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alkehatchee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Alexander City [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexander City
      • Alexander City [Tallapoosa County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Riddle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,317 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alexander City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexander City<2>
    • Reeltown [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reeltown
      • Reeltown [Tallapoosa County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Riddle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reeltown
    • Jacksons' Gap [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksons' Gap
      • Jacksons' Gap [Tallapoosa County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Riddle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 827 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacksons' Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksons' Gap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jacksons' Gap<2>
    • Agricola [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agricola
      • Agricola [Tallapoosa County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Riddle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Agricola have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agricola
    • Dadeville [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dadeville
      • Dadeville [Tallapoosa County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Riddle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,053 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dadeville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dadeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dadeville<2>
    • Camp Hill [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Hill
      • Camp Hill [Tallapoosa County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Riddle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 950 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camp Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camp Hill<2>
    • New Site [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Site
      • New Site [Tallapoosa County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Riddle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 760 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Site

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

Newspapers Published in Riddle ...

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 52 newspapers that have been published in the area around Riddle.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Riddle, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Riddle.

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 and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Riddle:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Alabama

Cemeteries Near Riddle ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Riddle.

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

  • Little Flock Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Little Flock Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Little Flock Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Flock Cemetery
  • Holman Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holman Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holman Cemetery
  • Speigner Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Speigner Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Speigner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speigner Cemetery
  • Thrasher Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Thrasher Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Thrasher Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thrasher Cemetery
  • Sewell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sewell Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sewell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sewell Cemetery
  • Thelma Baptist Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Mt. Canaan MB Cemetery
    • Bachelor Cemetery
    • Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
    • Ebenezer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ebenezer Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ebenezer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer Cemetery
    • Pine View Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine View Memorial Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine View Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pine View Memorial Gardens lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Riddle.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine View Memorial Gardens
    • Tunnell Chapel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tunnell Chapel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tunnell Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Tunnell Chapel Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Riddle.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tunnell Chapel Cemetery
    • Wetumpka Church of God Cemetery
    • New Nazareth Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Mt. Hebron West Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Hebron West Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Hebron West Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Hebron West Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Riddle.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Hebron West Cemetery

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.<5>

While we didn't find Riddle in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Riddle.

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

  • Buyck [Elmore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buyck
    • Buyck [Elmore County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Riddle
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Buyck had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buyck have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buyck
  • Holtville [Elmore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holtville
    • Holtville [Elmore County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Riddle
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Holtville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Holtville has also been known as:
    • Slapout
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holtville
  • Dexter [Elmore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dexter
    • Dexter [Elmore County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Riddle
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dexter had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dexter have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dexter
  • Weoka [Elmore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weoka
    • Weoka [Elmore County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Riddle
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Weoka had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weoka have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weoka
  • Titus [Elmore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Titus
    • Titus [Elmore County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Riddle
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Titus had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Titus
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Titus<2>
  • Coosa River [Elmore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coosa River
    • Coosa River [Elmore County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Riddle
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Coosa River had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coosa River have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coosa River
  • Continue List ...
    • Elmore [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmore
      • Elmore [Elmore County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Riddle
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 175 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,348 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Elmore had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elmore<2>
    • Wetumpka [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wetumpka
      • Wetumpka [Elmore County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Riddle
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 619 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,371 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wetumpka had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wetumpka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wetumpka<2>
    • Central [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central
      • Central [Elmore County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Riddle
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Central had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
    • Speed [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Speed
      • Speed [Coosa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Riddle
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Speed had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Speed have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speed
    • Deatsville [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deatsville
      • Deatsville [Elmore County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Riddle
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 112 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,237 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Deatsville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deatsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deatsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deatsville<2>
    • Lightwood [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lightwood
      • Lightwood [Elmore County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Riddle
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lightwood had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lightwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lightwood
    • Equality [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Equality
      • Equality [Coosa County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Riddle
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Equality had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Equality
    • Pentonville [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pentonville
      • Pentonville [Coosa County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Riddle
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pentonville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pentonville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pentonville
    • Wadsworth [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wadsworth
      • Wadsworth [Autauga County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Riddle
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 224 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wadsworth had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wadsworth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wadsworth

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Riddle. See our List of 1890's Communities around Riddle.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Elmore County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Elmore County: www.elmoreco.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Riddle) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riddle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6549, Longitude: -86.2486       In this case, the coordinates for Riddle have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>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.
<5>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 Riddle, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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