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Samaria, Alabama

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The location of Samaria

Our Genealogy Helper for Samaria ...

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 Samaria (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 Samaria. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Samaria is located in Chilton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chilton County: Autauga, Bibb, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore & Shelby.

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

Chilton     (The home county for Samaria)
  Clanton   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Thorsby   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Verbena   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Jemison   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Mountain Creek   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Maplesville   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Stanton   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Billingsley   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  White City   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Marbury   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Gibbons - Historic   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Pine Level   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Booth   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Jones   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Fremont   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Autaugaville   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Prattville   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lawley   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Oakley   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Brierfield   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Eddings   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Centreville   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  East Town   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Nash Town - Historic   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Brent   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Blocton - Historic   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hollins   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Weogufka   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Rockford   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hissop   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Stewartville   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Equality   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mount Olive   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ray   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Kellyton   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Goodwater   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Plantersville   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Burnsville   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Valley Grande   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Selma   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Tyler   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Sunset Mill Village   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Titus   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Deatsville   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Holtville   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Elmore   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Millbrook   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Coosada   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wetumpka   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Blue Ridge   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Eclectic   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Claud   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hoover   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Kimbrell   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Burkville   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  White Hall   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Benton   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lowndesboro   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  New Town   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Gibbs Village   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Highland Village   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Capitol Heights   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Young Forte Village   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  English Village   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Sunshine Village   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Oakmulgee   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sprott   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pine Grove Village   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Merrell Beach   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Shelby   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Calera   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Montevallo   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Wilton   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Columbiana   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Saginaw   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wilsonville   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Maylene   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Siluria   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Brantleyville   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Talladega Springs   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Gantts Quarry   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Oak Grove   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sylacauga   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Comerdale   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mignon   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bon Air   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Childersburg   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sycamore   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Our Town   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Tannehill   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Samaria ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Samaria.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Samaria covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Samaria Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Clanton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Pisgah - Zion Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Maple Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Popwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Temple Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chilton County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  N Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Martin Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Peach Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Aldridge Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Walnut Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lomax Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oak Grove Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Glad Tidings Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sunshine Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bell Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jacksons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Eastview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chestnut Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Refuge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pinedale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hardiman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Old Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Crossroad Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cane Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethsalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Floyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Bildee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Verbena Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thorsby Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thorsby Scandinavian Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Robinson Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW New Cedron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Collins Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE New Lily Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mineral Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW McCord Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Pentecost African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lime Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pates Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Raspberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mulberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Isabella Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Donavan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Vermont Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McKee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Reeds Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Maplesville Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Samaria ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Samaria.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Samaria, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Samaria.

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

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

Clanton   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Samaria
 - 1895 population of 623 people (with 8,756 people in 2017)
 - Clanton had a post office and railroad service
Lomax   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Samaria
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Lomax had a post office and railroad service
Kincheon   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Samaria
 - Kincheon had a post office and no railroad service
Cooper   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Samaria
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Cooper had a post office and railroad service
Verbena   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Samaria
 - 1895 population of 756 people
 - Verbena had a post office and railroad service
Jumbo   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Samaria
 - Jumbo had a post office and no railroad service
Billingsley   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Samaria
 - 1895 population of 16 people (with 138 people in 2017)
 - Billingsley had a post office and no railroad service
Mountain Creek   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Samaria
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Mountain Creek had a post office and railroad service
Jemison   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Samaria
 - 1895 population of 360 people (with 2,627 people in 2017)
 - Jemison had a post office and railroad service
Dollar   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Samaria
 - Dollar 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 Samaria. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Samaria in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Chilton County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:     Cyndi's



Bibb County:     Cyndi's



Clay County:     Cyndi's



Coosa County:     Cyndi's



Dallas County:     Cyndi's



Elmore County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Lowndes County:     Cyndi's



Montgomery County:     Cyndi's



Perry County:     Cyndi's



Shelby County:     Cyndi's



Talladega County:     Cyndi's



Tallapoosa County:     Cyndi's



Tuscaloosa County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Chilton County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Samaria. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8190, Longitude: -86.6319     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Samaria have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Samaria, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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