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Santuck, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Santuck ...

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 Santuck (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 Santuck. 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 Santuck ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Santuck.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Santuck, 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 Santuck.

Cemeteries Near Santuck ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Santuck.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Sheppard Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Wetumpka Church of God Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Tunnell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Mann Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bachelor Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Mt. Canaan Missionary Baptist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bullard Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Thelma Baptist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Wall Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Little Flock Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Pine View Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SW Wetumpka City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Thrash Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cotton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Faith Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Harwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Marshall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Holman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE China Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Watson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Equality Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Speigner Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Haggerty Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Benson - Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sewell 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 Santuck in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Santuck.

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

Dexter   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Santuck
 - Dexter had a post office and no railroad service
Central   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Santuck
 - Central had a post office and no railroad service
Eclectic   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Santuck
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,026 people in 2016)
 - Eclectic had a post office and no railroad service
Weoka   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Santuck
 - Weoka had a post office and no railroad service
Wetumpka   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Santuck
 - 1895 population of 619 people (with 8,219 people in 2016)
 - Wetumpka had a post office and railroad service
Good Hope   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Santuck
 - 1895 population of 83 people
 - Good Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Jordan   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Santuck
 - Jordan had a post office and no railroad service
Buyck   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Santuck
 - Buyck had a post office and no railroad service
Equality   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Santuck
 - Equality 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 Santuck. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Santuck 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors 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.

Santuck is located in Elmore County.

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

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

Elmore     (The home county for Santuck)
      Eclectic   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Claud   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Kent   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Titus   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Booth   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Equality   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ray   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - 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 Santuck:

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 Elmore County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lee 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    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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About Elmore County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Santuck. 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: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Santuck. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6329, Longitude: -86.1297     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Santuck 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 Santuck, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Santuck.