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Seale, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Seale ...

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 Seale (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 Seale. 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 the area of Seale ...

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 126 newspapers that have been published in the area around Seale.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Seale. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Seale and those printed in the larger area surrounding Seale.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> of Seale.

Cemeteries Near Seale ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Seale.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Seale United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Williams Dudley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Bass Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Boykin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NW Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Carden Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Pittsview Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pittsview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Phillips - Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NE Sunset Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNW Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oswichee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Uchee Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Walker Williamson 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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Seale had a population of 299 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Hatchechubbee   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Seale
 - 1895 population of 205 people
 - Hatchechubbee had a post office and railroad service
Hyram   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Seale
 - Hyram had a post office and no railroad service
Oswichee   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Seale
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Oswichee had a post office and no railroad service
Fort Mitchell   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Seale
 - 1895 population of 41 people
 - Fort Mitchell had a post office and railroad service
Loflin   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Seale
 - Loflin had a post office and no railroad service
Glenville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Seale
 - 1895 population of 282 people
 - Glenville had a post office and no railroad service
Crawford   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Seale
 - Crawford had a post office and no railroad service
Ladonia   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Seale
 - Ladonia 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 Seale. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Seale in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Seale is located in Russell County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Russell County: Barbour, Bullock, Lee, Macon, Chattahoochee (GA), Muscogee (GA) & Stewart (GA).

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

Russell     (The home county for Seale)
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Holy Trinity   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Comer   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Eufaula   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Midway   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Perote   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Valley   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Screamer   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Salem   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Chattahoochee (GA)
      Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cusseta (GA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Heineburg Village (GA) - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
Harris (GA)
      Cataula (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ellerslie (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hamilton (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Waverly Hall (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pine Mountain Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (GA)
      Buena Vista (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Baker Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Midland (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Upatoi (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Quitman (GA)
      Georgetown (GA)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Morris (GA)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Stewart (GA)
      Omaha (GA)   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Louvale (GA)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lumpkin (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mount Zion (GA) - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Richland (GA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Talbot (GA)
      Box Springs (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Geneva (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Webster (GA)
      Weston (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Preston (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

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 Russell County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattahoochee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stewart County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talbot County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Seale ...

While our initial data for Seale came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Seale in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Seale.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Seale:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Seale.
      See our Misc Page for Seale for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Russell County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Seale. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Seale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2974, Longitude: -85.1688     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Seale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Seale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Seale.