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Seman, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Seman ...

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 Seman (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 Seman. 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 Seman ...

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 42 newspapers that have been published in the area around Seman.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Seman, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Seman.

Cemeteries Near Seman ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Seman.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Mann Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Equality Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Bullard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Thrash Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cotton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nixburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Prospect Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Holman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sheppard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Watson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Benson - Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Sewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Little Flock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bachelor Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Wetumpka Church of God Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Wall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nixburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Peace & Goodwill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Murchison Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Speigner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Canaan Missionary Baptist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Thelma Baptist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Tunnell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lovejoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mask Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fishpond Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wayside 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 Seman in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Seman.

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

Equality   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Seman
 - Equality had a post office and no railroad service
Central   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Seman
 - Central had a post office and no railroad service
Weoka   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Seman
 - Weoka had a post office and no railroad service
Dexter   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Seman
 - Dexter had a post office and no railroad service
Jordan   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Seman
 - Jordan had a post office and no railroad service
Nixburg   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Seman
 - 1895 population of 97 people
 - Nixburg had a post office and no railroad service
Eclectic   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Seman
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,026 people in 2016)
 - Eclectic had a post office and no railroad service
Speed   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Seman
 - Speed had a post office and no railroad service
Buyck   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Seman
 - Buyck 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 Seman. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Seman 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 and doctors 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.

Seman 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 Seman. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Seman:

Elmore     (The home county for Seman)
      Eclectic   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Claud   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Titus   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Booth   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Motley   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Equality   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ray   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Almond   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Seman:

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    
Randolph 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 ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Elmore County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Seman. 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' distance starting in Seman. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Seman) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seman. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7326, Longitude: -86.1122     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Seman 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 Seman, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Seman.