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Stewartville, Alabama
(Coosa County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Stewartville ...

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 Stewartville (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 Stewartville. 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 Stewartville ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stewartville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stewartville, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Stewartville.

Cemeteries Near Stewartville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stewartville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stewartville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Grimes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW New Site Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Stewarts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Andrews Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hollins Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rising Star Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Weogufka Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bell Rattle Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW O J Mooney Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Darby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Summer Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Comers Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Odena Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jennings Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Flint Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Miller - Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crestview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NE Westview 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 Stewartville had a population of 42 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Weogufka   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Stewartville
 - Weogufka had a post office and no railroad service
Hanover   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Stewartville
 - Hanover had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Olive   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Stewartville
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Mount Olive had a post office and no railroad service
Hollins   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Stewartville
 - 1895 population of 422 people
 - Hollins had a post office and railroad service
Sylacauga   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Stewartville
 - 1895 population of 464 people (with 12,540 people in 2016)
 - Sylacauga had a post office and railroad service
Bentleyville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Stewartville
 - Bentleyville had a post office and no railroad service
Oldfield   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Stewartville
 - Oldfield had a post office and no railroad service
Gold Branch   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Stewartville
 - Gold Branch 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 Stewartville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stewartville 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Stewartville is located in Coosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Coosa County: Chilton, Clay, Elmore, Shelby, Talladega & Tallapoosa.

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

Coosa     (The home county for Stewartville)
      Weogufka   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ray   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Equality   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Motley   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elder   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Delta   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Titus   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Claud   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Irondale   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mountain Brook   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Almond   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Westover   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Calera   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      New Site   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 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 Stewartville:

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 Coosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair 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 Coosa County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Coosa 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Stewartville ...

While our initial data for Stewartville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Stewartville 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 Stewartville.

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 Stewartville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Stewartville.
      See our Misc Page for Stewartville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Coosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Stewartville. 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' distance starting from Stewartville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stewartville) 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 Stewartville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Stewartville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stewartville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0792, Longitude: -86.2451     [Map].

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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 Stewartville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Stewartville.