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Strata, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Strata ...

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 Strata (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 Strata. 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 Strata ...

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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Strata.

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

Cemeteries Near Strata ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Strata.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Fair Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sentell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Sprague Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Panola Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cauthens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fannin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ganey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chesser Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ball Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Orme Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sawyer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hills Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mosleys Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sankey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Urquhart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Murrell 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 Strata had a population of 27 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Naftel   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Strata
 - Naftel had a post office and railroad service
Sellers   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Strata
 - Sellers had a post office and no railroad service
Lapine   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Strata
 - Lapine had a post office and railroad service
Ramer   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Strata
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Ramer had a post office and railroad service
Mount Carmel   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Strata
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Mount Carmel had a post office and no railroad service
Highland Home   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Strata
 - Highland Home had a post office and no railroad service
Ada   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Strata
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Ada had a post office and railroad service
Grady   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Strata
 - Grady 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 Strata. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Strata 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 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.

Strata is located in Montgomery County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Montgomery County: Autauga, Bullock, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon & Pike.

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

Montgomery     (The home county for Strata)
      Ramer   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Ada   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Grady   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Booth   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Perote   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Jack   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brantley   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Merrill Mill   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dozier   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Claud   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Benton   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Orion   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Troy   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Banks   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Furman   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Awin   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 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 Strata:

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 Montgomery 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      
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore 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    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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 Strata:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Strata.
      See our Misc Page for Strata for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Montgomery County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.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 that begins in Strata. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Strata) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Strata. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0346, Longitude: -86.2941     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Strata 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 Strata, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Strata.