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Our Genealogical Helper for Sunset Park Estates ...

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 Sunset Park Estates (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 Sunset Park Estates. 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.

Name Variations for Sunset Park Estates ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Sunset Park Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Sunset Park Estates: Sunset Park Ests.

Newspapers Published in Sunset Park Estates ...

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 138 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sunset Park Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sunset Park Estates, there are papers which were published within 2 miles [3.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sunset Park Estates.

Cemeteries Near Sunset Park Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sunset Park Estates.

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 Sunset Park Estates covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Remount Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Larkin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Westcott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Williams and Lockhart Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Montgomery Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Glenn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rives Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wescott Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Kendal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Flora Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Eastwood Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Robinson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Big Roxanna Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Coosada Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Goodhope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Haggerty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Troy Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Augusta Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Stones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pinkston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Bingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Laurel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Doster Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Cantelous Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Hebron West Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Perrys Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wares Quarter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McKeithen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Harwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wetumpka City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Faith Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Memory Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Prattville Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Durdin 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 Sunset Park Estates in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sunset Park Estates.

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

Montgomery   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sunset Park Estates
 - 1895 population of 21,883 people (with 199,518 people in 2017)
 - Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
Jackson's Lake   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sunset Park Estates
 - Jackson's Lake had railroad service and no post office
Robinson Springs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sunset Park Estates
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Robinson Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Stone's   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sunset Park Estates
 - Stone's had railroad service and no post office
Elmore   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sunset Park Estates
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 1,306 people in 2017)
 - Elmore had a post office and railroad service
Barachias   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sunset Park Estates
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - Barachias had a post office and no railroad service
Catoma   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sunset Park Estates
 - Catoma had a post office and no railroad service
McGehee's   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sunset Park Estates
 - McGehee's had railroad service and no post office
Hope Hull   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sunset Park Estates
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Hope Hull had a post office and no railroad service
Wetumpka   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sunset Park Estates
 - 1895 population of 619 people (with 8,148 people in 2017)
 - Wetumpka had a post office and railroad service
Prattville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sunset Park Estates
 - 1895 population of 724 people (with 35,498 people in 2017)
 - Prattville had a post office and no railroad service
Snowdoun   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Sunset Park Estates
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Snowdoun 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 Sunset Park Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sunset Park Estates 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 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.

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

Montgomery     (The home county for Sunset Park Estates)
      New Town   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Capitol Heights   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Montgomery   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      English Village   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Booth   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jones   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Equality   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Honoraville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Claud   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Titus   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Benton   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kent   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Orion   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Sunset Park Estates:

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      
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa 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    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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    
Tallapoosa 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     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Montgomery County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunset Park Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4079, Longitude: -86.2872     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunset Park Estates 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:

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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 Sunset Park Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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