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Tallapoosa City, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Tallapoosa City ...

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 Tallapoosa City (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 Tallapoosa City. 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 Tallapoosa City ...

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 Tallapoosa City.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tallapoosa City, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tallapoosa City.

Cemeteries Near Tallapoosa City ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tallapoosa City.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Rosehill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Woodland Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Reeltown Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE St. John Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Salem Macon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Sharon Primitive Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hornsby Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Walker Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ramsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Neils Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Elam Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Friendship Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Guthrie Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harper Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bradford Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pentecost Cemetery   [Map]     
  N John Johnston Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Strahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Notasulga City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Antioch 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 Tallapoosa City in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Tallapoosa City.

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

Tallassee   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tallapoosa City
 - 1895 population of 1,413 people (with 4,759 people in 2016)
 - Tallassee had a post office and no railroad service
Franklin   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tallapoosa City
 - Franklin had railroad service and no post office
Kent   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tallapoosa City
 - Kent had a post office and no railroad service
Church Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Tallapoosa City
 - Church Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Chehaw   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tallapoosa City
 - Chehaw had railroad service and no post office
Good Hope   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Tallapoosa City
 - 1895 population of 83 people
 - Good Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Notasulga   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Tallapoosa City
 - 1895 population of 332 people (with 850 people in 2016)
 - Notasulga had a post office and railroad service
Shorter   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tallapoosa City
 - Shorter had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Tallapoosa City. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tallapoosa City 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Tallapoosa City is located in Tallapoosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tallapoosa County: Chambers, Clay, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Macon & Randolph.

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

Tallapoosa     (The home county for Tallapoosa City)
      East Tallassee   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      New Site   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Midway   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Penton   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Motley   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Equality   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Claud   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Titus   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Salem   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 - you should note 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 Tallapoosa City:

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 Tallapoosa 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      
Chambers 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    
Coosa 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      
Lee 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    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tallapoosa County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tallapoosa 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
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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 starting in Tallapoosa City. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tallapoosa City) 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 Tallapoosa City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tallapoosa City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tallapoosa City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5515, Longitude: -85.8486     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tallapoosa City 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 Tallapoosa City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tallapoosa City.