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Three Notch, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Three Notch ...

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 Three Notch (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 Three Notch. 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 Three Notch ...

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 89 newspapers that have been published in the area around Three Notch.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Three Notch, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Three Notch.

Cemeteries Near Three Notch ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Three Notch.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Three Notch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Azure Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Johnston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kendrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Peniel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ridgeley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Jericho Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW McGrady Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mallard Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ox Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Lydia Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Elizabeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Walter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Antioch Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Perpetual Care Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Dasinger Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shepherd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Seay Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Andrew Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Provo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Glenford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moultrie Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Center Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ramah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brown Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Paul Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sardis 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Three Notch had a population of 62 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Pine Grove   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Three Notch
 - Pine Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Midway   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Three Notch
 - 1895 population of 612 people (with 476 people in 2016)
 - Midway had a post office and railroad service
Enon   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Three Notch
 - Enon had a post office and no railroad service
Aberfoil   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Three Notch
 - 1895 population of 65 people
 - Aberfoil had a post office and no railroad service
Suspension   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Three Notch
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Suspension had a post office and railroad service
Union Springs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Three Notch
 - 1895 population of 2,049 people (with 3,749 people in 2016)
 - Union Springs had a post office and railroad service
Mount Andrew   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Three Notch
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Mount Andrew had a post office and no railroad service
Guerryton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Three Notch
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Guerryton had a post office and railroad service
Inverness   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Three Notch
 - Inverness had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Three Notch. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Three Notch 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.

Three Notch is located in Bullock County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bullock County: Barbour, Macon, Montgomery, Pike & Russell.

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

Bullock     (The home county for Three Notch)
      Midway   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Perote   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Comer   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clio   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eufaula   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Screamer   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Graball   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Salem   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grady   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ada   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Banks   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Orion   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Troy   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kent   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Seale   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Holy Trinity   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Chattahoochee (GA)
      Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Quitman (GA)
      Georgetown (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Stewart (GA)
      Omaha (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 Three Notch:

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 Bullock County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour 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    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattahoochee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stewart County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Three Notch ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Bullock County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Three Notch. 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' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Three Notch. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Three Notch) 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 Three Notch. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Three Notch

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Three Notch. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1063, Longitude: -85.5791     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Three Notch 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 Three Notch, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Three Notch.