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Tuskegee, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Tuskegee ...

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 Tuskegee (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 Tuskegee. 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 the area of Tuskegee ...

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 52 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tuskegee.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Tuskegee. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Tuskegee and those printed in the larger area surrounding Tuskegee.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> of Tuskegee.

Cemeteries Near Tuskegee ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tuskegee.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rush Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ashdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tuskegee Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Cloud Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Green - Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Andrews Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ligon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Little Texas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McCrary Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Elam Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Neils Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ramsey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fort Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Whitlow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. John Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bradford Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Darlington Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Notasulga City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Woodland Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Sweet Gum Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cole Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sweet Pilgrim Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Elam Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Walker Chapel 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 Tuskegee had a population of 1,803 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Tuskegee had a population of 8,722 people.

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

Chehaw   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tuskegee
 - Chehaw had railroad service and no post office
Franklin   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Tuskegee
 - Franklin had railroad service and no post office
Cotton Valley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Tuskegee
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Cotton Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Alliance   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tuskegee
 - Alliance had a post office and no railroad service
Notasulga   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Tuskegee
 - 1895 population of 332 people (with 850 people in 2016)
 - Notasulga had a post office and railroad service
Warriorstand   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tuskegee
 - 1895 population of 215 people
 - Warriorstand had a post office and no railroad service
La Place   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tuskegee
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - La Place had a post office and no railroad service
Fort Davis   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Tuskegee
 - Fort Davis 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 Tuskegee. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tuskegee 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 doctors 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.

Tuskegee is located in Macon County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Macon County: Bullock, Elmore, Lee, Montgomery, Russell & Tallapoosa.

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

Macon     (The home county for Tuskegee)
      Franklin   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Comer   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Midway   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Smuteye   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Perote   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Valley   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Equality   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Claud   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Salem   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Town   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Orion   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Meeksville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Seale   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 Tuskegee:

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 Macon County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour 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    
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    
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    
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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 Tuskegee:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Tuskegee in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Tuskegee for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Tuskegee.
      See our Misc Page for Tuskegee for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Macon County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Tuskegee. 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 beginning in Tuskegee. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tuskegee) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tuskegee. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tuskegee

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tuskegee. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4192, Longitude: -85.6793     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tuskegee 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 Tuskegee, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tuskegee.