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Tuskugu, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Tuskugu ...

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 Tuskugu (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 Tuskugu. 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 Tuskugu ...

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 Tuskugu.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tuskugu, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tuskugu.

Cemeteries Near Tuskugu ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tuskugu.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Glenn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Rives Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Faith Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Haggerty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Harwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wetumpka City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Pine View Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  W Bibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Marshall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Goodhope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Hebron West Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Coosada Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wescott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Laurel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tunnell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bachelor Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Mt. Canaan Missionary Baptist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Thelma Baptist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McKeithen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Eastwood Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Augusta Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Bingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wetumpka Church of God Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Ross Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Remount Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Larkin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wares Quarter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Little Flock Cemetery   [Map]     
  W County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Billingslea Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Marshall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Nazareth Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  


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 Tuskugu in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Tuskugu.

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

Wetumpka   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Tuskugu
 - 1895 population of 619 people (with 8,219 people in 2016)
 - Wetumpka had a post office and railroad service
Elmore   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tuskugu
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 1,307 people in 2016)
 - Elmore had a post office and railroad service
Jackson's Lake   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tuskugu
 - Jackson's Lake had railroad service and no post office
Robinson Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Tuskugu
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Robinson Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Deatsville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tuskugu
 - 1895 population of 112 people (with 1,157 people in 2016)
 - Deatsville had a post office and railroad service
Montgomery   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Tuskugu
 - 1895 population of 21,883 people (with 200,022 people in 2016)
 - Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
Holtville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tuskugu
 - Holtville had a post office and no railroad service
Dexter   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tuskugu
 - Dexter 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 Tuskugu. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tuskugu 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Tuskugu is located in Elmore County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Elmore County: Autauga, Chilton, Coosa, Macon, Montgomery & Tallapoosa.

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

Elmore     (The home county for Tuskugu)
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Claud   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Titus   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Booth   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jones   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Equality   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burkville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lowndesboro   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hayneville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Letohatchee   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mosses   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sandy Ridge   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Benton   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gordonville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fort Deposit   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Town   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gibbs Village   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Young Forte Village   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hope Hull   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pintlala   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Kent   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Orion   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 websites either 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 Tuskugu:

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 Elmore 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    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lee 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    
Montgomery 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 Elmore County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Elmore 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 ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Elmore County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Elmore County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tuskugu. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5043, Longitude: -86.2541     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tuskugu 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 Tuskugu, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tuskugu.