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Waverly, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Waverly ...

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 Waverly (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 Waverly. 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 Waverly ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Waverly.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Waverly, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Waverly.

Cemeteries Near Waverly ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Waverly.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Mt. Traveler Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Waverly Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Rowells Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Maddox Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith - Willoughby Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Gold Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Peace & Goodwill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Meadows - Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Roxana Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Roxanna Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Daniel - Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ridge Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Sinai Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Farmville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McCord Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Frank McGuire Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oak Bowery Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Spratling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sturkie Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Holley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Loachapoka Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pine Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fargason Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Luke CME Church Cemetery<3>   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Slaughters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Westwood Drive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Langley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dean - Shirley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tallapoosa County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cherry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. John United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Lockhart 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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Waverly had a population of 185 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Waverly had a population of 148 people.

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

Gold Hill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Waverly
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Gold Hill had a post office and railroad service
Roxana   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Waverly
 - Roxana had a post office and no railroad service
Camp Hill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Waverly
 - 1895 population of 366 people (with 975 people in 2016)
 - Camp Hill had a post office and railroad service
Mary   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Waverly
 - Mary had a post office and no railroad service
Judson   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Waverly
 - Judson had a post office and no railroad service
Loachapoka   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Waverly
 - 1895 population of 357 people (with 199 people in 2016)
 - Loachapoka had a post office and railroad service
Oak Bowery   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Waverly
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Oak Bowery had a post office and no railroad service
Auburn   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Waverly
 - 1895 population of 1,440 people (with 63,118 people in 2016)
 - Auburn 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 Waverly. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Waverly 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.

Waverly is primarily located in Lee County. A portion of Waverly extends into Chambers County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lee County: Chambers, Macon, Russell, Tallapoosa, Harris (GA) & Muscogee (GA).

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

Lee     (The home county for Waverly)
      The Bottle   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Penton   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Valley   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Motley   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ray   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Equality   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kent   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Claud   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Almond   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Seale   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      East Tallassee   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hamilton (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Waverly:

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 Lee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chambers 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      
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph 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    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Lee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waverly. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7333, Longitude: -85.5762     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waverly 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>CME is an abbreviation for the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

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<4>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 Waverly, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Waverly.