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Yarbrough, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Yarbrough ...

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 Yarbrough (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 Yarbrough. 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 Yarbrough ...

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 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Yarbrough.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Yarbrough, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Yarbrough.

Cemeteries Near Yarbrough ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Yarbrough.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Bolton Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lamb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Burrell Chapel AME Church Cemetery<2>   [Map]     
  S John Calhoun Tillery Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Hephzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Pitts Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW County Line Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Flint Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mechanicsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sweet Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  NNE Glass Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairfax Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rehobeth Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hall Memorial CME Church Cemetery<4>   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNE Langdale Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cusseta Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Huguley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Memory Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Hope CME Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Greenwood Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Billingslea Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shawmut Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Simms Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Morris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Penn Young Gravesite   [Map]     
  N Oak Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethel Mission Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rest Haven Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  E Old Smyrna Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Eastview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Robertson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Hill 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.<5>

While we didn't find Yarbrough in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Yarbrough.

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

Beulah   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Yarbrough
 - 1895 population of 118 people
 - Beulah had a post office and no railroad service
Mechanicsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Yarbrough
 - Mechanicsville had a post office and no railroad service
Osanippa   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Yarbrough
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Osanippa had a post office and no railroad service
River View   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Yarbrough
 - River View had a post office and no railroad service
Cusseta   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Yarbrough
 - 1895 population of 98 people (with 123 people in 2016)
 - Cusseta had a post office and railroad service
Salem   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Yarbrough
 - 1895 population of 166 people
 - Salem had a post office and railroad service
Chewacla   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Yarbrough
 - Chewacla had a post office and no railroad service
Mountain Hill (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Yarbrough
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Mountain Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Tuckersburg   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Yarbrough
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Tuckersburg had a post office and railroad service
Opelika   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Yarbrough
 - 1895 population of 3,703 people (with 29,869 people in 2016)
 - Opelika 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 Yarbrough. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Yarbrough 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.

Yarbrough is located in Lee 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 Yarbrough. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Yarbrough:

Lee     (The home county for Yarbrough)
      Salem   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Smith's Station   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Smiths   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Valley   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Penton   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Motley   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Almond   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Phenix City   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fontaine Village   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fort Mitchell   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Seale   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Holy Trinity   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tallapoosa City   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Site   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattahoochee (GA)
      Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Heineburg Village (GA) - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cusseta (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cataula (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hamilton (GA)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pine Mountain Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ellerslie (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Waverly Hall (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Shiloh (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Corinth (GA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Meriwether (GA)
      Warm Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Harris City (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Manchester (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greenville (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lone Oak (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Woodbury (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Muscogee (GA)
      Fortson (GA)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bibb City (GA)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      City Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Columbus (GA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Midland (GA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Baker Village (GA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Upatoi (GA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Stewart (GA)
      Omaha (GA)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Talbot (GA)
      Box Springs (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Woodland (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Geneva (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Talbotton (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Mountville (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hogansville (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 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 Yarbrough:

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:

Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay 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    
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    
Chattahoochee County (GA):       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    
Meriwether County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stewart County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talbot 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Yarbrough. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7160, Longitude: -85.1991     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Yarbrough have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>AME is an abbreviation for the African Methodist Episcopal Church

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<3>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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<4>CME is an abbreviation for the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

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<5>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 Yarbrough, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Yarbrough.