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Younds Landing, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Younds Landing ...

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 Younds Landing (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 Younds Landing. 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.

Name Variations for Younds Landing ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Younds Landing.

  • Typical abbreviation for Younds Landing: Younds Lndg. (or less commonly used: Younds Lndng.)
  • While the name of this community is Younds Landing, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Younds Landing may originally have been Yound's Landing.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Younds Landing might be written as Yound Landing.

Newspapers Published in Younds Landing ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Younds Landing.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Younds Landing, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Younds Landing.

Cemeteries Near Younds Landing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Younds Landing.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Farrow Dennis Graveyard   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Benson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jacksons Gap Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Mask Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Spain Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Red Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lockhart Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shepard Graveyard   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tallapoosa County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW Benson - Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lovejoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S John Johnston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Holley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hillview Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Guthrie Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harper Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Eagle Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fishpond 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>

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

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

Island Home   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Younds Landing
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Island Home had a post office and no railroad service
Jacksons' Gap   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Younds Landing
 - 1895 population of 207 people (with 801 people in 2016)
 - Jacksons' Gap had a post office and railroad service
Dadeville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Younds Landing
 - 1895 population of 873 people (with 3,128 people in 2016)
 - Dadeville had a post office and railroad service
Agricola   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Younds Landing
 - Agricola had a post office and no railroad service
Kowaliga   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Younds Landing
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Kowaliga had a post office and no railroad service
Walnut Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Younds Landing
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Walnut Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Alexander City   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Younds Landing
 - 1895 population of 679 people (with 14,773 people in 2016)
 - Alexander City had a post office and railroad service
Thornton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Younds Landing
 - Thornton 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 Younds Landing. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Younds Landing 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Younds Landing is located in Tallapoosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tallapoosa County: Chambers, Clay, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Macon & Randolph.

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

Tallapoosa     (The home county for Younds Landing)
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      New Site   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Reeltown   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Penton   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Valley   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Motley   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ray   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Equality   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kent   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Claud   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Titus   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wetumpka   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coosada   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Millbrook   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Calebee   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sunshine Village   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Almond   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Troup (GA)
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - 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 Younds Landing:

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 Tallapoosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton 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      
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    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County:       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 Tallapoosa County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tallapoosa 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Tallapoosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Younds Landing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8218, Longitude: -85.8541     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Younds Landing 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 Younds Landing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Younds Landing.