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Anon, Georgia

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Our Genealogical Helper for Anon ...

So far, we have found very little information about Anon. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Anon to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Anon, please Contact Us.

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 Anon (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 Anon. 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 Anon ...

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 Anon.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Anon, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Anon.

Cemeteries Near Anon ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Anon.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Chafin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Faust Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Cliffords Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bridges Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clarks Station Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hill Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Earl Bolton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NW McCannon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Reece Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wynne Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Echols - Eckles Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE White Rock Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Newtown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rocky Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tiller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Noell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Beaverdam Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hobbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mallorysville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Atkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Milner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Thaxton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bray Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Philomath Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Washington - Wilkes Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ESE Twin Oak Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tignall Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Springfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lexington 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.

Anon itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

Vesta   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Anon
 - Vesta had a post office and no railroad service
Bessie - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bessie was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Anon
 - Bessie had railroad service and no post office
Sandy Cross   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Anon
 - Sandy Cross had a post office and no railroad service
Philomath   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Anon
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Philomath had a post office and no railroad service
Lina - Historic   [Map]
 - While Lina was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Anon
 - Lina had a post office and no railroad service
Tignall   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Anon
 - Tignall had a post office and no railroad service
Point Peter   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Anon
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Point Peter had a post office and no railroad service
Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Anon
 - 1895 population of 441 people (with 228 people in 2016)
 - Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
Washington   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Anon
 - 1895 population of 2,631 people (with 3,978 people in 2016)
 - Washington 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 Anon. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Anon 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 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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Anon is historic, it would have been located within present day Oglethorpe County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Oglethorpe County: Clarke, Elbert, Greene, Madison, Taliaferro & Wilkes.

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

Oglethorpe     (The home county for Anon)
      Palmetto   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Stephens   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Maxeys   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Arnoldsville   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cherokee Corner - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Statham   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Winterville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Athens   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elberton   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Goss   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dewy Rose   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Bowman   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Royston   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Franklin Springs   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Canon   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Carnesville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lavonia   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Durham Town   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Union Point   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Scull Shoals - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Siloam   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      White Plains   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sparta   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hartwell   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bowersville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Maretts   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Reed Creek   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Nicholson   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arcade   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Commerce   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Midway   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lincolnton   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Carlton   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Comer   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Colbert   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hull   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Dalton   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Danielsville   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ila   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Thomson   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Buckhead   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Smyrna   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bostwick   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Madison   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Watkinsville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bishop   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Overlook Village   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      High Shoals   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      North High Shoals   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bogart   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Osceola Village   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Crawfordville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sharon   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Norwood   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Camak   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mesena   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Warrenton   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jewell   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rayle   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      New Town   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Tignall   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Washington   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Tyrone   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Abbeville (SC)
      Calhoun Falls (SC)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lowndesville (SC)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lake Secession (SC)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Abbeville (SC)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Antreville (SC)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Anderson (SC)
      Iva (SC)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Holland Store (SC)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Starr (SC)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Greenwood (SC)
      Troy (SC)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bradley (SC)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
McCormick (SC)
      Mount Carmel (SC)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Willington (SC)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      McCormick (SC)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Plum Branch (SC)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Parksville (SC)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 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 Anon:

These websites are specific to Georgia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Georgia Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Georgia to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Oglethorpe County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barrow County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hancock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hart County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McDuffie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Oconee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Taliaferro County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Warren County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilkes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Abbeville County (SC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Anderson County (SC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greenwood County (SC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
McCormick County (SC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Georgia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Georgia,     of Oglethorpe County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Georgia     Cemetery Wiki for Georgia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Georgia

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 Georgia
Also see ...
      South Carolina

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Anon ...

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

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 Anon:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
1883 Map, unknown title/publisher - shows location of Anon
The GNIS database contains an entry for Anon.
      See our Misc Page for Anon for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Georgia

About Oglethorpe County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Oglethorpe County:

The official website for State of Georgia:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Anon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Anon. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Anon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8685, Longitude: -82.9257     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Anon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Anon.