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Emerson, Georgia
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Our Genealogical Helper for Emerson ...

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 Emerson (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 Emerson. 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 Emerson ...

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 Emerson.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Emerson, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Emerson.

Cemeteries Near Emerson ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Emerson.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Emerson City Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Damascus - Bartow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Friendship Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dobbs Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Allatoona - Universalist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sunset Memory Gardens   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Douthit Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McKinney Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Macedonia Cemetery (Old)   [Map]     
  ENE Old Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Furnace - Goodson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Church of God of the Union Assembly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pettit Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wade Chapel Holiness Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mountain View Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Harmony Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Center Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Leachman - Johnsey Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rowland Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Etowah Valley Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Lucas Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW John J Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Northcutt - Pyron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shady Grove Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cowan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chitwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Corbin - Kay Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Benham Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rowland Springs Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Guyton Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Allatoona Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Chastain Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Grogan - House Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE George Washington Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shinall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Styles Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Raccoon Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Stidham - Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Narroway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mars Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rolling Hills Memory Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lovingood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Burge Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Morgan Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cassville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stamp Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Miller Chapel Independent Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Aubrey Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stephenson Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brookshire Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brandon Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stilesboro Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Sproull Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cornerstone Independent Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WSW Floyd Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fairfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pine Ridge Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kennesaw City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Leonard Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  N White Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Woffords Crossroads Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Euharlee Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Black Pioneers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Euharlee Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Zion 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 Emerson in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Emerson.

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

Allatoona   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Emerson
 - 1895 population of 69 people
 - Allatoona had a post office and railroad service
Cartersville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Emerson
 - 1895 population of 3,171 people (with 20,978 people in 2017)
 - Cartersville had a post office and railroad service
Ladds   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Emerson
 - Ladds had railroad service and no post office
Crowville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Emerson
 - Crowville had a post office and no railroad service
Acworth   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Emerson
 - 1895 population of 815 people (with 22,698 people in 2017)
 - Acworth had a post office and railroad service
Rodgers   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Emerson
 - Rodgers had railroad service and no post office
Corbin   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Emerson
 - Corbin had a post office and no railroad service
Roxana   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Emerson
 - Roxana 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 Emerson. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Emerson 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 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.

Emerson is located in Bartow County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bartow County: Cherokee, Cobb, Floyd, Gordon, Paulding, Pickens & Polk.

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

Bartow     (The home county for Emerson)
      Cartersville   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Interchange Village   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cassville   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      White   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Euharlee   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Taylorsville   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rydal   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Adairsville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Villa Rica   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hart Town   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Temple   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bowdon Junction   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Payne   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Holly Springs   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lebanon   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Canton   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Waleska   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hickory Flat   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Buffington   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      White City   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Worley Crossroads   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ball Ground   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Nelson   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Acworth   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Kennesaw   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Macland   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Marietta   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Powder Springs   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Fair Oaks   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Sturbridge Village   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clarkdale   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Smyrna   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Austell   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Furniture City   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Mableton   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Dunwoody   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Peachtree   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brookhaven   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chamblee   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      North Atlanta   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Doraville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Druid Hills   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      North Druid Hills   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Turner Village   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      North Decatur   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clarkston   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lithia Springs   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Douglasville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Springwood Village   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Windwood Village   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Winston   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tyree   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Silver Creek   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Lindale   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rome   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mount Berry   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Armuchee   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cave Spring   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coosa   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cumming   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Silver City   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mountain Park   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Roswell   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Milton   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sandy Springs   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Alpharetta   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Buckhead   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Johns Creek   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vine City   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Atlanta   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cabbage Town   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fort McPherson   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Whitestone   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fairmount   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Plainville   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ranger   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Calhoun   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      New Town   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Damascus   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Resaca   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sugar Valley   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hill City   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elmside Village   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Peachtree Corners   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Berkeley Lake   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Norcross   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Danbury Village   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Duluth   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Friendly Village of Crooked Creek   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Suwanee   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lilburn   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mountain Park   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Felton   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Buchanan   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Waco   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Budapest   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tallapoosa   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ball Ground   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Braswell   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hiram   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tate   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Marble Hill   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Talking Rock   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Big Canoe   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Braswell   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rockmart   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Aragon   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Cedartown   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Esom Hill   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Cherokee (AL)
      Grantville (AL) - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kirk's Grove (AL)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 Emerson:

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 Bartow County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Carroll County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cobb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Douglas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Forsyth County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fulton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gilmer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gordon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gwinnett County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Murray County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Paulding County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Georgia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Georgia,     of Bartow 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 Diaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Emerson ...

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

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

1895 Map, unknown title/publisher - shows location of Emerson
We have found Emerson in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Emerson for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Emerson.
      See our Misc Page for Emerson for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Georgia

About Bartow County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bartow County:

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Emerson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Emerson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Emerson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1271, Longitude: -84.7567     [Map].

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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 Emerson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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