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Our Genealogical Helper for Manchester ...

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 Manchester (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 Manchester. 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 the area of Manchester ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Manchester.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Manchester. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Manchester and those printed in the larger area surrounding Manchester.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 23 miles [37 km]<1> of Manchester.

Cemeteries Near Manchester ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Manchester.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Manchester Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pineview Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Judson - Bulloch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Valley Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Valley Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Warm Springs City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Tramell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sardis Meethodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE See Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Reedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Miller - Holmes Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE West Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bowman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NE Alford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Waddell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gilbert Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Reaves Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Copland Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Matthews Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Walker Memory Garden   [Map]     
  N Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bluff Spring CME Methodist Church Cemetery<3>   [Map]     
  ESE Flint River Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Riggins Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ware Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Clemens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Coplan - Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Caldwell - Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Spring Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McKee 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>

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

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

Bullochville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bullochville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Manchester
 - Bullochville had a post office and no railroad service
Chalybeate Springs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Manchester
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Chalybeate Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Warm Springs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Manchester
 - 1895 population of 151 people (with 402 people in 2017)
 - Warm Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Shiloh   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Manchester
 - 1895 population of 122 people (with 472 people in 2017)
 - Shiloh had a post office and railroad service
Raleigh   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Manchester
 - Raleigh had a post office and railroad service
Belleview   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Manchester
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Belleview had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Manchester
 - 1895 population of 91 people
 - Pleasant Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Harris City   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Manchester
 - Harris City had a post office and no railroad service
Woodbury   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Manchester
 - 1895 population of 369 people (with 895 people in 2017)
 - Woodbury 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 Manchester. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Manchester 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 and 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.

Manchester is primarily located in Meriwether County. A portion of Manchester extends into Talbot County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Meriwether County: Coweta, Harris, Pike, Spalding, Talbot, Troup & Upson.

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

Meriwether     (The home county for Manchester)
      Warm Springs   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Harris City   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Woodbury   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gay   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lone Oak   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Luthersville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Heineburg Village - Historic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fort Benning   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Haralson   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Grantville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Smith City   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moreland   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Senoia   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jade Lake Village   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Turin   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sharpsburg   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      East Newnan   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Newnan   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Musella   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Roberta   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brooks   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Woolsey Woods   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Peachtree City   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Woolsey   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Inman   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tinsley Mill Village   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      McIntosh Village   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Pine Mountain Valley   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pine Mountain   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Waverly Hall   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ellerslie   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Cataula   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pine Lake   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Corinth   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Glenn   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Aldora   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Barnesville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Milner   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Culloden   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Upatoi   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Midland   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fortson   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bibb City   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      City Village   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Columbus   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Baker Village   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Molena   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Concord   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hilltop   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Meansville   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Zebulon   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Williamson   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Concord   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Orchard Hill   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Griffin   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      East Griffin   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Experiment   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sunny Side   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Talbotton   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Junction City   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Box Springs   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Howard   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Mauk   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Butler   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rupert   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Reynolds   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mountville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pioneer Village   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      LaGrange   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Asta Village   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hogansville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brays Lakeview   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Lake Village   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Point   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Abbottsford   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Barker Spring   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sunset Village   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hannahs Mill   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lincoln Park   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      The Rock   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Salem   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Yatesville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Chambers (AL)
      Eady City (AL)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Valley (AL)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Plant City (AL)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lanett (AL)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Huguley (AL)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Evansville (AL)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      McCosh Mill (AL) - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Standing Rock (AL)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cusseta (AL)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fredonia (AL)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lee (AL)
      Smiths (AL)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Smith's Station (AL)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Salem (AL)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Russell (AL)
      Phenix City (AL)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fontaine Village (AL)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ladonia (AL)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 helpful 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 it should be mentioned 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 Manchester:

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 Meriwether County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Chattahoochee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coweta County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crawford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harris County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Muscogee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Schley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Spalding County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talbot County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Taylor County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Troup County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Upson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Georgia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Georgia,     of Meriwether 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Georgia

About Meriwether County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Manchester:

The official website for State of Georgia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Manchester. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Manchester) 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 Manchester. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Manchester

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Manchester. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8566, Longitude: -84.6330     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Manchester 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:

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

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