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Our Genealogical Helper for Musket Ridge ...

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 Musket Ridge (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 Musket Ridge. 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 Musket Ridge ...

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 Musket Ridge.

  • Typical abbreviation for Musket Ridge: Musket Rdg. (or less commonly used: Musket Rdge. or Musket Ridg.)

Newspapers Published in Musket Ridge ...

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 8 newspapers that have been published in the area around Musket Ridge.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Musket Ridge, there are papers which were published within 7 miles [11.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Musket Ridge.

Cemeteries Near Musket Ridge ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Musket Ridge.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dallas Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Cochran Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Flint Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Moon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shipp - Old Lost Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fairfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Gann Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Crocker - Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bullard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Post Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kemp Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old High Shoals Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW High Shoals Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Sorrells Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Duke Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Powder Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Macland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Echols Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rocky Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Narroway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Allatoona Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harmony Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Powder Springs Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Powder Springs City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Powder Springs Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mars Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Willow Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW White Oak Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Star of Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Davenport Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chastain Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Pine Log Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sweetwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Perkerson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Conger Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cheney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Big Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dugger Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Flemister Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jones Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cheatham Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cheatham Hills Memorial Park   [Map]     
  E New Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pine Ridge Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Morgan Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Grogan - House Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Liberty 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.<2>

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

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

New Hope   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Musket Ridge
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Dallas   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Musket Ridge
 - 1895 population of 455 people (with 13,237 people in 2017)
 - Dallas had a post office and railroad service
Etta - Historic   [Map]
 - While Etta was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Musket Ridge
 - Etta had a post office and no railroad service
Hiram   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Musket Ridge
 - 1895 population of 156 people (with 3,984 people in 2017)
 - Hiram had a post office and railroad service
Story - Historic   [Map]
 - While Story was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Musket Ridge
 - Story had a post office and no railroad service
Roxana   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Musket Ridge
 - Roxana had a post office and no railroad service
Lost Mountain   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Musket Ridge
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Lost Mountain had a post office and no railroad service
Remus   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Musket Ridge
 - Remus 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 Musket Ridge. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Musket Ridge 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Musket Ridge is located in Paulding County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Paulding County: Bartow, Carroll, Cobb, Douglas, Haralson & Polk.

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

Paulding     (The home county for Musket Ridge)
      Dallas   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hiram   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Braswell   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Emerson   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cartersville   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Taylorsville   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Euharlee   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cassville   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Interchange Village   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      White   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Rydal   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Adairsville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Villa Rica   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hart Town   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Temple   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bowdon Junction   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mount Zion   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Whitesburg   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bowdon   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Roopville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Payne   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lebanon   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Holly Springs   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Hickory Flat   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Canton   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Buffington   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Waleska   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Worley Crossroads   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ball Ground   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nelson   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Forest Park   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Conley   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Riverdale   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lake City   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Morrow   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ellenwood   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jonesboro   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rex   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Irondale   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Macland   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Powder Springs   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Acworth   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clarkdale   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Kennesaw   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Austell   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Furniture City   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fair Oaks   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Marietta   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mableton   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Smyrna   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brookside Village   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Vinings   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sargent   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Newnan   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Newnan   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brookhaven   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dunwoody   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      North Atlanta   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chamblee   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Druid Hills   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      North Druid Hills   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Peachtree   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Turner Village   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Doraville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      North Decatur   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Scottdale   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gresham Park   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lithia Springs   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Douglasville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Springwood Village   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Winston   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Windwood Village   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Tyree   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tyrone   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tinsley Mill Village   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Peachtree City   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      McIntosh Village   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Silver Creek   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lindale   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rome   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mount Berry   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cave Spring   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Armuchee   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Coosa   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sandy Springs   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Mountain Park   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Buckhead   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Vine City   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Roswell   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fort McPherson   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chattahoochee Hills   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Atlanta   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cabbage Town   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      College Park   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Red Oak   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Union City   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fairmount   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Plainville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ranger   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Calhoun   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Elmside Village   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Peachtree Corners   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Danbury Village   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Norcross   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Berkeley Lake   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Duluth   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lilburn   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mountain Park   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Friendly Village of Crooked Creek   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Buchanan   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Felton   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Waco   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Budapest   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tallapoosa   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Stockbridge   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tate   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Braswell   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rockmart   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Aragon   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cedartown   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Esom Hill   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Cherokee (AL)
      Rock Run (AL)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Cleburne (AL)
      Muscadine (AL)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Borden Springs (AL)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fruithurst (AL)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - 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 Musket Ridge:

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 Paulding County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bartow County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clayton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cobb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coweta 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    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fulton 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    
Henry 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    
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<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Musket Ridge. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Musket Ridge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Musket Ridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9373, Longitude: -84.7902     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Musket Ridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Musket Ridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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