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Our Genealogical Helper for Relay ...

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 Relay (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 Relay. 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 Relay ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Relay.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Relay, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Relay.

Cemeteries Near Relay ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Relay.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Damascus Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Bobo Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ware Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Six Mile Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Polk Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNW Birdsong Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Vanns Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Live Oak Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Wax Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Silver Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chubb Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Vanns Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Northview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Northview Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wimberly Hill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Flint Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Flat Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Culver Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW South Side Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethlehem Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bush Arbor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Community Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Mt. Tabor Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Spring Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Mountain End Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Floyd Memory Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cedar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hemphill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hightower Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dickerson Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Davis Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Alford - Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rodeph Sholom Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Myrtle Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shadyside Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mountain Spring 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 Relay in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Relay.

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

Lake Creek   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Relay
 - Lake Creek had a post office and railroad service
Brice   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Relay
 - Brice had railroad service and no post office
Reeseburg   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Relay
 - Reeseburg had a post office and no railroad service
Seney   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Relay
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Seney had a post office and railroad service
Silver Creek   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Relay
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Silver Creek had a post office and railroad service
Cedartown   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Relay
 - 1895 population of 1,625 people (with 9,939 people in 2017)
 - Cedartown had a post office and railroad service
Grady - Historic   [Map]
 - While Grady was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Relay
 - Grady had a post office and railroad service
Hamlet - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hamlet was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Relay
 - Hamlet had a post office and railroad service
Chulio   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Relay
 - Chulio had a post office and no railroad service
Lindale   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Relay
 - Lindale had a post office and no railroad service
Cunningham   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Relay
 - Cunningham had railroad service and no post office
Landers - Historic   [Map]
 - While Landers was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Relay
 - Landers had a post office and no railroad service
Fish   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Relay
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Fish 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 Relay. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Relay 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.

Relay is located in Floyd County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Floyd County: Cherokee (AL), Bartow, Chattooga, Gordon, Polk & Walker.

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

Floyd     (The home county for Relay)
      Silver Creek   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Lindale   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cave Spring   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rome   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mount Berry   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Coosa   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Armuchee   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Taylorsville   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Euharlee   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cassville   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cartersville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Adairsville   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Emerson   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Interchange Village   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      White   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rydal   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Temple   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hart Town   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Villa Rica   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bowdon Junction   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mount Zion   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bowdon   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lyerly   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Berryton   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Summerville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Trion   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Menlo   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cloudland   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Payne   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Holly Springs   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lebanon   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Waleska   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Acworth   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Macland   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kennesaw   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Powder Springs   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clarkdale   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Austell   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Marietta   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Furniture City   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fair Oaks   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mableton   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Winston   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Douglasville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Springwood Village   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Windwood Village   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lithia Springs   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tyree   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Plainville   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Calhoun   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sugar Valley   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Damascus   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Resaca   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hill City   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fairmount   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ranger   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Felton   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Buchanan   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Budapest   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tallapoosa   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Waco   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Braswell   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Hiram   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cedartown   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Aragon   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rockmart   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Braswell   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Esom Hill   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Calhoun (AL)
      Dailey (AL)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Goshen (AL) - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Piedmont (AL)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Abernathy (AL) - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Nances Creek (AL)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Collins (AL) - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Merrellton (AL)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Adelia (AL) - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Germania Springs (AL) - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jacksonville (AL)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      White Plains (AL)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Booker T City (AL)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Iron City (AL)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Cherokee (AL)
      Grantville (AL) - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kirk's Grove (AL)   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rock Run (AL)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Howells Crossroads (AL)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cedar Springs (AL) - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Spring Garden (AL)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gaylesville (AL)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Cedar Bluff (AL)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coloma (AL) - Historic   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Broomtown (AL)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Centre (AL)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Turkey Town (AL) - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Berry Springs (AL) - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Cleburne (AL)
      Borden Springs (AL)   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Muscadine (AL)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fruithurst (AL)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Edwardsville (AL)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Heflin (AL)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ranburne (AL)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Arbacoochee (AL)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
DeKalb (AL)
      Lickskillet (AL)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dog Town (AL)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alpine (AL)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Vernon (AL)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fort Payne (AL)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cordell (AL) - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Douglas (AL)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mentone (AL)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Valley Head (AL)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Collinsville (AL)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Etowah (AL)
      Banner (AL)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ballplay (AL)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coato Bend (AL) - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coat's Bend (AL)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hokes Bluff (AL)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Turkeytown (AL)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Relay:

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 Floyd 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    
Chattooga 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    
Douglas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gordon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Paulding County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Georgia:

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

Visit our Community Index for Georgia

About Floyd County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Floyd County:

The official website for State of Georgia:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Relay. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0990, Longitude: -85.1916     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Relay 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>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 Relay, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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