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Our Genealogy Helper for Alexander ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Alexander (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Alexander. 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.

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 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.

Alexander is located in Buncombe County.

To see how the shape of North Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Buncombe County: Haywood, Henderson, Madison, McDowell, Rutherford, Transylvania & Yancey.

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

  • Buncombe County     (The home county of Alexander)
    • Stoney Knob (3 miles [4.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoney Knob
      • Stoney Knob lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Alexander and is located in Buncombe County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoney Knob
    • Weaverville (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weaverville
      • Weaverville lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Alexander and is located in Buncombe County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,039 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weaverville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weaverville<2>
    • Woodfin (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodfin
      • Woodfin lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander and is located in Buncombe County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,679 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodfin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodfin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodfin<2>
    • Leicester (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leicester
      • Leicester lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander and is located in Buncombe County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leicester have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leicester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leicester<2>
    • West Asheville (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Asheville
      • West Asheville lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Alexander and is located in Buncombe County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Asheville
    • Asheville (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Asheville
      • Asheville lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander and is located in Buncombe County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 92,852 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asheville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Asheville<2>
    • Newfound (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newfound
      • Newfound lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander and is located in Buncombe County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newfound have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newfound
    • Beech (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beech
      • Beech lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Alexander and is located in Buncombe County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beech have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech
    • Acton (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acton
      • Acton lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Alexander and is located in Buncombe County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acton
    • Sandymush (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandymush
      • Sandymush lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Alexander and is located in Buncombe County
      • Sandymush has also been known as:
      • Sandy Mush
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandymush
    • Democrat (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Democrat
      • Democrat lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander and is located in Buncombe County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Democrat
    • Enka Village (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enka Village
      • Enka Village lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Alexander and is located in Buncombe County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enka Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enka Village
  • Haywood County
    • Canton (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
      • Canton lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander and is located in Haywood County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,369 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<2>
    • Morning Star (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morning Star
      • Morning Star lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander and is located in Haywood County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morning Star
    • West Canton (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Canton
      • West Canton lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander and is located in Haywood County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Canton
    • Clyde (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
      • Clyde lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander and is located in Haywood County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,308 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clyde<2>
    • Bethel (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel
      • Bethel lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander and is located in Haywood County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel
    • Lake Junaluska (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Junaluska
      • Lake Junaluska lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander and is located in Haywood County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Junaluska have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Junaluska
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Junaluska<2>
    • Hazelwood (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazelwood
      • Hazelwood lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander and is located in Haywood County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazelwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazelwood
    • Waynesville (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waynesville
      • Waynesville lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander and is located in Haywood County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,557 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waynesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waynesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesville<2>
    • Maggie Valley (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maggie Valley
      • Maggie Valley lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander and is located in Haywood County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maggie Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maggie Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maggie Valley<2>
  • Henderson County
    • Fletcher (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fletcher
      • Fletcher lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander and is located in Henderson County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,439 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fletcher have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fletcher
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fletcher<2>
    • Mills River (21 miles [33.8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mills River
      • Mills River lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Alexander and is located in Henderson County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,471 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mills River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mills River<2>
    • Naples (22 miles [35.4 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naples
      • Naples lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Alexander and is located in Henderson County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Naples have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naples
    • Gerton (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gerton
      • Gerton lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander and is located in Henderson County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gerton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gerton<2>
    • Holly Springs (24 miles [38.6 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Springs
      • Holly Springs lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Alexander and is located in Henderson County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Springs
    • Horse Shoe (24 miles [38.6 km] to the south)
    • Mountain Home (24 miles [38.6 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Home
      • Mountain Home lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Alexander and is located in Henderson County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Home have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Home
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain Home<2>
    • Cumberland Village (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland Village
      • Cumberland Village lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander and is located in Henderson County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumberland Village
    • Balfour (26 miles [41.8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Balfour
      • Balfour lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Alexander and is located in Henderson County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Balfour have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Balfour
    • Etowah (26 miles [41.8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Etowah
      • Etowah lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Alexander and is located in Henderson County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Etowah have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Etowah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Etowah<2>
    • Bat Cave (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Pinehurst (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinehurst
      • Pinehurst lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander and is located in Henderson County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinehurst have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinehurst
  • Jackson County
    • Balsam (31 miles [49.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Sylva (39 miles [62.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylva
      • Sylva lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander and is located in Jackson County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,739 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylva
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sylva<2>
    • Cullowhee (40 miles [64.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Tuckasegee (40 miles [64.4 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckasegee
      • Tuckasegee lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander and is located in Jackson County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuckasegee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckasegee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuckasegee<2>
    • Webster (40 miles [64.4 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webster
      • Webster lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander and is located in Jackson County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 386 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webster have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webster
  • Madison County
    • Rollins (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rollins
      • Rollins lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Alexander and is located in Madison County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rollins have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rollins
    • Marshall (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall
      • Marshall lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Alexander and is located in Madison County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 916 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marshall<2>
    • Ivy (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivy
      • Ivy lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander and is located in Madison County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivy
    • Mars Hill (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mars Hill
      • Mars Hill lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander and is located in Madison County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,881 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mars Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mars Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mars Hill<2>
    • Spring Creek (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Creek
      • Spring Creek lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexander and is located in Madison County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Creek
    • Trust (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trust
      • Trust lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Alexander and is located in Madison County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trust
    • Stackhouse (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stackhouse
      • Stackhouse lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexander and is located in Madison County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stackhouse have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stackhouse
    • Foster Creek (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foster Creek
      • Foster Creek lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Alexander and is located in Madison County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foster Creek
    • Bethel (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel
      • Bethel lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander and is located in Madison County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel
    • Chapel Hill (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel Hill
      • Chapel Hill lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Alexander and is located in Madison County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel Hill
    • White Rock (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Rock
      • White Rock lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Alexander and is located in Madison County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Rock
    • Hot Springs (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Springs
      • Hot Springs lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexander and is located in Madison County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 574 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hot Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hot Springs<2>
  • McDowell County
    • Moffitt Hill (26 miles [41.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moffitt Hill
      • Moffitt Hill lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Alexander and is located in McDowell County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moffitt Hill
    • Old Fort (26 miles [41.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Fort
      • Old Fort lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Alexander and is located in McDowell County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 924 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Fort
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Fort<2>
    • Lackey Town (27 miles [43.5 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lackey Town
      • Lackey Town lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Alexander and is located in McDowell County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lackey Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lackey Town
    • Greenlee (29 miles [46.7 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenlee
      • Greenlee lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Alexander and is located in McDowell County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenlee
    • Little Switzerland (32 miles [51.5 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Switzerland
      • Little Switzerland lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Alexander and is located in McDowell County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Switzerland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Switzerland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Little Switzerland<2>
    • Marion (35 miles [56.3 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Alexander and is located in McDowell County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,937 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<2>
    • Nebo (39 miles [62.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nebo
      • Nebo lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Alexander and is located in McDowell County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nebo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nebo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nebo<2>
  • Mitchell County
    • Bailey (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bailey
      • Bailey lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander and is located in Mitchell County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bailey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bailey
    • Relief (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Relief
      • Relief lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander and is located in Mitchell County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Relief have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Relief
    • Penland (33 miles [53.1 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penland
      • Penland lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander and is located in Mitchell County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Penland<2>
    • Bakersville (34 miles [54.7 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bakersville
      • Bakersville lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander and is located in Mitchell County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bakersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bakersville<2>
    • Spruce Pine (35 miles [56.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Pine
      • Spruce Pine lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander and is located in Mitchell County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,126 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Pine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spruce Pine<2>
  • Polk County
    • Mill Spring (38 miles [61.2 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Spring
      • Mill Spring lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander and is located in Polk County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Spring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mill Spring<2>
    • Columbus (39 miles [62.8 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
      • Columbus lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander and is located in Polk County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,007 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<2>
    • Tryon (40 miles [64.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tryon
      • Tryon lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander and is located in Polk County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,635 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tryon
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  • Rutherford County
    • Village of Chimney Rock Village (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village of Chimney Rock Village
      • Village of Chimney Rock Village lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander and is located in Rutherford County
      • Estimated population in 2015: 108 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village of Chimney Rock Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Village of Chimney Rock Village
    • Chimney Rock (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chimney Rock
      • Chimney Rock lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander and is located in Rutherford County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 116 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chimney Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chimney Rock<2>
    • Lake Lure (30 miles [48.3 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Lure
      • Lake Lure lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander and is located in Rutherford County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Lure have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Lure
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    • Union Mills (40 miles [64.4 km] to the east)
  • Transylvania County
    • Penrose (29 miles [46.7 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penrose
      • Penrose lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Alexander and is located in Transylvania County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penrose have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pisgah Forest (30 miles [48.3 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pisgah Forest
      • Pisgah Forest lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Alexander and is located in Transylvania County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pisgah Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Brevard (32 miles [51.5 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brevard
      • Brevard lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Alexander and is located in Transylvania County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,899 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brevard
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    • Balsam Grove (34 miles [54.7 km] to the south)
    • Cedar Mountain (38 miles [61.2 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Mountain
      • Cedar Mountain lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Alexander and is located in Transylvania County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rosman (39 miles [62.8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosman
      • Rosman lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Alexander and is located in Transylvania County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 624 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Yancey County
    • Murchison (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murchison
      • Murchison lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander and is located in Yancey County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murchison
    • Concord (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concord
      • Concord lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander and is located in Yancey County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concord have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord
    • Low Gap (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Low Gap
      • Low Gap lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander and is located in Yancey County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Low Gap
    • Burnsville (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnsville
      • Burnsville lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander and is located in Yancey County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,643 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
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    • Hamrick (25 miles [40.2 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamrick
      • Hamrick lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Alexander and is located in Yancey County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamrick
    • Celo (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Celo
      • Celo lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander and is located in Yancey County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Celo
    • Ramseytown (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramseytown
      • Ramseytown lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander and is located in Yancey County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramseytown
    • Micaville (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Micaville
      • Micaville lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander and is located in Yancey County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Micaville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Micaville<2>
    • Sioux (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sioux
      • Sioux lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander and is located in Yancey County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sioux
    • Green Mountain (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Newdale (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newdale
      • Newdale lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander and is located in Yancey County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newdale
    • Double Island (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Double Island
      • Double Island lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander and is located in Yancey County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Double Island
  • Cocke County (TN)
    • Tom Town (23 miles [37 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tom Town
      • Tom Town lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexander and is located in Cocke County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tom Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tom Town
    • Wolf Creek (23 miles [37 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolf Creek
      • Wolf Creek lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexander and is located in Cocke County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolf Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolf Creek
    • Del Rio (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest)
    • West Myers (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Myers
      • West Myers lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexander and is located in Cocke County
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,282 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Myers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hartford (29 miles [46.7 km] to the west)
    • Parrottsville (33 miles [53.1 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parrottsville
      • Parrottsville lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexander and is located in Cocke County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 283 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parrottsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parrottsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parrottsville<2>
    • Cosby (35 miles [56.3 km] to the west)
    • Jaybird (36 miles [57.9 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jaybird
      • Jaybird lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexander and is located in Cocke County
      • Estimated population in 2014: 3,299 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jaybird have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaybird
    • Newport (36 miles [57.9 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexander and is located in Cocke County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,894 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newport<2>
    • Bybee (38 miles [61.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Clevenger (39 miles [62.8 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clevenger
      • Clevenger lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexander and is located in Cocke County
      • Estimated population in 2014: 43,182 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clevenger have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clevenger
    • Bailey Town (40 miles [64.4 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bailey Town
      • Bailey Town lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexander and is located in Cocke County
      • Estimated population in 2014: 428 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bailey Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bailey Town
  • Greene County (TN)
    • Cedar Creek (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Creek
      • Cedar Creek lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexander and is located in Greene County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Creek
    • Camp Creek (27 miles [43.5 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Creek
      • Camp Creek lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Alexander and is located in Greene County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Creek
    • Water Fork Mill (29 miles [46.7 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Water Fork Mill
      • Water Fork Mill lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Alexander and is located in Greene County
      • Estimated population in 2014: 445 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Water Fork Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Water Fork Mill
    • Henshaw (31 miles [49.9 km] to the north) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henshaw
      • Henshaw was located 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Alexander and is located in Greene County
      • Estimated population in 2014: 470 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henshaw have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Horse Creek (32 miles [51.5 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Creek
      • Horse Creek lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Alexander and is located in Greene County
      • Estimated population in 2014: 284 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horse Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horse Creek
    • Greeneville (33 miles [53.1 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greeneville
      • Greeneville lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Alexander and is located in Greene County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,940 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greeneville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greeneville<2>
    • Pleasant View (33 miles [53.1 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
      • Pleasant View lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Alexander and is located in Greene County
      • Estimated population in 2014: 4,251 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View
    • Tusculum (33 miles [53.1 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tusculum
      • Tusculum lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Alexander and is located in Greene County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,669 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tusculum have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tusculum
    • Afton (34 miles [54.7 km] to the north)
    • Forest Hills (34 miles [54.7 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Hills
      • Forest Hills lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Alexander and is located in Greene County
      • Estimated population in 2014: 5,027 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Hills
    • Bolton Estates (35 miles [56.3 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolton Estates
      • Bolton Estates lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Alexander and is located in Greene County
      • Estimated population in 2014: 5,152 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolton Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolton Estates
    • Midway (38 miles [61.2 km] to the northwest)
  • Unicoi County (TN)
    • Clear Branch (25 miles [40.2 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Branch
      • Clear Branch lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Alexander and is located in Unicoi County
      • Former name for Clear Branch:
      • Kittyton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Branch
    • Ernestville (26 miles [41.8 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ernestville
      • Ernestville lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Alexander and is located in Unicoi County
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,311 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ernestville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ernestville
    • Banner Hill (32 miles [51.5 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banner Hill
      • Banner Hill lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Alexander and is located in Unicoi County
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Banner Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banner Hill
    • Bumpus Cove (32 miles [51.5 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bumpus Cove
      • Bumpus Cove lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Alexander and is located in Unicoi County
      • Estimated population in 2014: 729 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bumpus Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bumpus Cove
    • Erwin (33 miles [53.1 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erwin
      • Erwin lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Alexander and is located in Unicoi County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,854 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erwin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erwin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erwin<2>
    • Unicoi (37 miles [59.5 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unicoi
      • Unicoi lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander and is located in Unicoi County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,579 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unicoi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Unicoi<2>
  • Washington County (TN)
    • Nolichucky (31 miles [49.9 km] to the north) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nolichucky
      • Nolichucky was located 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Alexander and is located in Washington County
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 5,861 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nolichucky have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Telford (38 miles [61.2 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Telford
      • Telford lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Alexander and is located in Washington County
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 921 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Telford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Telford<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Alexander ...

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 89 newspapers that have been published in the area around Alexander.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Alexander:

  • 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.
    • Stories from North Carolina
    • Stories from Tennessee

Cemeteries Near Alexander ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Alexander.

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

  • Ashelawn Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ashelawn Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ashelawn Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashelawn Gardens
  • Garrison Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Garrison Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Garrison Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garrison Cemetery
  • Old Macedonia Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Macedonia Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Macedonia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Macedonia Cemetery
  • Olivett Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Olivett Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Olivett Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olivett Cemetery
  • Sheppard Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sheppard Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sheppard Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheppard Cemetery
  • Spurgeon Bullman Cemetery
  • Redmon Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Grandview Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Sprouse Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sprouse Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sprouse Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sprouse Cemetery
  • Sluder Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sluder Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sluder Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sluder Cemetery
  • Rhodes Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rhodes Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rhodes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhodes Cemetery
  • Capps Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Capps Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Capps Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capps Cemetery
  • Continue List   (874 more) ...
    • West Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the West Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the West Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Memorial Park
    • Rectors Chapel Cemetery
    • Roberson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Roberson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Roberson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roberson Cemetery

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Alexander had a post office and railroad service.

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

  • Alexander (Buncombe County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexander
    • Alexander lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Alexander and is located in Buncombe County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Alexander had a post office and railroad service
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  • Leicester (Buncombe County)
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    • Leicester lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander and is located in Buncombe County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 210 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Leicester had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leicester have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Juno (Buncombe County)
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    • Juno lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Alexander and is located in Buncombe County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Juno had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Juno have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Weaverville (Buncombe County)
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    • Weaverville lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Alexander and is located in Buncombe County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 216 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,039 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Weaverville had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Jupiter (Buncombe County)
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    • Jupiter lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander and is located in Buncombe County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jupiter had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jupiter have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Rollins (Madison County)
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    • Rollins lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Alexander and is located in Madison County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rollins had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rollins have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Grace (Buncombe County)
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    • Grace lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander and is located in Buncombe County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Grace had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Stocksville (Buncombe County)
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    • Stocksville lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander and is located in Buncombe County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 47 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Stocksville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stocksville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Flat Creek (Buncombe County)
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    • Flat Creek lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander and is located in Buncombe County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Flat Creek had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Canto (Buncombe County)
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    • Canto lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Alexander and is located in Buncombe County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Canto had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canto have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Emma (Buncombe County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emma
    • Emma lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Alexander and is located in Buncombe County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Emma had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emma have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Murphy Junction (Buncombe County)
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    • Murphy Junction lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander and is located in Buncombe County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Murphy Junction had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphy Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Marshall (Madison County)
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      • Marshall lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Alexander and is located in Madison County
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 203 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 916 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Marshall had a post office and railroad service
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    • Newfound (Buncombe County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newfound
      • Newfound lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander and is located in Buncombe County
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Newfound had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newfound have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sulphur Springs (Buncombe County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulphur Springs
      • Sulphur Springs lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Alexander and is located in Buncombe County
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sulphur Springs had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulphur Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Alexander. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alexander.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alexander) 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 Alexander. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlexanderOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alexander. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6985, Longitude: -82.6382    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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 Alexander, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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