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Adler, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Adler ...

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 Adler (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 Adler. 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 Adler ...

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 43 newspapers that have been published in the area around Adler.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Adler, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Adler.

Cemeteries Near Adler ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Adler.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Dobyne - Haggard Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Gilead Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Barnett Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Legal Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Paynes Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Ivey Cemetery [Map]      
  S Iveys Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Swann Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hepzibah Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bethlehem #2 Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bethlehem #1 Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Daniel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Farrer Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Gilead Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Campbellite Cemetery [Map]      
  S White Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Osburn Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  W Heiberger Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wooley Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Barron - Wells Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Medline Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Conwill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Griffin Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bethesda Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Scarborough Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Heard Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Waters Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Fuller Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lovelady Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  S Edwards Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Duff Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Adler had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Theo   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Adler
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Theo had a post office and no railroad service
Pinetucky   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Adler
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Pinetucky had a post office and no railroad service
Bethlehem   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Adler
 - Bethlehem had a post office and no railroad service
Levert   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Adler
 - Levert had a post office and no railroad service
Abercrombie   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Adler
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Abercrombie had a post office and no railroad service
Sprott   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Adler
 - Sprott had a post office and no railroad service
Jericho   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Adler
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Jericho had a post office and no railroad service
Oakmulgee   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Adler
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Oakmulgee 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 Adler. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Adler in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Adler is located in Perry County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Perry County: Bibb, Chilton, Dallas, Hale & Marengo.

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

Perry     (The home county for Adler)
      Sprott   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Marion   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      The Village   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jones   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Booth   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brent   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      East Town   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Selma   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Browns   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Safford   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Akron   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Benton   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Calera   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Helena   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Vance   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although 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 Adler:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives for Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Perry County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Perry County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Perry County

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 Alabama

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Adler ...

While our initial data for Adler came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Adler in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Adler.

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Adler:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Adler.
      See our Misc Page for Adler for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Perry County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Perry County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Adler. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7632, Longitude: -87.1683     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Adler 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 Adler, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Adler.


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