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Alabama Shores, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Alabama Shores ...

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 Alabama Shores (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 Alabama Shores. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Name Variations for Alabama Shores ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Alabama Shores.

  • Typical abbreviation for Alabama Shores: Alabama Shrs.

Newspapers Published in Alabama Shores ...

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 50 newspapers that have been published in the area around Alabama Shores.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Alabama Shores, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Alabama Shores.

Cemeteries Near Alabama Shores ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Alabama Shores.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE McKiernan Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Kernachan Cemetery [Map]      
  W Whitamore Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Peden Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Pearsall Cemetery [Map]      
  E Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Jones Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Stanley Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Huff Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery [Map]      
  N Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cole Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Tate - Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Faircloth Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Price Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Douglass Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Harden Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Peck Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Harrison Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  WNW Price Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Adams Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Glendale Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mayers Cemetery [Map]      
  N McGee Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shaw Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hale Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Kachelman Cemetery [Map]      
  W Florence Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Blocker Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Aycock Cemetery [Map]      
  S Gargis Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Leigh Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Madding Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Foster Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Old Tanyard Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  NW St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gresham Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rand Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Preuit Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Dillahunty Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Brickhouse Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cal Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Davenport Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sheffield Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Childers Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mathews Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  E Westmoreland Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Barkley Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Holden Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Underwood Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Greenview Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Coffee Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Colbert County Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SSW Gunn Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bickley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Ricks Cemetery [Map]      
  S LaGrange Cemetery [Map]      
  S Blythe Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  N Canerday Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cal Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Warren Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Troupe Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Belew Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bluewater Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Chisholm Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Jenkins Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE King Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE King Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Fuqua Cemetery [Map]      
  E Berry Cemetery [Map]      
  E Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ingram Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW George Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Anderson Cemetery [Map]      


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

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

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

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

South Florence   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Alabama Shores
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
Leighton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Alabama Shores
 - Leighton had a post office and railroad service
Beach Grove   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Alabama Shores
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Florian   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Alabama Shores
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 464 people in 2015)
 - Saint Florian had a post office and no railroad service
Florence   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Alabama Shores
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 40,026 people in 2015)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
Bailey Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Alabama Shores
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Mars Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Alabama Shores
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
Sheffield   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Alabama Shores
 - 1895 population of 2,731 people (with 9,108 people in 2015)
 - Sheffield had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Alabama Shores. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Alabama Shores 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 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.

Alabama Shores is located in Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

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

Colbert     (The home county for Alabama Shores)
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Ford City   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Nitrate City   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Killen   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Florence   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Green Hill   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

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 Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colbert County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alabama Shores. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7965, Longitude: -87.5525     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alabama Shores 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 Alabama Shores, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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