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Aldridge, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Aldridge ...

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 Aldridge (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 Aldridge. 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 Aldridge ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Aldridge.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Aldridge, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Aldridge.

Cemeteries Near Aldridge ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Aldridge.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Leonard Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Goodsprings Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Mt. Cedrum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bolden Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Pleasant Field Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fords Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Rowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Busby Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Waiting Place Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Samaria Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tubbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oakman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Day Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gilchrist Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Prescott Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brasfield Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old City Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shanghai Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Swindle Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lollar Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Boldo Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Key Cemetery   [Map]     


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

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

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

Parrish   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Aldridge
 - Parrish had a post office and railroad service
Cordova   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Aldridge
 - 1895 population of 86 people (with 2,028 people in 2015)
 - Cordova had a post office and railroad service
Dora   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Aldridge
 - Dora had a post office and no railroad service
Coal Valley   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Aldridge
 - Coal Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Jasper   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Aldridge
 - 1895 population of 780 people (with 14,071 people in 2015)
 - Jasper had a post office and railroad service
Patton   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Aldridge
 - 1895 population of 378 people
 - Patton had a post office and railroad service
Porter   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Aldridge
 - Porter had a post office and no railroad service
Short Creek   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Aldridge
 - Short Creek 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 Aldridge. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Aldridge 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 southeast 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 south.

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 south 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.

Aldridge is located in Walker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

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

Walker     (The home county for Aldridge)
      Parrish   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Barney   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dora   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      County Line   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Berry   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belk   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Media   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Alden   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Maytown   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Corner   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Mulga   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Twin   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Helena   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Arley   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Houston   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Addison   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 Aldridge:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Walker County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Walker County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walker 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 Aldridge. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Aldridge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aldridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7071, Longitude: -87.2419     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Aldridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Aldridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Aldridge.


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