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Our Genealogical Helper for Altadena Ridge Estates ...

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 Altadena Ridge Estates (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 Altadena Ridge Estates. 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 Altadena Ridge Estates ...

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 Altadena Ridge Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Altadena Ridge Estates: Altadena Rdg. Ests. (or less commonly used: Altadena Rdge. Ests. or Altadena Ridg. Ests.)

Cemeteries Near Altadena Ridge Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Altadena Ridge Estates.

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 Altadena Ridge Estates covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles<1>  
  NE Wise Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Cahaba Heights Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Croft Acton Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bryan Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  S Old Acton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Allen Cemetery [Map]      
  SE McDaniel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Harris Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Indian Springs First Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bold Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  N McElwain Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Southern Heritage Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bass Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Elmwood Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Grace Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Shadowlawn Memorial Park [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Jefferson Garden of Memories [Map]      
  NNW Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bush Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Emanuel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Enon Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Knesses Israel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Forest Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Brashers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Brasher Cemetery [Map]      
  N Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  N East Lake Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Inglenook Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE K Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Quinn Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Earltown Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Acton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pelham Cemetery [Map]      
  S Oldham Cemetery [Map]      
  S Deerhurst Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Quinn Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Signal Cemetery [Map]      
  E Overton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Kendrix Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Forest Crest Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bass Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  N Higgins Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  W Valhalla Cemetery [Map]      
  W Union 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 Altadena Ridge Estates in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Altadena Ridge Estates.

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

Bridgeton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Altadena Ridge Estates
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Bridgeton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Avondale   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Altadena Ridge Estates
 - 1895 population of 1,642 people
 - Avondale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spaulding   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Altadena Ridge Estates
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
 
Ishkooda   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Altadena Ridge Estates
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oxmoor   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Altadena Ridge Estates
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
 
East Birmingham   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Altadena Ridge Estates
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
 
Birmingham   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Altadena Ridge Estates
 - 1895 population of 26,178 people (with 212,461 people in 2015)
 - Birmingham had a post office and railroad service
 
Woodlawn   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Altadena Ridge Estates
 - 1895 population of 1,506 people
 - Woodlawn had a post office and railroad service
 
Gate City   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Altadena Ridge Estates
 - Gate City had a post office and railroad service
 
Powderly   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Altadena Ridge Estates
 - Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vanderbilt   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Altadena Ridge Estates
 - Vanderbilt 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 Altadena Ridge Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Altadena Ridge Estates 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 doctors and 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.

Altadena Ridge Estates is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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

  DirectionDistance
Jefferson     (The home county for Altadena Ridge Estates)
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Mountain Brook   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Mountain Brook Village   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Homewood   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Mason City   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gate City   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Marks Village   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Birmingham   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
 
Bibb
      Eddings   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Blount
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      County Line   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Chilton
      Jemison   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Coosa
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Cullman
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Colony   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Shelby
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Helena   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Westover   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Talladega
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Walker
      Quinton   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Creel   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Empire   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

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 Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Jefferson County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Jefferson 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 ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altadena Ridge Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4334, Longitude: -86.7467     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Altadena Ridge Estates 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 Altadena Ridge Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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