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Our Genealogical Helper for Altadena Woods ...

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 Woods (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 Woods. 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 Altadena Woods ...

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 1 newspapers that have been published in the area around Altadena Woods.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Altadena Woods, there are papers which were published within 6 miles [9.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Altadena Woods.

Cemeteries Near Altadena Woods ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Altadena Woods.

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

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

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

Bridgeton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Altadena Woods
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Bridgeton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pelham   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Altadena Woods
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 22,885 people in 2015)
 - Pelham had a post office and railroad service
 
Oxmoor   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Altadena Woods
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
 
Spaulding   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Altadena Woods
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
 
Ishkooda   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Altadena Woods
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
 
Avondale   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Altadena Woods
 - 1895 population of 1,642 people
 - Avondale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Birmingham   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Altadena Woods
 - 1895 population of 26,178 people (with 212,461 people in 2015)
 - Birmingham had a post office and railroad service
 
Powderly   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Altadena Woods
 - Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duncan   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Altadena Woods
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
 
Ware   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Altadena Woods
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office
 
East Birmingham   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Altadena Woods
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Birmingham had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Altadena Woods. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Altadena Woods 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors 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.

Altadena Woods is located in Shelby County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shelby County: Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Saint Clair & Talladega.

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

  DirectionDistance
Shelby     (The home county for Altadena Woods)
      Inverness   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Helena   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Westover   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Bibb
      Eddings   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Blount
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      County Line   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Chilton
      Jemison   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Clay
      Hollins   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Coosa
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Cullman
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Colony   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Jefferson
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Mountain Brook Village   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Mountain Brook   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Homewood   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mason City   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Birmingham   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gate City   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Marks Village   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Irondale   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Talladega
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Walker
      Quinton   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Creel   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Empire   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Altadena Woods:

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 Shelby 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    
Clay 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    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair 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 Shelby County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Shelby 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 ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Shelby County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altadena Woods. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4054, Longitude: -86.7475     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Altadena Woods 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 Woods, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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