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Our Genealogical Helper for Ashby ...

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 Ashby (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 Ashby. 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 Ashby ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ashby.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ashby, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ashby.

Cemeteries Near Ashby ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ashby.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Ashby Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Community Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Carlton Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Brierfield Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NW Cahaba Valley Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Six Mile Cemetery [Map]      
  W Six Mile Presbyterian Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  W Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Montevallo Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  E Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Session Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE King Cemetery [Map]      
  W Wesley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Union Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Crumpton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Posey Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Old Mars Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Mars Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Richardson - Randall Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Reynolds Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Randolph Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Alabama National Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cottingham Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Enon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Center Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Old Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shelby Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NE Spring Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  N Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  N Linholm Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Sandy Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Antioch Cemetery #2 [Map]      
  SSW Rehobeth Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Campbell Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE St. Pauls Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shiloh - Busby Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Moores Crossroads Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Moores Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wildwood 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 Ashby had a population of 64 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Brierfield   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ashby
 - 1895 population of 316 people
 - Brierfield had a post office and railroad service
 
Montevallo   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ashby
 - 1895 population of 572 people (with 6,648 people in 2015)
 - Montevallo had a post office and railroad service
 
Randolph   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Ashby
 - 1895 population of 286 people
 - Randolph had a post office and railroad service
 
Trio   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ashby
 - Trio had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dogwood   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ashby
 - Dogwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Jemison   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ashby
 - 1895 population of 360 people (with 2,619 people in 2015)
 - Jemison had a post office and railroad service
 
South Calera   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ashby
 - South Calera had a post office and railroad service
 
Gurnee   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ashby
 - 1895 population of 291 people
 - Gurnee 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 Ashby. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ashby 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Ashby is located in Bibb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bibb County: Chilton, Hale, Jefferson, Perry, Shelby & Tuscaloosa.

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

  DirectionDistance
Bibb     (The home county for Ashby)
      Brierfield   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Eddings   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
 
Autauga
      Billingsley   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jones   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Chilton
      Jemison   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Coosa
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Dallas
      Plantersville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Elmore
      Titus   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jefferson
      Kimbrell   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Village   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Adger   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Perry
      Sprott   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Marion   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Shelby
      Wilton   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Calera   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Helena   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Talladega
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Tannehill   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Vance   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Holt   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 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 Ashby:

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 Bibb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga 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    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

While our initial data for Ashby came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Ashby 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 Ashby.

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 Ashby:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Ashby.
      See our Misc Page for Ashby for more information.

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About Bibb County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bibb County: www.co.bibb.ga.us/

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 Ashby. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ashby) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashby. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0210, Longitude: -86.9194     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ashby 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 Ashby, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ashby.



 
 
 

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