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Our Genealogical Helper for Ashville ...

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 Ashville (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 Ashville. 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 the area of Ashville ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ashville.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Ashville. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Ashville and those printed in the larger area surrounding Ashville.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> of Ashville.

Cemeteries Near Ashville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ashville.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NW Reeves Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Choate Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Deerman Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mauldin Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Box Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Clements Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Mardis Cemetery [Map]      
  S Popes Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Garden of Memories Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Old Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  E Heald Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bethlehem 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 Ashville had a population of 315 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2015, Ashville had a population of 2,256 people.

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

Whitney   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ashville
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Whitney had a post office and railroad service
 
Caldwell   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ashville
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Caldwell had a post office and railroad service
 
Fairview   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ashville
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Fairview had a post office and railroad service
 
Hood   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ashville
 - Hood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Steele   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ashville
 - Steele had railroad service and no post office
 
Ragland   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ashville
 - 1895 population of 513 people (with 1,682 people in 2015)
 - Ragland had a post office and railroad service
 
Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]
 - While Clear Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Ashville
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Clear Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nix - Historic   [Map]
 - While Nix was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Ashville
 - Nix 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 Ashville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ashville 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 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.

Ashville is located in Saint Clair County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Clair County: Blount, Calhoun, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby & Talladega.

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

  DirectionDistance
Saint Clair     (The home county for Ashville)
      Steele   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Springville   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Blount
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Snead   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Calhoun
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Cherokee
      Leesburg   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Centre   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Clay
      Elder   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Cleburne
      Abel   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Cullman
      Garden City   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Colony   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      East Point   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
DeKalb
      Cotnam   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Etowah
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Southside   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
 
Jefferson
      Ayres   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Marshall
      Douglas   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Horton   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arab   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Morgan
      Hulaco   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Shelby
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Westover   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Talladega
      Colony   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Munford   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 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 Ashville:

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 Saint Clair County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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 Ashville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
We have found Ashville in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Ashville for more information.
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Ashville.
      See our Misc Page for Ashville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Saint Clair County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Clair County: www.stclairco.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 Ashville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ashville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ashville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ashville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8338, Longitude: -86.2700     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ashville 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 Ashville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ashville.



 
 
 

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