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Our Genealogical Helper for Bachelors Chapel ...

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 Bachelors Chapel (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 Bachelors Chapel. 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 Bachelors Chapel ...

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 Bachelors Chapel.

  • While the name of this community is Bachelors Chapel, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Bachelors Chapel may originally have been Bachelor's Chapel.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Bachelors Chapel might be written as Bachelor Chapel.

Newspapers Published in Bachelors Chapel ...

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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bachelors Chapel.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bachelors Chapel, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bachelors Chapel.

Cemeteries Near Bachelors Chapel ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bachelors Chapel.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Tillison Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Youngs Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Crestwood Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Landers Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  N Croft Cemetery [Map]      
  W Beth Israel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hughes Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Taylors Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Smith Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Shepard Cemetery [Map]      
  N Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ohatchee #2 Cemetery [Map]      
  E Davis Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Sardis Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Morrison Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Forrest Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Pilgrims Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  W Alabama City 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 Bachelors Chapel in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Bachelors Chapel.

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

Hokes Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Bachelors Chapel
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 4,301 people in 2015)
 - Hokes Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coat's Bend   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Bachelors Chapel
 - 1895 population of 247 people
 - Coat's Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
East Gadsden   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Bachelors Chapel
 - East Gadsden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Turkeytown   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bachelors Chapel
 - Turkeytown had a post office and railroad service
 
Reaves   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bachelors Chapel
 - Reaves had a post office and no railroad service
 
Upton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bachelors Chapel
 - Upton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Colvins Gap   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bachelors Chapel
 - Colvins Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oak Hill - Historic   [Map]
 - While Oak Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Bachelors Chapel
 - Oak Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Brice   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bachelors Chapel
 - Brice 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 Bachelors Chapel. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bachelors Chapel 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 and doctors 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.

Bachelors Chapel is located in Etowah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Etowah County: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall & Saint Clair.

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

  DirectionDistance
Etowah     (The home county for Bachelors Chapel)
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Banner   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
 
Blount
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Snead   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Craig   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Calhoun
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Booker T City   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Cherokee
      Leesburg   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Centre   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Clay
      Elder   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Cleburne
      Borden Springs   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Abel   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
DeKalb
      Collinsville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Jackson
      Rock City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Langston   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Section   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marshall
      Boaz   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Talladega
      Grant Town   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Munford   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Chattooga (GA)
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Floyd (GA)
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Haralson (GA)
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 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 Bachelors Chapel:

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 Etowah 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    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall 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    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Etowah County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Etowah 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
 
Also see ...
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bachelors Chapel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0195, Longitude: -85.8700     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bachelors Chapel 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 Bachelors Chapel, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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