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Our Genealogical Helper for Baltimore ...

So far, we have found very little information about Baltimore. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Baltimore to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Baltimore, please Contact Us.

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 Baltimore (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 Baltimore. 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 Baltimore ...

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 9 newspapers that have been published in the area around Baltimore.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Baltimore, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Baltimore.

Cemeteries Near Baltimore ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Baltimore.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Arkadelphia Cemetery [Map]      
  E Harrell Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Damascus Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Joy Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  N Shelton Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  NE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Tedder Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NW Dorsey Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW McDonald Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Cain Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Enon Cemetery [Map]      
  E Graves Gap Cemetery [Map]      
  W Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Phillips Cemetery [Map]      
  SW New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  S Brewer Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Warrior Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Elvester Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Kinneys Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Beech Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Addington Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  W Shady Grove Church Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Mauldin Cemetery [Map]      
  E Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Fairview West Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cold Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Valley Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Garden City Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Laodicea Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Johnson Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Ryans Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Persimmon Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW McKinley Chapel Methodist 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.

While we didn't find Baltimore in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Baltimore.

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

Reid's   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Baltimore
 - Reid's had railroad service and no post office
Arkadelphia   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Baltimore
 - 1895 population of 203 people
 - Arkadelphia had a post office and no railroad service
Blount Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Baltimore
 - 1895 population of 403 people
 - Blount Springs had a post office and railroad service
Sloan   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Baltimore
 - Sloan had a post office and no railroad service
Linton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Baltimore
 - Linton had railroad service and no post office
Bremen   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Baltimore
 - 1895 population of 84 people
 - Bremen had a post office and no railroad service
Warrior   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Baltimore
 - 1895 population of 1,237 people (with 3,199 people in 2015)
 - Warrior had a post office and railroad service
Coaldale   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Baltimore
 - 1895 population of 729 people
 - Coaldale had a post office and no railroad service
Bangor   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Baltimore
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Bangor had a post office and railroad service
Garden City   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Baltimore
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 496 people in 2015)
 - Garden City 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 Baltimore. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Baltimore 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Baltimore is historic, it would have been located within present day Cullman County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cullman County: Blount, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan, Walker & Winston.

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

Cullman     (The home county for Baltimore)
      Colony   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      East Point   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eva   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Danville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Clair
      Springville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moody   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dora   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Barney   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - 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 Baltimore:

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 Cullman County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount 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    
Lawrence 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    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby 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    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cullman County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cullman 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 ...

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About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Cullman County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Baltimore, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Baltimore. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Baltimore) 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 Baltimore. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Baltimore

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Baltimore. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9176, Longitude: -86.8869     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Baltimore have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Baltimore.


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