RoadsideThoughs depends on cookies for its operation. Please refer to our Privacy page for details. By closing this banner or continuing to browse RoadsideThoughts, you agree to the use of cookies.

A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
>> >> >> >>

Bangor, Alabama

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other AL

 The location of Bangor 

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(Location provided by the GNIS)
Click here for an interactive map for Bangor
and the surrounding area.
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
The Commemorative Quarter for Alabama

Our Genealogical Helper for Bangor ...

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 Bangor (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 Bangor. 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 Bangor ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bangor.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Bangor. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Bangor and those printed in the larger area surrounding Bangor.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> of Bangor.

Cemeteries Near Bangor ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bangor.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Guinns Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Garden City Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  S Graves Gap Cemetery [Map]      
  W Tedder Cemetery [Map]      
  W New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Laodicea Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Fairview West Cemetery [Map]      
  W Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Harrell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Curl Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bethlehem East Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mountain Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Damascus Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mulberry Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Shelton Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Elvester Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mountain Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Center Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Beech Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Pine Bluff Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Brown - Hudson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Greens Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Enon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Vandiver Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Tidwell 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 Bangor had a population of 62 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Garden City   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Bangor
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 496 people in 2015)
 - Garden City had a post office and railroad service
Blount Springs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bangor
 - 1895 population of 403 people
 - Blount Springs had a post office and railroad service
Gum Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bangor
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Gum Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Reid's   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bangor
 - Reid's had railroad service and no post office
Adville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bangor
 - Adville had a post office and no railroad service
Joy   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bangor
 - Joy had a post office and no railroad service
Linton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bangor
 - Linton had railroad service and no post office
Coaldale   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Bangor
 - 1895 population of 729 people
 - Coaldale had a post office and no railroad service
Little Warrior   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bangor
 - Little Warrior had a post office and no railroad service
Cleveland   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Bangor
 - Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service
Walter   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bangor
 - Walter had a post office and no railroad service
Warrior   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bangor
 - 1895 population of 1,237 people (with 3,199 people in 2015)
 - Warrior 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 Bangor. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bangor 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.

Bangor is located in Blount County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Blount County: Cullman, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, Saint Clair, Walker & Winston.

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

Blount     (The home county for Bangor)
      Blount Springs   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      County Line   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Colony   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      East Point   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eva   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Springville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moody   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Steele   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Dora   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arley   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 Bangor:

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 Blount County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Cullman 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    
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 Blount County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Blount 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 Bangor ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Bangor. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bangor) 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 Bangor. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bangor

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bangor. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9745, Longitude: -86.7567     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bangor have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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 Bangor, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bangor.


Tidbits &
Other   AL

Sitemap Privacy
of Use


Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 27 Oct 2016
By John Hall