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Our Genealogical Helper for Bartonville ...

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 Bartonville (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 Bartonville. 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 Bartonville ...

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 200 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bartonville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bartonville, there are papers which were published within 6 miles [9.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bartonville.

Cemeteries Near Bartonville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bartonville.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Inglenook Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sheritt Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Forest Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Walkers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE East Lake Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Higgins Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Enon Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Emanuel Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Knesses Israel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE McElwain Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bush Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Fraternal Cemetery [Map]      
  S Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bass Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Earltown Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bass Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Reed Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hodges Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Elmwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Shadowlawn Memorial Park [Map]      
  SSW Grace Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Moncrief Cemetery [Map]      
  W Crumley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW George Washington Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SW Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Edward Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cahaba Heights Cemetery [Map]      
  E Forest Crest Cemetery [Map]      
  E McCombs Cemetery [Map]      
  E Alton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Jefferson Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NE Taylors Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Castle Heights Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  WNW St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bivens Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Wise Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  W Midway Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Lakeview Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Trussville Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pinson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cardiff Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Glasgow Hill 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 Bartonville had a population of 20 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Vanderbilt   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bartonville
 - Vanderbilt had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lewisburg   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bartonville
 - Lewisburg had railroad service and no post office
 
North Birmingham   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bartonville
 - North Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
 
East Birmingham   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Bartonville
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
 
Woodlawn   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bartonville
 - 1895 population of 1,506 people
 - Woodlawn had a post office and railroad service
 
Birmingham   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bartonville
 - 1895 population of 26,178 people (with 212,461 people in 2015)
 - Birmingham had a post office and railroad service
 
Avondale   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Bartonville
 - 1895 population of 1,642 people
 - Avondale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gate City   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bartonville
 - Gate City had a post office and railroad service
 
East Lake   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Bartonville
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Lake had a post office and railroad service
 
Ruffner   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bartonville
 - Ruffner had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Bartonville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bartonville 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Bartonville is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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

  DirectionDistance
Jefferson     (The home county for Bartonville)
      Tarrant   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Vulcan City   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Zion City   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Fultondale   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Birmingham   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Gate City   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Marks Village   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hooper City   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      New Castle   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      English Village   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Pratt City   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Gardendale   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Forestdale   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
 
Bibb
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Blount
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      County Line   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Cullman
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Logan   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Etowah
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Moody   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Shelby
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Helena   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Westover   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
 
Talladega
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Walker
      Quinton   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Creel   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Empire   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 Bartonville:

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 Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah 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    
Talladega 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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 Bartonville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Bartonville.
      See our Misc Page for Bartonville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Bartonville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bartonville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bartonville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5748, Longitude: -86.7805     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bartonville 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 Bartonville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bartonville.



 
 
 

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