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Bay View Estates, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Bay View Estates ...

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 Bay View Estates (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 Bay View Estates. 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 Bay View Estates ...

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 Bay View Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Bay View Estates: Bay Vw. Ests.

Newspapers Published in Bay View Estates ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bay View Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bay View Estates, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bay View Estates.

Cemeteries Near Bay View Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bay View Estates.

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 Bay View Estates covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  S Chesnut Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Tates Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Starling Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Yellow Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sand Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Daniels Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Coffey Cemetery [Map]      
  N Tuckers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sand Rock Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Cedar Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pratt Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Welcome Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Longshore Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Mackey Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Centre Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cedar Bluff Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Unity Cemetery [Map]      
  N Black Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Lookout Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  S Sewell Cemetery [Map]      
  S Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cherokee Memory Gardens [Map]      
  SSE Neal Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Stories Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Plunket Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Smith Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hunts Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Parker Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Randall Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Dixons Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cannon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Smith Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Moshat Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Calcedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bates Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Shepard Cemetery [Map]      
  S Morrison Cemetery [Map]      
  S Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Howell Cemetery [Map]      
  E Barnett Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lawrence Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Killian Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Anthony Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Collins Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Kerley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Collinsville Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Pilgrims Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Black Creek Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Noah Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ebenezer Alexis Cemetery [Map]      
  E McCoy Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Smith Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Boyd 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 Bay View Estates in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Bay View Estates.

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

Round Mountain   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bay View Estates
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Round Mountain had a post office and railroad service
Sand Rock   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bay View Estates
 - 1895 population of 113 people (with 558 people in 2015)
 - Sand Rock had a post office and no railroad service
Leesburg   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bay View Estates
 - 1895 population of 161 people (with 1,014 people in 2015)
 - Leesburg had a post office and railroad service
Centre   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bay View Estates
 - 1895 population of 347 people (with 3,570 people in 2015)
 - Centre had a post office and no railroad service
Hurley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bay View Estates
 - Hurley had a post office and no railroad service
Mackey   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bay View Estates
 - Mackey had a post office and no railroad service
Cedar Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Bay View Estates
 - 1895 population of 194 people (with 1,802 people in 2015)
 - Cedar Bluff had a post office and railroad service
Leonard   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Bay View Estates
 - Leonard 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 Bay View Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bay View Estates 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.

Bay View Estates is located in Cherokee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Calhoun, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Chattooga (GA), Floyd (GA) & Polk (GA).

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

Cherokee     (The home county for Bay View Estates)
      Sand Rock   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Snead   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Banner   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Section   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Horton   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Gordon (GA)
      Plainville (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Aragon (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rockmart (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Walker (GA)
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 - 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 Bay View Estates:

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 Cherokee 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    
Cleburne 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    
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    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Gordon 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    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cherokee County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cherokee 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Bay View Estates. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bay View Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bay View Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2265, Longitude: -85.7055     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bay View Estates 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 Bay View Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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