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Our Genealogical Helper for Belgreen ...

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 Belgreen (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 Belgreen. 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 Belgreen ...

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 57 newspapers that have been published in the area around Belgreen.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Belgreen, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Belgreen.

Cemeteries Near Belgreen ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Belgreen.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE New Belgreen Cemetery [Map]      
  N Old Belgreen Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Welch Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Old Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mountain Home Presbyterian Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Walden Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Old Nauvoo Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hamilton Cemetery [Map]      
  E Graham Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hester Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Greenhill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Greenhill - Ezzell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Old Frankfort Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Ezzell Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sparks Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Massey Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  N Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Moorman Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pounders - Quinn Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pounders Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Steadham Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Old Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Keelen Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Willis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  N Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Tompkins Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Bolin Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Sparks Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bolton Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Quinn Memorial Church of Christ Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Wingo Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Allen - McRight Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE McWright Cemetery [Map]      
  E Wilson - Nooe Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Burnt Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Frankfort Cemetery [Map]      
  N Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bonds Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  S Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Stone Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Knights of Pythias Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Luketown Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Blue Lick Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Overton Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cleveland Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Grissom Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Wade Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Allen Cemetery [Map]      
  E Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  E Orman Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sadler Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Old Town Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Devaney Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Franklin Memory Gardens [Map]      
  NE Jonesboro Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cedar Creek Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Burnout Cemetery [Map]      
  W Burntout Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Osborn Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Baggett Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW McCurley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Edgar Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Brock Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Scharnagle Cemetery [Map]      
  E Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  E Kirk Cemetery [Map]      
  E Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Weatherbee Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hodges Cemetery [Map]      
  S Lindsey Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shady Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE J.R. Swinney Family Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Spruce Pine Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sibley Cemetery [Map]      
  E Drake Cemetery [Map]      
  E Sargent Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Patterson Strickland 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 Belgreen had a population of 136 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Rockwood   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Belgreen
 - Rockwood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Isbell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Belgreen
 - Isbell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Frankfort   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Belgreen
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Frankfort had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock Creek   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Belgreen
 - Rock Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Russellville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Belgreen
 - 1895 population of 920 people (with 9,847 people in 2015)
 - Russellville had a post office and railroad service
 
Spruce Pine   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Belgreen
 - Spruce Pine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Denton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Denton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Belgreen
 - Denton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waco   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Belgreen
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Waco 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 Belgreen. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Belgreen 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 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.

Belgreen is located in Franklin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin County: Colbert, Lawrence, Marion, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Tishomingo (MS).

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

  DirectionDistance
Franklin     (The home county for Belgreen)
      Russellville   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Colbert
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Fayette
      Glen Allen   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lamar
      Detroit   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Lauderdale
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Lawrence
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marion
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Twin   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Guin   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Walker
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Winston
      Haleyville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mantachie (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Prentiss (MS)
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lake City (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 - 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 Belgreen:

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 Franklin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion 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    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Belgreen ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Franklin County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Belgreen. 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 Belgreen

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Belgreen. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4752, Longitude: -87.8660     [Map].

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Belgreen.



 
 
 

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