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Berlin, Alabama
(Cullman County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Berlin ...

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 Berlin (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 Berlin. 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 Berlin ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Berlin.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Berlin, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Berlin.

Cemeteries Near Berlin ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Berlin.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Oak Level Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  S Welti Cemetery [Map]      
  W East Point Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Simcoe Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Brindley Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pfiel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Duck River Cemetery [Map]      
  E Center Point Cemetery [Map]      
  W St. Bernard Abbey Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  N Center Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE New Hope #2 Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sacred Heart Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Cullman City Cemetery [Map]      
  S Center Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  E Holly Pond Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pilgrim Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Duck Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lawrence Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Brooklyn Cemetery [Map]      
  N Etha Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Flint Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Mountain Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hamby Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Enon Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bethlehem East Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mountain Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mulberry Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Welcome Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Vinemont Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Good Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Laodicea Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mountain Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Eidson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Baileyton Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lystra Cemetery [Map]      
  W Baldwin Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Baldwin Heights Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Bethsadia Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Fairview West Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sheppard Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Hermon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Daniels Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Eva Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Missionary Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Spitznagl Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pullen 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 Berlin in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Berlin.

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

Simcoe   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Berlin
 - Simcoe had a post office and no railroad service
Phelan   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Berlin
 - Phelan had railroad service and no post office
Walter   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Berlin
 - Walter had a post office and no railroad service
Cullman   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Berlin
 - 1895 population of 1,017 people (with 15,350 people in 2015)
 - Cullman had a post office and railroad service
Holly Pond   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Berlin
 - Holly Pond had a post office and no railroad service
Baileyton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Berlin
 - Baileyton had a post office and no railroad service
Baldwin   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Berlin
 - Baldwin had railroad service and no post office
Gum Springs   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Berlin
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Gum Springs 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 Berlin. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Berlin 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 doctors and 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.

Berlin is located in 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 Berlin. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Berlin:

Cullman     (The home county for Berlin)
      East Point   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      West Point   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Craig   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Horton   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Eva   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Saint Clair
      Springville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Steele   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dora   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Arley   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Berlin:

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    
Colbert 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    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison 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    
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 ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cullman 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 Berlin. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Berlin) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Berlin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1815, Longitude: -86.7422     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Berlin 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 Berlin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Berlin.


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