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Bingham, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Bingham ...

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 Bingham (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 Bingham. 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 Bingham ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bingham.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bingham, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bingham.

Cemeteries Near Bingham ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bingham.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE King Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Blythe Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Preuit Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Roden Cemetery [Map]      
  NE King Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Leigh Cemetery [Map]      
  S King Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW LaGrange Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Gargis Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Beavers Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE String Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Gargis Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rand Cemetery [Map]      
  W Jenkins Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Masterson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lansdell Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cal Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Dillahunty Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Madding Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Shaw Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mayers Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Ricks Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Gargas Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Love Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sanderson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Blackground Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bain Cemetery [Map]      
  E Conner Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Abernathy Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Scruggs Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Elmwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Brickhouse Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  N Stanley Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Glendale Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Aycock Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Young Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Aycock Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bethsaida Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Jetton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Rocky Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cal Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Davenport Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sheffield Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Adams Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bickley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gunn Cemetery [Map]      
  W Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ligon Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Bob Saint Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Peden Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Fergason Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Terry Cemetery [Map]      
  E Terry Cemetery [Map]      
  E Owens Cemetery [Map]      
  E Graham Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Dobbins Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Fuqua Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Childers Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mathews Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cole Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ligon Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pennington Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Rutherford Cemetery [Map]      
  E Garth Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ashford Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sherrod Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Warren Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Foster Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Faircloth Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Blocker Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Osborn Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Sibley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW McKiernan Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Whitamore Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Terry Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
  E Dossey Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mayes Cemetery [Map]      
  E Gilchrist Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bynum Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ashford Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Byrd Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Truitt Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Troupe Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Westmoreland Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pearsall Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Colbert County Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  W Isbell Chapel 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 in 1895, Bingham had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Edmond   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bingham
 - Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
Avoca - Historic   [Map]
 - While Avoca was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Bingham
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Avoca had a post office and no railroad service
Leighton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bingham
 - Leighton had a post office and railroad service
Town Creek   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bingham
 - 1895 population of 201 people (with 1,065 people in 2015)
 - Town Creek had a post office and railroad service
Spring Valley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Bingham
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Spring Valley had a post office and railroad service
Hunter - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hunter was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Bingham
 - Hunter had a post office and no railroad service
Hatton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bingham
 - Hatton had a post office and no railroad service
Concord   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bingham
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Concord 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 Bingham. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bingham 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 hospitals and 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.

Bingham is located in Colbert County.

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

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

Colbert     (The home county for Bingham)
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Killen   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Houston   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 - although 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 Bingham:

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 Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Franklin 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    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Colbert County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Colbert 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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Bingham ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colbert County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bingham. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6465, Longitude: -87.4975     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bingham 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 Bingham, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bingham.


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