RoadsideThoughs depends on cookies for its operation. Please refer to our Privacy page for details. By closing this banner or continuing to browse RoadsideThoughts, you agree to the use of cookies.

  RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
  Sitemap
     
>> >> >> >>
 
   
 

Bird, Alabama

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Other AL
Communities

 The location of Bird 

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(Location provided by the GNIS)
 
Click here for an interactive map for Bird
and the surrounding area.
 
 
 
 
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
Alabama
 
The Commemorative Quarter for Alabama

Our Genealogical Helper for Bird ...

So far, we have found very little information about Bird. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Bird to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Bird, please Contact Us.




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 Bird (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 Bird. 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 Bird ...

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 24 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bird.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bird, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bird.

Cemeteries Near Bird ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bird.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bynum Cemetery [Map]      
  E Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  W Painter Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Altoona Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ellison Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Lamb Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Moodys Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Moody Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bird Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Brown Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Valley View Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Altoona - Walnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cornelius Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  E Sauls Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hood Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Daileys Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Oakhill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Gunter Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mauldin Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Robbins Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Gallant Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Morton Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Gibbs Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Graves Cemetery [Map]      
  W Blackwood Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Clements Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Dickson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Alldredge Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Clear Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Clear Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  N Zion Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Holland Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Blackwood - Cornelius Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Joy Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Chitwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Brooksville Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sivley Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Douglas Cemetery [Map]      
  N Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Blue Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  W Fowler Springs 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.

Bird itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

Wynnville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Bird
 - Wynnville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clarence   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bird
 - Clarence had a post office and no railroad service
 
Snead   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Bird
 - Snead had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nix - Historic   [Map]
 - While Nix was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bird
 - Nix had a post office and no railroad service
 
Huldah - Historic   [Map]
 - While Huldah was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bird
 - Huldah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Walnut Grove   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bird
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 685 people in 2015)
 - Walnut Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oneonta   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bird
 - Oneonta had a post office and railroad service
 
Champion   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bird
 - Champion had a post office and railroad service
 
Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]
 - While Clear Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bird
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Clear Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Redbud   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bird
 - Redbud had a post office and no railroad service
 
Highmound   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Bird
 - Highmound had a post office and no railroad service
 
Royal   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bird
 - Royal had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gallant   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bird
 - Gallant 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 Bird. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bird 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Bird is historic, it would have been located within present day Blount County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Blount County: Cullman, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, Saint Clair, Walker & Winston.

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

  DirectionDistance
Blount     (The home county for Bird)
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Snead   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Craig   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Calhoun
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Cherokee
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cullman
      Holly Pond   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      East Point   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Colony   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
DeKalb
      Crossville   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Etowah
      Altoona   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
 
Jackson
      Langston   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jefferson
      Ayres   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Madison
      New Hope   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Marshall
      Douglas   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arab   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Morgan
      Hulaco   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Shelby
      Dunnavant   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Talladega
      Colony   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Walker
      Creel   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 - 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 Bird:

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 Blount County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman 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    
Jefferson 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    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega 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 Blount County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Blount 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 Bird ...

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

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 Bird:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
The GNIS database contains an entry for Bird.
      See our Misc Page for Bird for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.al.us/

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







Footnotes ...

<1>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 Bird, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation

<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Bird. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bird) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bird. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bird

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bird. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0298, Longitude: -86.3892     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bird have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation


For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bird.



 
 
 

Community
Profile
Nearby
 
Census
 
Genealogy
Helper
Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Summarized
 
Misc
 
Other   AL
Communities
 
 
 

Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 
 

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 26 Nov 2016
By John Hall