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Our Genealogical Helper for Blow Gourd ...

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 Blow Gourd (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 Blow Gourd. 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 Blow Gourd ...

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 Blow Gourd.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Blow Gourd, 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 Blow Gourd.

Cemeteries Near Blow Gourd ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Blow Gourd.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Greens Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Tidwell Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Brown - Hudson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Chitwood Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Pine Bluff Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Crump Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Daileys Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Clear Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Blackwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Joy Cemetery [Map]      
  N Fowler Springs Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Oakhill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Blackwood - Cornelius Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Curl Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Guinns Cove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Valley View Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Blountsville Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hood Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Graves Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  W Graves Gap Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Lilly Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mulberry Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Garden City Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mountain Grove 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 Blow Gourd in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Blow Gourd.

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

Little Warrior   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Blow Gourd
 - Little Warrior had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cleveland   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Blow Gourd
 - Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Adville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blow Gourd
 - Adville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chepultepec   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Blow Gourd
 - 1895 population of 147 people
 - Chepultepec had a post office and no railroad service
 
Joy   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blow Gourd
 - Joy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Viola - Historic   [Map]
 - While Viola was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Blow Gourd
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Viola had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oneonta   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Blow Gourd
 - Oneonta had a post office and railroad service
 
Remlap   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Blow Gourd
 - Remlap had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Blow Gourd. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Blow Gourd 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Blount     (The home county for Blow Gourd)
      Deavers   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Nectar   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
 
Calhoun
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cullman
      Garden City   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Colony   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      East Point   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Etowah
      Altoona   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Jefferson
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Marshall
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arab   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Morgan
      Hulaco   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eva   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Springville   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Steele   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Moody   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Shelby
      Dunnavant   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Westover   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Talladega
      Colony   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Walker
      Creel   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Empire   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dora   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Barney   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Winston
      Arley   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 websites either 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 Blow Gourd:

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    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson 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    
Winston 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blow Gourd. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9468, Longitude: -86.5858     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blow Gourd 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 Blow Gourd, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Blow Gourd.



 
 
 

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