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Booth Ford, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Booth Ford ...

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 Booth Ford (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 Booth Ford. 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.

Name Variations for Booth Ford ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Booth Ford.

  • Typical abbreviation for Booth Ford: Booth Frd.

Newspapers Published in Booth Ford ...

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 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around Booth Ford.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Booth Ford, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Booth Ford.

Cemeteries Near Booth Ford ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Booth Ford.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Boothton Cemetery [Map]      
  W McKinney Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW McKensey Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Antioch Cemetery #2 [Map]      
  NNW Higganbotham Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Linholm Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Camp Branch Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Marvin Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NE Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hickman Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N George Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bucksville Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hickory Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Italian Catholic Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Shiney Rock Cemetery [Map]      
  E Wildwood Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ryan Cemetery [Map]      
  E Maylene Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ray Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Massey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Smithson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Caffee Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Cahaba Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Carlton Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Community Cemetery [Map]      
  SE King Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  E Goodson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Fairington Cemetery [Map]      
  W Thrasher Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Kinard Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Daniel Cemetery [Map]      
  SW McCulley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Brierfield Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Montevallo Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Alabama National Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Moores Crossroads Cemetery [Map]      
  E Moores Cemetery [Map]      
  E Still Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Benten Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Siluria Cemetery [Map]      
  NE David Lindsay Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hephzibah Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bibbville Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pine Hill 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 Booth Ford in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Booth Ford.

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

Anita   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Booth Ford
 - Anita had railroad service and no post office
Gurnee   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Booth Ford
 - 1895 population of 291 people
 - Gurnee had a post office and railroad service
Tannehill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Booth Ford
 - Tannehill had railroad service and no post office
Blocton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Blocton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Booth Ford
 - Blocton had a post office and railroad service
Dogwood   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Booth Ford
 - Dogwood had a post office and railroad service
Tulse   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Booth Ford
 - Tulse had railroad service and no post office
Bamford   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Booth Ford
 - Bamford had a post office and no railroad service
Green Pond   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Booth Ford
 - 1895 population of 116 people
 - Green Pond had a post office and no railroad service
Woodstock   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Booth Ford
 - 1895 population of 147 people (with 1,547 people in 2015)
 - Woodstock had a post office and railroad service
Maylene   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Booth Ford
 - Maylene had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Booth Ford. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Booth Ford 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Booth Ford is located in Shelby County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shelby County: Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Saint Clair & Talladega.

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

Shelby     (The home county for Booth Ford)
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Helena   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Calera   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Adger   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      New Village   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Vance   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Holt   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Barney   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dora   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 Booth Ford:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Shelby County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Shelby County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shelby County:

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Booth Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1854, Longitude: -87.0019     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Booth Ford 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 Booth Ford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Booth Ford.


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