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Brent, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Brent ...

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 Brent (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 Brent. 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 Brent ...

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 13 newspapers that have been published in the area around Brent.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Brent, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Brent.

Cemeteries Near Brent ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Brent.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Brent Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW James Cemetery [Map]      
  E Centreville Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Weldon Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Duff Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Elam Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sandy Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pineland Memorial Park [Map]      
  NE Crockett McKinney Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Mathis Cemetery [Map]      
  E Sandy Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Avery Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Scottsville Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Gilead Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Enon Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Scottsville Cemetery [Map]      
  N Friday Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Schultz Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Haysop Cemetery [Map]      
  N Moffat Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Little Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  N Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  W Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Pondville Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cottingham Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Wooley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bethlehem #1 Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bethlehem #2 Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW George Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wesley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE McCulley Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hubbard Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hubbard Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Six Mile Presbyterian Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Boyd Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Boyd 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 Brent in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Brent.

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

Centreville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Brent
 - 1895 population of 239 people (with 2,704 people in 2015)
 - Centreville had a post office and no railroad service
Harrisburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Brent
 - Harrisburg had a post office and no railroad service
Scottsville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Brent
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Scottsville had a post office and no railroad service
Abercrombie   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Brent
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Abercrombie had a post office and no railroad service
Pondville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Brent
 - Pondville had a post office and no railroad service
Trio   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Brent
 - Trio had a post office and no railroad service
Bethlehem   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Brent
 - Bethlehem had a post office and no railroad service
Hagler   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Brent
 - Hagler 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 Brent. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Brent 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.

Brent is located in Bibb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bibb County: Chilton, Hale, Jefferson, Perry, Shelby & Tuscaloosa.

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

Bibb     (The home county for Brent)
      East Town   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Jones   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Browns   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Selma   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Akron   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Adger   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Village   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Marion   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      The Village   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Calera   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Helena   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vance   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Holt   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Brent:

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 Bibb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bibb 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 that begins in Brent. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brent) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Brent. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Brent

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brent. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9420, Longitude: -87.1752     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brent 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 Brent, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brent.


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