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Brice, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Brice ...

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 Brice (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 Brice. 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 Brice ...

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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Brice.

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

Cemeteries Near Brice ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Brice.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Duck Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Beth Israel Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  W Cave Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Leath Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Forrest Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hughes Cemetery [Map]      
  S Tillison Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  E Croft Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hibbs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cox Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Alabama City Cemetery [Map]      
  S Crestwood Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Black Creek Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Patrick Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bristow Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Whitesboro Cemetery [Map]      
  W Noble Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Belcher Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Belchers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SW McCartney Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shepard Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pilgrims Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Harbour Cemetery [Map]      
  W Butler Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Rainbow Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SE New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Thrasher Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gilland Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Ivalee Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Red Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Freedom Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Boyd Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  W Webb 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, Brice had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Upton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Brice
 - Upton had a post office and no railroad service
Crudup   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Brice
 - Crudup had a post office and no railroad service
Duck Springs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Brice
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Duck Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Avery   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Brice
 - Avery had a post office and no railroad service
Turkeytown   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Brice
 - Turkeytown had a post office and railroad service
Tabor   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Brice
 - Tabor had a post office and no railroad service
Keener   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brice
 - Keener had railroad service and no post office
Coat's Bend   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Brice
 - 1895 population of 247 people
 - Coat's Bend 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 Brice. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Brice 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 and doctors 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.

Brice is located in Etowah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Etowah County: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall & Saint Clair.

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

Etowah     (The home county for Brice)
      Reece City   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Snead   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Craig   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Summit   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Abel   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Langston   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Section   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Horton   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Springville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Colony   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Munford   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 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 Brice:

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 Etowah County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Etowah County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Etowah 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 Brice. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brice) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brice. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0945, Longitude: -85.9719     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brice 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 Brice, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brice.


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