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Bridgeview, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Bridgeview ...

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 Bridgeview (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 Bridgeview. 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 Bridgeview ...

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 54 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bridgeview.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bridgeview, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bridgeview.

Cemeteries Near Bridgeview ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bridgeview.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Cowden Cemetery [Map]      
  N Prewitt Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bone Camp Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Oak Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Popular Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Holly Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Carrolls Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Harkey Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pole Bridge Cemetery [Map]      
  N Old Prewitte Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Simpson - Cain Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hendrix Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Arbor Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Sand Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  N Winters Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Chapel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Nazareth Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Philadelphia Cemetery [Map]      
  N McGuire Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Shirley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  N Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bethabara Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Old Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Pool Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Flatwoods Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Jennings Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  E Yellow Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Piney Woods Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Winters Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Traweek Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  W Tabernacle Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW AME Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Big Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rices Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Stone Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sunset Memorial Garden [Map]      
  SE Center Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Edmondson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Haygood Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cripple Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hendrix Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Guy Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Guy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Coker Cemetery [Map]      
  S Williamson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Espy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Robertson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Piney Wood Cemetery [Map]      
  N Walton Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Kemp Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW McGee Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Dennis Springer Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Old Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Dodd Cemetery [Map]      
  S Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Evergreen Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE The Old Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Holt Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Gilliam Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Oregonia Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Hebron 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 Bridgeview in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Bridgeview.

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

Samantha   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Bridgeview
 - Samantha had a post office and no railroad service
Northport   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Bridgeview
 - 1895 population of 413 people (with 24,772 people in 2015)
 - Northport had a post office and no railroad service
Coker   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bridgeview
 - Coker had a post office and no railroad service
Tuscaloosa   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bridgeview
 - 1895 population of 4,215 people (with 98,332 people in 2015)
 - Tuscaloosa had a post office and railroad service
University   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bridgeview
 - University had a post office and no railroad service
Moore's Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bridgeview
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Moore's Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
New Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bridgeview
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - New Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
Cottondale   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bridgeview
 - 1895 population of 420 people
 - Cottondale had a post office and railroad service
Wiley   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bridgeview
 - Wiley had a post office and no railroad service
Romulus   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bridgeview
 - Romulus 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 Bridgeview. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bridgeview 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.

Bridgeview is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

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

Tuscaloosa     (The home county for Bridgeview)
      Samantha   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Northport   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Coker   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Echola   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Berry   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belk   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Union   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Akron   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Adger   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Concord   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Industrial City   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Millport   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Reform   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      McShan   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Corona   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Patton   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Townley   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 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 Bridgeview:

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 Tuscaloosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette 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    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby 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 Tuscaloosa County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tuscaloosa 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Tuscaloosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bridgeview. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3562, Longitude: -87.6011     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bridgeview 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 Bridgeview, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bridgeview.


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