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Our Genealogical Helper for Broadmoor ...

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 Broadmoor (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 Broadmoor. 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 Broadmoor ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Broadmoor.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Broadmoor, there are papers which were published within 6 miles [9.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Broadmoor.

Cemeteries Near Broadmoor ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Broadmoor.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Brighton Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  W Highland Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NNW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Valhalla Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Joley Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Oakdale Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Beth-El Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Cedar Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mason Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Sadlers Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Grace Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shadowlawn Memorial Park [Map]      
  NE Elmwood Cemetery [Map]      
  W Valley Creek Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Lakeview Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Lincoln Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Fairington Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Jefferson Garden of Memories [Map]      
  N George Washington Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  W Virginia Mines Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Village Falls Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pine Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Massey Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Smithson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Emanuel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Enon Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Knesses Israel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Fraternal Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Adger Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW George Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Croft Acton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Crumley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Ray Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Acton 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 Broadmoor in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Broadmoor.

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

Brickyard Junction   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Broadmoor
 - Brickyard Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Hillman   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) from Broadmoor
 - Hillman had railroad service and no post office
 
Collins   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Broadmoor
 - Collins had railroad service and no post office
 
Blue Creek Junction   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Broadmoor
 - Blue Creek Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Sloss   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Broadmoor
 - 1895 population of 265 people
 - Sloss had a post office and railroad service
 
Dolomite   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Broadmoor
 - Dolomite had a post office and no railroad service
 
Old Jonesboro   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Broadmoor
 - Old Jonesboro had railroad service and no post office
 
Ware   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Broadmoor
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office
 
Duncan   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Broadmoor
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
 
Bessemer   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Broadmoor
 - 1895 population of 4,544 people (with 26,730 people in 2015)
 - Bessemer 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 Broadmoor. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Broadmoor 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 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.

Broadmoor is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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

  DirectionDistance
Jefferson     (The home county for Broadmoor)
      Lipscomb   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Brighton   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Midfield   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Roosevelt-Cairo Village   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Dolomite   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      New Village   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Industrial City   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Fairfield   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fairfield Village   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
 
Bibb
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Blount
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Chilton
      Jemison   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Coosa
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Cullman
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Colony   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Shelby
      Helena   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Talladega
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Walker
      Quinton   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Creel   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Empire   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]

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

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 Broadmoor:

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 Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Blount 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    
Cullman 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    
Tuscaloosa 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 Jefferson County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Jefferson 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 ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Broadmoor. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4298, Longitude: -86.9375     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Broadmoor 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 Broadmoor, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Broadmoor.



 
 
 

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