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Bullard Shoals, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Bullard Shoals ...

So far, we have found very little information about Bullard Shoals. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Bullard Shoals to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Bullard Shoals, please Contact Us.

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 Bullard Shoals (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 Bullard Shoals. 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 Bullard Shoals ...

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 Bullard Shoals.

  • Typical abbreviation for Bullard Shoals: Bullard Shls.

Newspapers Published in Bullard Shoals ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bullard Shoals.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bullard Shoals, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bullard Shoals.

Cemeteries Near Bullard Shoals ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bullard Shoals.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Lincoln Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cedar Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Beth-El Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Valley Creek Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Adger Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pine Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Virginia Mines Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Sadlers Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Highland Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NNE Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Fairington Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Brighton Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NE Oakdale Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Joley Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE George Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Smithson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Massey Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Valhalla Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mason Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Bucksville Cemetery [Map]      
  S Marvin Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ray Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lakeview Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Toadvine 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.

Bullard Shoals itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having railroad service and no post office.

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

Chinn   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Bullard Shoals
 - Chinn had railroad service and no post office
Old Jonesboro   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Bullard Shoals
 - Old Jonesboro had railroad service and no post office
McCalla   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Bullard Shoals
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - McCalla had a post office and railroad service
Bessemer   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bullard Shoals
 - 1895 population of 4,544 people (with 26,730 people in 2015)
 - Bessemer had a post office and railroad service
Blue Creek Junction   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bullard Shoals
 - Blue Creek Junction had railroad service and no post office
Adger   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bullard Shoals
 - Adger had a post office and railroad service
Sloss   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Bullard Shoals
 - 1895 population of 265 people
 - Sloss had a post office and railroad service
Brickyard Junction   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bullard Shoals
 - Brickyard Junction had railroad service and no post office
Woodward Junction   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bullard Shoals
 - Woodward Junction 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 Bullard Shoals. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bullard Shoals 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Bullard Shoals is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Bullard Shoals. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Bullard Shoals:

Jefferson     (The home county for Bullard Shoals)
      Hueytown   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Industrial City   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Adger   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      New Village   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Concord   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Dolomite   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Berry   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Helena   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Barney   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Dora   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Empire   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Bullard Shoals:

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 Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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 Jefferson County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Bullard Shoals ...

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

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 Bullard Shoals:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, no Post Office mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Bullard Shoals.
      See our Misc Page for Bullard Shoals for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Jefferson County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Bullard Shoals, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Bullard Shoals. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bullard Shoals) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bullard Shoals. 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 Bullard Shoals

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bullard Shoals. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3921, Longitude: -87.0236     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bullard Shoals have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bullard Shoals.


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