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Our Genealogical Helper for Cahaba River Estates ...

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 Cahaba River Estates (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 Cahaba River Estates. 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 Cahaba River Estates ...

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 Cahaba River Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Cahaba River Estates: Cahaba Riv. Ests.

Newspapers Published in Cahaba River Estates ...

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 1 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cahaba River Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cahaba River Estates, there are papers which were published within 4 miles [6.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cahaba River Estates.

Cemeteries Near Cahaba River Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cahaba River Estates.

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 Cahaba River Estates covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Jefferson Garden of Memories [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Southern Heritage Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Acton Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Croft Acton Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Cumberland Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pelham Cemetery [Map]      
  E Indian Springs First Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  E Old Acton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bryan Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Ray Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW David Lindsay Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Oldham Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Deerhurst Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sadlers Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Allen Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Union Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Fairington Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Siluria Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE McDaniel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wise Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Valhalla Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Brighton Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  N Grace Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Shadowlawn Memorial Park [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Massey Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Smithson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Benten Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Black Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Roach Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  E Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cahaba Heights Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Joley Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Oakdale Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Highland Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  WNW Cedar Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Elmwood Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW George Cemetery [Map]      
  S Goodson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Still Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Longview Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ozley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE K Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Beth-El 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 Cahaba River Estates in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Cahaba River Estates.

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

Tacoa   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cahaba River Estates
 - Tacoa had railroad service and no post office
 
Falliston   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cahaba River Estates
 - Falliston had railroad service and no post office
 
Pelham   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cahaba River Estates
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 22,885 people in 2015)
 - Pelham had a post office and railroad service
 
Morgan   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cahaba River Estates
 - Morgan had railroad service and no post office
 
Helena   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cahaba River Estates
 - 1895 population of 518 people (with 18,264 people in 2015)
 - Helena had a post office and railroad service
 
Oxmoor   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cahaba River Estates
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
 
Ware   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cahaba River Estates
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office
 
Ishkooda   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cahaba River Estates
 - Ishkooda 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 Cahaba River Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cahaba River Estates 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 south 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.

Cahaba River Estates is located in Shelby County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shelby County: Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Saint Clair & Talladega.

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

  DirectionDistance
Shelby     (The home county for Cahaba River Estates)
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Helena   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
 
Bibb
      Eddings   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
 
Blount
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      County Line   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Chilton
      Jemison   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Coosa
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Cullman
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Colony   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jefferson
      Hoover   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      New Village   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Homewood   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mason City   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Midfield   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Roosevelt-Cairo Village   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Talladega
      Childersburg   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Holt   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Walker
      Quinton   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Creel   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Empire   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Cahaba River Estates:

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

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Shelby County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.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 from Cahaba River Estates. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cahaba River Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cahaba River Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3548, Longitude: -86.8261     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cahaba River Estates 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 Cahaba River Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cahaba River Estates.



 
 
 

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