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Our Genealogical Helper for Caldwell ...

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 Caldwell (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 Caldwell. 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 Caldwell ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Caldwell.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Caldwell, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Caldwell.

Cemeteries Near Caldwell ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Caldwell.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Moore Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Mardis Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Clements Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Reeves Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Hooper Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Fuller Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Choate Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Low Gap Cemetery [Map]      
  S Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mauldin Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Karr Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Popes Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Deerman Chapel 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 Caldwell had a population of 45 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Ashville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Caldwell
 - 1895 population of 315 people (with 2,256 people in 2015)
 - Ashville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whitney   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Caldwell
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Whitney had a post office and railroad service
 
Springville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Caldwell
 - Springville had a post office and railroad service
 
Branchville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Caldwell
 - 1895 population of 65 people (with 825 people in 2000)
 - Branchville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Odenville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Caldwell
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 3,695 people in 2015)
 - Odenville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Champion   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Caldwell
 - Champion had a post office and railroad service
 
Chepultepec   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Caldwell
 - 1895 population of 147 people
 - Chepultepec had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fairview   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Caldwell
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Fairview 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 Caldwell. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Caldwell 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.

Caldwell is located in Saint Clair County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Clair County: Blount, Calhoun, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby & Talladega.

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

  DirectionDistance
Saint Clair     (The home county for Caldwell)
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Springville   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Steele   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
 
Blount
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Calhoun
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Cullman
      Garden City   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Colony   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      East Point   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
DeKalb
      Cotnam   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Etowah
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Southside   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Jefferson
      Ayres   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Marshall
      Douglas   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Horton   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arab   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Morgan
      Hulaco   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Shelby
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Westover   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Talladega
      Colony   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Munford   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Walker
      Creel   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Empire   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 - 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 Caldwell:

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 Saint Clair County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

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

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

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 Caldwell:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Caldwell.
      See our Misc Page for Caldwell for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Saint Clair County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Clair County: www.stclairco.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 begins in Caldwell. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Caldwell) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Caldwell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8123, Longitude: -86.3644     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Caldwell 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 Caldwell, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Caldwell.



 
 
 

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