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Campbell Settlement, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Campbell Settlement ...

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

We've added Campbell Settlement to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Campbell Settlement, 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 Campbell Settlement (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 Campbell Settlement. 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 Campbell Settlement ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Campbell Settlement.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Campbell Settlement, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Campbell Settlement.

Cemeteries Near Campbell Settlement ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Campbell Settlement.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Blythe Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  NW LaGrange Cemetery [Map]      
  W Jenkins Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Rand Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Preuit Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Ricks Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Gargis Cemetery [Map]      
  S Gargis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mayers Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Leigh Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Ligon Cemetery [Map]      
  SE King Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Roden Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE King Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Glendale Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Aycock Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bickley Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Young Cemetery [Map]      
  S Gargas Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE King Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Adams Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gunn Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ligon Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Aycock Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bob Saint Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bethsaida Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Masterson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Beavers Cemetery [Map]      
  E String Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cole Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Madding Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Blocker Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Love Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sanderson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lansdell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cal Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Dillahunty Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Shaw Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Stanley Cemetery [Map]      
  N Peden Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Colbert County Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  W Isbell Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Osborn Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pennington Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Elmwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Brickhouse Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cal Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Henson Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Henson Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Tharp Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hyde Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Tharptown Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Sibley Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Fergason Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pearsall Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Blackground Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bain Cemetery [Map]      
  E Conner Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Abernathy Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Scruggs Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Davenport Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sheffield Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  N McKiernan Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  W County Farm Cemetery [Map]      
  W Gadd Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Ramsey Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Gravel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bobo Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Counts Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Jetton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Rocky Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Dobbins Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Fuqua Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Childers Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mathews Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Faircloth Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery [Map]      
  N Kernachan Cemetery [Map]      
  W Byrd Cemetery [Map]      
  W Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  N Whitamore Cemetery [Map]      
  W Underwood 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.

While we didn't find Campbell Settlement in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Campbell Settlement.

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

Bingham   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Campbell Settlement
 - Bingham had a post office and no railroad service
Leighton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Campbell Settlement
 - Leighton had a post office and railroad service
Hunter - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hunter was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Campbell Settlement
 - Hunter had a post office and no railroad service
Edmond   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Campbell Settlement
 - Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
Spring Valley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Campbell Settlement
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Spring Valley had a post office and railroad service
Avoca - Historic   [Map]
 - While Avoca was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Campbell Settlement
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Avoca had a post office and no railroad service
Littleville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Campbell Settlement
 - Littleville had a post office and railroad service
Town Creek   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Campbell Settlement
 - 1895 population of 201 people (with 1,065 people in 2015)
 - Town Creek 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 Campbell Settlement. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Campbell Settlement 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Campbell Settlement is historic, it would have been located within present day Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

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

Colbert     (The home county for Campbell Settlement)
      Leighton   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Killen   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 it should be mentioned 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 Campbell Settlement:

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 Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Colbert County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Colbert 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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Colbert 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 Campbell Settlement, 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 'point-to-point' distance starting in Campbell Settlement. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Campbell Settlement) 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 Campbell Settlement. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Campbell Settlement

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Campbell Settlement. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6473, Longitude: -87.5464     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Campbell Settlement have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Campbell Settlement.


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