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Carolwood Estates, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Carolwood 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 Carolwood 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 Carolwood 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 Carolwood 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 Carolwood Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Carolwood Estates: Carolwood Ests.

Newspapers Published in Carolwood 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 54 newspapers that have been published in the area around Carolwood Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Carolwood Estates, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Carolwood Estates.

Cemeteries Near Carolwood Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Carolwood 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 Carolwood Estates covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Sand Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Carrolls Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Popular Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shirley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bone Camp Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Cowden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Flatwoods Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jennings Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  N Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harkey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rices Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Prewitte Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sunset Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  NW Hendrix Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Prewitt Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW AME Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Big Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Robertson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE The Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Simpson - Cain Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pole Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pool Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Guy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Guy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Coker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  S West Highland Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Yellow Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Arbor Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethabara Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Old Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nazareth Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Alberta Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Chambers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Winters Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Cornelius Chapel #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cornelius Chapel #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Geer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Beautiful Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McGuire Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cedar Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Memory Hill Gardens   [Map]     
  SSE Darden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tuscaloosa Memorial Park   [Map]     
  ESE Garners Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Winters Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Scales Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Piney Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Piney Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Traweek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dennis Springer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Springer 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 Carolwood Estates in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Carolwood Estates.

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

Northport   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Carolwood Estates
 - 1895 population of 413 people (with 24,772 people in 2015)
 - Northport had a post office and no railroad service
Coker   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Carolwood Estates
 - Coker had a post office and no railroad service
Tuscaloosa   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Carolwood Estates
 - 1895 population of 4,215 people (with 98,332 people in 2015)
 - Tuscaloosa had a post office and railroad service
Samantha   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Carolwood Estates
 - Samantha had a post office and no railroad service
University   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Carolwood Estates
 - University had a post office and no railroad service
Cottondale   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Carolwood Estates
 - 1895 population of 420 people
 - Cottondale had a post office and railroad service
Englewood   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Carolwood Estates
 - Englewood had railroad service and no post office
Romulus   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Carolwood Estates
 - Romulus 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 Carolwood Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Carolwood 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals 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.

Carolwood Estates is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

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

Tuscaloosa     (The home county for Carolwood Estates)
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Northport   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Coker   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Berry   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belk   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Union   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Akron   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Adger   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Concord   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Industrial City   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Millport   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Reform   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      McShan   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Corona   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Patton   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Townley   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 Tuscaloosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tuscaloosa County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tuscaloosa 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Carolwood Estates. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Carolwood Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carolwood Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3076, Longitude: -87.5961     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carolwood 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 Carolwood Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Carolwood Estates.


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