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Cedar Point, Alabama
(Madison County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cedar Point ...

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 Cedar Point (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 Cedar Point. 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 Cedar Point ...

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 Cedar Point.

  • Typical abbreviation for Cedar Point: Cedar Pt.

Newspapers Published in Cedar Point ...

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 Cedar Point.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cedar Point, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cedar Point.

Cemeteries Near Cedar Point ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cedar Point.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Keel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Hayden Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Whittaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Paint Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bullock Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Humpton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Allison Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ashburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brazelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Click Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beason Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cobb Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Moon Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cochrane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Peters Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Echols Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Big Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bush Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW Mayo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Free Home Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Erwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gentle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Roberson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Vann Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Neal Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Buford Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Panquin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dotson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kirk Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rousseau Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Latham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dunkin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Grayson Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nelson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Honeycomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Preston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Vinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sanford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Flanagan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sublett Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rousseau Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tipton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rousseau Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hobbs 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.<3>

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

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

Nebo   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Cedar Point
 - Nebo had a post office and no railroad service
Woodville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Cedar Point
 - 1895 population of 247 people (with 735 people in 2015)
 - Woodville had a post office and railroad service
Lowe - Historic   [Map]
 - While Lowe was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Cedar Point
 - Lowe had a post office and no railroad service
Paint Rock   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Cedar Point
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 207 people in 2015)
 - Paint Rock had a post office and railroad service
New Hope   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cedar Point
 - 1895 population of 122 people (with 2,800 people in 2015)
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Berkley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cedar Point
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Berkley had a post office and no railroad service
Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Cedar Point
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 1,785 people in 2015)
 - Owens' Cross Roads had a post office and no railroad service
Bucksnort   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cedar Point
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Bucksnort 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 Cedar Point. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cedar Point 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 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.

Cedar Point is located in Madison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Madison County: Jackson, Limestone, Marshall, Morgan, Franklin (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Madison     (The home county for Cedar Point)
      New Hope   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Athens   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 Cedar Point:

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 Madison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Find a Community in Alabama

About Madison County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Madison County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cedar Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5995, Longitude: -86.3403     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cedar Point have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Cedar Point, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cedar Point.


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