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Clifty, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Clifty ...

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 Clifty (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 Clifty. 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 Clifty ...

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 53 newspapers that have been published in the area around Clifty.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Clifty, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Clifty.

Cemeteries Near Clifty ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Clifty.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  N Freeman Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Blair Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Day - Speegle Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cave Spring Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Penn Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Campground Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Sardis #2 Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Crossroads Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bethlehem West Cemetery [Map]      
  E East Battleground Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Center Cemetery [Map]      
  W Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  W Penn Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Jones Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Central Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Herrin Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Simms Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Asherbraner Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Inmanfield Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Northside Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  E Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  N Orr Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wilhite Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Stovall Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Arbor Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hughes Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Freeman Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Alston Family Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Addison Church of God Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Wilkins Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Puckett Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  S Chances Cross Roads Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Stover Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pilgrims Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Crosses Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Barnes Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  E Powells Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Holmes Cemetery [Map]      
  N Orr Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Old Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hickory Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N O'Neal Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Fairview Missionary Baptist Church #2 Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Nesmith Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Nesmith Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Fellowship Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Stephenson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bell Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Higdon Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Speake Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Preuit Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hampton Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Suddeth Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Kemp Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Emeus Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Missionary Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Lindsey Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Falkville City Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Kitchens Cemetery [Map]      
  N Johnson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  W Holmes 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 in 1895, Clifty had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Upshaw   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Clifty
 - Upshaw had a post office and no railroad service
Battleground   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Clifty
 - Battleground had a post office and no railroad service
Massey   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Clifty
 - Massey had a post office and no railroad service
Jones' Chapel   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Clifty
 - Jones' Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
Cedar Plains   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Clifty
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cedar Plains had a post office and no railroad service
Addison   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Clifty
 - Addison had a post office and no railroad service
Nesmith   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Clifty
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Nesmith had a post office and no railroad service
Jesseton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Clifty
 - Jesseton 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 Clifty. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Clifty 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.

Clifty is located in Cullman County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cullman County: Blount, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan, Walker & Winston.

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

Cullman     (The home county for Clifty)
      West Point   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Summit   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Danville   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Eva   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 - 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 Clifty:

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 Cullman County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson 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    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion 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    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Clifty ...

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

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 Clifty:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Clifty.
      See our Misc Page for Clifty for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cullman County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clifty. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2993, Longitude: -87.0739     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Clifty 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 Clifty, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Clifty.


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