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Our Genealogical Helper for Coleanor ...

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 Coleanor (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 Coleanor. 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 Coleanor ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Coleanor.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Coleanor, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Coleanor.

Cemeteries Near Coleanor ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Coleanor.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Cahaba Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Italian Catholic Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Shiney Rock Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  N McKensey Cemetery [Map]      
  W McCulley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cottingham Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hickory Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Schultz Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  S Wesley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Six Mile Presbyterian Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Six Mile Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Carlton Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Community Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Antioch Cemetery #2 [Map]      
  NNE Boothton Cemetery [Map]      
  N McKinney Cemetery [Map]      
  W Daniel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Camp Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Enon Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Brierfield Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Linholm Cemetery [Map]      
  W Kinard Cemetery [Map]      
  W Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Friday Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Crockett McKinney Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ashby Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  N Higganbotham Cemetery [Map]      
  N Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Caffee Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Little Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Moffat Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  E Montevallo Cemetery [Map]      
  E King Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Thrasher Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Clements Cemetery [Map]      
  W Belchers Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Scottsville Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Sandy Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hickman Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bibbville Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Shuttlesworth Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Banks Cemetery [Map]      
  W Johnstown 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 Coleanor in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Coleanor.

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

Blocton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Blocton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Coleanor
 - Blocton had a post office and railroad service
 
Anita   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Coleanor
 - Anita had railroad service and no post office
 
Boothton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Coleanor
 - Boothton had railroad service and no post office
 
Gurnee   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Coleanor
 - 1895 population of 291 people
 - Gurnee had a post office and railroad service
 
Ashby   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Coleanor
 - 1895 population of 64 people
 - Ashby had a post office and railroad service
 
Brierfield   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Coleanor
 - 1895 population of 316 people
 - Brierfield had a post office and railroad service
 
Woodstock   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Coleanor
 - 1895 population of 147 people (with 1,547 people in 2015)
 - Woodstock had a post office and railroad service
 
Scottsville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Coleanor
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Scottsville 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 Coleanor. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Coleanor 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 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 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.

Coleanor is located in Bibb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bibb County: Chilton, Hale, Jefferson, Perry, Shelby & Tuscaloosa.

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

  DirectionDistance
Bibb     (The home county for Coleanor)
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
 
Autauga
      Billingsley   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jones   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Chilton
      Jemison   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Coosa
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Dallas
      Plantersville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Hale
      Moundville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Jefferson
      Kimbrell   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Adger   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      New Village   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Perry
      Sprott   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Marion   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Shelby
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Helena   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Calera   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Talladega
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Tannehill   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Vance   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Holt   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Walker
      Quinton   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 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 Coleanor:

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 Bibb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry 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    
Tuscaloosa 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 Bibb County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Bibb 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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About Bibb County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bibb County: www.co.bibb.ga.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Coleanor. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0957, Longitude: -87.0358     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Coleanor 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 Coleanor, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Coleanor.



 
 
 

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