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Cornwall, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cornwall ...

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 Cornwall (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 Cornwall. 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 Cornwall ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cornwall.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cornwall, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cornwall.

Cemeteries Near Cornwall ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cornwall.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Cedar Bluff Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Stories Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lawrence Cemetery [Map]      
  N Randall Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Harris Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Bates Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Barnett Cemetery [Map]      
  E McCoy Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Unity Cemetery [Map]      
  N Dixons Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Calcedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Howell Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cannon Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Sand Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ebenezer Alexis Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Waterhouse Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Oak Bowery Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Forest Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Daniels Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Coffey Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Chesnut Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Tates Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Fife Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Howell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hardman Cemetery [Map]      
  E Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Starling Cemetery [Map]      
  W Union Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Centre Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Neal Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Noah Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Davenport Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mill Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  N Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Black Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Tuckers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cherokee Memory Gardens [Map]      
  SSW Moshat Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  E Indian Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  WNW Welcome Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Yellow Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pratt Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Sewell Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Coosa River Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE State Line Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E Vann Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ENE Carr Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Cedar Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Parker Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Nazareth Cemetery [Map]      
  E Clemones Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  N Henderson - Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Johnson Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NNE Mt. Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Longshore Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sand Rock 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 Cornwall in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Cornwall.

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

Cedar Bluff   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Cornwall
 - 1895 population of 194 people (with 1,802 people in 2015)
 - Cedar Bluff had a post office and railroad service
Gaylesville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cornwall
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 144 people in 2015)
 - Gaylesville had a post office and no railroad service
Lawrence   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Cornwall
 - Lawrence had a post office and railroad service
Hurley   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cornwall
 - Hurley had a post office and no railroad service
Sterling - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sterling was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Cornwall
 - 1895 population of 124 people
 - Sterling had a post office and no railroad service
Round Mountain   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cornwall
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Round Mountain had a post office and railroad service
Alexis   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cornwall
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Alexis had a post office and no railroad service
Farill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Cornwall
 - Farill had a post office and railroad service
Waterhouse   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cornwall
 - Waterhouse 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 Cornwall. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cornwall 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.

Cornwall is located in Cherokee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Calhoun, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Chattooga (GA), Floyd (GA) & Polk (GA).

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

Cherokee     (The home county for Cornwall)
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Gaylesville   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Abernathy - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Booker T City   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Banner   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Section   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Horton   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bartow (GA)
      Taylorsville (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kingston (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Euharlee (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Adairsville (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Shannon (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Gordon (GA)
      Plainville (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sugar Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Calhoun (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Paulding (GA)
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Aragon (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rockmart (GA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Walker (GA)
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Cornwall:

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 Cherokee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bartow County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Gordon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Paulding County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Cherokee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Cornwall. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cornwall) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cornwall. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2348, Longitude: -85.5889     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cornwall 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 Cornwall, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cornwall.


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