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Corona, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Corona ...

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 Corona (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 Corona. 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 Corona ...

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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Corona.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Corona, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Corona.

Cemeteries Near Corona ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Corona.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Gibson Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Infant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Patton Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Frost Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW New Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Key Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Johnston Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pendley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pendley Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Pendley Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Alta Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Cedar Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Swindle Cemetery [Map]      
  N Palmers Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  W Beaven Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Boley Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Woods Cemetery [Map]      
  E Day Cemetery [Map]      
  E Oakman Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Willis Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Panter Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Bethabara Cemetery [Map]      
  S Earnest Cemetery [Map]      
  S Flatwoods Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Files Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lawson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Fike & Inman Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Panter Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Tabernacle Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Berry City Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Madison Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Lower Sulpher Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Manasco Cemetery [Map]      
  N Guthrie Cemetery [Map]      
  W Jenkins Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Sandtown Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Gilchrist Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Whitley Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Tubbs Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Phillips Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Kings Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Boshell Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Whitson Place Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Easly Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Kings Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Crossroads Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Enis Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pleasant Field Cemetery [Map]      
  E Gray Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Dobbs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Philadelphia Cemetery [Map]      
  W Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cleveland 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 Corona had a population of 137 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Patton   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Corona
 - 1895 population of 378 people
 - Patton had a post office and railroad service
Coal Valley   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Corona
 - Coal Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Alta   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Corona
 - Alta had railroad service and no post office
Berry   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Corona
 - Berry had railroad service and no post office
Townley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Corona
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Townley had a post office and railroad service
Parrish   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Corona
 - Parrish had a post office and railroad service
Bankston   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Corona
 - Bankston had a post office and railroad service
Wiley   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Corona
 - Wiley 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 Corona. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Corona 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 hospitals and 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.

Corona is located in Walker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

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

Walker     (The home county for Corona)
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Patton   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Oakman   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Townley   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Barney   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Berry   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Belk   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alden   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Maytown   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Corner   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mulga   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Concord   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Millport   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Twin   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Guin   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Reform   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Echola   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Holt   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Northport   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Corona:

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 Walker County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa 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 Walker County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Walker 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 Corona ...

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

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 Corona:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Corona.
      See our Misc Page for Corona for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Walker County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walker 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 that starts in Corona. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Corona) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Corona. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Corona

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Corona. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7094, Longitude: -87.4691     [Map].

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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 Corona, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Corona.


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