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Dale, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Dale ...

So far, we have found very little information about Dale. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Dale to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Dale, please Contact Us.

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 Dale (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 Dale. 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 Dale ...

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 8 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dale.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Dale, there are papers which were published within 6 miles [9.7 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Dale.

Cemeteries Near Dale ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dale.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Jefferson Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Bass Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Alton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Trussville Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE McCombs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Taylors Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Higgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Earltown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Forest Crest Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW East Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pinson Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McElwain Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bass Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sheritt Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Inglenook Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Castle Heights Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Walkers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Kendrix Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sand Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Austin Olds Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Argo Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Edward Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Moncrief 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.

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

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

Huffman   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Dale
 - Huffman had a post office and no railroad service
Chalkville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Dale
 - Chalkville had a post office and no railroad service
Weems   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Dale
 - Weems had railroad service and no post office
McCombs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Dale
 - McCombs had railroad service and no post office
Woodward   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Dale
 - 1895 population of 795 people
 - Woodward had a post office and railroad service
Rock Ridge   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Dale
 - Rock Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
Trussville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Dale
 - 1895 population of 462 people (with 21,023 people in 2015)
 - Trussville had a post office and railroad service
East Lake   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Dale
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Lake had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Dale. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Dale 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Dale is historic, it would have been located within present day Blount County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Blount County: Cullman, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, Saint Clair, Walker & Winston.

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

Blount     (The home county for Dale)
      Remlap   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      County Line   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      East Point   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Alton   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Center Point   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Irondale   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Zion City   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Saint Clair
      Acmar   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Moody   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Westover   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Creel   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Empire   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dora   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Barney   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Dale:

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 Blount County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Blount County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Dale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Dale. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dale) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6104, Longitude: -86.6492     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Dale.


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