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Deven Dale, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Deven Dale ...

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 Deven 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 Deven 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 Deven 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 6 newspapers that have been published in the area around Deven Dale.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Deven Dale, there are papers which were published within 3 miles [4.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Deven Dale.

Cemeteries Near Deven Dale ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Deven 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 Deven Dale covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Cedar Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Taylorville Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Jerusalem Cemetery [Map]      
  E Shake Rag Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Memory Hill Gardens [Map]      
  NW Pine Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NW West Highland Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  S Little Sandy Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Darden Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Alberta Cemetery [Map]      
  N Evergreen Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Williamson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Gilgal Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE The Old Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Beautiful Zion Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Stone Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Rices Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  N Robertson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sunset Memorial Garden [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Big Sandy Cemetery [Map]      
  S Big Sandy Cemetery [Map]      
  S Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Tuscaloosa Memorial Park [Map]      
  NE Chambers Cemetery [Map]      
  N Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Dry Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Zion Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Shirley Cemetery [Map]      
  S Center Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cottondale Nature Garden Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Holt Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Flatwoods Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Jennings Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Dodd Cemetery [Map]      
  N Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Chapel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hulls Cemetery [Map]      
  E Old Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Garners Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Robertson Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Grants Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Foster Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Beale Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Foster Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Duncanville Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ruhama Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Center Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Big Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Coker Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Geer Cemetery [Map]      
  W Winn Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Holly Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Sylvan Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Jones - Townsend Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Sinai Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sand Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  E Andrews Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bankston Cemetery [Map]      
  NW AME Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Old Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hawthorne 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 Deven Dale in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Deven Dale.

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

Englewood   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Deven Dale
 - Englewood had railroad service and no post office
University   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Deven Dale
 - University had a post office and no railroad service
Tuscaloosa   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Deven Dale
 - 1895 population of 4,215 people (with 98,332 people in 2015)
 - Tuscaloosa had a post office and railroad service
Cottondale   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Deven Dale
 - 1895 population of 420 people
 - Cottondale had a post office and railroad service
Hull   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Deven Dale
 - 1895 population of 360 people
 - Hull had a post office and railroad service
Northport   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Deven Dale
 - 1895 population of 413 people (with 24,772 people in 2015)
 - Northport had a post office and no railroad service
Foster's   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Deven Dale
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Foster's had a post office and no railroad service
Coker   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Deven Dale
 - Coker 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 Deven Dale. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Deven 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 northwest 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 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.

Deven Dale is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

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

Tuscaloosa     (The home county for Deven Dale)
      Sahama Village   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Holt   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Northport   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Coker   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brent   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Berry   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belk   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Union   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Akron   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Adger   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Concord   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Industrial City   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Village   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Millport   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Marion   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Reform   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      McShan   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Helena   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Patton   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Corona   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 Deven Dale:

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 Tuscaloosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene 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    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby 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 Tuscaloosa County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tuscaloosa 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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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Deven Dale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1585, Longitude: -87.5586     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Deven Dale 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 Deven Dale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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