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Our Genealogical Helper for Dodge City ...

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 Dodge City (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 Dodge City. 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 Dodge City ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dodge City.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Dodge City, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Dodge City.

Cemeteries Near Dodge City ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dodge City.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Beech Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW Valley Springs Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Shelton Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Damascus Cemetery [Map]      
  E Fairview West Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mountain Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Good Hope Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Kinneys Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Laodicea Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Shedd Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sharon Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bowmans Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Brushy Creek Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Bethsadia Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Joy Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Tedder Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hartwic Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Dorsey Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  W Calvert Cemetery [Map]      
  W Johnson Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ryans Creek Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Addington Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SW McDonald Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Spitznagl Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pullen Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Garden City Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bethlehem East Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pfiel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cullman City Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sulphur Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  W Persimmon Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Cold Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mountain Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Center Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE St. Bernard Abbey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sacred Heart Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Logan Cemetery [Map]      
  N Baldwin Heights Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Arkadelphia Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Harrell Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Guinns Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Welti Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Emeus Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  N Baldwin Chapel 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 Dodge City in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Dodge City.

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

Trimble   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Dodge City
 - Trimble had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bremen   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Dodge City
 - 1895 population of 84 people
 - Bremen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Phelan   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Dodge City
 - Phelan had railroad service and no post office
 
Bangor   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Dodge City
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Bangor had a post office and railroad service
 
Garden City   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Dodge City
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 496 people in 2015)
 - Garden City had a post office and railroad service
 
Blount Springs   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Dodge City
 - 1895 population of 403 people
 - Blount Springs had a post office and railroad service
 
Cullman   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Dodge City
 - 1895 population of 1,017 people (with 15,350 people in 2015)
 - Cullman had a post office and railroad service
 
Logan   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Dodge City
 - Logan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Baldwin   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Dodge City
 - Baldwin had railroad service and no post office

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

Dodge City is located in Cullman County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cullman County: Blount, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan, Walker & Winston.

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

  DirectionDistance
Cullman     (The home county for Dodge City)
      Good Hope   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Colony   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      East Point   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
 
Blount
      Bangor   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Etowah
      Altoona   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jefferson
      Warrior   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Lawrence
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Limestone
      Swancott   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Madison
      Triana   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Marshall
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Horton   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Morgan
      Lacon   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Eva   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Springville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Moody   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Steele   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Walker
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dora   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Winston
      Arley   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Dodge City:

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 Cullman County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker 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 Cullman County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cullman 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 Cullman County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cullman County: www.co.cullman.al.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' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Dodge City. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dodge City) 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 Dodge City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dodge City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dodge City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0446, Longitude: -86.8857     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dodge City 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 Dodge City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Dodge City.



 
 
 

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