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Our Genealogical Helper for Dogwood ...

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 Dogwood (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 Dogwood. 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 Dogwood ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dogwood.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Dogwood, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Dogwood.

Cemeteries Near Dogwood ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dogwood.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wildwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ryan Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S King Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Alabama National Cemetery [Map]      
  E Moores Crossroads Cemetery [Map]      
  E Moores Cemetery [Map]      
  W Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Spring Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Maylene Cemetery [Map]      
  W Linholm Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Montevallo Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Reynolds Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Harles Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Still Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Goodson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Richardson - Randall Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Benten Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Siluria Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Antioch Cemetery #2 [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Session Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shelby Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  ESE Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  E Dargin Cemetery [Map]      
  E Jones Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Nabors Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Longview Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Black Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Carlton Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Community Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Brierfield Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ozley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Boothton Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Cahaba Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N David Lindsay Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW McKinney Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Ashby Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Old Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shiloh - Busby Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Nearest Grave Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Roach Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cumberland Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Higganbotham Cemetery [Map]      
  W McKensey Cemetery [Map]      
  N Ray Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S New Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Old Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Leach Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Old Lynch Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pelham Cemetery [Map]      
  N Acton Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Shady Grove 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 in 1895, Dogwood had a post office and railroad service.

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

Montevallo   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Dogwood
 - 1895 population of 572 people (with 6,648 people in 2015)
 - Montevallo had a post office and railroad service
 
Maylene   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Dogwood
 - Maylene had railroad service and no post office
 
Tulse   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Dogwood
 - Tulse had railroad service and no post office
 
Longview   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Dogwood
 - Longview had a post office and railroad service
 
Siluria   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Dogwood
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Siluria had a post office and railroad service
 
Gurnee   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Dogwood
 - 1895 population of 291 people
 - Gurnee had a post office and railroad service
 
Anita   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Dogwood
 - Anita had railroad service and no post office
 
Boothton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Dogwood
 - Boothton 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 Dogwood. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Dogwood 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.

Dogwood is located in Shelby County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shelby County: Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Saint Clair & Talladega.

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

  DirectionDistance
Shelby     (The home county for Dogwood)
      Montevallo   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Calera   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Helena   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Autauga
      Billingsley   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Jones   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Bibb
      Eddings   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Blount
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Chilton
      Jemison   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Coosa
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Dallas
      Plantersville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Jefferson
      Greenwood   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      New Village   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Adger   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Perry
      Sprott   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Talladega
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Tannehill   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Vance   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Holt   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Walker
      Quinton   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Dogwood:

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 Shelby County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa 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 Shelby County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Shelby 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Dogwood ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Shelby County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Dogwood. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dogwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dogwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1512, Longitude: -86.8730     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dogwood 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 Dogwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Dogwood.



 
 
 

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