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Doolans, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Doolans ...

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 Doolans (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 Doolans. 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 Doolans ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Doolans.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Doolans, 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 Doolans.

Cemeteries Near Doolans ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Doolans.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Red Apple Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Walls Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mizell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Upton Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Old Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gilland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethsaida Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Memorial Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW New Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW High Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Albertville Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Hibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Whitesboro Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Blessing Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Myrtletree Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Morton Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Howelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Noble Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Leath Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Freedom Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Robbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dillard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Carnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ivalee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. High Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Eason Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Altoona - Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cave Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Forester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Marvin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holland 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 Doolans in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Doolans.

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

Boaz   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Doolans
 - 1895 population of 18 people (with 9,688 people in 2015)
 - Boaz had a post office and no railroad service
Bartlett - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bartlett was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Doolans
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Bartlett had a post office and no railroad service
Alice   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Doolans
 - Alice had a post office and railroad service
Aurora   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Doolans
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Aurora had a post office and no railroad service
Mountainboro   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Doolans
 - Mountainboro had a post office and no railroad service
Fenton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Doolans
 - Fenton had a post office and no railroad service
Marshall   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Doolans
 - Marshall had a post office and no railroad service
Horton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Doolans
 - Horton had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Zion - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mount Zion was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Doolans
 - Mount Zion 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 Doolans. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Doolans 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 hospitals 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.

Doolans is located in Etowah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Etowah County: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall & Saint Clair.

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

Etowah     (The home county for Doolans)
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Snead   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Craig   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Summit   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Langston   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Horton   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Springville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 Doolans:

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 Etowah County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Etowah County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Etowah County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Doolans. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1762, Longitude: -86.1986     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Doolans 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 Doolans, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Doolans.


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