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Eagle, Alabama
(Winston County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Eagle ...

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 Eagle (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 Eagle. 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 Eagle ...

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 43 newspapers that have been published in the area around Eagle.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Eagle, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Eagle.

Cemeteries Near Eagle ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Eagle.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Hadder Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Eagle Cemetery [Map]      
  N Kemp Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Arley Congregational Christian Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Trussell Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bates Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hamner Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Suddeth Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hefner Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Fairview Missionary Baptist Church #2 Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wilkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Addison Church of God Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Old Houston Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Meek Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Meek Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Nesmith Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Nesmith Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Alston Family Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Williams Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Williams - Everett Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Houston Church of God Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  W Houston Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Houston Union Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Houston Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Littles Cemetery [Map]      
  W Burdick Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  N Northside Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Montgomery Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW McClinton Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Pleasant Hill #1 Community Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Arley United Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE New Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pine Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cantrell Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Arley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Arley First Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW John Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bethel Baptist Church #1 Cemetery [Map]      
  E New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sardis #2 Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Inmanfield Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Barnett Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Lane Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Taylor - Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Livingston Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Chances Cross Roads Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Dragout Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  W Shipman Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Corinth Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Freeman Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Omega Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  S Old Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Jones Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Freeman - Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  W Enon Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Old Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
  SW J A Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Gaddy Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  S Kennedy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Delma Baird Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sulphur Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Home Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Moody Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Shadix Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Avery Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hickory Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Wilson - Tubbs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Holmes Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  E Logan Cemetery [Map]      
  E Emeus Cemetery [Map]      
  N Penn Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Morgan Cemetery [Map]      
  W Fairview Church 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 Eagle in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Eagle.

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

Addison   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Eagle
 - Addison had a post office and no railroad service
Nesmith   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Eagle
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Nesmith had a post office and no railroad service
Houston   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Eagle
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Houston had a post office and no railroad service
Crane Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Eagle
 - Crane Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Jones' Chapel   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Eagle
 - Jones' Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
Upshaw   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Eagle
 - Upshaw had a post office and no railroad service
Logan   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Eagle
 - Logan had a post office and no railroad service
Ellaville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Eagle
 - Ellaville had a post office and no railroad service
Marylee   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Eagle
 - Marylee 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 Eagle. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Eagle 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.

Eagle is located in Winston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Winston County: Cullman, Franklin, Lawrence, Marion & Walker.

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

Winston     (The home county for Eagle)
      Addison   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Arley   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Logan   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      East Point   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alden   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wren   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Twin   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Danville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]

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

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 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 Eagle:

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 Winston County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin 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    
Marion 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    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Winston County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eagle. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1468, Longitude: -87.1822     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eagle 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 Eagle, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Eagle.


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