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Edgemont Park, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Edgemont Park ...

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 Edgemont Park (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 Edgemont Park. 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 Edgemont Park ...

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 186 newspapers that have been published in the area around Edgemont Park.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Edgemont Park, there are papers which were published within 5 miles [8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Edgemont Park.

Cemeteries Near Edgemont Park ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Edgemont Park.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Grace Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Shadowlawn Memorial Park [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Elmwood Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Emanuel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Enon Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  N Knesses Israel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Croft Acton Cemetery [Map]      
  E Wise Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cahaba Heights Cemetery [Map]      
  N Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Valhalla Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Brighton Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  S Jefferson Garden of Memories [Map]      
  NNW Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Fraternal Cemetery [Map]      
  W Union Cemetery [Map]      
  W Joley Cemetery [Map]      
  W Oakdale Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Highland Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SE Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Old Acton Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bryan Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McElwain Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Forest Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW George Washington Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  WNW Mason Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Sadlers Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Southern Heritage Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Indian Springs First Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bass Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bush Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Inglenook Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Beth-El Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Cedar Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Allen Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE McDaniel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Crumley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE East Lake Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Lakeview Cemetery [Map]      
  W Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Acton Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pelham Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bold Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sheritt Cemetery [Map]      
  N Walkers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Village Falls 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 Edgemont Park in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Edgemont Park.

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

Spaulding   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Edgemont Park
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
Ishkooda   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Edgemont Park
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
Oxmoor   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Edgemont Park
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
Powderly   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Edgemont Park
 - Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
Duncan   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Edgemont Park
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
Ware   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Edgemont Park
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office
Ensley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Edgemont Park
 - Ensley had a post office and railroad service
Hillman   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Edgemont Park
 - Hillman had railroad service and no post office
Thomas   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Edgemont Park
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Edgemont Park. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Edgemont Park 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.

Edgemont Park is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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

Jefferson     (The home county for Edgemont Park)
      Homewood   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Mason City   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Mountain Brook Village   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Fairfield Village   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Roosevelt-Cairo Village   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Birmingham   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Fairfield   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      County Line   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Helena   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Holt   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Creel   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Empire   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]

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

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 either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although 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 Edgemont Park:

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 Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

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    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby 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 Jefferson County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Jefferson 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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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edgemont Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4532, Longitude: -86.8325     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Edgemont Park 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 Edgemont Park, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Edgemont Park.


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