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Our Genealogical Helper for Edgewater ...

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 Edgewater (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 Edgewater. 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 Edgewater ...

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 18 newspapers that have been published in the area around Edgewater.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Edgewater, there are papers which were published within 7 miles [11.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Edgewater.

Cemeteries Near Edgewater ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Edgewater.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Lakeview Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Village Falls Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE George Washington Memorial Gardens [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Mason Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Crumley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Fraternal Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  N Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  S Joley Cemetery [Map]      
  S Oakdale Cemetery [Map]      
  S Union Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Valhalla Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Highland Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  S Brighton Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  ESE Elmwood Cemetery [Map]      
  N Glasgow Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Beth-El Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Shadowlawn Memorial Park [Map]      
  ESE Grace Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Emanuel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Knesses Israel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Enon Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bivens Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hodges Cemetery [Map]      
  N Linn Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Virginia Mines Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Valley Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cedar Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Maben Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Walkers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cardiff Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Atwood Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Salter Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Bagley Bend Cemetery [Map]      
  N Linns Crossing Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Inglenook 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 Edgewater in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Edgewater.

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

Wylam   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Edgewater
 - Wylam had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pratt Mines - Historic   [Map]
 - While Pratt Mines was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Edgewater
 - 1895 population of 1,946 people
 - Pratt Mines had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sandusky   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Edgewater
 - Sandusky had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dolomite   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Edgewater
 - Dolomite had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ensley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Edgewater
 - Ensley had a post office and railroad service
 
Collins   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Edgewater
 - Collins had railroad service and no post office
 
Thomas   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Edgewater
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service
 
Adamsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Edgewater
 - Adamsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Hillman   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Edgewater
 - Hillman 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 Edgewater. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Edgewater 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 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.

Edgewater 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 Edgewater. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Edgewater:

  DirectionDistance
Jefferson     (The home county for Edgewater)
      McDonald Chapel   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Minor   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Docena   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Maytown   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Mulga   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Pratt Mines - Historic   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Forestdale   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Dolomite   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Fairfield Village   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Fairfield   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
 
Bibb
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Blount
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Cullman
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Fayette
      Berry   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moody   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Shelby
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Helena   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
 
Talladega
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Bull City   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Walker
      Quinton   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Creel   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Empire   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Winston
      Falls City   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arley   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 - 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 Edgewater:

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    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette 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    
Winston 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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.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 Edgewater. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Edgewater) 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 Edgewater. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Edgewater

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edgewater. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5268, Longitude: -86.9578     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Edgewater 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 Edgewater, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Edgewater.



 
 
 

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