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English Village, Alabama
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Our Genealogical Helper for English Village ...

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 English Village (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 English Village. 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.

Name Variations for English Village ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with English Village.

  • Typical abbreviation for English Village: English Vlg. (in Canada, 'Vlge.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Newspapers Published in English Village ...

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 198 newspapers that have been published in the area around English Village.

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

Cemeteries Near English Village ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of English Village.

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

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

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

Avondale   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from English Village
 - 1895 population of 1,642 people
 - Avondale had a post office and no railroad service
Birmingham   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from English Village
 - 1895 population of 26,178 people (with 212,461 people in 2015)
 - Birmingham had a post office and railroad service
Spaulding   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from English Village
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
Woodlawn   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from English Village
 - 1895 population of 1,506 people
 - Woodlawn had a post office and railroad service
East Birmingham   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from English Village
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
Vanderbilt   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from English Village
 - Vanderbilt had a post office and no railroad service
North Birmingham   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from English Village
 - North Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
Gate City   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from English Village
 - Gate City had a post office and railroad service
Powderly   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from English Village
 - Powderly 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 English Village. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring English Village 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

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

Jefferson     (The home county for English Village)
      Mountain Brook Village   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Mountain Brook   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Birmingham   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Homewood   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Vulcan City   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Gate City   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Marks Village   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Mason City   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hooper City   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Pratt City   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      County Line   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Colony   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Helena   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 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   23 miles [37 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Creel   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Empire   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 English Village:

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 English Village. 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 'straight-line' distance starting in English Village. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- English Village) 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 English Village. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from English Village

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in English Village. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4943, Longitude: -86.7822     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for English Village 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 English Village, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for English Village.


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