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Flatwood, Alabama
(Walker County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Flatwood ...

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 Flatwood (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 Flatwood. 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 Flatwood ...

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 62 newspapers that have been published in the area around Flatwood.

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

Cemeteries Near Flatwood ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Flatwood.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Liberty Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Keeton Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Sims Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Walden Cemetery [Map]      
  W Coalbed Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  E Fergerson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bethel Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Ashbank Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Ashbank Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Norris Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Sleepy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  E King Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Hermon Cemetery [Map]      
  N Ingle & Wakefield Cemetery [Map]      
  NE King Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Old Union Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Ararat Cemetery [Map]      
  N Old Ingle Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Dodd Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  W Colburn Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Dozier Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Tucker Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Elm Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Lynn Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wint Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Kaeiser Cemetery [Map]      
  N Enon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Philadelphia Deliverance Tabernacle Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Whitley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Guthrie Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Kings Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Edgil Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  E Gaddy Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Poplar Springs Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Rocky Plains Cemetery [Map]      
  N Blue Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Crossroads Church of Christ Cemetery [Map]      
  N Milestone Mountain Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Millstone Mountain Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Tidwell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sardis #1 Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Johnson School House Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Phillips Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Manasco Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Boshell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Kings Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Easly Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW O'Mary Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Tittle Cemetery [Map]      
  N Holden Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Polly Dodd Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rowell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW O'Mary Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Beasley Cemetery [Map]      
  W Dutton Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Phillips Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Lovett - West Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Crossroads Cemetery [Map]      
  S Files Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Fike & Inman Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Reid Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cross Roads Cemetery [Map]      
  E Old Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Harper Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Kelly Mill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Barnes Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Unknown Soldiers Grave [Map]      
  WNW Miles Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hallmark Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Holcomb 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 Flatwood in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Flatwood.

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

Carbon Hill   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Flatwood
 - 1895 population of 568 people (with 1,975 people in 2015)
 - Carbon Hill had a post office and railroad service
Prospect   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Flatwood
 - Prospect had a post office and no railroad service
Nauvoo   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Flatwood
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 213 people in 2015)
 - Nauvoo had a post office and no railroad service
Kansas   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Flatwood
 - Kansas had a post office and no railroad service
Ashbank   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Flatwood
 - Ashbank had a post office and no railroad service
Eldridge   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Flatwood
 - Eldridge had a post office and railroad service
Saragossa   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Flatwood
 - Saragossa had a post office and railroad service
Lynn   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Flatwood
 - Lynn 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 Flatwood. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Flatwood 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.

Flatwood is located in Walker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

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

Walker     (The home county for Flatwood)
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Townley   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Corona   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Patton   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Berry   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Belk   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Corner   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alden   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Maytown   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pinkney City   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brookside   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wren   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Twin   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Guin   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Weston   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]

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

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 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 Flatwood:

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 Walker County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

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    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa 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 Walker County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Walker 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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Walker County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walker County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Flatwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9451, Longitude: -87.5033     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Flatwood 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 Flatwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Flatwood.


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