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Our Genealogical Helper for Folsom ...

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 Folsom (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 Folsom. 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 Folsom ...

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 53 newspapers that have been published in the area around Folsom.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Folsom, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Folsom.

Cemeteries Near Folsom ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Folsom.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Turner Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Elvins Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW DeYampert Cemetery [Map]      
  W Harper Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Curry Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Griffin Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Walthill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Fellowship Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE St. Wilfrids Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Turpin Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Marion Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Scarborough Cemetery [Map]      
  W Agnew Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Washington Cemetery [Map]      
  S Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Heard Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Campbellite Cemetery [Map]      
  N Faith Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bethesda Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Terrell Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Herman Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hill Place Cemetery [Map]      
  W St. Marys Cemetery [Map]      
  W Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Newbern Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hatch Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mars Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Heiberger Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Burton Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Waycross Cemetery [Map]      
  SW McCreary Cemetery [Map]      
  E Daniel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Burroughs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Redick Cemetery [Map]      
  W Greensboro Cemetery [Map]      
  W Oakwood 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Folsom had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Morgan Springs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Folsom
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Morgan Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marion   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Folsom
 - 1895 population of 1,982 people (with 3,447 people in 2015)
 - Marion had a post office and railroad service
 
Brush Creek   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Folsom
 - 1895 population of 91 people
 - Brush Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ironville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Folsom
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Ironville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newbern   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Folsom
 - 1895 population of 572 people (with 179 people in 2015)
 - Newbern had a post office and railroad service
 
Jericho   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Folsom
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Jericho had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sprott   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Folsom
 - Sprott had a post office and no railroad service
 
Levert   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Folsom
 - Levert had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sunshine   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Folsom
 - Sunshine 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 Folsom. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Folsom 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Folsom is located in Perry County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Perry County: Bibb, Chilton, Dallas, Hale & Marengo.

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

  DirectionDistance
Perry     (The home county for Folsom)
      Marion   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      The Village   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Autauga
      Jones   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Bibb
      Brent   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      East Town   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Chilton
      Stanton   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Dallas
      Browns   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Safford   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Selma   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Greene
      Forkland   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Union   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Hale
      Newbern   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Akron   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Marengo
      Faunsdale   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Providence   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Linden   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Shelby
      Wilton   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Duncanville   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vance   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Holt   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Wilcox
      Alberta   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 - 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 Folsom:

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 Perry County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Perry County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Perry 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Folsom ...

While our initial data for Folsom came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Folsom in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Folsom.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Folsom:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Folsom.
      See our Misc Page for Folsom for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Perry County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Perry County: www.perrycounty-al.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Folsom. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6826, Longitude: -87.4058     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Folsom 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 Folsom, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Folsom.



 
 
 

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