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Forest Green, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Forest Green ...

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 Forest Green (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 Forest Green. 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 Forest Green ...

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 Forest Green.

  • Typical abbreviation for Forest Green: Forest Grn.

Newspapers Published in Forest Green ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Forest Green.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Forest Green, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Forest Green.

Cemeteries Near Forest Green ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Forest Green.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Old Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Geer Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Coker Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE AME Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cornelius Chapel #2 Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Parker Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Guy Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Guy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Dodd Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Big Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cornelius Chapel #1 Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Pate Cemetery [Map]      
  S Winn Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Caledonia Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Jennings Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Flatwoods Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Robertson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Beautiful Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pool Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Springer Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Romulus Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hawthorne Cemetery [Map]      
  E Rices Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sand Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Dennis Springer Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Backbone Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Holly Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE West Highland Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  E Williamson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Stone Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shirley Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Chapel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Popular Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wilburn Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  N Old Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Dry Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Zion Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pine Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  E Sunset Memorial Garden [Map]      
  ENE Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Oak Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Grants Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  E Evergreen Cemetery [Map]      
  E Robertson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bone Camp Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hendrix Cemetery [Map]      
  W Flatwood Cemetery [Map]      
  N Tabernacle Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Wesley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Foster Cemetery [Map]      
  S Beale Cemetery [Map]      
  S Foster Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cedar Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  E The Old Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Dunns Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Dunn Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Carrolls Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cowden Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bethabara Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sand Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Oak Grove 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 Forest Green in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Forest Green.

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

Coker   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) from Forest Green
 - Coker had a post office and no railroad service
Romulus   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Forest Green
 - Romulus had a post office and no railroad service
Northport   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Forest Green
 - 1895 population of 413 people (with 24,772 people in 2015)
 - Northport had a post office and no railroad service
Foster's   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Forest Green
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Foster's had a post office and no railroad service
Sylvan   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Forest Green
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Sylvan had a post office and no railroad service
University   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Forest Green
 - University had a post office and no railroad service
Tuscaloosa   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Forest Green
 - 1895 population of 4,215 people (with 98,332 people in 2015)
 - Tuscaloosa had a post office and railroad service
Englewood   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Forest Green
 - Englewood 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 Forest Green. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Forest Green 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 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.

Forest Green is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

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

Tuscaloosa     (The home county for Forest Green)
      Coker   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Buhl   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Northport   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Echola   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Holt   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brent   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Berry   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Belk   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Union   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Akron   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Adger   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Millport   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Reform   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      McShan   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Panola   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Corona   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Patton   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Forest Green:

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 Tuscaloosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette 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    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tuscaloosa County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tuscaloosa 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 ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forest Green. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2304, Longitude: -87.7078     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Forest Green 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 Forest Green, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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