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Our Genealogical Helper for Fountainrun ...

So far, we have found very little information about Fountainrun. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Fountainrun to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Fountainrun, please Contact Us.




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 Fountainrun (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 Fountainrun. 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 Fountainrun ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fountainrun.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Fountainrun, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Fountainrun.

Cemeteries Near Fountainrun ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fountainrun.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Old Florence Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Hubbard Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Valley Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Macedonia North Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hepzibah Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Walkers Family Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Freeze Cemetery [Map]      
  N Boykin Truitt Cemetery [Map]      
  N Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE Mays Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Robert Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Seddon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Oak Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Lawleys Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Allen Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Glover Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Allen - Sims Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE McCellan Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bowman Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hollis Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Stewarts Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Old Sterrett Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Sterrett Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Vincent Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Elliott Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Raley Family Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Vincent Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Williamson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Arkwright Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Kingston Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Armbrester Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE St. Clair Memorial Gardens [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.

While we didn't find Fountainrun in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Fountainrun.

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

Cropwell   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Fountainrun
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - Cropwell had a post office and railroad service
 
Wolf Creek   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Fountainrun
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Wolf Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stemley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Fountainrun
 - Stemley had a post office and railroad service
 
East Bend   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Fountainrun
 - East Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pell City   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Fountainrun
 - Pell City had a post office and railroad service
 
Eden   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Fountainrun
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Eden had a post office and railroad service
 
Lowery   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Fountainrun
 - Lowery had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cook's Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Fountainrun
 - Cook's Springs had a post office and railroad service
 
Renfroe   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Fountainrun
 - 1895 population of 202 people
 - Renfroe 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 Fountainrun. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Fountainrun 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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Fountainrun is historic, it would have been located within present day Saint Clair County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Clair County: Blount, Calhoun, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby & Talladega.

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

  DirectionDistance
Saint Clair     (The home county for Fountainrun)
      Cropwell   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Blount
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Calhoun
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Clay
      Hollins   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elder   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Delta   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Cleburne
      Abel   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Coosa
      Stewartville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Etowah
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Jefferson
      Leeds   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Alton   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Irondale   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clay   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Shelby
      Vincent   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Westover   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Talladega
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Tallapoosa
      Hackneyville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 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 Fountainrun:

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 Saint Clair County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson 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    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Saint Clair County: www.stclairco.com/

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







Footnotes ...

<1>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 Fountainrun, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Fountainrun. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fountainrun) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fountainrun. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fountainrun

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fountainrun. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4993, Longitude: -86.3189     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fountainrun have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Fountainrun.



 
 
 

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