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Gilmore Quarters, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Gilmore Quarters ...

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 Gilmore Quarters (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 Gilmore Quarters. 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 Gilmore Quarters ...

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 73 newspapers that have been published in the area around Gilmore Quarters.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Gilmore Quarters, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Gilmore Quarters.

Cemeteries Near Gilmore Quarters ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Gilmore Quarters.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Arington Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pickens Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Creehill Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Birdine Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Logan Cemetery [Map]      
  SW New Evening Star Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Longer Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Eaton Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Micken Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pickens Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Limestone Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Old Green Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW New Green Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  S Jerusalem Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Washington Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ramey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Evans Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Evening Star Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Casemore Cemetery [Map]      
  N Erie Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Long Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Blocker Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW St. John Cemetery [Map]      
  W Brasfield Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E St. Pauls Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  W Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hard Bargain Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bird Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Willis - Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Crooks Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  N Jackson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW St. Matthew Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Pinetop Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Riverside Cemetery [Map]      
  S John the Baptist Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE St. Andrews Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Jenkins Place Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hatche Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Curry Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mays Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Owens Cemetery [Map]      
  W Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Memorial Garden [Map]      
  ENE Greenleaf Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE McCoy Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Boston Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Walton Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Martian Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Rhone Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Robertson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Kirksey Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wills Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cooks 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 Gilmore Quarters in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Gilmore Quarters.

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

Arcola   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Gilmore Quarters
 - Arcola had a post office and no railroad service
Forkland   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Gilmore Quarters
 - 1895 population of 176 people (with 601 people in 2015)
 - Forkland had a post office and no railroad service
Cedarville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Gilmore Quarters
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Cedarville had a post office and no railroad service
Sawyerville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Gilmore Quarters
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Sawyerville had a post office and railroad service
Demopolis   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Gilmore Quarters
 - 1895 population of 1,898 people (with 7,148 people in 2015)
 - Demopolis had a post office and railroad service
Gallion   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Gilmore Quarters
 - Gallion had a post office and railroad service
Belmont   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Gilmore Quarters
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Belmont had a post office and no railroad service
McDowell   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Gilmore Quarters
 - McDowell 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 Gilmore Quarters. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Gilmore Quarters 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 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.

Gilmore Quarters is located in Hale County.

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

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

Hale     (The home county for Gilmore Quarters)
      Arcola   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Akron   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jachin   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cromwell   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Browns   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Safford   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Union   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Providence   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Linden   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      The Village   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Marion   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Epes   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bethel - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Intercourse   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Emelle   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      York   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ward   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Panola   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Kemper (MS)
      Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 Gilmore Quarters:

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 Hale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Choctaw 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    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry 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    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Hale County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Hale 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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Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

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About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gilmore Quarters. 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 Gilmore Quarters. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gilmore Quarters) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gilmore Quarters. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6312, Longitude: -87.7795     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gilmore Quarters 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 Gilmore Quarters, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Gilmore Quarters.


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