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Our Genealogical Helper for Graceland Acres ...

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 Graceland Acres (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 Graceland Acres. 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 Graceland Acres ...

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 54 newspapers that have been published in the area around Graceland Acres.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Graceland Acres, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Graceland Acres.

Cemeteries Near Graceland Acres ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Graceland Acres.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Sand Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Carrolls Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Oak Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  W Popular Spring Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Chapel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cowden Cemetery [Map]      
  S Shirley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bone Camp Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Flatwoods Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Jennings Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Prewitt Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  N Old Prewitte Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Harkey Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rices Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Stone Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sunset Memorial Garden [Map]      
  SSE Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pole Bridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hendrix Cemetery [Map]      
  N Holly Springs Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW AME Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Big Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  S Williamson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Robertson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Center Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Simpson - Cain Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pool Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Guy Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Guy Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Coker Cemetery [Map]      
  S Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Evergreen Cemetery [Map]      
  N Arbor Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE The Old Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Yellow Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  N Winters Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bethabara Cemetery [Map]      
  W Old Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Old Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Dodd Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Nazareth Cemetery [Map]      
  S West Highland Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Holt Cemetery [Map]      
  E Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Philadelphia Cemetery [Map]      
  N McGuire Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Tabernacle Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Cornelius Chapel #1 Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Cornelius Chapel #2 Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Geer Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Beautiful Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pine Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Alberta Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Chambers Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Winters Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Piney Woods Cemetery [Map]      
  N Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Springer Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Parker Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Darden Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Scales Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hendrix Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Piney Wood Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Traweek Cemetery [Map]      
  W Dennis Springer 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 Graceland Acres in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Graceland Acres.

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

Northport   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Graceland Acres
 - 1895 population of 413 people (with 24,772 people in 2015)
 - Northport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coker   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Graceland Acres
 - Coker had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tuscaloosa   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Graceland Acres
 - 1895 population of 4,215 people (with 98,332 people in 2015)
 - Tuscaloosa had a post office and railroad service
 
Samantha   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Graceland Acres
 - Samantha had a post office and no railroad service
 
University   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Graceland Acres
 - University had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cottondale   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Graceland Acres
 - 1895 population of 420 people
 - Cottondale had a post office and railroad service
 
Romulus   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Graceland Acres
 - Romulus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Englewood   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Graceland Acres
 - Englewood had railroad service and no post office
 
Moore's Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Graceland Acres
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Moore's Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Foster's   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Graceland Acres
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Foster's 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 Graceland Acres. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Graceland Acres 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.

Graceland Acres 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 Graceland Acres. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Graceland Acres:

  DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa     (The home county for Graceland Acres)
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Northport   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Coker   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Bibb
      North Bibb   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Fayette
      Berry   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belk   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Greene
      Knoxville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Union   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Hale
      Moundville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Akron   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Jefferson
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Adger   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Concord   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Industrial City   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Lamar
      Kennedy   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Millport   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Pickens
      Gordo   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Reform   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      McShan   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Shelby
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Walker
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Corona   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Patton   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Townley   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 Graceland Acres:

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    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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
 
Also see ...
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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Tuscaloosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Graceland Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3126, Longitude: -87.5983     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Graceland Acres 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 Graceland Acres, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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