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Our Genealogical Helper for Green 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 Green 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 Green 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 Green 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 14 newspapers that have been published in the area around Green Acres.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Green Acres, there are papers which were published within 4 miles [6.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Green Acres.

Cemeteries Near Green Acres ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Green 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 Green Acres covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Valhalla Cemetery [Map]      
  E Shadowlawn Memorial Park [Map]      
  E Grace Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Joley Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Oakdale Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Brighton Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  ENE Elmwood Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mason Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Highland Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SSW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW George Washington Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  N Fraternal Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NE Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Emanuel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Enon Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Knesses Israel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Crumley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Beth-El Cemetery [Map]      
  E Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Lakeview Cemetery [Map]      
  W Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Cedar Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Sadlers Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Village Falls Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Jefferson Garden of Memories [Map]      
  SE Croft Acton Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Virginia Mines Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Valley Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  E Wise Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cahaba Heights Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Forest Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Inglenook Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Glasgow Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bryan Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE McElwain Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Walkers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hodges Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bivens Chapel 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 Green Acres in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Green Acres.

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

Hillman   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Green Acres
 - Hillman had railroad service and no post office
 
Duncan   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Green Acres
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
 
Powderly   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Green Acres
 - Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ware   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Green Acres
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office
 
Ishkooda   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Green Acres
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ensley   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Green Acres
 - Ensley had a post office and railroad service
 
Wylam   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Green Acres
 - Wylam had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oxmoor   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Green Acres
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor 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 Green Acres. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Green 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 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.

Green Acres is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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

  DirectionDistance
Jefferson     (The home county for Green Acres)
      Fairfield Village   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Midfield   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Fairfield   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Mason City   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Roosevelt-Cairo Village   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Dolomite   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Pratt City   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Pratt Mines - Historic   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      McDonald Chapel   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
 
Bibb
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Blount
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      County Line   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Chilton
      Jemison   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Coosa
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Cullman
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Colony   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Moody   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Shelby
      Inverness   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Helena   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
 
Talladega
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Walker
      Quinton   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Creel   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Empire   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 - you should note 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 Green 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 Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair 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    
Tuscaloosa 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 Jefferson County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Jefferson 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 ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Green Acres. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Green Acres) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Green Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4721, Longitude: -86.8961     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Green 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 Green Acres, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Green Acres.



 
 
 

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