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Our Genealogical Helper for Holman ...

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 Holman (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 Holman. 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 Holman ...

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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Holman.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Holman, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Holman.

Cemeteries Near Holman ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Holman.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wilburn Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Backbone Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  E Springer Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Flatwood Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Dennis Springer Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sand Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Pleasant Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Center Springs Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Cornelius Chapel #1 Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cornelius Chapel #2 Cemetery [Map]      
  E Guy Cemetery [Map]      
  E Guy Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Dunns Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Old Dunn Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Gordo City Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Linebarge Cemetery [Map]      
  W Elmore Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Crossroads Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pate Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Parker Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pool Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  N Freeman Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Old Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sand Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Caledonia Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Geer Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Old Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE AME Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Tabernacle Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hargrove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Arbor Springs Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Old Trinity Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hannah Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Coker Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Big Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Thrasher Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Romulus Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Winn Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Dodd Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bethabara Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Fellowship Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Greenhill Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  WNW Greenhill Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  WNW Browns Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW New Doublebranches Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hawthorne Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Robertson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  E Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hendrix Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE McGee Cemetery [Map]      
  N Winn Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  W Holly Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  W Glen Echo 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 Holman in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Holman.

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

Gordo   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Holman
 - 1895 population of 106 people (with 1,687 people in 2015)
 - Gordo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coker   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Holman
 - Coker had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bell   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Holman
 - Bell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lubbub   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Holman
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Lubbub had a post office and no railroad service
 
Romulus   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Holman
 - Romulus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Grove   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Holman
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Pleasant Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moore's Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Holman
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Moore's Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Northport   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Holman
 - 1895 population of 413 people (with 24,772 people in 2015)
 - Northport 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 Holman. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Holman 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa     (The home county for Holman)
      Elrod   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Echola   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Coker   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Northport   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
 
Bibb
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Fayette
      Belk   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Berry   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Greene
      Knoxville   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Union   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Hale
      Moundville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Akron   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Jefferson
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lamar
      Kennedy   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Millport   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Pickens
      Gordo   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Reform   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      McShan   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Sumter
      Panola   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Geiger   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Walker
      Corona   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Patton   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lowndes (MS)
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Columbus (MS)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Holman:

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
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
 
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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Holman. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Holman. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Holman) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Holman. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2798, Longitude: -87.8233     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Holman 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 Holman, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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