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Huffman, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Huffman ...

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 Huffman (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 Huffman. 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 Huffman ...

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 5 newspapers that have been published in the area around Huffman.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Huffman, there are papers which were published within 6 miles [9.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Huffman.

Cemeteries Near Huffman ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Huffman.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Higgins Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Reed Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Bass Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW East Lake Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Earltown Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Alton Cemetery [Map]      
  E Jefferson Memorial Gardens [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Forest Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bush Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Forest Crest Cemetery [Map]      
  SE McCombs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Taylors Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sheritt Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Inglenook Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW McElwain Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bass Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Trussville Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Pinson Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Castle Heights Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  W Walkers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Moncrief Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Enon Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Knesses Israel Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Emanuel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cahaba Heights Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Edward Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Hughes Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Wise Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bold Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hodges 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Huffman had a post office and no railroad service.

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

East Lake   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Huffman
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Lake had a post office and railroad service
Ruffner   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Huffman
 - Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
Weems   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Huffman
 - Weems had railroad service and no post office
Gate City   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Huffman
 - Gate City had a post office and railroad service
Irondale   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Huffman
 - Irondale had a post office and railroad service
Rock Ridge   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Huffman
 - Rock Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
Chalkville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Huffman
 - Chalkville had a post office and no railroad service
Bartonville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Huffman
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Bartonville 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 Huffman. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Huffman 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

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

Jefferson     (The home county for Huffman)
      Zion City   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Center Point   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Alton   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Irondale   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Gate City   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Marks Village   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Tarrant   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      New Castle   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      County Line   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      East Point   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Moody   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Westover   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Creel   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Empire   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Dora   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Barney   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Huffman:

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    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah 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     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Huffman ...

While our initial data for Huffman came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Huffman in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Huffman.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Huffman:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Huffman.
      See our Misc Page for Huffman for more information.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Huffman. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5993, Longitude: -86.6930     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Huffman 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 Huffman, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Huffman.


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