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Indian Lake Estates, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Indian Lake Estates ...

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 Indian Lake Estates (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 Indian Lake Estates. 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.

Name Variations for Indian Lake Estates ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Indian Lake Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Indian Lake Estates: Indian Lk. Ests.

Newspapers Published in Indian Lake Estates ...

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 1 newspapers that have been published in the area around Indian Lake Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Indian Lake Estates, there are papers which were published within 3 miles [4.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Indian Lake Estates.

Cemeteries Near Indian Lake Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Indian Lake Estates.

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 Indian Lake Estates covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Southern Heritage Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Acton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pelham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jefferson Garden of Memories   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Indian Springs First Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Croft Acton Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Cumberland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oldham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Deerhurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Acton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bryan Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW David Lindsay Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Siluria Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McDaniel Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Benten Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ozley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  E K Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wise Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sadlers Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Smithson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Grace Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shadowlawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  S Goodson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Still Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Longview Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cahaba Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fairington Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Maylene Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nearest Grave Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Lynch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Poindexter - Vick Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Quinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Quinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Valhalla Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brighton Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Highland Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Cedar Hill 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.<3>

While we didn't find Indian Lake Estates in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Indian Lake Estates.

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

Tacoa   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Indian Lake Estates
 - Tacoa had railroad service and no post office
Pelham   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Indian Lake Estates
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 22,885 people in 2015)
 - Pelham had a post office and railroad service
Falliston   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Indian Lake Estates
 - Falliston had railroad service and no post office
Helena   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Indian Lake Estates
 - 1895 population of 518 people (with 18,264 people in 2015)
 - Helena had a post office and railroad service
Morgan   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Indian Lake Estates
 - Morgan had railroad service and no post office
Siluria   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Indian Lake Estates
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Siluria had a post office and railroad service
Oxmoor   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Indian Lake Estates
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
Bamford   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Indian Lake Estates
 - Bamford 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 Indian Lake Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Indian Lake Estates 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 and doctors 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.

Indian Lake Estates is located in Shelby County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shelby County: Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Saint Clair & Talladega.

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

Shelby     (The home county for Indian Lake Estates)
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Helena   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      County Line   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Homewood   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      New Village   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mason City   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Roosevelt-Cairo Village   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Holt   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Creel   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Empire   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 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 Indian Lake Estates:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Shelby County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Shelby County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Shelby 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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Shelby County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shelby 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 that starts in Indian Lake Estates. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Indian Lake Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Indian Lake Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3396, Longitude: -86.8044     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Indian Lake Estates have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Indian Lake Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Indian Lake Estates.


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