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Jefferson Park, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Jefferson Park ...

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 Jefferson Park (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 Jefferson Park. 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 Jefferson Park ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Jefferson Park.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Jefferson Park, there are papers which were published within 7 miles [11.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Jefferson Park.

Cemeteries Near Jefferson Park ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Jefferson Park.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Forest Crest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McCombs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Earltown Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Alton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bass Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Bass Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Jefferson Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW East Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW McElwain Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Trussville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Higgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Bold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kendrix Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Cahaba Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wise Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sand Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Taylors Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Inglenook Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sheritt Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Weldon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Vandiver Negro Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW McDaniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brashers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Overton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stewarts Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Walkers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Enon Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Knesses Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Emanuel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pinson 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 Jefferson Park in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Jefferson Park.

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

Irondale   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Jefferson Park
 - Irondale had a post office and railroad service
Weems   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Jefferson Park
 - Weems had railroad service and no post office
McCombs   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Jefferson Park
 - McCombs had railroad service and no post office
Ruffner   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Jefferson Park
 - Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
Leeds   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Jefferson Park
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 11,936 people in 2015)
 - Leeds had a post office and railroad service
Huffman   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Jefferson Park
 - Huffman had a post office and no railroad service
East Lake   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Jefferson Park
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Lake had a post office and railroad service
Gate City   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Jefferson Park
 - Gate City had a post office and railroad service
Bridgeton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Jefferson Park
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Bridgeton 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 Jefferson Park. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Jefferson Park 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 hospitals 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.

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

Jefferson     (The home county for Jefferson Park)
      Irondale   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Alton   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Gate City   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Marks Village   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Zion City   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mountain Brook   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      County Line   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Westover   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Creel   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Empire   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Barney   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Jefferson Park:

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 Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun 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    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jefferson Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5418, Longitude: -86.6444     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jefferson Park 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 Jefferson Park, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Jefferson Park.


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