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Judson Park, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Judson 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 Judson 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 Judson 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 Judson 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 3 newspapers that have been published in the area around Judson Park.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Judson Park, 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 Judson Park.

Cemeteries Near Judson Park ...

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Gilgal Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Old Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cottondale Nature Garden Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Shake Rag Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Duncanville Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ward Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Darden Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Memory Hill Gardens [Map]      
  N Tuscaloosa Memorial Park [Map]      
  WNW Jerusalem Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Andrews Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Alberta Cemetery [Map]      
  W Taylorville Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Little Sandy Cemetery [Map]      
  N Chambers Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Coaling Cemetery [Map]      
  N Garners Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cedar Oak Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Holt Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Big Sandy Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Center Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Sinai Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sandy Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  E Thomas Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE New Asia Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Enterprise Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ruhama Cemetery [Map]      
  NW The Old Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Evergreen Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pine Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Big Sandy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW South Sandy Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bankston Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Robertson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW West Highland Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Hulls Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Evergreen Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sunset Memorial Garden [Map]      
  NW Williamson Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Center Cemetery [Map]      
  S Grimes Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hubbard Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Boyd Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Big Hurricane Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Little Hurricane Cemetery [Map]      
  N Scales Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Stone Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rices Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Beautiful Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  W Liberty 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 Judson Park in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Judson Park.

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

Cottondale   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Judson Park
 - 1895 population of 420 people
 - Cottondale had a post office and railroad service
Englewood   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Judson Park
 - Englewood had railroad service and no post office
Coaling   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Judson Park
 - 1895 population of 116 people (with 1,648 people in 2015)
 - Coaling had a post office and railroad service
University   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Judson Park
 - University had a post office and no railroad service
Hull   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Judson Park
 - 1895 population of 360 people
 - Hull had a post office and railroad service
Tuscaloosa   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Judson Park
 - 1895 population of 4,215 people (with 98,332 people in 2015)
 - Tuscaloosa had a post office and railroad service
Hagler   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Judson Park
 - Hagler had a post office and no railroad service
Dudley   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Judson Park
 - Dudley had railroad service and no post office
Brookwood   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Judson Park
 - Brookwood 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 Judson Park. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Judson 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 and 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.

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

Tuscaloosa     (The home county for Judson Park)
      Cottondale   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Holt   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Northport   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brent   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Berry   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Union   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Akron   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Adger   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Concord   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Industrial City   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Marion   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Reform   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Helena   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Corona   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Patton   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Judson Park:

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    
Chilton 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    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby 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 Tuscaloosa County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Tuscaloosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Judson Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1315, Longitude: -87.4544     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Judson 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 Judson Park, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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