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Our Genealogical Helper for Kansas ...

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 Kansas (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 Kansas. 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 Kansas ...

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 66 newspapers that have been published in the area around Kansas.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Kansas, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Kansas.

Cemeteries Near Kansas ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Kansas.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Sleepy Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  N Coalbed Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Walden Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Elm Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Liberty Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Colburn Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Dozier Cemetery [Map]      
  W Tucker Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Tidwell Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Johnson School House Cemetery [Map]      
  S Whitley Cemetery [Map]      
  N Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Phillips Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Crossroads Cemetery [Map]      
  S Phillips Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Keeton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sims Cemetery [Map]      
  N Norris Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Dutton Cemetery [Map]      
  W Brown Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Tidwell Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SW New River Cemetery [Map]      
  SW New River Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Files Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Guthrie Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Fergerson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Whites Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Sprinkle Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW New River Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Enis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Philadelphia Deliverance Tabernacle Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Kings Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  E Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE King Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bethel Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ashbank Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ashbank Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Ararat Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ingle & Wakefield Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Old Ingle Cemetery [Map]      
  N Dodd Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  NW O'Mary Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Beasley Cemetery [Map]      
  W Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Box Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW McCollum Cemetery [Map]      
  SW New Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Crossroads Church of Christ Cemetery [Map]      
  S Willis Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Palmers Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Fike & Inman Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Manasco Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Boshell Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Kings Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Easly Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Hermon Cemetery [Map]      
  NE King Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Rowell Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Old Union Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Miles Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hallmark Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Holcomb Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Whitehead Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Berea Cemetery [Map]      
  N Tittle Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Wade Cemetery [Map]      
  SW New Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Johnston Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lynn Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Weeks Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Poplar Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  W Glen Allen 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, Kansas had a post office and no railroad service. In 2015, Kansas had a population of 221 people.

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

Carbon Hill   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Kansas
 - 1895 population of 568 people (with 1,975 people in 2015)
 - Carbon Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Eldridge   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Kansas
 - Eldridge had a post office and railroad service
 
Prospect   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Kansas
 - Prospect had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nauvoo   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Kansas
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 213 people in 2015)
 - Nauvoo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Texas   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Kansas
 - 1895 population of 306 people
 - Texas had a post office and no railroad service
 
Townley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Kansas
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Townley had a post office and railroad service
 
Saragossa   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Kansas
 - Saragossa had a post office and railroad service
 
Ashbank   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Kansas
 - Ashbank had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lynn   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Kansas
 - Lynn 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 Kansas. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Kansas 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.

Kansas is located in Walker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

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

  DirectionDistance
Walker     (The home county for Kansas)
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Eldridge   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Townley   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Corona   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Patton   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Blount
      Red Hill   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Cullman
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Fayette
      Bazemore   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Berry   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belk   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Franklin
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Jefferson
      West Jefferson   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Corner   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alden   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Maytown   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pinkney City   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lamar
      Beaverton   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Millport   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Lawrence
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wren   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Marion
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Twin   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Guin   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Weston   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Samantha   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Echola   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Winston
      Farriss   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Kansas:

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 Walker County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin 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    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Walker County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Walker 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
 
Also see ...
      Mississippi

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Kansas ...

While our initial data for Kansas came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Kansas 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 Kansas.

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 Kansas:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
We have found Kansas in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Kansas for more information.
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Kansas.
      See our Misc Page for Kansas for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Walker County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/

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 that starts in Kansas. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kansas) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Kansas. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kansas

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kansas. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9013, Longitude: -87.5551     [Map].

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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 Kansas, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation


For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Kansas.



 
 
 

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