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Kenwood, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Kenwood ...

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 Kenwood (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 Kenwood. 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.

Cemeteries Near Kenwood ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Kenwood.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      2 miles [3.2 km]<1>  
  S Jefferson Garden of Memories [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Croft Acton Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Grace Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Shadowlawn Memorial Park [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Southern Heritage Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bryan Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  N Elmwood Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Valhalla Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Union Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Sadlers Cemetery [Map]      
  S Acton Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Indian Springs First Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Old Acton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Oakdale Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Brighton Memorial Gardens [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Cumberland Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pelham Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wise Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cahaba Heights Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Joley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Highland Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  W Cedar Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Ray Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Allen Cemetery [Map]      
  E McDaniel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Emanuel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Enon Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  N Knesses Israel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mason Cemetery [Map]      
  W Beth-El Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Fairington Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Fraternal Cemetery [Map]      
  S David Lindsay Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Oldham Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Deerhurst Cemetery [Map]      
  E Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Massey Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Smithson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW George Washington Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  ENE Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McElwain Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Martin Luther King Junior Memorial 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 Kenwood in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Kenwood.

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

Oxmoor   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Kenwood
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
Ware   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Kenwood
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office
Spaulding   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Kenwood
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
Ishkooda   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Kenwood
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
Powderly   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Kenwood
 - Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
Duncan   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Kenwood
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
Hillman   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Kenwood
 - Hillman had railroad service and no post office
Woodward Junction   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Kenwood
 - Woodward Junction had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Kenwood. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Kenwood 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

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

Jefferson     (The home county for Kenwood)
      Shannon   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Hoover   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Mason City   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Homewood   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Midfield   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Roosevelt-Cairo Village   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      New Village   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Mountain Brook Village   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fairfield Village   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fairfield   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      County Line   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Colony   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Helena   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Holt   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Creel   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Empire   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

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 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 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 Kenwood:

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    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman 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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kenwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4034, Longitude: -86.8417     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kenwood 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 Kenwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Kenwood.


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