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Kilpatrick, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Kilpatrick ...

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 Kilpatrick (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 Kilpatrick. 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 Kilpatrick ...

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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Kilpatrick.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Kilpatrick, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Kilpatrick.

Cemeteries Near Kilpatrick ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Kilpatrick.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Marvin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Forester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Blessing Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Freedom Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Myrtletree Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lowrey Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Bethsaida Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Belcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Belchers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE De Kalb Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NE Turnover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dalrymple Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Eason Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Memorial Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW New Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Upton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Whitesboro Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gilbreath Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McKendree Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Albertville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Old Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hibbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Leath Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bristow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Martling Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Red Apple Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mizell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Duck Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mathis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Alder Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Gilland Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Patrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harbour Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Copeland Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Little Branch 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 Kilpatrick in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Kilpatrick.

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

McVille   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Kilpatrick
 - McVille had a post office and no railroad service
Marshall   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Kilpatrick
 - Marshall had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Zion - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mount Zion was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Kilpatrick
 - Mount Zion had a post office and no railroad service
Rodentown   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Kilpatrick
 - 1895 population of 115 people
 - Rodentown had a post office and no railroad service
Crossville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Kilpatrick
 - 1895 population of 185 people (with 1,848 people in 2015)
 - Crossville had a post office and no railroad service
Pulltight   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Kilpatrick
 - Pulltight had railroad service and no post office
Rogers   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Kilpatrick
 - Rogers had a post office and no railroad service
Boaz   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Kilpatrick
 - 1895 population of 18 people (with 9,688 people in 2015)
 - Boaz 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 Kilpatrick. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Kilpatrick 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 hospitals 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.

Kilpatrick is located in DeKalb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of DeKalb County: Cherokee, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Chattooga (GA), Dade (GA) & Walker (GA).

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

DeKalb     (The home county for Kilpatrick)
      Crossville   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Summit   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Centre   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Langston   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Section   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Horton   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 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 Kilpatrick:

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 DeKalb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee 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    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of DeKalb County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of DeKalb 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 Kilpatrick. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kilpatrick. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2681, Longitude: -86.0764     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kilpatrick 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 Kilpatrick, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Kilpatrick.


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