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Liberty, Alabama
(Blount County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Liberty ...

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 Liberty (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 Liberty. 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 Liberty ...

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 16 newspapers that have been published in the area around Liberty.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Liberty, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Liberty.

Cemeteries Near Liberty ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Liberty.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Graves Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Gibbs Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Hood Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Alldredge Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Blue Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sheppard Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Blountsville Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Dickson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Brooksville Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sivley Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Blackwood - Cornelius Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Lamb Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Gunter Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mountain Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Fowler Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Joy Cemetery [Map]      
  S Blackwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Summit Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Daileys Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Painter Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Nesmith Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  N Roswell Creek Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ENE Holland Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Holly Pond Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bynum Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Eidson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Zion Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ebell Cemetery [Map]      
  N Warrior Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pilgrim Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Hope #2 Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Center Point Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Duck River Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mulberry Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Greens Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Chitwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Valley View Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bird Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Nixons Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Brooklyn 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 Liberty had a population of 178 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Tappan - Historic   [Map]
 - While Tappan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) from Liberty
 - Tappan had a post office and no railroad service
Royal   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Liberty
 - Royal had a post office and no railroad service
Huldah - Historic   [Map]
 - While Huldah was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Liberty
 - Huldah had a post office and no railroad service
Blountsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Liberty
 - 1895 population of 288 people (with 1,697 people in 2015)
 - Blountsville had a post office and no railroad service
Brooksville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Liberty
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Brooksville had a post office and no railroad service
Clarence   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Liberty
 - Clarence had a post office and no railroad service
Bright Star   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Liberty
 - Bright Star had a post office and no railroad service
Summit   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Liberty
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Summit had a post office and no railroad service
Holly Pond   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Liberty
 - Holly Pond had a post office and no railroad service
Joy   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Liberty
 - Joy 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 Liberty. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Liberty 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 southwest 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 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 west 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.

Liberty is located in Blount County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Blount County: Cullman, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, Saint Clair, Walker & Winston.

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

Blount     (The home county for Liberty)
      Craig   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Summit   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Snead   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Arab   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arley   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Liberty:

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 Blount County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
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    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Blount County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Blount 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Liberty ...

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

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 Liberty:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Liberty.
      See our Misc Page for Liberty for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount 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 Liberty. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Liberty) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Liberty. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1079, Longitude: -86.5158     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Liberty 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 Liberty, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Liberty.


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