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Our Genealogical Helper for Minden ...

So far, we have found very little information about Minden. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Minden to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Minden, please Contact Us.




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 Minden (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 Minden. 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 Minden ...

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 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around Minden.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Minden, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Minden.

Cemeteries Near Minden ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Minden.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Green Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Wester Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  S Refuge Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Garden of Memories Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Creswell Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ragan Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Box Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Pattons Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Old Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Garden of Memories Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Plum Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ten Island Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Harkeys Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Groce - Montgomery Cemetery [Map]      
  E New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Middleton Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ohatchee Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  W Popes Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Broken Arrow Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Green Cemetery [Map]      
  W Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW St. Clair Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SW Seddon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW McCellan Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hampton Cemetery [Map]      
  N Heald 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.

While we didn't find Minden in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Minden.

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

Bruner - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bruner was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Minden
 - Bruner had a post office and no railroad service
 
Macon   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Minden
 - Macon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ragland   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Minden
 - 1895 population of 513 people (with 1,682 people in 2015)
 - Ragland had a post office and railroad service
 
Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Cane Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Minden
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cane Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Francis   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Minden
 - Francis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fairview   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Minden
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Fairview had a post office and railroad service
 
Lincoln   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Minden
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 6,524 people in 2015)
 - Lincoln had a post office and railroad service
 
Ohatchee   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Minden
 - Ohatchee had a post office and railroad service
 
Ottery   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Minden
 - Ottery had a post office and no railroad service
 
Riverside   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Minden
 - Riverside 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 Minden. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Minden 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Minden is historic, it would have been located within present day Calhoun County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Calhoun County: Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, Saint Clair & Talladega.

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

  DirectionDistance
Calhoun     (The home county for Minden)
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
 
Blount
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Snead   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Cherokee
      Spring Garden   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Centre   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Clay
      Elder   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Delta   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cleburne
      Abel   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
DeKalb
      Cotnam   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Etowah
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Southside   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
 
Jefferson
      Ayres   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clay   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alton   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Marshall
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Horton   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Randolph
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Ragland   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Steele   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Shelby
      Sterrett   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Westover   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Talladega
      Lincoln   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Munford   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

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 Minden:

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 Calhoun County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne 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    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Calhoun County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>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 Minden, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Minden. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Minden) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Minden. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7023, Longitude: -86.1061     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Minden have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Minden.



 
 
 

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