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Mostellers, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Mostellers ...

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 Mostellers (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 Mostellers. 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 Mostellers ...

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 75 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mostellers.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mostellers, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mostellers.

Cemeteries Near Mostellers ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mostellers.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Blue Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Talladega Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ft. Williams Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NW Old Good Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  W Old Shelby Cemetery [Map]      
  W Gardens of Rest [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  W Brasher Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Crumpton Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Marble Valley Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Beaver Creek Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Heaton Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNE Heaslet Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Columbiana Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pine Lawn Gardens Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Verchot Cemetery [Map]      
  W Armstrong Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Brasher Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Farr Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Old Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Miller Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NE Kahatchee Cemetery [Map]      
  N Wilsonville Cemetery [Map]      
  N Whitfield Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Blackmon Cemetery [Map]      
  W Dover Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Archers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Duke Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rocky Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  W Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery [Map]      
  N Fourmile 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 Mostellers in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Mostellers.

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

Talladega Springs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Mostellers
 - Talladega Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Shelby   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Mostellers
 - 1895 population of 753 people
 - Shelby had a post office and railroad service
Marble Valley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Mostellers
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Marble Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Fayetteville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Mostellers
 - 1895 population of 146 people
 - Fayetteville had a post office and no railroad service
Wilsonville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Mostellers
 - 1895 population of 184 people (with 1,980 people in 2015)
 - Wilsonville had a post office and railroad service
Columbiana   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Mostellers
 - 1895 population of 654 people (with 4,168 people in 2015)
 - Columbiana had a post office and railroad service
Jumbo   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Mostellers
 - Jumbo had a post office and no railroad service
Gold Branch   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Mostellers
 - Gold Branch had a post office and no railroad service
Shelby Springs   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Mostellers
 - Shelby Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Quinsey   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Mostellers
 - Quinsey 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 Mostellers. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mostellers 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Mostellers is located in Shelby County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shelby County: Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Saint Clair & Talladega.

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

Shelby     (The home county for Mostellers)
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Pine Grove Village   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Calera   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Westover   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ray   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Equality   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Titus   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Holtville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Deatsville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mountain Brook   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Homewood   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mountain Brook Village   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Irondale   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Saint Clair
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moody   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Argo   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Mostellers:

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 Shelby County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shelby County:

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mostellers. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1065, Longitude: -86.5086     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mostellers 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 Mostellers, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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