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Our Genealogical Helper for Mountain Brook Village ...

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 Mountain Brook Village (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 Mountain Brook Village. 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.

Name Variations for Mountain Brook Village ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Mountain Brook Village.

  • Typical abbreviation for Mountain Brook Village: Mtn. Brook Vlg. (in Canada, 'Vlge.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Newspapers Published in Mountain Brook Village ...

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 192 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mountain Brook Village.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mountain Brook Village, there are papers which were published within 5 miles [8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mountain Brook Village.

Cemeteries Near Mountain Brook Village ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mountain Brook Village.

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 Mountain Brook Village covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Cahaba Heights Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Wise Cemetery [Map]      
  NE McElwain Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Bass Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bush Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Forest Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Enon Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Knesses Israel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Emanuel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Elmwood Cemetery [Map]      
  W Grace Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Shadowlawn Memorial Park [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  N Inglenook Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Croft Acton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE East Lake Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bryan Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SE McDaniel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bold Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Earltown Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Higgins Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sheritt Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Fraternal Cemetery [Map]      
  W Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Walkers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Indian Springs First Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Old Acton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Allen Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bass Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Valhalla Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Jefferson Garden of Memories [Map]      
  S Southern Heritage Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Forest Crest Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE McCombs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW George Washington Memorial Gardens [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Joley Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Oakdale Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Brighton Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  S Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Alton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Reed Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Crumley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mason 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 Mountain Brook Village in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Mountain Brook Village.

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

Avondale   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Mountain Brook Village
 - 1895 population of 1,642 people
 - Avondale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Birmingham   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Mountain Brook Village
 - 1895 population of 26,178 people (with 212,461 people in 2015)
 - Birmingham had a post office and railroad service
 
Spaulding   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Mountain Brook Village
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
 
Woodlawn   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Mountain Brook Village
 - 1895 population of 1,506 people
 - Woodlawn had a post office and railroad service
 
East Birmingham   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Mountain Brook Village
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
 
Vanderbilt   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Mountain Brook Village
 - Vanderbilt had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powderly   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Mountain Brook Village
 - Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ishkooda   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Mountain Brook Village
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
 
North Birmingham   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Mountain Brook Village
 - North Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
 
Gate City   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Mountain Brook Village
 - Gate City had a post office and railroad service
 
Thomas   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Mountain Brook Village
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service
 
Duncan   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Mountain Brook Village
 - Duncan 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 Mountain Brook Village. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mountain Brook Village 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Jefferson     (The home county for Mountain Brook Village)
      English Village   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Mountain Brook   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Homewood   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Birmingham   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Mason City   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Vulcan City   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Gate City   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Marks Village   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Irondale   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hooper City   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pratt City   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
 
Bibb
      Eddings   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Blount
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      County Line   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Chilton
      Jemison   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Coosa
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Cullman
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Colony   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Shelby
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Helena   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Westover   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Talladega
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Walker
      Quinton   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Creel   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Empire   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]

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

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 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 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 Mountain Brook Village:

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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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







Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mountain Brook Village. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mountain Brook Village

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mountain Brook Village. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4837, Longitude: -86.7739     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mountain Brook Village 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 Mountain Brook Village, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mountain Brook Village.



 
 
 

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