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Nebo, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Nebo ...

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 Nebo (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 Nebo. 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 Nebo ...

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 13 newspapers that have been published in the area around Nebo.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Nebo, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Nebo.

Cemeteries Near Nebo ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Nebo.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Whittaker Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Humpton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Kennamer Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hayden Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Click Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Kirkland Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ashburn Cemetery [Map]      
  W Drake Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Keel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cochrane Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Chandler Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mayo Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Boggess Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hines Cemetery [Map]      
  S Panquin Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Willis Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Troup Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Old Union Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Free Home Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Stephens Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Allison Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bullock Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Glover Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Byrd Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Moon Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Bush Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  S Honeycomb Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Troup Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  N Paint Rock Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Brazelton Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Parker Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Patterson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Honey Cemetery [Map]      
  S Abel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE McDonald Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  N Fowler Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cobb Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hines Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Fleming Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cross Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Cloud Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cooley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Roden Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Henry Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Henryville Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Kennamer Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Chandler Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Preston Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Dunn Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Echols Cemetery [Map]      
  E Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Peters Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ross Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Beason Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Big Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hayes Cemetery [Map]      
  N Clay Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Vann Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Buford Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Neal Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Winton Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Beech Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Nearen Cemetery [Map]      
  S Street Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  E McCamy Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Erwin Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Grayson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  W Smith 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 in 1895, Nebo had a post office and no railroad service.

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

New Hope   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Nebo
 - 1895 population of 122 people (with 2,800 people in 2015)
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Keel - Historic   [Map]
 - While Keel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Nebo
 - Keel had a post office and no railroad service
Bucksnort   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Nebo
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Bucksnort had a post office and no railroad service
Lowe - Historic   [Map]
 - While Lowe was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Nebo
 - Lowe had a post office and no railroad service
Grant   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Nebo
 - Grant had a post office and no railroad service
Woodville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Nebo
 - 1895 population of 247 people (with 735 people in 2015)
 - Woodville had a post office and railroad service
Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Nebo
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 1,785 people in 2015)
 - Owens' Cross Roads had a post office and no railroad service
Cottonville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Nebo
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Cottonville 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 Nebo. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Nebo 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 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.

Nebo is located in Madison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Madison County: Jackson, Limestone, Marshall, Morgan, Franklin (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Madison     (The home county for Nebo)
      New Hope   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grant   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 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 Nebo:

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 Madison 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    
Colbert 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    
Limestone 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    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Nebo ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Madison County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Madison County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nebo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5551, Longitude: -86.3375     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nebo 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 Nebo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Nebo.


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