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Nectar, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Nectar ...

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 Nectar (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 Nectar. 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 Nectar ...

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 24 newspapers that have been published in the area around Nectar.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Nectar, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Nectar.

Cemeteries Near Nectar ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Nectar.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Greens Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Tidwell Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Brown - Hudson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Chitwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Fowler Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Curl Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Pine Bluff Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Daileys Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Blackwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Joy Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Blackwood - Cornelius Cemetery [Map]      
  W Guinns Cove Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Crump Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Graves Gap Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mulberry Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Blountsville Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Garden City Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Clear Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Graves Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mountain Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mountain Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bethlehem East Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Oakhill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hood Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Center Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Valley View Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Laodicea Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Fairview West Cemetery [Map]      
  W New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  N Union 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 Nectar in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Nectar.

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

Cleveland   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Nectar
 - Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service
Little Warrior   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Nectar
 - Little Warrior had a post office and no railroad service
Joy   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Nectar
 - Joy had a post office and no railroad service
Gum Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Nectar
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Gum Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Adville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Nectar
 - Adville had a post office and no railroad service
Blountsville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Nectar
 - 1895 population of 288 people (with 1,697 people in 2015)
 - Blountsville had a post office and no railroad service
Garden City   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Nectar
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 496 people in 2015)
 - Garden City had a post office and railroad service
Bangor   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Nectar
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Bangor had a post office and railroad service
Viola - Historic   [Map]
 - While Viola was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Nectar
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Viola 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 Nectar. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Nectar 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.

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

Blount     (The home county for Nectar)
      Cleveland   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Colony   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      East Point   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Arab   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Eva   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Springville   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Steele   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moody   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dora   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Barney   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Arley   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 Nectar:

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    
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    
Morgan 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    
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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Nectar. 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 'straight-line' distance starting in Nectar. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Nectar) 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 Nectar. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Nectar

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nectar. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9736, Longitude: -86.6228     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nectar 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 Nectar, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Nectar.


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