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Needmore, Alabama
(Winston County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Needmore ...

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 Needmore (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 Needmore. 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 Needmore ...

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 66 newspapers that have been published in the area around Needmore.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Needmore, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Needmore.

Cemeteries Near Needmore ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Needmore.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Littleville Community Cemetery [Map]      
  W New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sunny Home Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Winston Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Davis Family Cemetery North [Map]      
  WSW Davis Family Cemetery South [Map]      
  SW Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
  NE DeGraffenreid Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Chilcoat Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Corinth Heights Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Burnett Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Friendship Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Maxwell Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W County Line Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Boar Tush Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Botush Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Taylor Historical Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Frost Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Posey Mill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Hoggle Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hoggle Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ayers Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bethel Missionary Baptist Church #2 Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Walker Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Liberty Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shiloh East Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Dime Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Old Union Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Elliott Family Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Old Lovett Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bright Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Chestnut Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sutton Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cornelius Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ashridge Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ashridge Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Arnold Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Trinity Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Ireland Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Old Ireland Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW St. Paul Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Ryefield Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Christ Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Clark Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Henryfield First Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pleasant Hill #2 Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Johnson Cemetery (East) [Map]      
  ENE Johnson Cemetery (West) [Map]      
  NNE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  N Orange Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Orange Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Center Point Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bear Creek #1 Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bear Creek Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Thornhill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Dodd Cemetery [Map]      
  S Poole Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wolfpen Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mountain View Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Factory Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW John Bull Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mountain Home Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Watson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Shady Grove Church Cemetery [Map]      
  E Antioch Baptist Church of Christ Cemetery [Map]      
  E Garrison - Payne Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Poplar Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mars Hill Community Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Sims Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Lovett - West Cemetery [Map]      
  N Duboise Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bold Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Blooming Youth Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Whatley Cemetery [Map]      
  E Adkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Dooley Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Phil Campbell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Antioch 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 Needmore in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Needmore.

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

Haleyville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Needmore
 - Haleyville had a post office and railroad service
Pebble   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Needmore
 - Pebble had a post office and no railroad service
Delmar   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Needmore
 - Delmar had a post office and railroad service
Kinlock - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kinlock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Needmore
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Kinlock had a post office and no railroad service
Bear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Needmore
 - Bear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Goddard   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Needmore
 - Goddard had a post office and no railroad service
Natural Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Needmore
 - Natural Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
Double Springs   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Needmore
 - Double Springs 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 Needmore. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Needmore 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 northeast 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 north.

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 north 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.

Needmore is located in Winston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Winston County: Cullman, Franklin, Lawrence, Marion & Walker.

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

Winston     (The home county for Needmore)
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Houston   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Logan   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      West Point   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Berry   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vina   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Florence   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Twin   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Weston   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Guin   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Townley   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corona   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 - 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 Needmore:

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 Winston County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Needmore. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2473, Longitude: -87.5797     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Needmore 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 Needmore, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Needmore.


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