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Nesmith, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Nesmith ...

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 Nesmith (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 Nesmith. 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 Nesmith ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Nesmith.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Nesmith, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Nesmith.

Cemeteries Near Nesmith ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Nesmith.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Nesmith Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Nesmith Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Hefner Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pine Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  E Chances Cross Roads Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Sardis #2 Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hamner Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Wilkins Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Addison Church of God Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Eagle Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Hadder Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bates Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Jones Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Fairview Missionary Baptist Church #2 Cemetery [Map]      
  W Kemp Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NW Northside Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Alston Family Cemetery [Map]      
  W Suddeth Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Arley Congregational Christian Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Livingston Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Logan Cemetery [Map]      
  E Emeus Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Central Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Inmanfield Church Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Trussell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pilgrims Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Blair Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cantrell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Old Houston Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Houston Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Houston Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Houston Union Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Littles Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Meek Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Meek Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sulphur Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Penn Cemetery [Map]      
  E Fellowship Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Crossroads Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Freeman Cemetery [Map]      
  W Williams Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Houston Church of God Cemetery [Map]      
  W Williams - Everett Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Burdick Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Pleasant Hill #1 Community Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Arley United Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bethel Baptist Church #1 Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Calvert Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hartwic Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Crosses Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bethlehem West Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Dragout Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW McClinton Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Montgomery Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Arley Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Arley First Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SW John Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cave Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bowmans Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sharon Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Shedd Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pullen Cemetery [Map]      
  E Spitznagl Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Missionary Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Day - Speegle Cemetery [Map]      
  N Freeman Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hickory Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  W Barnett Chapel 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 Nesmith had a population of 50 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Jones' Chapel   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Nesmith
 - Jones' Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
Addison   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Nesmith
 - Addison had a post office and no railroad service
Crane Hill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Nesmith
 - Crane Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Logan   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Nesmith
 - Logan had a post office and no railroad service
Upshaw   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Nesmith
 - Upshaw had a post office and no railroad service
Houston   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Nesmith
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Houston had a post office and no railroad service
Clifty   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Nesmith
 - Clifty had a post office and no railroad service
Trimble   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Nesmith
 - Trimble 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 Nesmith. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Nesmith 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.

Nesmith is located in Cullman County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cullman County: Blount, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan, Walker & Winston.

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

Cullman     (The home county for Nesmith)
      Crane Hill   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      East Point   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      White City   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alden   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Danville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]

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

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 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 Nesmith:

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 Cullman County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Colbert 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    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion 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    
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 Cullman County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cullman 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Nesmith ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cullman County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nesmith. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1757, Longitude: -87.1092     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nesmith 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 Nesmith, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Nesmith.


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