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New Canaan, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for New Canaan ...

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 New Canaan (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 New Canaan. 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 New Canaan ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around New Canaan.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of New Canaan, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for New Canaan.

Cemeteries Near New Canaan ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of New Canaan.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Arab City Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Warrior Creek Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW New Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Berry - Brookshire Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Brashier Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Shoal Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rice Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Ebell Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Red Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Boyles Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Brookwood Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  N Gilliam Springs Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Eidson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Roswell Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  S Summit Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Hermon Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Baileyton Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Nesmith Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Griffin Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ridgway Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE New Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Clear Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bodine Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Little Vine Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Ryan Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  W Lystra Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Brooklyn Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  S Blue Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  S Sivley Cemetery [Map]      
  S Brooksville Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Dickson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Nixons Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Warrenton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sweet Home Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Crawford Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW New Hope #2 Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Pilgrim Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  S Alldredge Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bennett Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Skidmore Cemetery [Map]      
  W Welcome Cemetery [Map]      
  W Duck Creek Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Holly Pond Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Sheppard Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gunter Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Holland Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Zion Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  E Happy Home Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lowry Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Nearen Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Forman Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Center Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gum Pond Cemetery [Map]      
  W Canaan 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 New Canaan in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of New Canaan.

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

Strawberry   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from New Canaan
 - Strawberry had a post office and no railroad service
Arab   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from New Canaan
 - 1895 population of 95 people (with 8,295 people in 2015)
 - Arab had a post office and no railroad service
Joppa   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from New Canaan
 - Joppa had a post office and no railroad service
Red Hill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from New Canaan
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Red Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Summit   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from New Canaan
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Summit had a post office and no railroad service
Diamond   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from New Canaan
 - Diamond had a post office and no railroad service
Grassy   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from New Canaan
 - Grassy had a post office and no railroad service
Baileyton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from New Canaan
 - Baileyton 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 New Canaan. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring New Canaan 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

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

Cullman     (The home county for New Canaan)
      Joppa   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arab   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 New Canaan:

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    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Colbert 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    
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    
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    
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

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 New Canaan. 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' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in New Canaan. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- New Canaan) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Canaan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2823, Longitude: -86.4944     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New Canaan 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 New Canaan, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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